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Diversity Equity & Inclusion Associate II

Company: ALDI
Location: Naperville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Our Human Resources Department is focused on ALDIs most valuable asset: our people. With teams including Administration, Employee Communications, Payroll & Benefits, Human Resource Information Systems, Legal, Risk & Security, Recruitment and Training & Development, HR makes sure that ALDI continues to employ talented and motivated people that are focused on preserving the supportive culture we're known for.

In this role the DE&I Associate II will assist in driving the DE&I strategy and initiatives with the Diversity Equity & Inclusion team to promote a culture of inclusion at ALDI. The ideal candidate will have experience working with employee resource groups, DE&I programs and initiatives and have an educational background in Business Administration, Multicultural & Diversity Studies or a related field. The objective of this role is support with various diversity, equity, and inclusion activities and assist in day-to-day related tasks.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location:Naperville, IL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDIs Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week(i.e., work remotely up to 3days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Works closely with the Diversity Equity & Inclusion team to foster a culture of inclusion.
Serves as a point of contact for program participants to provide solutions and serve in a resource capacity.
Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility.
Provides comprehensive operational support to the Diversity Equity & Inclusion team by organizing, coordinating, and planning administrative processes for Diversity Equity & Inclusion programs including event planning, preparing operational materials, and diversity program management.
Communicates business cases through graphics and design by aiding with the creation of diversity and inclusion related material such as slide decks, flyers, and internal & external marketing campaigns.
Responds to employee and business partner inquiries, provides service or direction to the proper resources as needed.
Manages the team and program calendars and tracks against key milestones.
Assists with the long-term strategy of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion programs by performing research and tracking factors that may affect the success of the initiatives.
Assists with ongoing and special projects to create meaningful connection, communication plans, and support for deliverables.
Manages program and event costs as needed, including invoicing and prompt receipt of accounts payable.
Supports diversity and inclusion initiatives from inception to completion, under the direction of leadership and inclusion groups.
Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
ALDI Acts Competencies:
Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.

Collaborates and Cooperates with Team: Commits to and supports a collaborative and high-performing working environment with peers and managers.
Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the extra mile and persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.
Focuses on the Customer: Seeks to understand underlying customer needs to create value. Drives the team to maintain focus on customers.
Focuses on Quality: Takes an efficient, analytical approach to solve problems or produce outputs in an accurate and timely manner. Ensures quality and accuracy of results.
Plans and Prioritizes: Sets priorities and organizes information in order to efficiently and effectively get the job done.

Job-specific Competencies:

Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Effective time management; maximizes productivity.
Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
Ability to stay organized and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Establishes goals and works toward achievement.
Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
Demonstrates problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to create and edit content and themes for different business purposes.
Excellent presentation skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrates interest in, understanding of, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Multicultural & Diversity Studies or a related field required.
A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, Communications or Organizational Development required.
Experience working with employee resource groups or working with employee networks preferred.
Experience in design using Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.
Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.


No travel required.
ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program In addition, eligible employees are offered:
    • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Voluntary Term Life InsuranceClick here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

      ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.Required
      Job Industries
      • Retail

Keywords: ALDI, Naperville , Diversity Equity & Inclusion Associate II, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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