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Inclusion & Diversity Consultant Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 17, 2022
Reference Code: 48832-en_US
Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Position Summary
Designs, develops, and delivers inclusion and diversity strategies, programs and solutions that are in support of Company and Business Area objectives. Implements policies, programs, training, and opportunities to foster a corporate culture that values the inclusion and diversity of all employees, vendors, customers, shareholders and potential employees. Provides expertise to enable success of inclusion and diversity and workforce development programs that contribute to organizational and employee effectiveness. Works with veteran / military job candidates and military workforce development partners. Identifies, tracks, and maintains records and metrics.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Leads the implementation of innovative business strategies to achieve diversity and create a culture of inclusion in all aspects of the business. Interprets policies, programs and procedures that support diversity and inclusion. Proactively fosters an environment that values individual and cultural differences to maximize organization effectiveness.
  • Works in partnership with the business and HR areas to develop and implement solutions that support inclusion and diversity strategies, policies, and initiatives. Partners with EEO & Employee Relations and/or refers relevant issues to support compliance and representation issues.
  • Identifies and develops internal and external relationships in support of inclusion and diversity strategies, including partnering closely with internal Employee Network Groups and other corporate areas. Have a positive external presence to enable effective branding strategies.
  • Leads initiatives such as, but not limited to, management and employee educational awareness and training sessions. Responsible for successful implementation of assigned projects/programs.
  • Identifies trends and develops solutions to address them. Researches, analyzes, and utilizes benchmarking data and best practices.
  • Reports diversity data to the business areas in a clear and consistent manner, and provides subject matter expertise to the business to ensure sound interpretation of results that lead to clear action planning and prioritization of areas to be addressed.

Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or directly related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years of relevant experience.
  • Practical experience in implementing diversity and inclusion strategies strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of EEO/AA laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective internal and external partnerships.
  • Proven ability to provide tactical support and guidance to leadership teams on diversity and inclusion initiatives and process improvements.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Quality process focus and detail oriented, including strong organizational and prioritization skills.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Military experience is preferred.
  • Prior or current service on non-profit boards of directors

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84500:HR Diversity & Inclusion || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $66,000 to $94,000 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 48832
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.