About Share Our Strength:
Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team. Read more about our programming and impact here.
About the Managing Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Opportunity:
At Share Our Strength we are aware of the many ways that injustice impacts our staff and partners in the field, and we recognize the systemic connections between poverty, racism, and hunger. We believe we have an imperative to leverage our program strategy and initiatives to confront and address the systemic issues that lead to hunger. We also believe that becoming an actively anti-racist organization is a dynamic process and evolution, and requires continued development to best address the needs of hungry children in the US and the struggles their families face. We know the work of equity and inclusion in a diverse organization is fundamental to our ability to have an impact, our health and strength as an organization, and that it will require everyone's commitment and dedicated effort. We are ready to confront these issues and are looking for a Managing Director that will lead and support this process.
The Managing Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will bring significant field expertise to lead our big picture DEI visioning, including how our DEI work will make us a more impactful, stronger, better performing organization. They will do this by creating the overarching organizational framework to ensure that the work is integrated in every aspect of our work, ensuring that DEI is tangibly reflected and infused in every part of the organization.
Reporting to the Chief People Officer, and with a seat on the Executive team, the organization’s first dedicated Managing Director of DEI will have the exciting opportunity to join an organization that is eager to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, and looking to this Managing Director to provide expertise, guidance, and compassionate leadership. The Managing Director of DEI will provide organization-wide leadership to cultivate and champion a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture, centered on our core values. The Managing Director will partner closely with staff across the organization, soliciting and utilizing input from others to build a reasonable, realistic, meaningful, and sustainable approach to DEI. This Managing Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of Share Our Strength’s diversity framework, and subsequent goals, metrics, and assessments that support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture, and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to eliminate childhood hunger. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results.
This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that each child in America has food where they Live, Learn, and Play.