JARAMI BOND - communications + diversity 

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September 5th, 2018

Hi Facebook,

If you’re looking for a ­­­­­high-performing leader with the ability to cultivate engaged company culture through the development of impactful diversity campaigns, communications, and initiatives, I just might be the candidate for you.

Currently, I serve as the Sustainability Strategy Manager at Interface, Inc. where I am responsible for connecting and aligning internal departments and stakeholders with the company mission. I help lead efforts to promote genuine culture by building meaningful pathways for all associates (from manufacturing to sales to the C-suite) to tangibly embrace the company's mission and values. I cast vision and strategize creatively, helping Interface recognize unique opportunities to maximize its platform and leverage its influence.

I help build Interface’s internal purpose-driven brand by developing employee engagement communications and programs focused on diversity & inclusion, volunteerism, and education, empowering employees to contribute to creating positive global impacts.

In my role, I have liaised between my sustainability team and a variety of other departments.  I especially enjoy working alongside the global communications, employee experience, and culture teams, the bridges that deepen employees' connectivity to the company vision.

Upon joining the company in 2015, I recognized a lack of diversity and viewed it as an opportunity to take initiative and provide new perspective to company executives. Over the past three years, my advocacy evolved into the opportunity to help craft, develop, and deploy fresh D&I strategy across Interface's global business.

Here are a few things I learned about transforming organizational culture with diversity:

  • Celebrate vulnerability by creating safe spaces for people to share and embrace each other’s stories and experiences.
  • Take action by developing intentional, targeted initiatives that enhance employee experience and increase cultural competency.
  • Prioritize inclusion by creating an environment in which people of all backgrounds have room to comfortably express elements of their culture. Missing out on this can lead to rich, but disconnected silos.
  • Empower people managers to become diversity champions through providing voluntary opportunities to participate in external recruitment and internal mentoring efforts.

Here are a few places that I have shared my insights and perspectives on D&I in public forums:

-       Net Impact Business + Racial Justice Webinar (netimpact.org)

-       Why Diversity is the Key to Unlocking Sustainability Article (GreenBiz.com)

-       Diversity in the Driver’s Seat Podcast (GreenBiz.com)

I'd love to connect soon to chat more about communications + diversity at Facebook.  I am eager and ready to empower people to build community and bring the world closer together.

Sincerely,


Jarami Bond


Characteristics that make me a great fit:

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence, diligence, and integrity.
  • Keen interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence that I use to build relationships rooted in trust. 
  • Refined written and oral communication skills - storytelling is my favorite oral communication tool!
  • Harmony, empathy, includer are my top Gallup strengths. I exist to serve and enhance the lives of people.
  • Insatiable desire to help those around me succeed and achieve their goals.

Resume Highlights

  • Leads a collaborative effort with HR, Culture, and the executive leadership team to develop fresh vision and strategy for diversity & inclusion, including the exploration of internal and market-facing communication campaigns, culture-building programs, and outreach initiatives
  • Creates content for internal campaigns, curates website material, and speaks at company events, all meant to amplify employee awareness around ways to plug into the mission and promote the company initiatives
  • Facilitates training and new-hire onboarding for 2000+ global employees via in-person workshops, webinars, podcasts, video, and other communication mediums
  • Develops and executes employee engagement programs for 1000+ employees