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Diversity and Inclusion Director

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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 53+ billion in circulation and supported over $1.9+ trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance.  Circle’s SeedInvest service brings internet-native fundraising and capital formation to startups and growth companies.  Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you’ll be responsible for:

We are looking for a forward thinking, performance orientated, and culture-driven Diversity and Inclusion Director for our Talent team to ensure our motivated and highly talented people continue to develop and be successful as we accelerate our growth. The Diversity and Inclusion Director is a key contributor of Circle, the Talent team and our leadership team, and is responsible for leading the cultural transformation through the integration of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) programs and efforts across the company. This individual will focus on leading our DEIB strategy and efforts, integrating inclusive principles and practices into our people and business processes, and drive accountability, adoption and strategies for our workplace, culture and Talent programs.

What you'll work on: 

  • Drive the support and engagement of the organizational DEIB initiatives through all levels of the business.
  • Provide collaborative leadership, facilitation, and implementation of key initiatives to advance the DEIB strategy through development and implementation of these strategies including talent acquisition and onboarding, employee engagement and experience, performance management, and learning and development.
  • Support the Executive Leadership Team and Talent Team as a trusted advisor and working collaboratively with business leaders to promote and integrate known DEIB best practices
  • Manage the span of implementation-related actions, both strategic and day-to-day tactical, to embed DEIB into the overall functional people strategy.
  • Operationalize DEIB strategy through processes, systems, and tools to achieve scale by leading key stakeholders through the change management.
  • Create the awareness and advancement of the DEIB strategy through thought leadership and integrated communications relating to DEIB data, analysis, and insights.
  • Partner with an innovative and diverse team of Talent Business Partners (HRBPs) that will lead us in scaling and developing our high performing global organization while ensuring that the organization's values are reflected in people-oriented programs and decisions.
  • Ensure that the DEIB programs developed and delivered meet the "pulse of the company" so that all employees feel empowered and connected to the business as growth continues and as a remote-first culture.
  • Partner with global and functional business and talent counterparts, including Total Rewards and Analytics, Talent Operations, and Talent Acquisition to drive clear DEIB strategies, communications and people process planning activities.
  • Provide insights and recommendations on DEIB best practices that contribute to the Circle vision through effective talent management, innovation, and execution.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 15+ years of human resources experience including DEIB, talent management, organizational development, organizational effectiveness, and learning & development.
  • Prior experience creating and delivering organization-wide and scalable successful DEIB talent programs will be required, including experience in DEIB program design, development, management, measurement, and evaluation.
  • Prior experience in rapidly scaling a fintech or tech company from 600+ to 1,000+ employees over a 2 year time period will be given preference.
  • Proven experience developing trusted relationships at all levels of an organization including senior level talent to drive talent programs, with an agility to influence conversations that lead to transformation.
  • Strong leadership qualities, strategic program management and organization effectiveness skills are essential.
  • International experience is also ideal given the diversity and cultures of the regions we operate in and will be given preference.
  • Thrives on and has experiences with ambiguity. 
  • Excellent decision making skills and a sense of urgency. You're able to juggle competing priorities with a focus on timely execution and follow through.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with emotional intelligence and cultural cohesiveness: you understand the key drivers and dynamics of a high growth technology business.
  • Level-headed leadership under pressure along with creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in G-Suite, Slack and MacBook preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Circle is a remote-first company. We understand and value the work that can be done remotely. Through virtual-coffees, happy hours, trivia contests, and online meetups, we stay connected, learn from each other, and build lasting relationships with our colleagues. Post pandemic, we expect to meet one another in person for professional and social events; however, Circle will remain a remote-first company. As a global organization, we aim to find the best talent no matter where you are located, which is why we target a variety of cities across many time zones and continents. If you feel this job is right for you, select the city closest to you from the list below to apply.
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