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Bon Secours Mercy Health Specialist Diversity and Inclusion in Cincinnati, Ohio

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours Mercy Health!

The Specialist of Diversity and Inclusion will provide leadership and support for BSMH’s recruitment, retention and support of a diverse workforce, ensuring that BSMH reflects the communities that it serves at all levels of the organization. The Manger will also collaborate with the Talent Acquisition and Talent Development teams to ensure that strategies, tactics, and metrics are in place cross-functionally and at the market level to achieve inclusive local hiring goals as part of the Healthcare Anchor Network priority.

This role will support and provide day to day management of key Diversity and Inclusion programs focused on increasing the diversity of candidates and associates in talent pipeline at BSMH. The specialist will report to the Vice President of Culture and Inclusion.

  • The Specialist will build programming to provide direct support for underrepresented candidates and associates to enter and grow in the ministry.

  • Work with the LCDIs to build and leverage programs that increase the representation of POC, women, people with disabilities and veterans at all levels of the organization.

  • Organize program and activities in accordance with the mission, values, and vision.

  • Ensure goals and strategies are met in accordance with the mission, values and vision.

  • Establish metrics, track, monitor and support candidates and associates in retention and development programming.

  • Designs, manage and recommends innovative talent programs and practices to acquire and develop key talent.

  • Leads the ministry-wide implementation of D&I talent programs.

  • Builds talent action plans with HR and business leaders.

  • Develops assessment strategies to determine effective of programs to grow diverse talent.

  • Identify and recommend necessary resources and develops policies and practices to support programs.

  • Develop and maintain a budget and operating plan for the program.

  • Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.

  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.

  • Analyze program risks.


  • Requires a BA/BS in Organization Development, Management, HR Development or related field;

  • Advanced degree or professional learning and development certification preferred.

  • Proven experience in program management, diversity and inclusion, and HR a plus.

Work Experience

  • 5 years related experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Proven stakeholder management skills.

  • Proven experience managing a team.

  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.


  • Ability to adapt communication styles across multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Inclusive leadership and cross-cultural acumen.

  • Excellent client consulting and partnership skills.

  • Ability to establish credibility and relationships among multiple levels of professionals, especially at the executive levels.

  • Agile in process and pragmatic design thinking.

  • Innovative mindset and critical thinking skills.

  • Builds cross-functional and market relationships

  • Communicate and influences effectively.

  • Strong detail orientation and organizational

Bon Secours Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

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SS Human Resources - Diversity & Inclusion

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia , which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .