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Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Business Partner

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106494

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Are You Looking For a New Career With Outstanding Team?! Do you have a passion for Inclusion Diversity & Equity?! Then this role is for you! American Water has an immediate Full-Time opeining for an ID&E Business Partner! Apply TODAY for immediate consideration if you have a passion for ID&E!

Primary Role

The ID&E Business Partner will play a pivotal role in advancing American Water's commitment to ID&E. Working closely with the Director of ID&E, this role involves spearheading various initiatives, supporting communications efforts, building resources, overseeing EBRGs, responding and benchmarking to external surveys, and providing support on special projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Partner with the Director of ID&E and Chief ID&E Officer on strategic initiatives, processes and resources for the company in support of the overall ID&E strategic plan
  • Guide and partner with Employee Business Resource Groups(EBRGs) as a platform for career development, employee engagement and advancement of business objectives
  • Support the work of the ID&E Executive Council, Culture Champions & EBRGs
  • Collaborate with internal departments to promote initiatives to employees, leadership, partners and the community
  • Use external benchmarks to provide context to internal metrics and progress. Use analytical findings to shape recommendations, future program enhancements and initiatives.
  • Partner with Director of ID&E and communications teams to update, optimize, and increase engagement with internal SharePoint and mysource pages
  • Develop relationships of trust and mutual respect with a variety of internal and external partners
  • Assist in the design, develop, and facilitation of ID&E education, workshops, and training for all employees on content supportive of the ID&E strategy
  • In collaboration with the Director of ID&E, assess the effectiveness of programs and initiatives and partner with communications on messaging, packaging and delivery of ID&E information
  • Continuously enhance ID&E practices through providing insights that increase awareness of market/industry trends and sharing best practices to support an inclusive environment
  • Diagnose issues/needs and analyze data related to ID&E (surveys), build strong relationships, and partner with the business to foster a great place where everyone can do their best work
  • Complete surveys and use findings to inform strategic priorities


    • Ability to articulate vision and direction, communicate effectively, manage and measure performance and accountability
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong ability to develop relationships with external and internal stakeholders
    • Strong survey experience and an ability to work with large sets of data and identify themes/trends
    • Executive presence and storytelling - Can develop strong presentations and deliver them to audiences at various levels


      • 5 years of professional experience in ID&E/HR/OD preferred or other relevant work experience
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience

        Travel Requirements

        • Ability to travel up to 20%

          Work Environment

          • Professional - office environment


            Champions safety


            Cultivates innovation

            Customer obsessed

            Drives Results

            Nimble learning

            Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing ---

            American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

            Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Business Partner, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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