Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

Amherst H Wilder Foundation

Job Description


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

Application Deadline: 02/07/2024

Salary: $80,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year

This is a full time position.


Are you Wilder's next Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager? This role provides coordination and leadership to Wilder’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Working with Executive leadership, the DEI Manager implements strategies, initiatives, and action plans that align with Wilder’s whole family approach and DEI goals.


  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to Wilder’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (WIDE) council and employee resource groups; engage staff and executive leadership to vision and role and structure for these teams, and encouraging their active participation in promoting diversity and inclusion within the organization.
  • Advance efforts related to engagement and use of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and its integration with Wilder strategy. Provide guidance and support to Wilder’s IDI Qualified Administrator team and support staff around intercultural development goals.
  • Working with operations, HR and IT teams, establish and maintain metrics to measure the effectiveness of DEI programs and initiatives, creating meaningful approaches to measure our efforts and accountability, and regularly assessing progress and making data driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources around integration of DEI principles with recruitment, onboarding, career development and total rewards.
  • Collaborate with Executive Leadership, Program/Department leaders and Human Resources to conduct training to raise awareness and enhance understanding of DEI and its integration with the whole family approach. This includes implementing trainings or learning experiences that strengthen supervisory and management practice related to DEI.
  • Collaborate with Communications department to raise awareness of DEI efforts and celebrate DEI achievements. Update information on website, intranet, and in other communications vehicles and forums.
  • Act as a liaison with external organizations and communities to enhance partnerships and collaborate on community DEI initiatives; serve on external committees or task forces related to DEI.
  • Work with VP of Strategy and Executive Leadership on alignment of DEI vision with Wilder strategy; articulate overall goals.
  • Assess Wilder’s external presence and positioning of DEI, including historical considerations, current impact and future vision.
  • Working with VP of Strategy and Executive leadership, participate in key strategic initiatives to advance a DEI lens.
  • Interface with the Board of Directors around DEI efforts, and be available to consult with them around DEI skill development or integration of DEI considerations with Board processes.

This role will be hybrid requiring some in-person meetings and engagement. In addition there will be some evening and weekend in-person work based on community events and program engagements.

When you work at Wilder, you will join a diverse community of passionate individuals who are committed to the Wilder mission and dedicated to serving whole families.

Wilder's workplace diversity strengthens our mission and contributes to our vision of individuals and families thriving in St. Paul and beyond. We offer a dynamic Total Rewards package, which includes competitive compensation and benefits – health, dental, employer-matched 401(k), PTO, paid family, medical and caregiver leave, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and employee wellness programs.

In addition, you will have access to professional development opportunities, including development funding, tuition discounts, career development, and training opportunities. You will also have access to Wilder's inclusion, diversity and equity (WIDE) council, employee resource groups, and other DEI development opportunities available to all employees. Eligible federal loans may also qualify for deferment through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, or Social Sciences.
  • 5 to 10 years of demonstrated work experience as a DEI Manager, Diversity Officer or similar role with a focus on leading/implementing successful DEI strategies and programs.

About Wilder

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that creates lasting, positive change rooted in people through direct services, research and community building. We combine knowledge, compassion and action to improve lives today and for generations to come. https://www.wilder.org/

Online Application Information

Our application system works best using Chrome and attaching documents in PDF or Word format. Postings close at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

There are four sections to the application process, please follow these instructions carefully:

  • Contact information. Be sure to fill out all of the required fields (marked with a red *).
  • Verification of email address. Enter the code sent to your email address.
  • Enter Address
  • Resume and cover letter section. First upload your resume in the resume section then upload your cover letter (required for this position) and any other required documents mentioned in the job posting in the second upload area.
  • Questions. Answer “How did you hear about this job/posting?” question and other questions if applicable.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Questions (EEO). We are required to ask these questions, using this wording, to meet federal guidelines. If you prefer not to answer any questions you can skip them but you must check the box labeled “I have read the above invitation to self-identify as an individual with a disability”
  • Review and Edit. Here you can review and edit sections as necessary.
  • Attestation. Read statement, check the box and enter your name. Then click submit.
  • Optional profile. At this time Wilder is not reviewing this profile information. Click on “Return to Career Center” at the bottom of the page.

Job offers will be contingent on the successful applicant‘s proof of authorization to work in the United States and the results of a background check related to the job requirements.

Wilder is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the Amherst H Wilder foundation to provide an equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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