Associate Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Penguin Random House

New York, NY, USA Remote

Full time

$90-100k (annually)

DEI / Mid/Senior level

Mar 1

Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative professional who is looking to expand their DEI career. Reporting to and partnering with the EVP Strategy for DEI, you will join a collaborative team working together to support the strategy and execution of PRH-wide DEI initiatives. The DEI Team goal - meaningful advancement of the work on our PRH DEI Pillars for the benefit of our workforce, readers, and authors.

This new role is part of a passionate and high-achieving 3 person DEI team, which includes the EVP and an Associate Director of DEI. 

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate on, support and help drive DEI initiatives that relate to the PRH DEI Strategic Plan and DEI Pillars (Leadership Investment, Diversity + Representation, Career Growth, Psychological Safety and Content + Marketplace).
  • Act as consultant, community-builder and DEI subject matter expert to both underrepresented and majority groups.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company to help design, coordinate, track and measure divisional DEI initiatives and overall plan.
  • Lead/participate in various DEI-related projects as they arise. Examples of projects are those relating to subject matter such as: data collection relating to our publishing programs and author demographics; efforts to make systems, processes, procedures and their functionality more inclusive; employee storytelling projects; and much more. 
  • Serve as advisor and partner to divisional DEI Pillar and/or Subcommittee Leads to support implementation and to ensure divisional programming has strategic goals and measures that are aligned with corporate DEI strategy.
  • Help create succinct narratives for delivery of DEI information to various stakeholder groups and promote leadership engagement by providing feedback to senior leaders.
  • Partner with HR Generalists on DEI matters.
  • Partner with the Learning + Development team on DEI training and education initiatives.
  • Partner with EVP to develop a formal DEI metrics, analytics and insights strategy; work in collaboration with other colleagues including the HR, L+D and Strategic Development teams to execute.

Who you are:

  • Clear, collaborative, and tactful communicator
  • Deep and empathetic listener
  • Can-do, hands-on leader
  • Entrepreneurial, with a drive for results
  • Resilient, tenacious and resourceful
  • Excellent organizer with notable attention to detail
  • Strong mentor who enjoys seeing others develop and thrive
  • Able to build relationships with colleagues at all career levels
  • Able to work independently and decisively on multiple projects concurrently with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to take a metric-driven approach toward developing accountability strategies for DEI progress

 Experience you’ll need:

  • At least 5 years of corporate experience in the aggregate in any industry
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the diversity, equity and inclusion space
  • Experience leading or supporting diversity, equity and inclusion data collection and analytics efforts is a plus

The salary range for this position is $90,000-$100,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 257605

Date:  Feb 22, 2023

Location:  New York, NY, US, 10019

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