Upwork’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (DIBs) was established in December 2019 and is already recognized as a best in class thought leader. As the Director, Diversity Business Partner your focus will be on deploying our company-wide DIBs strategy at the group and team level. You will comb data and cultivate collaborations that enable leaders to translate their aspirations to actions in pursuit of diversity as an outcome. This is the right time and right place to leave your stamp on a healthy and dynamic company culture that has all the right ingredients to transform the future of work!

Your Responsibilities:

  • Leverage data to drive the development of annual DIBs goals and strategic plans for each business unit, in alignment with departmental business strategy and objectives
  • Develop and manage close collaborations with HR Business Partners to facilitate equitable performance reviews, inclusive team building, workforce planning and managerial coaching
  • Partner with Talent Access leads and hiring managers to raise the bar on candidate evaluations and debriefs
  • Partner with Talent Management and HR Business Partners on performance calibrations and debriefs
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative insights on corporate programming and education needs
  • Share DIBs updates at business unit all-hands meetings
  • Advise departmental BU working groups
  • Collaborate on the launch and sustainment plans for corporate DIBs initiatives and programs
  • Participate in external DIBs related events and advisory groups to understand trends and opportunities for Upwork

What it takes to catch our eye:

  • Experience as a Diversity or HR Business Partner
  • Quantifiable impact on organizational health
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trust and confidence with business leadership
  • Experience leveraging corporate and market data to develop and operationalize BU/departmental strategies
  • Internal or external consulting or advisory experience
  • Experience building and sustaining accountability levers, including but not limited to DIB health metrics, meeting rituals and cadences with leaders
  • Experience in project/program management
  • Passion for both strategy building and being in the weeds of tactics and operations
  • Ability to toggle between deep independent work and highly collaborative consensus building and implementation

The annual base salary for this position in California and Washington ranges from $170,000 – $216,000

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