Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 23

Position description

Director, Diversity and Inclusion. London. Posting Date: 05/22/2019. Deadline: 06/16/2019


The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 50 members, sits in our Berlin, London, New York, and Washington, DC offices and supports OSF staff across the global network of offices and foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of HR generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialist functions comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruitment.


We are seeking an innovative, and emotionally intelligent Director, Diversity and Inclusion to lead the implementation and further development of Open Society Foundations' vision for diversity and inclusion, in pursuit of making the organization a more inclusive and diverse network. The Director serves as subject matter expert and collaborates closely with a diversity of internal stakeholders, including the Leadership Group on Inclusion, the Office of the Chief Integration Officer, and several employee affinity groups. Based in Berlin or London and reporting to the Global Director of Human Resources, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion will supervise a team of three.


  • More specifically, the Director, Diversity and Inclusion will:
  • Develop and implement transformative diversity and inclusion strategies and programs with a focus on building an inclusive culture and inclusive workplaces at OSF.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and advisor to other HR functions, including recruitment, performance management, compensation and benefits and talent development, to embed inclusive practices in HR policies, processes and programs.
  • Serve as thought partner and advisor to programs and departments to support unit-level efforts to develop more inclusive practices and culture.
  • Develop and maintain a global network of diversity and inclusion external experts who can advise and support internal stakeholders on diversity and inclusion topics and implement specific activities such as training, assessment, and facilitation.
  • Identify and monitor the diversity and inclusion indicators of the global HR dashboard, and measure the effectiveness of the diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of global diversity and inclusion topics, research and trends to provide the most relevant solutions to OSF network.
  • Develop and implement the diversity and inclusion communication strategy and plan, and partner with Internal Communications to regularly communicate internal diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and progress.


The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in project management, change management, organizational development or related field, including 3 to 5 years of experience designing and leading diversity and inclusion projects and initiatives in a global organization.

He/she will need:
  • A certification in the field of Diversity and Inclusion
  • A proven record of successfully designing and delivering global, complex, multi-disciplined, inclusive programs
  • A global perspective with the ability to thrive in a fast-changing, fast-paced, yet consultative environment
  • An ability to build strong relationships and to facilitate conversations on challenging and uncomfortable topics at all levels of the organization, from senior leadership to individual contributors
  • Uncompromising integrity and a desire to work in a mission-driven environment
  • To be highly collaborative; equally effective as a team leader and a team player
  • To be comfortable making decisions in a collegial and highly collaborative environment, bringing to bear a strategic approach, and strong problem solving skills

The role requires the ability to travel internationally approximately 25% of the time.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.
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