Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

Houston, TX

At Cheniere, we provide the world with safe, reliable energy. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our talented employees to impact their communities every day. Our diversity is key to our continued success and forges a path where our culture supports greater equity and inclusion—for our employees, customers and beyond.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program is responsible for managing the DEI related program management activities (e.g. budget, timeline, documentation, presentations, research, etc.), In addition, they may be called upon to provide staff support as needed to various workstreams and initiatives to ensure alignment with organization’s fit-for-purpose vision. 

 

Reporting to Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, VP Internal Audit, this role is responsible for supporting the program management related activities related to the respective functional initiatives.

 

The DEI Manager will provide incremental support to the functional areas as needed. He/she will assist in the develop metrics and dashboards that measure and report progress in advancing DEI at Cheniere.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIORS

  • Knowledgeable of DEI legislation and proposed legislation
  • Acts as DEI subject matter expert by contributing perspective, insights, and knowledge.
  • Applies DEI subject matter expertise by taking a balanced consultative and systematic approach to enable the organization to integrate inclusion and diversity to achieve global success through strategic and tactical/operational execution.
  • Possesses DEI subject matter expertise and knowledge
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and delivers influential timely communication with clarity and confidence
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Capability of “flexing” between big picture strategy and detailed focus and execution in a “fit-for-purpose” approach
  • Strong project management skills in tracking budget, timeline and metrics across multiple functionally driven initiatives
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exhibits strong ownership of work product and successful timely delivery. Asks follow up questions to ensure meeting expectations
  • Flexible and adaptive approach; works well in very fast-paced changing environment

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Primarily assist in the delivery of DEI programs and initiatives embedded in the functions, which include, but are not limited to:
  • Revise and update DEI material on company inter/intranet
  • Participate in the review of diversity metrics
  • Update DEI project plan by reaching out to stakeholders for updates on status
  • Assist in drafting DEI communications with the Communications team
  • Represent our company at various events
  • Responsible for distributing the Advisory Council agenda, taking notes during the meetings, distributing meeting notes, and following up on action items. 
  • Build and leverage internal relationships to achieve DEI goals and promote organization-wide awareness of our DEI workstreams and programs.
  • Partner with key stakeholders within different workstreams to implement priorities and further embed DEI in practices, processes and systems.
  • Serve as an advisor for employee and resource group(s) and liaison for external DEI partners, including vendors and consultants, as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS)

Education and Certifications

Bachelor's degree in business, HR, psychology or related field required; masters preferred.  Ongoing education or certification within a DEI program preferred.


Experience:

Must have a minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience in a DEI/D&I department, OD/HR department, professional services, or consulting firm environment. Experience must include delivering activities for all levels of employees.


Skills

  • Demonstrated passion and personal commitment to DEI.
  • Organized and has the flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid changes
  • Strong knowledge of project/program management approaches, tools and phases of project lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate broadly and at a high level, while maintaining appropriate attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain credibility and productive interpersonal relationships.
  • Interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work with individuals and groups from different disciplines. 
  • Adds value by delivering work products on schedule with the highest quality; able to proactively overcome issues to ensure delivery.
  • Exceptional written and oral skills to influence and effectively persuade stakeholders at all levels of the company.
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and has the tact and discretion required of a trusted advisor and consultative business partner. Ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive matters. Able to provide balanced view and perspective
  • Results driven and able to build consensus by understanding the concerns and needs of others and how to realistically manage expectations.
  • Self-driven and committed to providing the highest level of service while remaining aligned with the goals of the organization.
  • Ability to be a change agent capable of driving cultural change.
  • Strong systemic and conceptual thinking skills to translate complex concepts into actionable plans.
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills. Strong understanding of statistics
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally.

 

DIRECT REPORTS

None

 

FREEDOM TO ACT

This position exercises discretion independently within approved guidelines and with minimum supervision.  

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others. 
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • Periodically travel as business requires.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.

 

ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS

Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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