Fairness & Equity Consultant

  • Location:
    Offsite, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
  • Alternate Location
    Anywhere in the US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

This consultant role will provide subject matter expertise to integrate equity and fairness across the enterprise. You will work to ensure that progress in Inclusion & Collaboration is continuously informed by researched and proven social justice standard methodologies and business objectives. You’ll provide and implement concrete knowledge of equity and fairness related concepts and theory across multiple dynamic teams.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Consult with partners and teams across the enterprise offering specific subject matter expertise on inclusive design, bias mitigation, systems of inequity, and the impact of identity and intergroup dynamics across the full spectrum of diversity.
  • Conduct content reviews and provide recommendations on where to integrate equity & fairness into existing and emerging solutions, policies and processes.
  • Connect with people and collaborate on dynamic teams to ensure that inclusion efforts and processes operate in tandem to ensure premium efficacy.
  • Engage on high profile and time sensitive external facing work in partnership with communications teams and other business functions.
  • Act as I&C representative on multi-functional dynamic teams and projects as needed.
  • Build key relationships with business owners and P&C workstreams where I&C needs to be embedded.
  • Partner with Methods & Intelligence to understand the efficacy of our P&C portfolio of solutions against inclusion and collaboration goals and representation metrics.

Who You'll Work With

Inclusive Strategy & Futures (IFS) is a function under the People & Communities (P&C) organization focused on helping to define the next horizon people strategy to achieve an inclusive experience for Cisco and our broader ecosystem. This position is part of the Equity & Fairness Consulting Team that sits under Inclusion & Collaboration Strategy & Inclusive Solutions. The I&C team leads Cisco’s inclusion and collaboration solutions and strategy which is ratified and championed by the executive leadership team. This role will provide effective equity and fairness consulting with colleagues and partners across an array of operational functions within and outside of P&C and across the Cisco ecosystem.

Who You Are

You are purposeful, skilled and knowledgeable in equity and fairness concepts, theory and practice. You have a global approach with diverse life experiences that provide a genuine understanding and value for inclusion and collaboration. You have a deep knowledge of systems of inequity, inequality, and oppression across the full spectrum of diversity and can share best practices for embedding inclusion to drive real outcomes.

You’ll possess a thirst for life-long learning and zest for seeking ways to constantly set the standard of your performance. You will have strong listening skills and recognize the role you play in crafting an environment for those around you to learn and do their best work. You have a strong skill and comfortability in collaborating across dynamic teams. Finally, you’ll have a level of business maturity, flexibility to change and the instincts to adapt to a high-energy dynamic environment and a collaborative culture.

Minimum Qualifications & Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • social identity formation
    • systems of inequity, inequality and oppression
    • social justice education pedagogy and praxis
    • critical consciousness
    • navigating identity related conflict and crisis
    • restorative justice principles
  • Demonstrated experience developing content and facilitating social justice workshops, trainings, and programs
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that educate and influence across a wide variety of constituents.
  • Creative and determined approach to problem-solving, with ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize work.
  • Flexibility to change and the instincts to adapt to a high-energy, dynamic environment and a collaborative culture
  • Strong listening skills and the ability see potential areas for improvement
  • Proactive approach, entrepreneurial mindset, and comfort with ambiguity

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we're also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.