Corporate Vice President - DE&I Center


Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.


New York Life is committed to being an employer of choice by attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. We aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classification, can maximize their potential. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center (DE&I Center) supports New York Life’s inclusive culture by integrating DE&I into our approach to educating, engaging and developing employees.


This position supports the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center (DE&I Center). Reporting to the Vice President of the DE&I Center, the Corporate Vice President will provide strategic direction for our Employee Resource Groups. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the program manager of the Company’s seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and liaison between the DE&I Center and the ERGs, including:
    • Providing strategic direction and guidance to the ERGs
    • Planning and executing the ERG co-chair annual orientation
    • Reviewing all ERG business plans to ensure alignment to the core pillars for ERGs: Awareness and Advocacy, Professional Development, Community Outreach and Talent Acquisition
    • Meeting regularly with ERG co-chairs, attending ERG leadership meetings, and providing DE&I support, advice, trainings, and ongoing guidance
    • Reviewing ERG content for newsletters, emails and surveys
    • Reviewing ERG contracts for events and speakers, and coordinating with Legal and ERG Leads
    • Maintaining ERG calendar for upcoming events
    • Maintaining ERG Handbook and updating as needed
    • Coordinating new co-chair, core team and site lead process
    • Working with Corporate Communications on any communications regarding ERG members or events
    • Ensuring alignment with DE&I Center mission, making recommendations, and raising issues as appropriate
  • Assist with the design of the annual diversity campaign
  • Assist with the ongoing activity related to 'Coming Together', New York Life’s courageous conversations program, particularly for ERG partnered programs
  • Monitor internal and external trends in support of our ERGs
  • Manage external partnerships to build the New York Life brand and to provide development and networking opportunities for New York Life’s employees



  • Bachelor's degree and at least 7 years of work experience, including work in diversity & inclusion
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as presentation skills, with ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong creative ability to ensure visually appealing materials and communications
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Self-starter with proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability and desire to coach and develop other professionals
  • Sound judgment, strong problem solving and decision-making skills, and high ethical standards
  • Ability to influence without authority



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 86987




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