Strategist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

We're looking for a Strategist to join our staff and lead our Change Who to Change How campaign.

Strategist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Posted on:

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Application close:

Tuesday 31st May 2022

Location:

Remote with the right to work either in the US, UK or Germany.

Salary:

GBP 65k (or equivalent in USD or Euro) per annum and a comprehensive benefits package.

The B Team is looking for a Strategist to join our staff and lead our Change Who to Change How campaign, which seeks to advance gender balance and racial diversity in corporate boards and c-suites.

About The B Team

The B Team is a global collective of business and civil society leaders working to create new norms of corporate leadership. Together, B Team leaders are holding themselves and their peers accountable to measuring business success not only by financial performance, but also for the benefit of future generations.

The B Team is committed to ensuring that our people are respected and valued. We strive to create a positive working culture, one that includes learning. Our culture and agenda reflect our core principles of sustainability, equality and accountability.

Job Description

The strategist should have expertise in and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and the role of business in creating a more equitable world. The best candidates will have outstanding interpersonal, communication and strategy skills and experience working with senior leaders, including in the private sector. The strategist should be prepared to lead and do the work: we are a small, hands-on staff and organize ourselves through flexible teaming on all that we do.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Leading the Change Who to Change How campaign, including overarching strategy, projects, partnerships and fundraising

  • Achieving progress against our goal of advancing gender balance and racial diversity in private sector leadership

  • Managing and developing relationships with B Team companies and partners across business and civil society

  • Representing The B Team externally including public speaking and meeting facilitation

  • Weaving DEI and the call for diverse leadership as a thread across all B Team work

  • Driving internal DEI efforts to support The B Team’s learning culture

  • Delivering grant reporting and communications efforts related to this work, together with our resources and communications colleagues

The Strategist may also be required to take on other duties as needed to help drive forward our mission and vision.

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • Expertise in and commitment to advancing corporate diversity, equity and inclusion. Relevant private sector experience is preferred, including experience leading DEI work or managing teams

  • Excellent relationship building and project management skills

  • Creative thinking with strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to juggle a range of projects and partnerships across multiple organizations and time zones

  • Strong understanding of the intersection of DEI with other issues core to The B Team’s mission, including climate and nature, governance and human rights, ESG reporting and more

  • Humility and a willingness to work at all levels - from event logistics to high-level strategy

For this position, we are background-agnostic and would like to hear from applicants of all professional backgrounds with varied skill sets and personal experiences. We not only work on diversity issues, but also believe that diversity is a strength for our team. We are also looking forward to meeting with candidates that can bring fresh insight to the team. If you do not meet all of the requirements outlined in the job description below, but believe you could thrive in the role and support The B Team’s mission, we encourage you to apply.

What we offer

£65,000 (or equivalent in USD or Euro) per annum and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to apply

Please apply for this role by sending a single PDF or Word document containing the following requirements to jobs@bteam.org with the subject: DEI Strategist - [NAME]

Required:

  • Cover letter (1 page):
    • Tell us why you want to work for The B Team, what excites you about the job, and what makes you the right person for the role. We are especially interested to hear about your interest in and/or experience advancing DEI in the private sector.

    • Please tell us how your background and experiences would help advance a more diverse and inclusive culture at The B Team (self-identification of demographic information is optional and this information will not be used to discriminate against candidates in the recruitment process).

  • Résumé: Let us know your professional and/or educational background (max 2 pages).

Conditions

Our Work Environment: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all B Team staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. We have offices and staff based primarily in London and New York, and we welcome applicants from either of these locations (or anywhere in the US, UK or Germany). The B Team will provide support to ensure a productive remote working environment.

Job Requirements: The right to work either in the US, UK or Germany is required.

Duration: Full-time.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are a committed equal opportunity employer and we strive not to discriminate based on ability, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, political or religious beliefs, national origin, race or ethnicity, skin colour, health status, pregnancy, caring responsibility or any other basis prohibited by law. We are also committed to enhancing the diversity of our team and to ensuring an inclusive working environment for all B Team staff.

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