Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Posted by
Year Up
Boston, MA
Published 22 days ago


Reporting directly to the Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer, the DEI Manager will serve as the team’s internal project manager for multiple, simultaneous workstreams.  Â

The team has primary ownership of both strategy and implementation for increasing organizational capacity for DEI among staff, alumni, external partners and ensuring our program delivery and outcomes are equitable and inclusive. This role will work closely with Human Resources, Learning, National Events, Exec Ops, IT, and Marketing; and a have an ability to engage with various other functions to drive DEI priorities throughout Year Up. The DEI work ensures Year Up is living its mission internally, externally, and programmatically. Â

The successful candidate will leverage an acute intuition about people’s needs to manage up and across, driving projects forward with a style that is both proactive and service-oriented. Because we are often innovating, you must be able to confidently press forward in ambiguous circumstances, thrive in multi-project situations, and collaborate to achieve results.

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the DEI Manager will provide direct service to students in accordance with the expectations for National staff (e.g. joint coaching, mentoring, tutoring, etc.), participating in building a positive educational environment.Â


DEI Project Management
•   Provide excellent project management for multiple workstreams including the Antiracism Activism Group, Usher Task Forces, DEI Trainings, Staff Resource Groups/DEI Site Teams:

  • Schedule and drive effective meetings; translate notes into robust workplans
  • Manage all stakeholders proactively to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Provide quality assurance for deliverables (e.g. editing, version control) as needed
  • Â Manage relationships with vendors

DEI Communications

•   Keep stakeholders aligned through efficient and effective communication:

  • Draft CDO-specific comms Â
  • Staff Advisory
  • DEI calendar and event comms planning
  • DEI Report (on-going collection of materials)
  • Managing DEI email inbox

DEI Website
•   Primary content manager for DEI Website:

  • Liaison with teams to curate and publish content
  • Primary contact for IT team
  • Ensure content is relevant and up to date
  • Interest in learning website design

DEI Team MemberÂ
•   Support additional initiatives and programs as needed
•   Participate in staff meetings and trainings
•   Support a small, lean team with any tasks and projects as needed (team has â€~all hands-on deck’ approach)
•   Other duties as assigned

Site Team/Learning Community MemberÂ
•   Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
•   Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
•   Participate in staff meetings and trainings


•   Minimum 3 years of professional experience working in a fast-paced environment
•   2 years’ experience in project management and logistics required
•   Belief in Year Up’s desire to become an antiracist organization
•   Excellent project management skills with demonstrated record of meeting/exceeding deadlines
•   Outstanding time management skills, with proven ability to multi-task, accomplishing numerous tasks and changing priorities in an effective and timely manner; as well as a demonstrated ability to execute on short-term tasks
•   Experience exploring and learning new technologies preferred
•   Demonstrated ability to “lead through influence†and indirectly manage others to meet deadlines
•   Strong strategic instincts: ability to use data to drive decision-making
•   Good design sense, with a knack for tailoring materials to appeal to specific audiences
•   Strong writing, editing and research skills
•   A strong work ethic and positive attitude, with a willingness to be flexible and do whatever it takes to support the team
•   Proven ability to interact with people of all levels and build trust-based relationships
•   Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with an ability to flex communication styles to effectively partner with different stakeholdersÂ
•   Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required
•   A passion for working with young adults and an unshakable belief in their potential, and a strong commitment to Year Up’s mission
•   Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its driversÂ
•   Commitment to diversity and inclusion; evidence of cultural sensitivity in past employment and life experiences


Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that enables motivated young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year by providing the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high-expectations, high-support model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, coursework eligible for college credit, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to enable young adults with a viable path to economic self-sufficiency and meaningful careers. Year Up has served more than 30,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up has a presence in 27 U.S. cities, including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.


Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.


Reporting directly to the Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer, the DEI Manager will serve as the team’s internal project manager for multiple, simultaneous workstreams.  Â

The team has primary ownership of both…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021




Boston, MA, United States

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