Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18,000.00 - $30,000.00 unpaid work


What is the Inclusion Acceleration Practice (IAP)?

The Inclusion Acceleration Practice (IAP) provides scalable Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Workforce Planning (WFP) services to our ecosystem which includes business leaders, client facing HR, employee communities, talent practices, employees and others.  The services include:
Support: Answering inquiries and directing ecosystem members to key resources, providing data insights, and guidelines.
Awareness: Ensuring the ecosystem members are aware of the D&I and Workforce Planning solutions, thought leadership, data dashboards, and employee communities.
Enablement: Provide ecosystem with a service support model to reduce duplication, provide tools, information, resources and collaborative support to get things done in support of D&I action plans and workforce planning.
Community of practice: Pulling together D&I Leads/Ambassadors from across the company to ensure sharing of standard methodologies and co-design of new solutions with the Office of Inclusion and Collaboration 

What You'll Do

You will support the Inclusion Acceleration Practice (IAP) in the execution of the services and support model for the enterprise wide ecosystem. You will play a key role in helping the ecosystem align, focus and achieve its most important strategic goals.

You are very organized and pay attention to detail. You learn swiftly and you are resourceful and creative: you know where and who to go to for content and metrics, and if you don’t know, you figure it out. You have solid project management skills, exceptional communications and presentation development skills, and ability to work with multi-functional, global, and virtual teams. You have experience working on communications, chief of staff team, or operations teams.

You Will Work With

The D&I Acceleration Practice resides within the Office of Inclusion (OIC) and People Planning, Design and Analytics (PPDA) groups. You will work as a trusted advisor for the D&I Acceleration Practice (IAP), and collaborate with People Planning Data Analytics (PPDA) Consultants, OIC Global Strategy Enterprise Solutions (GSES) and OIC Business Intelligence (BI) team, in addition to other Strategic Program Managers across HR.

We partner across OIC, HR and an expanded I&C ecosystem to accelerate the design, development and delivery of integrated OIC solutions to the business and across the enterprise. You will demonstrate confidentiality and discretion, and display a strong executive presence representing IEAP.

Who You Are
Deep curiosity and interest in the areas of inclusion, diversity, collaboration models, business operation process and workforce planning and optimization.
You are an excellent listener and collaborator. You understand that true system change happens when harnessing and bringing to bear multi-functional team work to achieve big goals.
You provide thought leadership through the lens of diversity and inclusion and can bring in workforce planning insights and expertise.
You can work independently with only minimal supervision required and be comfortable with change and dealing with business ambiguity.
You have the ability to navigate within functional teams and across the organization and build relationships with peers and higher-level management across Cisco.
You are highly organized with excellent follow-through.
You have excellent written, oral, interpersonal communications and presentation skills
Handle case issues/problem management/ change management
Ensures case issues/concerns addressed in timely fashion
Supports Consultants in D&I logistics to complete actions
Actively mitigate challenges and help with solution identification
Project lead on training/acceleration information design thinking sessions
Exchange ideas/data/feedback from ecosystem to business leaders in order to make the solutions valued user-centric.
Be performance and results-oriented
Critical thinker, curious and creative problem solver, and driven to get things done
Maintains IEAP Project Plan
Manage processes and alignment to project plan for core IEAP activities
Captures I&D issues/ideas/data/feedback from ecosystems
Synthesize processes as needed
Creates presentation (graphs and charts) as needed
Build project plans, timelines, targets, deliverables and agree on communication plan
Liaise with teams and agree on case work you're doing
Ensures cases are closed and tracking system up dated
Produces presentations and visuals as needed


About the company

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We’re proud of this recognition because it means, at Cisco, you will enjoy working flexibly, using our own market-leading collaboration technology to drive innovation; taking advantage of numerous health and wellness resources; pursuing exciting career opportunities, and participating in programs to help your local communities or fulfill philanthropic interests. And, you’ll be doing all of this while being part of a global team that is making a positive difference in the world.

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