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DE&I Manager

Spotlight Preferred Diversity Focus
Carmel, Indiana, United States
27 days ago


Summary: The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager is responsible for understanding business and strategic priorities, collaborating with relevant stakeholders, and coordinating initiatives to meet organizational DE&I goals. The DE&I Manager will work as a key member of the HR team, reporting to and in close collaboration with the VP of HR, to consult with internal business groups on aligning business activities and DE&I initiatives.

Expected Outcomes: Successful execution of the role will result in advancement of organizational DE&I initiatives and measurable accomplishment of identified DE&I goals. A top-producing DE&I Manager will play an integral role in identifying needs and developing solutions to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates and executes activities for DE&I initiatives, including project support, cross-team communication, and progress tracking.
  2. Organizes applicable data collection and tracking and facilitates effective reporting.
  3. Manages DE&I planning within the DE&I committee.
  4. Consults with internal business groups and advises on DE&I-related action plans.
  5. Acts as a liaison to and develops strong relationships with external DE&I-related groups.
  6. Serves as DE&I employee resource; and advocates based on input and feedback.
  7. Actively views organizational processes and activities through a DE&I lens and advises on relevant best practices.
  8. Maintains up-to-date knowledge on all applicable state and federal laws; recommends and implements policies and processes accordingly.
  9. Acts as an equal member of the HR team by participating in cross-functional planning and actively advocating for all HR disciplines.



  • Requires at least three years of progressive experience successfully coordinating project-based activities with diverse groups in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Experience related to sourcing and selecting external partners to support DE&I initiatives.
  • Must demonstrate cultural competency across multiple cultures. Direct experience advocating for underrepresented/marginalized groups is heavily preferred.
  • Strong preference given to project management experience with complex matters and diverse stakeholders.
  • Absolutely must exhibit outstanding skills in communication, organization, follow-up, and follow-through with a strong propensity toward action, customer service, and teamwork.
  • Requires working knowledge of applicable employment laws with a demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge to real-world circumstances.
  • Must exhibit strong professionalism, ethics, confidentiality, and a high moral standard.
  • Must display the ability, through experience, to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity and creativity to changing needs and situations.
  • Must possess a strong comfort level working with HR-related technology and systems.
  • Requires the ability to think broadly, establish credibility, and collaborate effectively with key stakeholders in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.
  • Requires learning agility, discipline, flexibility, self-start, self-direction, forward-thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62162651
  • Location:
    Carmel, Indiana, United States
    Carmel, Indiana, United States
  • Position Title: DE&I Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Merchants
  • Job Function: Diversity
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
Banking / Accounting / Financial
Carmel , IN , US

Merchants Bank of Indiana is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. Merchants focuses on several aspects of mortgage and agricultural lending and retail banking services from six Central Indiana locations. Merchants Bank of Indiana has received national recognition from S&P Global Market Intelligence as one of the top performing community banks nationally with assets between $3 billion and $10 billion. Merchants was listed as #2 in the nation, the highest rated Indiana bank on the list. Merchants was also listed in the Indi...

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