Human Resources Diversity Fellow- St. Louis

Position Overview

FleishmanHillard, a global leader in communications and marketing, is one of the industry’s most recognized integrated communications agencies, bringing together deep strategic thinking and a seamless network to deliver real-world results. We want big thinking, passionate creativity and unbridled energy. In exchange, we offer outstanding opportunities for professional growth and personal success.

We have an immediate opening for a Human Resources Diversity Fellow to join our dynamic Talent Development team as part of the Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship. This position will be located in our global headquarters in St. Louis and will provide a fantastic opportunity for a motivated self-starter to work on a variety of human resources projects, with a special focus on supporting our diversity and inclusion initiatives. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, creative, detail-oriented, research savvy, analytical and resourceful, with strong communication skills and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, professional services environment.

Alfred Fleishman, one of our agency’s founders, was dedicated to promoting human rights and helping people from diverse backgrounds communicate with and understand one another. In his honor, FleishmanHillard offers the Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship program. The program targets ethnically diverse candidates as well as applicants who have a passion for ethnic and cultural diversity. All applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity through their work, education and life experiences. The paid fellowships are six- to 12-months in length and offer benefits, professional development opportunities and a mentor program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day-to-day management of the communications/PR track of the Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship

    • Contribute to overall program strategy, structure and administration
    • Drive program promotion opportunities, including: university relations/outreach, recruitment, career fairs, etc.
    • Coordinate the application review and selection processes
    • Serve as main point of contact for offices and candidates
    • Develop, update and edit program materials
    • Assist with program orientation and professional development sessions
  • Support diversity and includsion initiatives
  • Develop content for internal diversity and inclusion blog
  • Research diversity conferences, events, organizations, awards and publications
  • Assist with various Affirmative Action and EEO initiatives
  • Assist HR professionals with preparation, analysis, and presentation of HR-related projects
  • Contribute to creating training presentations on a local and international scale
  • Support ongoing HR practices for our local and global offices
  • Conduct international research on culture, industries, and HR practices
  • Work with performance management and Employee Satisfaction Surveys
  • And, a variety of other HR-related projects

Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for college seniors, recent college graduates or graduate students from U.S. colleges and universities with a passion for ethnic or cultural diversity and career interest in human resources. Qualified candidates will demonstrate proven writing skills, initiative, creative problem-solving skills and a track record of academic achievement. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and will have successfully completed three or more previous internships (or relevant academic, leadership or volunteer experiences), at least one of which with a focus on human resources or a related area.

The fellowship program is designed for professionals in the early stages of their career. We also welcome applicants with a passion for ethnic or cultural diversity and interest in HR who are new to the profession. At the time of application, candidates may be no more than one year removed from receipt of their undergraduate or graduate degree. Candidates must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates should possess the following:

Pursuing or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in Business Administration, Psychology, Management, HR, or related field

Courses in Human Resources, General Business, Industrial Psychology, and/or Organizational Behavior Research, writing, and organization skills, as well as high attention to detail.

Experience with all Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Understanding of how to utilize the internet and various sites for research

Your Application Submission Must Include:
Completed application form

Resume and cover letter

Two letters of recommendation from current or previous employers or educators; please limit each letter to one page.

Two writing samples — please limit each sample to two pages.

About FleishmanHillard:
FleishmanHillard is the world’s most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on The power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard was named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2013; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 80 offices in 29 countries, plus affiliates in 42 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com),manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.

Questions:
All questions regarding the fellowship should be sent to DiversityFellowship@fleishman.com.  Please do not contact the office directly – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.