Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs at The Riveter
Seattle, WA, US

The Riveter is looking for a Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs to build a robust programming channel, fueling our work to redefine equity in the workplace. This person is accountable for all The Riveter externally-facing events and programming related to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.


This person will be responsible for leadership of all outward/member-facing DEI efforts and tasked with leveraging 3rd party partnerships with external diversity-focused organizations and initiatives. This person understands the urgency of corporate America’s need for DEI, knows the dynamics of change occurring (or not) in the workplace, and will define a vision and desired outcomes. The role involves setting strategy, establishing a business plan, and identifying new ways to advance the DEI agenda. This person will be tasked with execution and coordinating resources, as well as being strong at publicly representing the organization across the country on this topic.


This person is integral to the growth of our movement and will report directly to the CEO. We created the role to build programming to scale across the country and to create a consistent, coordinated strategy for delivering DEI in a way to maximize impact for change. This person will be based in Seattle.


What You’ll Do:

  • Build from scratch a world-class, innovative DEI Program portfolio that is relevant to our members, both individual and corporate - as well as society at large
  • Leadership of all other outward / client-facing DEI programs and initiatives by The Riveter
  • Manage a small team of individuals tasked with implementation of DEI related programs. Develop and sustain this nimble, high-performing team; provide leadership and support with the ability to be “hands on” when necessary
  • Represent The Riveter at a senior level with external stakeholders and networking groups, positively engaging and informing on our external diversity and inclusion strategy, targets and activities
  • Collaborate to identify and acquire preferred partners to create a robust network of best-in-class specialists to help us execute and deliver on our programs
  • Work closely with the Director of Content, Community Managers, Marketing and the Digital Platform team to bring DEI programming to a global audience
  • Devise key performance targets for external DEI, continually monitor impact and achievement against these targets

You're Our Ideal Teammate if You:

  • Have minimum of 5 years’ experience working on diversity and inclusion initiatives in a formal or informal context
  • Have a solid network of contacts in the diversity and inclusion arena and/or in the industry at large
  • Are comfortable networking, especially with senior C-suite-level corporate and start-up contacts
  • Have highly collaborative style; experienced in building strong relationships and influencing stakeholders at multiple levels, including the C-suite
  • Be able to establish trust and strong rapport with colleagues, members, and others
  • Are a highly-motivated self-starter comfortable leading and managing in the listed areas of responsibility
  • Are able to facilitate senior level meetings and counsel senior stakeholders on diversity and inclusion topics
  • Have demonstrated experience in setting vision, strategy, tactics and delivery for DEI initiatives
  • Have strong problem-solving, organization, persuasion, and negotiation skills
  • Have highly effective team-building and influence skills, able to influence without authority
  • Have proven ability to interact effectively with cross-functional teams and keep team members motivated
  • Have ability to create new and unique ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit a plus
  • Have very high level of organizational and time management skills, including ability to juggle competing priorities and changing expectations
  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding judgment and mature business and communication skills with the ability to establish a strong rapport with senior management
  • Have excellent consulting, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Be able to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of professionalism
  • Are calm and good-natured under pressure