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The Manager for Employee Resource Groups (ERG) & DEI will partner with the SVP, DEI, to implement the framework for an effective member-facing ERG program and be responsible for executing that program. The ERG Manager will also be responsible for researching, monitoring, and reporting on workforce trends as they impact banker professional development and implement new research into programs and practices that develop bankers from underrepresented groups.
This role will schedule, coordinate, and run Employee Resource Group meetings, ERG leadership committee meetings, and determine interest in new ERGs as identified in collaboration with the SVP, DEI.
The ERG Manager will also formulate and leverage partnerships with appropriate organizations and state bankers’ associations, including attending outside events, to further develop banker-focused ERGs and expand them across the banking industry.
• Implement the ERG strategy developed by the SVP, DEI and other stakeholders.
• Execute programs, content, and initiatives in the following areas:
Content planning for ERG meetings and events
Run all logistics pertaining to meetings: scheduling, sourcing speakers, moderating, notetaking and production of executive summary, maintain distribution lists, maintain group sites, etc.
Coordinate with VP, Schools (Executive Education) for Women of Stonier
Coordinate with Sr. Director, WLI, for Women in Model Risk Management & Development
Integrate banker-focused ERGs throughout ABA, especially Member Engagement (ME) and Member Experience (MX) and through increasing membership of candidates from underrepresented groups on committees, councils, and working groups
• Execute the communications strategy for ERGs to our bankers in collaboration with Marketing and Communications.
Actively promote ERG membership to bankers
Coordinate with state associations
Communicate with group members as to scheduling, group sites, directing to other resources, and answering general questions
• Source 3rd party providers with existing expertise or content in a variety of topics of interest to ERG members. This may include finding experts for webinars, meetings, regional events, and state associations as needed and providing online training content through our LMS.
• Collect, track, analyze, and maintain all data related to ERG metrics and data points within the banking sector to provide proactive reporting to senior leadership.
• Support the member-facing DEI strategy and functions.
• Other duties as they arise for ERGs and general DEI programs and initiatives, to include administrative duties.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related field.
Certifications/Licenses in DEI or Organizational Development Certificate/minor/concentration preferred
6-8 years’ experience managing one or more DEI, ERG or professional advancement programs.
Experience in program and content development.
Experience or education equivalence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or Organization Design.
Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills required.
Collaborative work/leadership style. Demonstrated agility to adjust programs and initiatives as new research or metrics become available.
Experience working in trade associations preferred.
Experience with banking or the finance industry preferred.
American Bankers Association (ABA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
ABA encourages and celebrates diversity so if you are motivated, hardworking and want to make a difference, come as you are!
The American Bankers Association is the united voice of America’s hometown bankers—small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million women and men, hold nearly $17 trillion in assets, safeguard $12.8 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans. ABA believes that government policies should recognize the industry’s diversity. Laws and regulations should be tailored to correspond to a bank’s charter, business model, hometown markets and risk profile. This policymaking approach avoids the negative economic consequences of burdensome, unsuitable and inefficient bank regulation. Through a broad array of information, training, staff expertise and other resources, ABA supports America’s hometown bankers as they perform their critical role as drivers of America’s economic growth and job creation.