Job Description

Awarded the Best Place to Work 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

This position is Hybrid/Remote

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Specialist proactively supports Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) strategies, initiatives, and policies, the DEI Leadership Council and organizational Affinity Groups. 



Required Work Experience

  • 3 years of experience in the DEI function or HR
  • Prior experience working on a Project Teams

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses

  • N/A

Required Certifications

  • N/A


Preferred Work Experience

  • 5 years of experience in the DEI function or HR

Preferred Education

  • BA/BS Degree in Communications, HR, DEI or related field or the Equivalent workplace experience

Preferred Licenses

  • N/A

Preferred Certifications

  • N/A


The DEI Specialist primary functions are to provide staff support to the Sr. Mgr. DEI and the DEI Leadership Council:

  • To support the planning and programming for the DEI Leadership Council’s annual goals and objectives and events.
  • Supporting the DEI Leadership Council’s Secretary in coordinating meetings, creating content and materials for the DEI Leadership Council weekly meetings.
  • Representing the Sr. Mgr. DEI in their absence on DEI related projects, events and Council meetings.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on DEI metrics to annual plan.
  • Compiles statistics, metrics, and reports to assess the progress and effectiveness of diversity initiative including tracking and reporting on DEI company-wide initiatives and activities.
  • Partner with Internal Communications to support all company-wide DEI notifications.
  • Participate on and provide support to the DEI Leadership Council to drive implementation of events and projects.
  • Participate on corporate project teams ensuring a DEI lens is captured in tasks, metrics, and outcomes
  • Provide support to the Supplier Diversity program, as needed
  • Provide support to Affinity Groups, as needed
  • Identify and support the implementation of best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Remain informed of trends in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, and share relevant information as appropriate
  • Supports BCBSAZ core value of maintaining a heritage of service, by volunteering with, serving on, or supporting community organizations.
  • The position requires a full- time work schedule. Full time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or needed to meet business requirements.


  • Must have a passion for working in the DEI function and must clearly demonstrate prior accomplishments within DEI. BCBSAZ is fully committed to building and maintaining a bias free work environment and a place where ALL employees feel valued, heard and respected. In addition, our Leadership Team that is 100% committed to our mission of building a bias free workplace.



Required Job Skills

  • Strong skills in MS suite, Power Point, Excel, Word
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Required Professional Competencies

  • Keen attention to detail, action-oriented, excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to move forward multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong ownership drive, proactive and deadline driven
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills
  • Approachable and demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate and collaborate effectively across all functions and levels
  • Excellent ability to discuss difficult/sensitive topics and address conflict effectively
  • Excellent ability to give and receive feedback
  • Skilled at planning and managing events
  • Comfortable with identifying and pursuing creative problem solving
  • Must demonstrate timely follow up in order to build credibility and strong relationships across the organization
  • Ability to work independently, while remaining focused on key outcomes and measures of success
  • Able to handle complex and confidential information with discretion

Required Leadership Experience and Competencies

  • N/A

Our Commitment

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  For more information on our company, see  If interested in this position, please apply.

Application Instructions

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