One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world.
For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the globe communicate.
We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.
You will be responsible for the design and execution of Viasat’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy, providing strategic, and day-to-day operational leadership on all global DE&I programs and initiatives for the organization.
Our dedication to DE&I is grounded in two things : a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diversity, equity and inclusion seed the innovation that makes the world a better place.
People & Culture (P&C) - is the people business of Viasat. The Talent team is an innovative change catalyst. Put simply : we attract, engage, and grow diverse leaders with a focus on raising the bar with every new hire to maximize the human potential of our employees.
The role holder will be a trusted advisor to senior leaders, employee resource groups (ERGs), ensuring DE&I initiatives are aligned with business strategies, and Viasat’s core values.
Develop, steer, and measure the impact of a comprehensive DE&I strategy.
Drive awareness, interest, and dedication to DE&I through compelling messaging and storytelling.
Collaborate with Corporate Internal Communications & Employer Brand teams to improve internal messaging and external branding.
Ensure DE&I is coordinated into all P&C strategies, practices, and processes at every stage of the employee lifecycle.
Inspire and advise leaders on how to develop and drive DE&I within their businesses.
Work with the P&C organization on initiatives to improve talent acquisition, talent development, engagement, and retention of our high-performing diverse and inclusive workforce.
Collaborate with and provide regular direction to the leaders of employee resource groups to help enable our DE&I goals.
Partner with the Social Impact team to develop DE&I related philanthropic and corporate purpose initiatives that further the company's mission to deliver capacity to those beyond the digital divide.
Develop and foster relationships with industry thought leaders, consultants, and partners in order to stay abreast of trends and best practices.
Accountable for all areas of workforce compliance including AAP, VETS-100, etc.
The person :
Your deep expertise in DE&I programs and initiatives will enable you to make the right recommendations for Viasat’s DE&I needs and goals.
Your experience translating vision into strategy and carrying out a clear and thoughtful plan will give you the credibility you need to optimally lead in this important area.
Goal oriented - You know how to measure the success of various DE&I initiatives and will do so to help keep us moving forward.
Your strong written and verbal communication skills and high emotional intelligence allows you to connect and quickly build credible relationships at all levels.
Data-driven - You use data and analytics to develop insights and drive decision-making.
Experience managing major projects, and leading execution of programs across large organizations with multiple constituents.
Global approach - An understanding of DE&I globally; knowledge of global diversity issues and topics.
Mature Influence - You understand that influence isn’t just art and science, sometimes it’s a journey. So, you take the time to analyze your audience, understand where they are, and what they will need to see things from a different angle.
10+ years of Diversity & Inclusion experience, ideally with a global company
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology, or related discipline
5+ years of proven experience managing and developing people
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
Up to 25% domestic and international travel
Master’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business, or related discipline
5+ years of program management experience
Experience working with engineers and / or scientists in fast growth technology companies.
Located in Carlsbad, CA (or US west coast) but we’re open to discussion
Additional Requirements and information
Minimum education : BA / BS
BA / BS
Years of experience :
Travel : Up to 25%
Citizenship : None
Clearance : None
Worker Classification :
Regular At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience.
The starting salary for this position is $, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience.
This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount.
Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.