Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice - Northeast Division

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The Nature Conservancy
New Haven, CT
Published 19 days ago

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. 

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.


Position Summary

The Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice (DEIJ) for the Northeast Division (NED) will provide overarching DEIJ program management and guidance in the areas of talent management and retention, staff development and training, organizational development and recruiting, with a high level of expertise as outlined. This position reports to the Connecticut State Director and serves as a thought partner to the State Chapters. The position has a close working relationship with TNC’s Global DEI Office as well as the Division HR Business Partner.

The Director will lead and coordinate DEIJ efforts and activities that ensure DEIJ principles are an integral part of every aspect of work throughout the Division, providing guidance and assistance to all levels of personnel.

  • Act as the Division Director for DEIJ efforts by leading and coordinating relevant work streams within the chapters and programs to ensure consistency of approach and alignment with TNC’s Global DEI Initiative.
  • Understand the goals and principles of the TNC Global DEI program and use that framework to guide DEIJ efforts and increase cultural competency throughout the Division.
  • Identify best practices and facilitate shared learning among NED chapters and programs, including opportunities for staff development and training.
  • Directly support NED chapters to develop their processes and practices for recruiting, talent sourcing, hiring and onboarding, with the goals of increasing staff diversity, improving retention of a diverse workforce, and building a culture which is representative of the communities served by the Division.
  • Provide connections within BIPOC networks and underrepresented communities and groups to create partnerships in order to support recruitment efforts.
  • Work with Division Leads to integrate DEIJ principles into Northeast Conservation Priorities (Climate Action, Climate Adaptation, Conserve Lands & Waters, Healthy Oceans). Provide insight into the impact of conservation work in diverse and under-represented communities.
  • Collaborate with key staff to develop strategies and implement new initiatives as needed to achieve DEIJ goals.
  • Provide data, reports and analysis as requested and develop division wide metrics and tracking methods in collaboration with the Global DEI Team.


Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination in diversity & inclusion work, human resources or relevant business environment.
  • Experience working with current trends and best practices in the diversity & inclusion discipline.
  • Experience in successfully recruiting and creating retention plans for underrepresented and BIPOC staff.
  • Experienced in project management, coordinating and leading multiple concurrent, setting realistic deadlines and managing deliverables. 
  • Experience leading project teams and individuals. 
  • Track record of successful relationships with BIPOC and underrepresented communities.
  • Knowledge of fundamental Human Resources concepts and processes.
  • Experience with staff training and development.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with MS Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel throughout the Northeast Division (up to 40% of time) and work flexible hours as needed.


How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply, please visit Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New Haven, CT, USA

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