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Expression of Interest - Community Program Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
Sydney, NSW 2060

Community Program Manager - Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Application Date Open from 22 April 2022 to 23 May 2022

Role Type  - Full time

Work Location - Sydney, NSW, Australia

What Youll Do

The Inclusive Communities Experiences (ICX) team is searching for Program Manager to support our Employee Resource Organizations and Networks, both vertically for two Global EROs, and horizontally across APJC for all EROs/ERNs. A deep partnership with both the PRIDE (LGBTQ+ & Allies) global community and CDAN (Cisco Disability Action Network) will be core to day-to-day responsibilities. 

The role is holistic, central program support to these communities, supporting and advising them on growth, globalization, alignment to other EROs and networks (intersectionality), strategic and annual planning, events, community impact, business impact, succession planning, securing executive sponsors, communications, and providing infrastructure & process support (membership management & reporting, budget, etc).

Additionally, advocating for and being a point of contact and expertise for all communities across APJC is critical as our EROs/ERNs globalize, chapters expand, and cross-community learnings unfold.

Who You'll Work With

Beyond the global & regional communities youll be supporting day to day, youll be a direct part of the Inclusive Communities Experience team, which is a part of the Inclusive Future & Strategy (IFS) team within People and Communities. Our immediate team is close-knit and bound by a common purpose of advancing communities within Cisco.  We sit in all geographies, and are rewarded daily by the opportunity to dedicate our full roles to the advancement of an inclusive culture at Cisco.  We work outside the binds of traditional processes and roles, mobilize quickly and work toward a larger, shared purpose. You will have regular and collaborative interactions with stakeholders within People and Communities, key business leaders, community leaders.

Who You Are

This role for a self-starter, someone who is able to see and help shape the larger community strategy while working to execute key elements thru systems, tool and processes to:

  • Become a trusted advisor, aligning closely with ERO Global Leaders and Executive Sponsors to support community strategy development and execution & maximize community impact
  • For APJC region, country, and sites   oversee all efforts related to inclusive communities, enabling cross-community engagements among EROs and ERNs
  • Champion Ciscos accessibility efforts across APJC, from a platform of deep knowledge of our strategy and action plans
  • Actively participate at regional and global community meetings, events, and community digital forums
  • Partner with leads and exec sponsors on annual strategy / plan and funding forecast
  • Provide oversight and support the planning of global PRIDE & CDAN experiences, and cross-community APJC regional experiences
  • Help build strategies on expanding adoption of I&C initiatives for function through our inclusive communities within APJC
  • Stay informed of inclusive community member emails alias/Webex rooms/SharePoint sites that offer insights for community members and regional sentiments
  • Raise visibility of community efforts by creating CEC/Blog content related to APJC Inclusive Community events, stories, and outcomes in partnership with IFS and corporate communications teams
  • Create executive briefing documents pre/post events and track outcomes

Qualifications & Skills


  • Background (5+ years) in diversity and inclusion and/or community management
  • Fluency in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging solutions
  • Ability to navigate challenging conversations, with focus on advocacy of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Depth of experience in disability community, to champion the advancement of accessibility across APJC & Cisco globally
  • Comfortable in working fast paced environments and able to prioritize critical work
  • Solid organizational & program management skills:  ability to focus and make progress towards both short term goals and long-term objectives of ICX (Inclusive Community Experience) team
  • Strong oral presentation skills to communicate with program stakeholders at all levels
  • Relationship builder and ability to influence
  • Willingness to grow with the team and tackle administrative tasks as required


  • BA/BS degree
  • SharePoint, social media, content creation skills
  • Strong skills in Powerpoint and Excel
Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you cant put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!
Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.


Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-05-22

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