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Sr. DEIB Business Partner

Burlingame, California · People · Full-time
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About Lyra Health
Lyra is transforming mental health care through technology with a human touch to help people feel emotionally healthy at work and at home. We work with industry leaders, such as Morgan Stanley, Uber, Amgen, and other Fortune 500 companies, to improve access to effective, high-quality mental health care for their employees and their families. With our innovative digital care platform and global provider network, 10 million people can receive the best care and feel better, faster. Founded by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, Lyra has raised more than $900 million.

About the Role

This is a hybrid role based in our Burlingame, CA headquarters.

The Senior Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Business Partner role is a new leadership role with accountability to the business that actively engages, guides, and consults with internal business functions (i.e., People Operations, Employee Relations, Legal, Talent Development, and Talent Acquisition).  This role reports to the Director of DEIB and is responsible for leading strategy development and socialization, communication, partnerships, and outreach related to Lyra’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging mission and vision. You’ll be a trusted senior advisor as you execute cross-functionally, track and perform key analyses of company diversity metrics, and project manage against those key initiatives. The role is ideal for someone with senior-level HR leadership experience who is a skilled DEIB practitioner and thought leader. Key to this role is strategic visioning to scale, and the ability to analyze, report, and share program data while collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to elevate Lyra’s DEIB practices.

What you’ll do as the Sr. DEIB Business Partner:

  • Act as primary lead for internal People Team DEIB initiatives; collaborates with internal stakeholders to ensure delivery of DEIB initiatives in a timely manner.
  • Optimize people practices in a way that strengthens diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; these practices include 1:1s, succession planning and professional development opportunities with Talent teams, workforce planning, recruitment, retention strategies, etc.
  • Partners with Talent teams and People Systems and Analytics to identify potential areas of focus and other opportunities to promote diversity awareness and initiatives
  • Partner with the Director of DEIB to integrate work across the DEIB team pillars to ensure maximum impact of initiatives, measurable D&I projects, strategies, and initiatives to achieve People Team DEIB goals and objectives that further business strategies and goals.

Day-to-Day Considerations:

  • Partner with people analytics to standardize dashboarding and reporting cadence by using qualitative and quantitative analysis to track, inform and drive DEIB priorities; this would include identifying trends, benchmarks, and metrics for program impact, engagement, and statistical focus areas, including retention, belonging, development, and promotion of diverse talent to foster a great place where everyone can do their best work.
  • Proactively lead and initiate internal communications to stakeholders on DEIB program achievements, the progress of initiatives, engagement and survey trends/results, and upcoming milestones across various levels of the company. 
  • Partner with Talent Development as a thought partner and consult to HRBPs, creating an inclusive leadership module and centralizing learning and development competencies for inclusive leadership
  • Nurture partnership with Talent Acquisition to support candidate experience, competency development, and diverse candidate pipeline initiatives; represent the DEIB team on the Recruitment team D&I committee with Diversity Business Partner for the Clinical team.
  • Act as program management lead on functions initiatives in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure execution of initiatives in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to the People Team organization/function.

Desired Experience & Skills:

  • 10-15 years of relevant experience focused on strategy, partnering across functions, influencing senior leaders and organizational culture. (examples: Sr. Diversity Business Partner , Sr. HRBP, ER, L&D, Enablement)
  • Experience strategically driving and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously from start to on-time completion in a fast-moving environment
  • Exceptionally strong analytical skills in surveying and synthesizing data. Adept at using storytelling with data to drive change
  • Ability to work both independently and be a strong cross-functional partner
  • Program and project management skills to lead and/or manage work across the DEIB team/community, across the enterprise, or with key business stakeholders
  • Eager to influence and diversify the behavioral health landscape 
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal communication, written communication, and facilitation skills to be used with senior-level leadership and functional leadership teams, company-wide meetings, external events, and director-level meetings
  • Proven ability to coach and provide feedback to leaders and key stakeholders to help them personally become more inclusive leaders
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills; proven ability to influence without direct authority
  • Proven ability to build and lead teams; comfort with leading through ambiguity
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic cross-cultural environment where you derive priorities, requirements, and goals from a global context
  • Excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism concepts and issues
  • High-level proficiency of Google Suite

Pay and Benefits

The anticipated annual base salary range for this full-time position is $134,00 – $205,000. The base range is determined by role and level, and placement within the range will depend on a number of job-related factors, including but not limited to your skills, qualifications, experience and location. 

At Lyra, base salary is only one aspect of an employee’s total compensation package, which additionally may include discretionary restricted stock unit awards, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, and retirement benefits. This role may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability,  genetic information or any other category protected by law.

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