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Senior Associate, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


The Senior Associate, DEI is responsible for supporting the Executive Director, DEI with planning DEI events, coordinating DEI programs (e.g., Employee Network Groups, training), and delivering on key project deliverables to support execution of the DEI strategy.


  • Supports the Executive Director, DEI for key programs:
    • Administrative Support: Responsible for monitoring and responding to DEI inbox emails, collects, processes, and performs analyses on data in support of DEI initiatives (e.g., DEI Council), and update content on internal/external DEI pages.
    • DEI Event Planning: Responsible for end-to-end planning and coordination of DEI events and large HR events. Develops relationships with vendors, tracks performance and identifies opportunities for improvement for future events. Maintain the annual events calendar.  Facilitate engagement and planning with key stakeholders (e.g., Corporate Communications), provide Webex Event support as needed, and provide regular status updates to the executive sponsor on event progress. 
    • Community Impact: Serve as a liaison to Community Impact stakeholders, Accounts Payable, and Corporate Communications to support the organization’s efforts. Responsible for Volunteer Time Off approvals, tracking and reporting, fundraising tracking and reporting, program development support, and a point of contact for key stakeholders.
    • Employee Networks Groups (ENGs): Serve as a liaison to the ENG leaders, Corporate Communications, and others to support development of the network.  Responsible for collecting, tracking, and reporting on the ENG status updates, program development support, and point of contact for key stakeholders.
    • Workforce Recognition: Identify meaningful external workforce recognition programs to apply to, support work to determine readiness to apply, and partner on action planning and data collection to participate in key programs.
  • Proactively identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement, process optimization and system enhancements across DEI to support the strategy and day-to-day operations’ needs.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director, DEI as needed for tasks.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Are the essential duties of this job required to be performed in an OCC office location? No

Qualifications & Experience

  • [Required] Excellent time management skills, with strong ability to exercise judgment to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • [Required] Organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • [Required] Flexible and adaptable to meet evolving DEI program needs, escalating concerns as they arise.
  • [Required] Comfortable and adept in communicating verbally and in development of communication materials for different levels of the organization, clearly and succinctly.
  • [Required] Event planning and project management experience is necessary.
  • [Required] Collaborative with working across multiple teams to meet DEI goals and takes ownership and responsibility for relevant work.
  • [Required] Knowledge of HR functions and business processes (Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Learning & Development, etc.) is ideal.

Technical Skills & Background

  • [Required] Proficient with Microsoft Office


  • [Preferred] Professional certificate or degree in diversity

Education & Training

  • [Required] Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Business, Human Resources, Sociology, Psychology, Communications or related degree
  • [Required] 1-2 years of experience in DEI
  • [Required] 1-2 years of experience working in a rapidly evolving and highly collaborative HR department.

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

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OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2669
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: May. 3, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

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