Project Head - Diversity and Inclusion

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Project Head - Diversity and Inclusion

Job Category: Human Resources

Open Society Foundations

New York, NY or, DC


The Human Resources team, comprised of 45 members, sits in our Berlin, London and New York offices and supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries.

The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruitment.

As Diversity and Inclusion Project Head, you will be responsible for overseeing the disability inclusion project within the Diversity and Inclusion unit in the Human Resources department.


This role requires coordinating across operational units to ensure a successful rollout of our new accommodations policy. As such, you will need significant knowledge and familiarity with the field of disability inclusion, with a general knowledge of diversity and inclusion. With proven knowledge of organizational and project management, you will demonstrate effective deployment of time and money, management of consultants, intra-departmental coordination, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving.

We will also look to you to contribute to the execution of the overall Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which areas of focus are Disability, Gender and Bias, project managing other diversity and inclusion projects as needed.


To be successful, you will need significant experience and expertise in the field of disability inclusion, with access to a network of resources and references to support this work. You will have outstanding internal communication and coordination skills and a strong understanding of cultural differences, demonstrating the ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds within a complex organization.

The ability to speak additional languages would be a distinct advantage.

Application Instructions

For the full job description and to apply online, please visit our employment page.


Closing date: 1 March 2019.


We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.