Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate


Date: May 19, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



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.


Reporting to the Vice President of the DE&I Center, the Associate will serve as the ERG Program manager for one Employee Resource group and provide administrative support for all DE&I Center programming. This is a hybrid role with the expections of working from home on Mon & Fri and being in the office on Tues, Weds and Thurs.   


General Profile:

This position supports the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center (DE&I Center)


Responsibilities include:


  • Serve as the program manager for at least one (1) of the Company’s seven (7) Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and liaison between the DE&I Center and the ERG, including:
    • Providing strategic direction and guidance to the ERG
    • Meeting regularly with ERG co-chairs, attending ERG leadership meeting and providing DE&I support
    • Reviewing ERG content for events, newsletters, emails, and surveys
    • Ensuring alignment with DE&I Center mission, make recommendations, and raise issues as appropriate
  • Handle administration of all DE&I Center programming
    • Coordinate contracts and speakers with legal, communications, and ERG Leads
    • Event planning – work with DE&I colleagues to determine requirements, conference centers to secure dates, learning operations partners to create registration links, monitor enrollment and handle other administrative tasks associated with all DE&I Center events
    • Manage the DE&I Center inbox and mailing list(s), including ongoing daily review of emails, ensuring timely responses to all inquiries, and handling distribution of DE&I communications to designated mailing lists
    • Maintaining DE&I calendar for upcoming events, including helping to manage scheduling to minimize overlap or conflicts with other HR Learning or company events
    • Maintaining ERG Handbook and update as needed
    • Coordinate and schedule monthly development offering


  • Assist with the ongoing activity related to Coming Together, New York Life’s courageous conversations program, particularly for ERG partnered programs
  • Handle additional projects and assignments as needed.




  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years work experience, including work in diversity & inclusion
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • 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
  • Sound judgment, strong problem solving and decision-making skills, and high ethical standards
  • Ability to influence without authority






Salary range: $58,500-$85,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



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 www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 88899




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