Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Programs

Washington, DC or San Francisco

Job - December 6, 2013
As part of our continuous development and growth strategy, we are looking to recruit a dynamic Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Programs Director (DIO) to join our US Administration team. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives as well as learning and delivery who would excel in a fast-paced and innovative organization. The role will increase the capability of employees and managers through the delivery and administration of D&I, learning and organizational program initiatives. This role requires someone who can project manage, deliver and implement existing programs, and work with our organization’s stakeholders including senior leadership and human resources to recommend, design, and deliver new ones. The successful candidate will drive high levels of participation in programs by ensuring efficiency, relevancy, and innovation in their delivery. He or she will continuously link D&I, learning, and development to organizational performance and ensure that courses are scalable globally where appropriate. The successful candidate will also have a strong attention to detail with excellent prioritization skills, an ability to act professionally regarding sensitive subjects, and an ability to work in a high change environment.

Position Summary:

 Coordinate Greenpeace USA’s diversity and inclusion culture change process to become a more diverse and inclusive organization.  Work with the Senior Management Plus Team, the COO, Director of HR, the Diversity and Inclusion Council, external consultants, and other key stakeholders to increase the capability of everyone to implement this organizational development change. Facilitate and expand existing training programs, track training statistics to ensure compliance, and develop effectiveness assessments.   Recommend and assist in the development and delivery of new training and diversity programs

 Essential Functions:

 1.         Organizational Development, Internal Consulting, Program Administration.  (70%)

  •  Develop, implement, and champion diversity & inclusion strategies to support organizational capabilities.
  • Project manage and coordinate the work of the Diversity & Inclusion Council;
  • Support and coach Greenpeace USA’s management team on diversity & inclusion.
  • Strategize and lead internal communication on diversity & inclusion;
  • Integrate diversity & inclusion work throughout the organization, both in internal-facing and program departments;
  • Participate in the administration of organizational programs including the Employee Opinion Survey from pre-survey field communication to results analysis & follow-up.
  • Lead the administration and roll-out of the Performance Appraisal process training and feedback meetings.
  • Conduct and source research, benchmarks, and comprehensive analytics to inform and support Greenpeace USA’s diversity & inclusion strategy.
  • Manage learning initiatives through continuous cycle of needs/gap analysis, design, project management and logistics, delivery, and evaluation.
  • In partnership with senior management, monitor and evaluate ROI of programs.
  • Proactively recommend strategies to enhance the achievement of additional diversity and inclusion success.
  • Partner with Greenpeace USA’s talent acquisition team and HR leadership to establish a comprehensive and diverse talent sourcing strategy.

 2.         Develop, administer, and facilitate, training programs. (15%)

  •  Administer/oversee staff orientation and on-boarding experience.
  •  Integrate diversity and inclusion content in foundational manager and employee training
  • Coordinate and plan diversity & inclusion workshops.
  • Develop trainings and train staff on recruitment, leadership development, and inclusive culture, as applicable;

 3.         Relationship management and communication of training requirements. (15%)

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with vendors and external training partners.
  • Coordinate and liaise on diversity and inclusion with other Greenpeace National and Regional Offices, and allied organizations.
  • Work closely with diversity & inclusion champions.
  • Communicate training requirements and ensure compliance.


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development , Diversity and Inclusion, HR, Communications,  or related field. Master’s degree preferred.


  • 5-7 years of relevant, Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Development, HR, and/or training experience
  • Non-profit experience a plus   


Skills and Abilities:

  • Values diversity and models and promotes inclusion; Models emotional awareness, self-disclosure, and vulnerability;
  • Highly emotionally intelligent leadership style; Recognized for leadership ability and credibility;
  • Organizational development, change management foundation
  • Advanced facilitation skills, including ability to create safe space within diverse groups, support groups through conflict, and create processes and structures in the moment to help a group move forward
  • Demonstrates commitment to doing both inter- and intra-personal work to explore the connection of issues and dynamics of bias, prejudice, discrimination and institutional “isms”.
  • Ability to engage and support others through resistance and inclusion challenges using a high degree of emotional awareness and a coaching style;
  • Able to work successfully within and across all departments;
  • Able to articulate the value of diversity & inclusion for Greenpeace;
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion;
  • Ability to continually analyze and evaluate processes and programs and to create innovative and strategic improvements;
  • Some experience preferred in some or all of the following: diversity and inclusion, human resources, non-profit management, advocacy, recruitment, training, facilitation, budgeting.
  • Proven ability to design, coordinate, and lead interactive and effective trainings
  • Advanced facilitation skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation/facilitation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Managing multiple and changing priorities effectively
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within teams
  • Ability to articulate campaigns
  • Strong organizational skills and personal accountability
  • Proficient with and regularly applies concepts of ADDIE
  • Knowledge of training and organizational development theory and practice
  • Values diversity and models/promotes inclusion
  • Models emotional intelligence including self management
  • Identification with Greenpeace goals and supportive of Greenpeace values
  • Positive, energetic, and promotes organizational culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to interact with all levels within the organization with professionalism and integrity
  • Detail oriented, administratively strong
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.


Please send cover letter and resume to . Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Programs.   YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.