Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

“We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members.”

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Howard Center is deeply committed to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to ensuring that our clients and our staff all have healthy environments in which to live and to work. We invest actively in improving our culture, and our services, so that they truly reflect our core values. We have reached a point at which we need a new level of full-time leadership.  The new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will report directly to Howard Center’s CEO and have the complete support of Howard Center’s Executive Leadership Team.


  • Lead the development, execution, and monitoring of strategies in alignment with the agency’s DEI and racial justice goals
  • Design and implement organization-wide DEI culture change efforts to advance the agency mission
  • Engage with external partners to execute our racial justice and DEI strategy
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of diversity efforts to inform the agency’s DEI strategy and work plans
  • Advise, partner, and collaborate with Human Resources and stakeholders to advance diversity recruitment and retention strategies


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of relevant experience
  • Proven effectiveness in collaboration and change management – both theory and practical application – related to organizational culture transformation


  • Full-time position (37.5hrs)
  • Exempt position
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


– Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
– Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part-time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
– Two Dental options through Delta Dental
– Vision Insurance
– Employer 401(k) contributions
– Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
– Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
– Childcare Stipend
– Employee Assistance Program
– Employee referral program with financial payment
– Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
– Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
– Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision-making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are a consistent advocate in our local community. We give back as an organization and we provide services to those that can not do so for themselves.

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