Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Job Locations US-Remote | US-Remote
Job ID
Human Resources
Posted Date
3 months ago(10/29/2020 1:56 PM)
Regular Full-Time


Providence, Rhode Island (preferred - U.S. remote possible)


Who is Virgin Pulse?

Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. 


Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures.  

Who are our employees? 

At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world. 


Virgin Pulse values and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. As a global employer, we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


Who you are.

We have a remarkable opportunity for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to join our organization. The creation of this new role is one aspect of our commitment to grow and expand our DEI initiatives and programming. We have also recently launched a companywide DEI initiative and DEI Council in support of our broader goals of cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. 


We are seeking to be an emerging leader on topics of wellbeing with an equity and inclusion lens. This is a cross-functional role that is connected as a stakeholder to other initiatives that are native to teams. A core part of your work will be within our growing DEI initiative working alongside the DEI Council, while being a resource across departments to support and influence change.


You’re passionate about the intersection of DEI and wellness. Excellent communicator, relator and connector.   Adept at working cross-functionally.  Confident interfacing with all levels of company leadership.  A change agent and a builder.  


In the role of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion you will wear many hats though your talents will be crucial in the following areas:

  • Lead global DEI initiatives, strategy development and implementation through senior leadership, our DEI Counsel and Employee Resource Groups.
  • Create and support the execution of enrichment activities that reinforce an inclusive company culture and help to achieve DEI objectives.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition, Employee Experience and HR teams to integrate DEI initiatives into the overall People framework for Virgin Pulse.
  • Manage internal and external DEI communications.
  • Initiate benchmarking strategies for diversity to aid in adopting best practices for DEI. 
  • Collaborate with our Product and Client teams to integrate DEI into our overall wellness offerings and strategies.  
  • Stay at the forefront of the Diversity and Inclusion landscape, remaining up-to-date on emerging topics and opportunities. 
  • Identify new programs or initiatives that can bolster diversity within our company and that reflect the best expertise in this space; from increasing representation to ensuring we have an inclusive culture that truly reflects our values and cultural tenets.
  • Act as a coach to our leaders. Shape their roles as D&I champions, ensuring they have the information, tools, and support to ground their team culture and business operations in diversity and inclusivity.



What you bring to the team.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Organizational Effectiveness
  • 5+ years’ managing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives and leading organizational change
  • Previous experience actively working within a Communications function is preferred.
  • Excellent track record of Community Engagement
  • Demonstrated experience leading cultural change and influence of key stakeholders
  • Previous history of exceeding diversity, equity, and inclusion related commitments, goals and objectives at a global organization with exceptional ability to make inclusive and commercial decisions.
  • Ability to collaborate across business units with diplomacy and build strong relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization to ensure initiatives are aligned.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to mentor, coach, and provide guidance to others.
  • Comfortable facilitating employee discussions
  • Strong communication skills with ability to tell stories, deliver compelling messages, and clearly articulate a vision.
  • Exemplary program and project management skills with ability to oversee and deliver across multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Flexibility, compassion, and an innovative approach to problem-solving while working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.

A few things to note…

  • Our preference is for this role to be based at our headquarters in Providence, RI however, remote candidates will be considered as well. Save
  • There will be up to 20% travel required in the future when the context is safer.




Security Competencies: 

Work to maintain system and data security at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Adhere to industry best practice coding standards and verify all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities such as those defined and published by OWASP. 


Why work here? 

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here. 

We recognize that we have an opportunity and responsibility to expand our DEI efforts. This is a groundbreaking role that will provide opportunities for disrupting systems of exclusion to build and sustain transformation and cultural belonging in the workplace.

While we are a digital and technology-based company, we welcome candidates without a traditional tech-background to apply for this role. As we are committed to diversify our company, we strongly encourage candidates that are historically underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.


*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.


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