Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Advisor – Houston, TX

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Texas, United States of America
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Human Resources Jobs
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Posting Start Date:

August 10, 2021
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Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals
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Where you fit in

Would you like to have a leading role in shaping a great place to work and in helping to create a positive environment which engages people and allows them to flourish?  Would you like to help a company fulfill its strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ambitions?  This could be your chance to make a positive difference for a major employer.

At Shell, we are powering lives through our products and activities, and by supporting an inclusive society. Our goal is to become one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world, a place where everyone feels valued and respected.  If you have a passion to assist in the creation of an equitable, inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels safe, respected and can thrive, this might be the role for you!

What’s the role?

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisor works in concert with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager to ensure implementation of impactful DEI programs across the enterprise.  The goal of this position is to help leaders embed DEI into corporate culture, including systems and processes.  The role also serves as the Program Manager for Employee Resource Group (ERG) activities.  The selected candidate will work closely with Employee Relations, Equal Opportunity, Diversity Outreach, Supplier Diversity, and Workforce Development in this regard.


Works closely with the US DEI Manager, Human Resources, and senior leadership to develop and ensure implementation of US DEI Strategy across the enterprise.

Consults with HR and Business/Function leadership on DEI strategies and action plans that are in alignment with country and global objectives.

Provides thought leadership, and leading-edge tools and resources that can be implemented with and through internal partners. Performs external research and benchmarking and leverages this information to influence, support and facilitate cultural change.

Works closely with Equal Opportunity and related groups to analyze internal data such as workforce demographics, annual engagement survey results, and assurance process results to develop recommendations and fit-for-purpose DEI-related solutions.

Serves as program manager for 10 US ERGs and their chapters across the country.  In this capacity, the selected candidate will provide guidance and support to US ERG Leaders and Executive Sponsors.  In addition to providing oversight of ERG strategy and functioning, the DEI Advisor plays a crucial role in positioning ERGs for maximum impact and effectiveness.

Plays a critical role in the design and implementation of robust, forward-thinking and impactful annual DEI plans for Shell in the US.  May consult with HR and business leadership on development of departmental DEI plans.

Serves as project manager for annual US D&I Week and other DEI projects as required.

Recommends and/or participates in the design and delivery of D&I processes, tools and programs as needed.

Participates in internal and external practitioner networks to share best practices and develop skills and knowledge.

Completes external DEI -related surveys

Manages key career development programs.

Leads select engagements with senior HR and business stakeholders and diverse teams of ‘DEI Champions’ to embed our desired culture across Shell.

May facilitate select internal and external D&I learning interventions across the enterprise

May assist in the formation of Business/Function D&I Councils

Prepares internal communications regarding DEI and may create and ensure maintenance of related websites.

Coaches HR and business/functional leaders in effective DEI interventions. May consult on high-impact or high-risk individual or collective complaints or other Employee Relations or DEI issues

What we need from you

Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.  Advanced degree is a plus.

Minimum 6 years of direct experience in creating successful DEI initiatives and related activities.  Extensive experience leading complex projects related to Diversity and Inclusion is a plus.

Strong consultation, prioritization and project management/implementation skills are a must.

Strong communication, coaching and influencing skills are required to effectively engage a broad range of both external and internal stakeholders

Able to identify and understand local external market trends (economic, political, social) and derive insights to drive an effective long-term equitable, inclusive and diverse environment

Success in effectively conducting courageous conversations on various DEI topics while creating an environment of trust, and  vulnerability, and role-modelling a learner mindset  while aiding in the expansion of personal and organizational thinking

Strong ability to look at the big picture, suggest and drive change to proactively and positively support the culture of the organization and an ability to distill key themes and value drivers from complex and sometimes conflicting data and insights

Organizational health/capability diagnostic, evaluation, and design skills

A strong sense of teamwork and partnership with others along with the ability to deliver results through others and to positively influence without authority

Excellent active listening, verbal, written and presentation skills

Strong analytical skills and proficiency with Excel

Must be capable of functioning independently and able to navigate ambiguity

High emotional intelligence; must relate well to people at all levels of the organization and in all types of roles

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, while managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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