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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) & Growth Manager (P/T 30 hrs a week)

Website 826 Boston

About the Opportunity

826 Boston seeks a dynamic and creative leader to serve in the Human Resources Department as the part-time Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) & Growth Manager. The Manager will contribute vision, expertise, and strategy to 826 Boston’s DEI goals and plans. This is an exciting opportunity to join the organization and bringa strong command of DEI and antiracism to HR practices and processes.


826 Boston is a nonprofit writing, tutoring, and publishing organization where students in grades K-12 and beyond can share their stories, amplify their voices, and develop as leaders in school and in life.



Human Resources 

  • Collaborate with the Director of Human Resources and Operations to manage the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse staff and enact best DEI practices within the HR department
  • Co-develop DEI goals and action plans for the HR department with the Director of Human Resources and Operations
  • Collaborate with HR team to ensure all HR systems, policies, and practices are in alignment with DEI goals

Program management

  • Collaborate with the Senior Management Team to incorporate DEI into annual organizational goals and workstreams
  • Collaborate with the different managers and directors to help build a DEI lens within departments & programs
  • Serve as Co-Chair to 826 Boston DEI Committee, guiding the work of a robust committee of team members from all levels and departments within the organization
  • Evaluate and advise on DEI practices across all areas of the organization
  • Stay informed of research and best practices in the field of DEI, racial equity, and anti-racism/anti-oppression work
  • Create and promote DEI accountability systems, building upon the work of the current 826 Boston DEI Action Plan

Professional growth and development management 

  • Develop and manage a scope and sequence of DEI trainings including a focus on professional development for 826 Boston staff and service members (to be led by a combination of in-house and external facilitators)
  • Develop and manage the personal and professional development for 826 Boston staff and service members (to be led by a combination of in-house and external facilitators)


Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator with a demonstrated commitment to equity-based, anti-racist principles and practices in the DEI domain.

826 Boston recognizes that impostor syndrome and the confidence gap might prevent some applicants from applying. Few candidates will have all of the relevant experience listed below, but 826 Boston is committed to assessing candidates with transferable skills and a willingness to be trained for this role.

Skills and experiences:

  • 3+ years experience designing, implementing, and overseeing organizational initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills (written and oral) with a variety of team members, including staff, senior management, partners, and board members
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience working in a K-12 school, education, or youth development nonprofit preferred


Salary and Benefits: 826 Boston offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $39,955-$45,570/30 hours per week.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits and are committed to equity, trust, and transparency in compensation. Basing compensation on someone’s ability to negotiate or their prior salary can lead to inequities and bias in how people are paid, particularly for groups experiencing historical oppression. Therefore, we do not ask for prior pay history from our candidates and our offer-making process is negotiation-free for salaries and benefits. We determine the best possible salary offer based on relevant experience and extent to which candidates demonstrate the competencies for the role during the entire hiring process. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including flexible work from home options, generous paid time off (including 15 PTO days, accrued sick leave, 13 paid holidays, 6 Summer Friday’s, and an organizational-wide 2 week winter break); health and dental insurance (826 Boston covers 80% of premiums), parental leave, paid sabbaticals, and more.

This is an exempt, part-time position that reports to the Director of Human Resources and Operations.


How to Apply:  You should include a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in 826 Boston and how your experience has prepared you for this position; applications will be considered on a rolling basis. It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

826 Boston Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

At 826 Boston, we honor and actively work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our organization. We are committed to centering the voices of the students who we serve, to creating inclusive spaces, and to incorporating feedback from our community into our decision-making processes. Our DEI lens is always evolving through the courageous conversations in which we participate and the relationships that we build through our work and service. We strengthen our cultural competency through experience, training, and feedback, which informs the development of all new organizational practices and goals and the evaluation of all existing procedures.

826 Boston is dedicated to providing a platform for student advocacy through writing and publishing opportunities. In our work and mission, we are committed to dismantling white supremacy culture by recognizing that we are complicit in systems of racism and oppression. We will work to hold ourselves accountable in addressing these harmful structures and behaviors. To learn more about our DEI Action Plans across the organization, please click here.


About Us

826 Boston is part of a national network of youth writing centers, co-founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Calegari, that were named in GOOD Magazine’s “30 Places We Want to Work.” Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to more than 30,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 826 Boston’s youth writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books, including A Place for Me in the World, which was hailed as a “triumph of middle school education” by The Boston Globe. In 2014, the 826 network garnered the American Literacy Prize from the Library of Congress.

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