Senior Manager, DIAN

Published on 16.12.21

Community Business is a leading not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to lead, inspire and support businesses to have a positive impact on people and communities. A recognised leader in advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia, Community Business facilitates networks, conducts research and events, leads programmes and campaigns and provides consulting and training. We are proud of our established reputation as a thought leader in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion in Asia and our position as a trusted partner for companies operating in the Asia region.

We are looking for a Senior Manager of the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN). Reporting to the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Networks and Programmes. As a Senior Manager, you will demonstrate a strong ownership to take the program execution and its strategy to the next level by identifying new business opportunities, reinforce Community Business as a content expert, and strengthen client relationship across the region.

This position is suited to an experienced professional who is passionate about promoting diverse and inclusive workplaces in Asia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategy: Develop and execute DIAN program across the region/ develop a sustainable business model & strategy of the program.
  • Public Profile: Build personal profile as a credible diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) expert in the market/ represent Community Business in public forums to continue to develop Community Business’ position as a thought leader and content expert on DE&I. This may be through identifying new leads or through representing Community Business externally as requests are made.
  • Program Management: Lead and implement overall DIAN projects – research, networks, and events
  • Collaboration and people leadership: lead long term programme volunteers and associate and manager level employees to deliver overall programme.
  • Consultancy & Training: Leverage content expertise to design and deliver consultancy and training to clients
  • Relationship Management: Build, maintain, and nurture relationships with key clients and partners across the region
  • Business Development: Proactively develop and engage prospective clients/ sponsors.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for an individual with:

  • Content knowledge and credibility in the space of DE&I. Professional qualifications in the area of sociology, psychology, D&I or Human Resources would be a distinct advantage.
  • Understanding of the corporate world and a passion for impacting positive change with regards to ensuring diverse and inclusive workplaces.
  • Self-motivation, confidence and drive to build on an existing strategy and take to the next level. Demonstrated ability to ‘make things happen’, taking ideas and converting into practical action plans.
  • Ability to network, build relationships and work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including partners, clients and team members.
  • Strong organisational, project and event management skills (including budget and P&L management experience) with strong planning and follow-through on execution
  • Respond proactively to dynamic situations and market needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with sensitivity and awareness to communicate effectively in a multicultural workplace and marketplace.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with credibility in front of clients.
  • High proficiency in MS Office programs


The salary will be commensurate with the relevant experience of the successful candidate


How to Apply

Please send your CV with expected salary to hr@communitybusiness.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview



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