Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The MIT Department of Human Resources (HR) seeks a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to collaborate on providing vision, leadership, and guidance for developing and implementing programs, strategies, and practices to advance and support MIT’s long-standing commitment to workplace diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity for staff members. 

Will serve as a thought leader in shaping and implementing MIT’s vision of a respectful, inclusive community that embraces diversity; lead the design and implementation of HR’s local strategic plan; collaborate with HR leadership on facilitating the design of HR business owner practices and systems to support goals and targets specific to composition, belonging, and achievement; and provide data analysis and progress reporting.

A full description is available at


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ten years’ progressively responsible experience.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment in DEI/related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of AA/EEO, Title IX, and civil rights laws/regulations.
  • Experience analyzing data/surveys, producing narrative and data reports/presentations, and developing tools to measure progress.
  • In-depth knowledge of DEI and social justice principles, practices, and theories.
  • Knowledge of HR policies/practices.
  • Excellent supervisory, project/program management, interpersonal, listening, oral and written communication, consultation, presentation, meeting design, and facilitation skills.
  • Understanding of organizational behavior and intervention theory and practice.
  • Ability to be visionary and strategic in thinking and tactical in executing strategies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build trust and influence direction/decisions in a decentralized academic environment with multiple constituency groups and levels of leadership.
  • Ability to demonstrate organizational savvy, discretion, judgment, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex, multicultural, and networked environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in leadership, D&I, OD, HR, or related field.
  • Experience working in and understanding of university environments.
  • D&I-related certification.

Interested candidates may apply on-line at  Please reference job number 19480.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination can be found at