Company Statement

Connecticare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut and a subsidiary of EmblemHealth, a health and wellness company that provides insurance plans, primary and specialty care, and wellness solutions.  WellSpark is a digital wellness company and national subsidiary of EmblemHealth that offers a full suite of products and solutions to reward people for healthy behaviors. 

Diversity Initiatives Specialist

Manager & Professional
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Summary of Position

Work with the AVP to ensure successful implementation of the enterprise-wide DEI strategy. Lead and manage DEI initiatives and action plans to drive accountability and change across the organization. Serve as the subject matter expert for Human Resources Business Partners and other internal departments. 

Enterprise Strategy

  • Support the AVP of DEI on implementation on DEI strategies designed to advance the EmblemHealth family of companies.
  • Manage the consultation process with the HRBPs team across the business by collaborating and developing action plans for the specific to business functions.
  • Build, maintain, and enhance interdepartmental relationships to help determine the needs of departments.
  • Monitor and consult on diversity data with business partners and business leaders.
  • Drive initiatives that activate our DEI pillars, including the design, development, and implementation.
  • Continuously gather and analyze feedback – (30/60/90 day and beyond) to monitor progress towards defined success metrics and consistency across departments.
  • Manage in partnership with the AVP relationship with Talent Acquisition pipeline initiatives.
  • Assist in project management; provide technical and other needed support to AVP as needed.

DEI Pipeline Programs

  • Support engagement and development programs for the organization such as a Sponsorship Program and Speaker Series.
  • Collaborate with leadership and cross-functional teams to create and drive employee engagement programs/initiatives.
  • Harness existing best practices within the enterprise and externally to drive a cultural shift.
  • Identify and utilize tools designed to improve engagement metrics; analyze data to determine which engagement techniques are succeeding and which ones need to be revamped.
  • Utilize feedback on existing programs, policies, processes, and procedures to identify potential “pain points” and opportunities.
  • Provide recommendations on how to build employee morale and improve engagement and retention.
  • Proactively mitigate any issues, staying abreast of emerging trends within the organization.
  • Identify and analyze employee concerns, issues, and potential/actual bottlenecks that impede successful outcomes.

Education and Awareness

  • Partner with AVP and Talent Management on ongoing cultural audits.
  • Collaborate with L&D to build leadership and management capability and understanding of DEI.
  • Partner with AVP and L&D to build leadership and management capability and understanding of DEI.
  • Connect with Strategic Communications side of the team on management level communication solutions and needs.
  • Collaborate with DEI team members on ERG events and determine business integration and topics.

External Partnerships

  • Manage the development and execution of DEI community programs which support L&D and Talent Acquisition goals.
  • Manage DEI partnerships such as 100 Black Men, Diversity Best Practices, etc.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to embed DEI into our supplier and community initiatives.
  • Support Inclusion Council special projects and work.
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition and Marketing to ensure positioning as a thought leader in the space.
  • Co-lead Awards and Recognition plans such as Working Mother, etc.
  • Partners with other stakeholder groups as needed.

Communications and Visibility

  • Provide support for special communications, internal events, and operational initiatives that are critical to senior leadership as necessary.
  • Attend DEI and community events as needed.
  • Present on DEI topics, internal updates and at Council meetings as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources, Communication, Marketing, or related field
  • 5 – 8+ years of relevant, professional work experience (Required)
  • 4+ years of experience in work focused on internal and external DEI and culture work (Required)
  • Health care experience or a passion for learning about the industry (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and serve as a champion of cultural competency (Required)
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, written/verbal communication skills, and experience working with cross-functional teams (Required)
  • Ability to problem solve and work autonomously (Required)
  • Experience working in a matrix organization (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and remain agile in a high performing atmosphere (Required)
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities with competing deadlines (Required)
  • Ability to forge new partnerships that bridge people and organizations (Required)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to see the big picture as well as the small details (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound business acumen and strategic judgement (Required)
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.) (Required)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, video conferencing services, and project management software (Required)
  • Strong team player, innovator, self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset (Required)

Security Disclosure

If you are offered a job from one of the EmblemHealth family of companies that includes ConnectiCare, AdvantageCare Physicians, and WellSpark, the offer confirmation email will come from “HRTalentAcquisition” with the subject line: “Offer of Employment for (job title)” – Please respond online”.  


We never ask you to join a Google Hangout, request you to purchase your own equipment or pay to apply. We do not send email from a third-party email service such as Yahoo or Gmail. 

Pay Disclosure

A good faith estimate of the compensation range for individuals hired to work for the EmblemHealth Family of Companies is provided. This compensation range is specific and considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, internal peer equity, and market and business considerations. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the work is being performed. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range, as compensation decisions depend on each case’s facts and circumstances. Union roles covered by a collective bargaining agreement will compensate in accordance with the union contract.

EEOC Statement

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and our business. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or related condition, marital status, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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