Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by National Football League

New York, NY 10001
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Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

The Head of Diversity & Inclusion will serve as the League's primary diversity and inclusion strategist.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the NFL's overarching diversity strategy, manage relationships/partnerships with external diversity programs/groups and drive measurable changeDevelop ideal future state and associated action plan including annual deliverables including appropriate metrics.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to implement plan and drive overall awareness.
  • Work with Football and Business leadership at Clubs on identifying and developing diverse talent pipelines including on-field personnel
  • Lead existing and future engagement efforts focused on strengthening the NFL's commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Develop strategies to assist in the recruitment and retention of staff
  • Chair NFL Diversity Council Work with and provide guidance to existing Employee Resource Groups (ERG).
  • Establish new ERGs as needed.
  • Represent the NFL on panel discussions and speaking engagements


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 15+ years of experience leading and managing global HR and diversity initiatives for a large corporate entity OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Successfully demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining relationships with key constituencies including, but not limited to colleges and universities, diversity programs, veteran and disability programs, LGBTQ groups, and ERGs.
  • Strong working knowledge of D&I best practices with a strong understanding of global and cultural issues as well as emerging trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to create change management programs that reflect a strong culture of empowerment, inclusion, belonging, respect, and opportunity
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing and respecting diversity in the workplace
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, influence, and motivate others
  • Ability to collaborate and build successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
Other Key Attributes / Characteristics:
  • Highly organized with the ability to establish priorities and meet strict deadlines Executive presence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Travel required, including weekends and holidays, as needed

Reference: 561326887

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