Employee Resource Group Program Manager

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The database market is massive (IDC estimates it to be $119B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. The MongoDB community is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

MongoDB is looking for an Employee Resource Group Program Manager based in NYC. MongoDB’s D&I agenda is driven through a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee that comprises senior business leaders and chaired by the CEO. In effect, this role is accountable to the committee, but structurally and operationally will report to the Head of Employee Engagement.

This is an opportunity to be part of a team that is passionate about using the power of differences to create and sustain a truly inclusive culture at MongoDB, as we continue to grow 40+% YoY. In summary, the role is responsible for driving the company’s D&I strategy through the engagement with and enablement of the 8 Affinity Groups (AGs) that currently exist at MongoDB and the 1,400+ members they have, in partnership with AG leaders, executive sponsors, the MongoDB D&I Committee and other members of the wider D&I and People Leadership Team at MongoDB.  This individual may also support other areas of D&I execution as needed.

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide thought leadership, direction and guidance to the ERG/AG Leads & Executive Sponsors to:
    • Develop new opportunities to drive business outcomes
    • Execute strategies for retention, engagement and promotion of diverse talent
  • Ensure alignment of the ERG/AGs’ strategic plans and programming with overall D&I strategy of the company
  • Provide effective oversight and guidance on operationalization of the ERG/AGs’ strategic plans. This includes: 
    • Managing a regular cadence of touchpoints between the ERG/AGs and the D&I Committee
    • Partnering with Internal Communications to develop ERG/AG communications strategy, guidelines and templates; and work directly with applicable ERG/AG members to ensure consistent execution
    • Facilitating opportunities for ERG/AG partnership and collaboration with other teams within HR, Recruiting or other parts of the business 
    • Leveraging data analytics, where available, to identify opportunities and provide recommendations
    • Facilitating the budgeting process & tracking of spend
    • Facilitating ERG/AG leader appointments, onboarding/training and recognition
    • Planning and execution of the annual ERG/AG workshops and summits
  • Serve as ERG/AG ambassador to the company and other key stakeholders promoting the value proposition of affinity groups to better engage with current and future employees
  • Act as a project manager for other key projects that support MongoDB’s D&I goals and objectives
  • Build a sense of community between the leadership team of different ERG/AGs so that they are able to come together, collaborate, share best practices and have access to broader business view.

We’re looking for someone with

  • At least 5 years of experience in Human Resources (ideally a generalist or business partnering role) and at least 2 years of experience in managing Affinity Groups or Employee Resource Groups / Employee Business Groups (ERG/EBG)
  • Experience in the technology industry is highly desirable, but not necessary; experience in a high growth company is greatly preferred
  • Be able to demonstrate awareness and understanding of multiple facets of diversity and inclusion, and how they manifest in the context of a business 
  • The ability to listen effectively to multiple and sometimes polarizing points of view with equal intent
  • Exceptional communication skills, and the energy & empathy needed to be able to engage with employees across levels, roles, geographies & cultures
  • Embody a forward-thinking, adaptable and entrepreneurial spirit, and the flexibility to achieve similar inclusion outcomes across different contexts
  • Comfort with constant change and ambiguity, with the ability to project-manage multiple priorities to successful completion

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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