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Consumers Energy Inclusion Champion in Lansing|Grand Rapids|Saginaw|Kalamazoo|Flint|Midland|Battle Creek|Alma|Royal Oak|Bay City|Cadillac|Owosso|Sparta|Traverse City|Hamilton|Livonia|Norton Shores|Hastings|West Branch|Big Rapids|Kentwood|Clare|Benzonia|Boyne City|Fremont|Clinton Township|Tempe, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

The Inclusion Champions team will consist of both union and company representatives working together to embed diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) into everything we do through focused efforts onour culture, talent, and processes. The goal is for Inclusion Champions to advance the DE&I strategy and reach coworkers at all locations, including remote work locations, in order to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging for everyone. They will provide DE&I education, facilitate difficult discussions and act as a DE&I point of contact for all coworkers and company locations, including union locals.

Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and execute strategy to promote, encourage, and host opportunities to engage in company-wide DE&I conversations and learning at a local level; serving as a primary point of contact for DE&I related concerns, questions, and resources for the company and any specific headquarters they are assigned

  • Build relationships and work in partnership with existing teams such as Employee Resource Groups (ERG), Safety Guidance Teams, Fix-It-Now (FIN) teams, and the Personal Well-Being Committee, among others, to collaborate and address business priorities

  • Use the Culture tools and CE Way tools, where applicable, to engage in problem solving enterprise-wide and at a local level

There will be an additional focus in one of the following areas:

  • Manage DE&I scorecard items and related metrics within business plan deployment process, Empowerment/Engagement rally room, closing gaps from external benchmarking surveys, Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council objectives, etc.

  • Lead and support Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a DE&I liaison which includes:

  • Monthly meeting cadence and extended quarterly discussions with ERG leaders

  • Provide insights and guidance connecting goals to the DE&I strategy and associated business priorities

  • Record, reference, and develop overall ERG operational standards, as needed

  • Connect ERGs to relevant supporting contacts such as communications, Ethics and Compliance, Corporate Giving, etc.

  • Help to problem solve and remove barriers, as applicable

The selected candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • A strong track record of teamwork and collaboration

  • Problem solving skills, utilizing lean operating tools

  • The ability to work with data and operational metrics


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field. An equivalent combination of work and experience will be considered.

  • Experience leading a large-scale project

The following may set you apart:

  • Experience working on a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion project or team

  • Working knowledge of change management principles

  • Experience with lean operating principles

  • Strong data analytics experience

This role will primarily work remote initially, but field and headquarter visits throughout the state of Michigan is extremely likely, especially when more frequent in-person work resumes. Any field visits during COVID safety times will be outside and with small groups, following all safety guidelines.   

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee will be using a computer and the associated keyboard and mouse. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to low.

Hours and Travel

Maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work hours at assigned worksite. Meet travel requirements of the position.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.