Director, People and Inclusion
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the top professional women's soccer league in the USA, with 12 teams and 300+ of the best soccer players globally. In just its 10th season, the league continues to grow exponentially: In 2022, the NWSL shattered all-time fan attendance records, more than two dozen markets expressed demand for expansion teams, valuations of teams multiplied by double digits, several new C-suite executives were hired, and the league continues to receive unprecedented interest from sponsors and media partners alike. The future of the NWSL has never looked brighter.
Reporting to the Chief People and Culture Officer, the People and Inclusion Partner will be responsible for translating and executing our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy throughout the league and beyond. The People and Inclusion Partner will establish talent pipeline partnerships and inclusion best practices to progress our strategy through tangible action aligned to the specific needs of our business functions. The People and Inclusion Partner will serve as an advisor to NWSL leadership to identify DEI opportunity areas and implement solutions that support increased representation, community building and an inclusive and equitable workplace experience for all.
In partnership with the Chief People and Culture Officer, the People and Inclusion Partner will develop and execute a social impact strategy for the NWSL in a way that expands the league's influence and audience by meaningfully contributing to positive social change - overseeing the league's voice and presence across racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, mental health, gun violence prevention, environmental justice, and other progressive causes.
The ideal candidate would be a continuous learner who remains current on global DEI trends and believes in the power of data-driven solutions to measure progress.
- Work with internal key stakeholders to develop a DEI strategy with clear purpose, priorities, and goals to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
- Build partnerships with key organizations and community groups to activate talent pipelining initiatives.
- Identify key moments and messaging that engages internal and external stakeholders to amplify and facilitate meaningful impact.
- Support and assist across NWSL business functions at the league office and the teams to ensure authenticity and representativeness across the brand.
- Review, analyze and recommend changes to current practices and policies in order to achieve company goals.
- Establish employee resource groups (ERGs) to help create a sense of community and drive change toward a more equitable workplace.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent certification.
- 8+ years of experience in program management, recruitment/talent acquisition, organizational development, or business partner role with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Demonstrated experience driving review of programs from concept to launch in a constantly evolving environment.
- Experience collecting, analyzing, and reporting on social sustainability data and metrics required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proven dispute resolution skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Has a strong professional and positive presence/image that represents the league both internally and externally.
- Guided by strong moral and ethical principles.
- Pursues lifelong development and learning.
- Communicates in a direct, open, and honest manner.
- Seeks feedback and demonstrates accountability.
- Practice self-assessment and self-reflection.
Salary: $125,000 -$150,000/year
NWSL salaries are contingent upon candidates' qualifications, functional business needs, and market financials.
NWSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.