Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (Remote)

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At GitHub, we want to help everyone build better software, which is why we’re creating a company where anyone, regardless of what they look like or where they come from, can grow and succeed. We believe that when people with different perspectives, life experiences, and identities join us and thrive, we can build better products for developers all around the world. As we grow, we want our workforce to represent the global community that we serve.

We’re looking for a Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DI&B) to uphold and extend our inclusive culture where all Hubbers can bring their authentic selves to work, feel like they belong and are valued, and work in an environment that celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences. This role is a member of the Human Resources leadership team and key partner to the GitHub Executive leadership team. 


Who you are:

You are a person who is passionate about DI&B and committed to driving change and having an impact at GitHub. You take a systemic approach to solving systemic problems. You have worked with executives to plan and implement a strategy that resulted in a more diverse and inclusive workforce. You have experience designing programs and initiatives that resulted in measurable progress. You’ve effectively challenged mindsets, inspired new points of view and removed systemic and cultural roadblocks to leave a lasting, positive impact on an organization. You’re a bit of a data and communications geek with a penchant for using all available channels to make the most complex of concepts easier to understand. You are a strong story teller with the ability to articulate a clear definition of success through data analytics and metrics. You have a growth mindset -- you approach everything as a learning opportunity and you’re excited to create something new. And you’re great at bringing others along with you on the journey.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Drive the development and implementation of company-wide programs, processes and tools to accelerate achievement of the global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy; Monitor progress and measure results of objectives.
  • Champion and scale initiatives that broaden and advance employee engagement and experience globally; leverage talents of remote teams to cultivate a culture of  inclusion and belonging to drive business results.
  • Partner with global leaders (within HR and across the business) to integrate DI&B into talent systems, programs and processes, infusing the inclusion culture and mindset into all we do for employees and developer communities.
  • Grow the Communities of Belonging (COB) strategy and provide leadership and support to empower and strengthen internal communities.
  • Coach and nurture DI&B skills, provide subject matter expertise, thought leadership and consultancy to educate and develop professional acumen across HR, and with managers, leaders and the GitHub executive team. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of related work experience in leadership roles
  • Global DI&B practitioner experienced with strategically designing and leading DI&B initiatives at scale with results
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to weave diversity, inclusion, and belonging into company objectives, including making a business case for systemic investments
  • Strong collaborator and influencer - ability to reach beyond immediate scope to influence and lead change initiatives with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Highly effective communicator and strategic thinker with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex ideas, unique concepts, and proposals to enroll team, peers, and management. Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Solid understanding and experience in HR practices, organization diagnostics and intervention strategies;
  • Ability to partner with key business and operations stakeholders and across Human Resources, including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and HRBPs to execute DI&B strategy and measure overall impact and effectiveness
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the concepts related to diversity, belonging, inclusion, as well as the contexts and cultures within organizations that impact the implementation and management of effective change efforts; understanding and experience in HR practices, organization diagnostics and intervention strategies
  • Strong project/program management skills with a proven track record of demonstrated good judgment, innovative thought leadership, and creativity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of Diversity and Inclusion experience with demonstrated business results working in corporate or tech environments 
  • Comfortable having crucial conversations on sensitive topics and understands how to adjust style and approach based on the audience
  • A history of taking calculated risks, pushing your learning edge, showing up as a leader (even when doing so is hard), and motivating others to do the same
  • An ability to model vulnerability, own up to your limitations and mistakes and view feedback as a critical tool for learning and growth
  • Strategic mindset with a bias towards action and creative problem solving
  • Possess a mix of intellectual curiosity, creative thinking and pragmatism
  • Ability to identify issues and root cause; willingness to dive deep into details

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $122,500 to maximum $260,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.
· Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired in Colorado. 

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the United States or onsite in one of GitHub’s U.S. offices (San Francisco, Bellevue, Raleigh).


Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.

More Information on GitHub
GitHub operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. GitHub was founded in 2008. It has 3232 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 77 open jobs at GitHub, click here.
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