Sr. Culture Program Manager, Atlanta

Last updated 18 days ago
Location:Atlanta, Georgia
Job Type:Full Time

Are you passionate about driving change within a large global organization and ensuring that we grow and evolve in ways that are empowering for all?

The Culture Program Manager for Atlanta will play a vital role in attracting, retaining and empowering members of underrepresented groups and in cultivating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels they belong, they can show up as their authentic selves, and they can do their best work. By driving initiatives that address the needs and experiences of underrepresented groups, and by raising the D&I acumen of all employees, managers, and leaders, we’re building a site that’s more inclusive and empowering of everyone.

We are looking for an experienced, driven business program manager with a high diversity, equity, and inclusion acumen to drive efforts to diversify, professionally develop, and retain Microsoft’s early-in-career employee population. In addition to owning initiatives that focus on our community, you will have opportunities to build and drive other programs that advance D&I strategic priorities, support Atlanta’s D&I communication initiatives and events, and ensure operational and strategic excellence of the Atlanta teams.

We are at a pivotal point in our D&I journey. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a more diverse and inclusive Microsoft team that in turn empowers our global customers to achieve more. Join us in making a positive business and social impact!



Responsibilities

  • Own and drive community programs and efforts to retain and empower early-in-career talent from underrepresented groups – enabling community building and professional growth among early-in-careers; with Microsoft’s portfolio of external organizations focused on building career paths to tech for underrepresented groups; and Microsoft efforts to expand our pipeline in new areas.
  • Partners with RE&S and other businesses to create and implement community engagement programming.
  • Build and lead new initiatives that advance Microsoft’s D&I goals to recruit, retain, develop, and improve workplace culture for underrepresented groups.
  • Help build and support Atlanta’s D&I communication initiatives and events.
  • Help ideate Microsoft D&I strategy and assess business impact of existing programs and recommend program improvements.
  • Help drive progress towards One Microsoft representation, retention, and culture goals.
  • Partner closely with Azure and other businesses, executive sponsors, program managers, HR partners, and business leaders to monitor and drive progress towards key D&I and Culture goals.
  • Provide thought leadership on timely D&I and Community initiatives.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of business program management experience – experience developing, delivering, promoting, critically assessing, and continually improving programs for a large organization.
  • 1+ years of experience building programs that address the unique needs and experiences of members of underrepresented groups.
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of group-based power and resource disparities in U.S. society and how they affect our pipeline and workplace culture; deep passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion within and beyond the corporate tech space; ability to articulate the value of diversity from both a business and a social justice perspective; and ability to raise others’ awareness and interest around D&I topics.
  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent industry experience, or commensurate training in a social science, communications, education, or business field preferred.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written communications skills and a sharp eye for visual branding and storytelling.
  • Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong data analytical skills.
  • Executive presence, leadership skills, and ability to influence without direct authority.
  • High self-motivation to succeed, continually improve, and learn and grow.
  • Demonstrated high ability to excel in a dynamic workplace and navigate ambiguity.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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