The Director, Inclusion and Belonging will develop and implement the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace. The role serves as the primary subject matter expert and architect of the organization’s diversity and cross-cultural relations plans. The position oversees the identification, development, implementation, and evaluation of such initiatives.


  • Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster the organization’s diversity and inclusion goals and objectives.

  • Collaborates with and supports Human Resources team to review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which the organization supports or hinders diversity goals and/or objectives.

  • Leads and liaises with the organization’s employee resource groups (ERG).

  • Has overall responsibility for diversity and cross-cultural efforts, collaborating with management, ownership, and the community for initiatives and programs.

  • Supports and assists with recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds.

  • Develops, acquires, and facilitates training and development opportunities that fosters and progresses inclusion and belonging best practices that support retention efforts.

  • Provides insights and guidance to human resources staff and leadership in developing objective performance metrics and other employee evaluations and policies.

  • Serves as company liaison with National Football League (NFL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) and agencies concerning equal employment opportunities and DEI initiatives.

  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with external organizations that are potential sources of diverse talent, best practices, tools, and resources to enhance the inclusion of our workforce.

  • Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and incorporates best practices as appropriate.

  • Provides training and policy updates as appropriate to ensure compliance across the organization.

  • Directs the design of and engages in platform training and direct development of online training programs on both diversity and cross-cultural awareness.

  • Maintains metrics and prepares periodic reports for senior management for evaluating/measuring diversity and cross-cultural resource initiatives for return on investment.

  • Develops coaching strategies, implements dialogues that address specific concerns and issues, and oversees resolution of conflicts/disputes relating to diversity and/or cross- cultural initiatives and activities.

  • Creates instruments linking diversity and cross-cultural awareness to the organization's performance management processes and the business plan.

  • Collaboration with the broader HR team to assist with various projects and initiatives as needed.

  • Management of the DEI budget

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience in developing solutions and implementing strategies with focus on diversity and cross-cultural resource efforts in an organization with diverse constituencies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proven dispute resolution skills.

  • Thorough understanding of federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • At least five years of Human Resources or related experience required with at least three years specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity programs.

  • Multilingual verbal and written skills in English and Española languages preferred.

  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Tepper Sports & Entertainment is an equal opportunity at-will employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.