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Director, DEI



Framingham, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Job Description:

The Opportunity:

Workhuman is looking to hire a DEI leader focused on creating, leading, and supporting our people and culture inclusion strategies. This role will provide subject matter expertise on relevant inclusion practices to business leaders and employees to develop and nurture an inclusive workplace where all employees can belong and thrive.

Reporting to the Chief Human Experience Officer, this role will be part of the HX organization with the following key responsibilities:

  • Partner with Executive team and HX team to develop and implement tightly integrated solutions that drive inclusive behaviors and practices that align with company D&I objectives.

  • Develop and implement an insight driven strategic plan for diversity and inclusion (people and culture) across Workhuman while working closely with the businesses, HX Partners and the CHXO to create a cohesive strategy.

  • Serve as a key strategic partner, cultural resource and thought leader to employees and coach/educate both employees and leaders on relevant DEI topics and initiatives.

  • Consult with Talent Acquisition to diversify talent pipelines and external/industry partners to source high caliber talent that reflects our values.

  • Drive DEI learning programs and initiatives that focus on education at all levels.

  • Provide coaching, education and consultation to HR and leaders to develop goals and practices that positively impact diversity and inclusion outcomes.

  • Oversee and support Workhuman by providing coordinated tools, resources, guidance and thought leadership to meet D&I goals and align to Company strategy.

  • Help drive Supplier Diversity initiatives across Workhuman.

  • Localized Crisis/Incident Management - Partner with HX and Leadership along with communication partners to support crisis/communications locally. Ensure approach balances needs of lines of business and broader company.

  • Partner with People Analytics and CHXO to develop and deliver consistent metrics and reporting to enable leaders to assess outcomes, understand trends and inform decisions on how to achieve goals.

  • Continuously enhance DEI practices through providing insights that increase awareness of market/industry trends and sharing best practices to support an inclusive environment across the Company

  • Moves thoughtfully and quickly, with regular communication and collaboration with partners and drives visible progress against objectives

  • Partner with Executive team and HX team to develop and implement tightly integrated solutions that drive inclusive behaviors and practices that align with company D&I objectives. Serve as a visible and vocal advocate for D&I across all levels of the company.

  • Review, update, and create policies and practices to support D&I objectives. Ensure compliance with local and global regulations related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Create and implement global D&I strategy which maintains consistency across different regions with diverse cultural and legal contexts while simultaneously striking the balance between a global framework and local adaptation.


  • 10 years of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or HR experience, ideally with a global company

  • Degree or equivalent work experience in the areas of DEI, or HR preferred.

  • Knowledge of best practices and innovative talent trends with a focus on creative and production talent.

  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels and drive change in creative and production environments.

  • Leads with the business in mind; thinks and acts strategically

  • Ability to tackle issues at systemic level and provide outcomes for all stakeholders

  • Proven success working in a highly matrixed and global business environment.

  • Cultivates curiosity AND focuses on impact

  • Compelling track record of working collaboratively with the business, Senior Leaders, HR and DEI to drive outcomes and change.

  • Experienced in leading the integration of multiple data sources (including primary and secondary research, internal sentiment, social media) into clear, actionable insights and compelling storytelling

  • Built and motivated high-performing, cross functional and collaborative teams

  • Effectively builds partnerships and influences stakeholders and decision-making at all levels of a complex organization

The Company:

At Workhuman® our mission is to bring more humanity to the workplace. We recognise and embrace individuals’ differences and believe that workforce diversity and inclusion are essential to our long-term growth and success. Even if you don’t think you “check every single box” above, please still consider applying. We’re looking for a human who is collaborative, and innovative with a growth mindset. We love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.

Did you know we have an award-winning culture across EMEA and North America:

  • We were named as #5 Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work Awards in Ireland in 2022 in the large sized workplace category. We were also recognised as a Best Workplace for Women and a Best Workplace in Technology in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

  • In 2021 we were named as #2 Best Workplace in Europe in the medium sized workplace category.

  • We were also recognised as #2 Best Large Places to Work in Boston by Built In for 2023 as well as a Best Place to Work in Boston, U.S. Best Large Places to Work and U.S. Best Places to Work.

  • There are currently over 7.5 million users on the Workhuman® cloud across 180 countries.

  • Our core values are Respect, Determination, Innovation and Imagination.

Workhuman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We proudly provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions at Workhuman are based on solely on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workhuman believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.