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Director, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging)



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) is responsible for developing strategies and initiatives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging within the organization. Overall, the Director of DEIB plays a central role in shaping the organizational culture and driving positive change towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This is a hybrid role, with a requirement of two days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday) in the San Francisco office.


  1. Strategy Development: Develops strategies and initiatives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging within the organization. This involves analyzing current policies, practices, and culture to identify areas for improvement and designing long-term plans to address them.
  2. Policy Implementation: Work to implement policies and procedures that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization. This might involve creating or updating hiring practices, employee training programs, and codes of conduct to ensure fairness and equal opportunities for all employees.
  3. Training and Education: Oversees the development and delivery of training programs aimed at raising awareness of diversity issues, promoting inclusive behaviors, and mitigating unconscious bias within the organization. This could include workshops, seminars, and online learning modules.
  4. Community Engagement: Engage with internal and external stakeholders to build partnerships and collaborations that support diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. This might involve participating in industry events, networking with other DEIB professionals, and representing the organization in diversity-focused initiatives.
  5. Metrics and Reporting: Establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track progress towards diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. They regularly analyze data on hiring, promotion, retention, and employee satisfaction to assess the effectiveness of DEIB initiatives and identify areas for improvement.
  6. Advocacy and Representation: They serve as an advocate for underrepresented groups within the organization, advocating for their needs and concerns at all levels of decision-making. This might involve advising leadership on diversity-related issues, participating in employee resource groups, and promoting diverse voices in company communications and events.
  7. Cultural Transformation: Plays a critical role in driving cultural transformation within the organization. By fostering a culture of inclusivity and belonging, they help to create an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents.


  • Education: A bachelor's degree or higher in fields such as diversity and inclusion, human resources, organizational development, sociology, psychology, or related areas.
  • Experience: Extensive experience (12+ years) in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work is crucial. This could include prior leadership roles in DEI initiatives within organizations, preferably in progressively responsible positions.
  • Knowledge: Deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, best practices, and trends. Familiarity with relevant laws and regulations (e.g., Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws) is essential.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary to effectively communicate DEI goals, strategies, and initiatives across all levels of the organization. This includes the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders and facilitate difficult conversations.
  • Strategic Thinking: The ability to develop and implement long-term DEI strategies aligned with the organization's goals and values. This involves analyzing data, identifying trends, and making data-driven decisions to drive organizational change.
  • Leadership Abilities: Strong leadership skills are required to inspire and motivate others to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. This includes the ability to build and lead diverse teams, manage conflict, and foster a culture of inclusivity.
  • Collaboration Skills: The capacity to collaborate effectively with various departments, stakeholders, and external partners to integrate DEI principles into all aspects of the organization's operations.
  • Cultural Competence: A high level of cultural competence and the ability to navigate and understand the complexities of diversity within the organization and in external environments.
  • Change Management: Experience in driving cultural and organizational change, including the ability to assess organizational readiness, anticipate resistance, and implement strategies to overcome barriers.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning: Demonstrated commitment to staying informed about emerging DEI trends, research, and best practices through ongoing professional development, networking, and participation in relevant conferences and workshops.
  • Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: The ability to empathize with others' experiences, perspectives, and challenges, coupled with emotional intelligence to navigate sensitive issues and create an inclusive and supportive work environment.
  • Track Record of Success: Proven success in implementing DEI initiatives that have led to measurable improvements in organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes.

Ultimately, a successful Director of DEIB will possess a combination of these qualifications along with a genuine passion for promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the organization. They should also be able to align these efforts with the broader mission and goals of the organization.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $225,000 - $250,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Individual pay within this salary range is determined by work location and additional factors, including assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process. An overview of benefit offerings for your location can be found on the careers page.

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Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. We believe in encouraging a workplace where our people are supported and included. This environment is critical to crafting phenomenal products that our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in-person interaction and collaboration cultivates creativity, a sense of community, and is crucial to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

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