DEI Program Manager


Massena, US


The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager reports to the Director of DEI and will understand client business and strategic priorities, then collaborate with HR specialists and business partners on the implementation of DEI strategies and initiatives. Serve as a DEI consultant to leaders and HR for a more effective workforce management. You will leverage in-depth knowledge of core diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, human resources program design, to develop and implement DEI solutions. You will champion a corporate culture that believes we draw strength from our diversity - everyone contributes, everyone belongs. #LI-CJ1


  • Proactively consults with clients and recommends strategic solutions to improve critical business outcomes to embed DEI strategies into all programs and activities.
  • Lead development and execution of the business DEI strategy in collaboration with HR, talent management, recruitment, and business partners, ensuring alignment, deployment, communication of inclusive initiatives, define priorities, goals, metrics, and measures of success.
  • Coordinate, implement and project manage key diversity, equity and inclusion programs, initiatives and frameworks to ensure the achievement of diversity objectives within various business units. 
  • Manage Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and drive awareness and engagement in the business to advance a diverse and inclusive culture; develop and implement DEI strategies in partnership with ERGs to understand and support our surrounding communities.
  • Design presentations, generate reports, and present to leadership and staff on DEI matters, discuss opportunities for improvement, and make recommendations.
  • Act as a DEI subject matter expert and share diversity-related issues, legislation, best practices, perspective, insights, and knowledge.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented, with ability to build relationships with all levels of leadership, technical and business resources.
  • Solid presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, quantify, interpret, and report statistical data for presentations to make recommendations that support business strategy.
  • Proactive, innovative, organized and able to yield outcomes quickly.
  • Strong program, project and change management experience/skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential materials.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years in one or a combination of the following areas: HR, communications, or public relations.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in workforce diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience in project and program management.
  • Experience with Employee Resource Group management (ERG) or ERG council.
  • Solid understanding of employment law, employee relations and diversity best practices.
  • Union environment a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 20-30% travel primarily within NY State.
  • Valid driver’s license.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $92,660-$139,000. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. 
NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns.  To request an accommodation, please email 

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