Senior Diversity Recruiter

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: People Team

Company Description

Our Mission
 


At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Job Description

Your Career
 


Inclusion and diversity is a strategic focus for Palo Alto Networks. We know the research: that diverse teams are more likely to be better engaged, easier to retain, more highly innovative, and higher performing overall. We also know that we have a diversity challenge (like the rest of Silicon Valley) and we need your expert help. 



Diversity recruiting is as much about building trust and developing partnerships, both internally and externally, as it is about attracting, sourcing, assessing, and acquiring top talent. We’re seeking an experienced Sr. Diversity Recruiter to join our talent acquisition team and to provide focused search efforts into these talent pools while developing programs and policies to improve diversity across all our efforts.

You will be responsible for setting programmatic direction in partnership with Recruiting, Business leaders, Legal and our Inclusion & Diversity teams to establish scalable global best practices for the recruiting organization and providing data driven insights and recommendations to our partners. We will look to you to develop strategies to increase the volume of skilled applicants and hires from underrepresented backgrounds while partnering with functional recruiters to fill roles with diverse talent.

Your Impact

You will be responsible for mentoring and guiding a team of diversity recruiters to bring your strategies to life while recruiting top diverse talent in progressing towards aspirational goals

This role will require someone who is willing to experiment and try new things - it is not enough to simply do what has already been done - new approaches and

ideas that tackle important topics related to belonging and inclusion, intersectionality, and privilege

If you have a history of success in targeting difficult-to-find and attract talent from diverse communities in a corporate environment and want to shape next generation recruitment strategies, then read on.

Responsibilities

  • Design, launch and scale strategies, policies and programs that enable Palo Alto Networks to substantially increase hires from underrepresented groups in support of our business goals

  • Consider how inclusion, belonging, intersectionality, and privilege affect hiring processes and programs and work to identify means to decrease bias, improve objectivity, and ensure greater, more equitable outcomes for women and underrepresented minorities.

  • Shape strategies to incorporate how diversity may differ globally to ensure all locations have meaningful diversity aspirational goals and the policies and programs to attain them

  • Develop training, toolkits, best practices to equip our recruiting organization with tools and resources aimed at increasing underrepresented people in our pipelines

  • Develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to build a robust pipeline of diverse candidates through sustained, long-term relationships with diverse talent and organizations that supply diverse talent.

  • Compile & analyze data and metrics to report on diversity outcomes in support of business plans

  • Provide mentorship, guidance and career development to our recruiters with respect to encouraging and developing expertise in diversity recruiting

  • Partner cross-functionally with PBPs, recruiters, I&D teams, legal and others to ensure diversity hiring strategies, policies, and programs and implemented

    Your Experience Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 8+ years of hands-on corporate experience recruiting diverse candidates

    to meet aspirational hiring goals and developing diverse pipelines of

    talent.

  • 3+ years experience as a diversity recruiter/sourcer in building diverse

    pipelines and attracting diverse talent

  • 3+ years experience with diversity program development, project management, execution and performance monitoring with experience using metrics, data analysis, and reporting to drive program outcomes

  • Direct corporate experience educating leaders at all levels on the benefits of hiring diverse candidates into their teams.

  • Ability to partner and influence stakeholders at all levels, including executives, to drive them towards particular hiring goals and program outcomes

  • Experience managing competing priorities, multiple projects simultaneously and/or projects involving cross-functional/team alignment

  • Ability to take direction while working independently and collaboratively;

  • Must be a creative thinker with the ability to come up with new solutions

    to old problems including leveraging data-driven research to drive

    effective diversity hiring outcomes

  • Self starter with exceptional attention to detail with time management,

    multitasking and communications skills; ability to keep key stakeholders

    and contributors aligned and coordinated

  • Must be a team player with the ability to work cross functionally within a

    corporate environment.

Qualifications

Your Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 8+ years of hands-on corporate experience recruiting diverse candidates

    to meet aspirational hiring goals and developing diverse pipelines of

    talent.

  • 3+ years experience as a diversity recruiter/sourcer in building diverse

    pipelines and attracting diverse talent

  • 3+ years experience with diversity program development, project management, execution and performance monitoring with experience using metrics, data analysis, and reporting to drive program outcomes

  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

  • Direct corporate experience educating leaders at all levels on the benefits of hiring diverse candidates into their teams.

  • Ability to partner and influence stakeholders at all levels, including executives, to drive them towards particular hiring goals and program outcomes

  • Experience managing competing priorities, multiple projects simultaneously and/or projects involving cross-functional/team alignment

  • Ability to take direction while working independently and collaboratively;

  • Must be a creative thinker with the ability to come up with new solutions

    to old problems including leveraging data-driven research to drive

    effective diversity hiring outcomes

  • Self starter with exceptional attention to detail with time management,

    multitasking and communications skills; ability to keep key stakeholders

    and contributors aligned and coordinated

  • Must be a team player with the ability to work cross functionally within a

    corporate environment.

    Preferred qualifications:

  • 10+ years of overall HR experience, including substantial responsibility for and ownership of Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity programs

  • Proven experience articulating a vision, translating it into executable strategy and driving cross-functional teams to deliver against a strategic plan

  • Leadership acumen and experience working with senior stakeholders, including excellent communication skills and the ability to influence up and across.

  • Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to drive and execute ideas in a rapidly-changing environment

  • Client-service orientation with a focus on delivering exceptional customer service; demonstrated interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills

  • Strong understanding of inclusion and diversity research, from both the behavioral science perspective as well the study of impact in applied application of I&D solutions in hiring

  • Strong communication skills to articulately share a vision, communicate a plan, sell an idea, influence and align action, or respond to often sensitive or emotional inquiries with elegance and grace.

  • Experience or expertise designing interactive learning experiences and coaching leaders and teams on issues of inclusion and performance

Additional Information

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to enable...you guessed it, people. Every team within the organization has a huge impact on our mission statement. We’re one team – driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the people team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the world’s most aggressive cybersecurity risks.

Our People team is centered on building, attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most passionate and committed talent to our organization, fulfilling that mission. We focus on building strong teams, centered on respect and enablement, empowering our employees to seek their career goals.

You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects – centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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