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Bank of the West Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Program Officer in Omaha, Nebraska

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Program Officer


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Bank of the West Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Senior Program Officer

San Francisco, San Ramon, Tempe, Omaha, Denver

We are transforming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) at Bank of the West by shaping a culture that attracts, retains, develops, and advances talent to meet tomorrow’s business challenges & reflects the needs of our customers & communities.

We know real change is hard work, which is why we need someone who is ready to make a serious impact on our company and industry. We need your leadership, heart for DE&I and energy to help design and build the future at our company.

We are looking for someone unafraid of bringing their authentic self to work. Our inspiration and collaboration depend on the diversity of our teams, and inclusion of all voices in our process. We value honesty, transparency, and positive leadership. We appreciate action. We reward continual improvement. We want you to grow. We want you to be yourself. We want you to ask for help and help your peers. We want you to work hard and be proud of the results.

Our eyes are on the future and we need you to help make it happen. Join us.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Program Officer

  • Passionately oversee and execute, in collaboration with the team, the DE&I program within the Bank. This could include engaging with our Employee Resource Groups, project management of internal initiatives and/or external partnerships.

  • Partner with leaders across the Bank’s footprint to drive expected results through program governance, project management, planning, marketing and process improvements.

  • Exercise sound business judgement in the initiation, planning and execution of the DE&I program.

  • Using stellar written communication skills, draft articles, stories and other communication assets to advance the goals of the DE&I program.

  • Together with the DE&I team, develop, implement and oversee the DE&I program through collaboration with business partners (such as Marketing, Communications, Analytics, Talent, Learning & Development). Lead through influence cross-discipline teams to establish integrated plan to deliver on program goals and objectives.

  • Identify DE&I needs across the company. Oversee and manage related programs and projects impacting DE&I program success. Track and monitor program status and metrics to ensure milestones are met, including internal and external delivery commitments.

  • Gather and maintain current information on DE&I programs and best practices throughout the industry.

  • Recommend program key performance indicators (KPIs). Use data to track progress toward KPIs and make recommendations for operational or program enhancements in pursuit of goals.

  • Manage risks and dependencies on DE&I program goals and objectives.

  • Proactively identify and resolve issues and make recommendations for improvements to existing processes



Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Thorough understanding of sales process Excellent understanding of market environment and business opportunities Good understanding of branch banking.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 054938