Director of Talent, Equity and Belonging

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation. 

Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for more than a decade.  We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone.  Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system.  Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform. Additional information about Community Catalyst can be found at 


The Director of Talent, Equity and Belonging will develop and implement the organization’s diversity initiatives and strategy to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace.  This position will drive recruitment, development and retention of talent across the organization, and will further an organizational culture that centers diversity, equity, inclusion and leadership in partnership with the Senior Director, Operations and Management.  

Supervision: The Director of Talent, Equity and Belonging is supervised by the Senior Director, Operations and Management. The Director of Talent, Equity and Belonging will supervise the Associate Director, HR and the HR Generalist. 


  • Lead talent development with all staff in the organization through a combination of assessment, identifying coaching opportunities, relating to DEI.  

  • Develop and implement staff surveys and other forms of data collection and analysis relevant to meeting diversity, equity and inclusion goals.  

  • Help inform Community Catalyst’s overall approach to equity, including pay equity and support pay equity analyses and reviews. 

  • Develop, implement, and measure creative strategies to foster the organization’s diversity goals. 

  • Reviews current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the company’s diversity goals. 

  • Working with the AD, Management and Administration to compile org-wide data and resources that aid with ongoing equity audits, capacity audits and structuring roles at the organization. 

  • Collects and analyzes statistical data to evaluate the company’s population in accordance with diversity standards and goals. 

  • Drafts and implements recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds. 

  • Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity and retention initiatives. 

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

  • Collaborates with the Deputy Director, Equity & Engagement to facilitate strong integration and alignment between Community Catalyst’s internal diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) efforts and the external work of building and advancing programs – and ways of working  

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

  • Provides training and policy updates to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance of management and human resources staff. 

  • Identify, develop, and implement systems and approaches that make Community Catalyst a place where all staff can thrive.   

  • Support initiatives aimed at building and sustaining a culture of growth, innovation, collaboration, and support. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  


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

  • 8-12 years of Human Resources experience required with at least three years specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity programs. 

  • Experience working in a nonprofit union environment a plus 

  • Experience with restorative HR practices a plus 

  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred. 

  • 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. 


  • Salary Range: $125,000-$135,000 

  • Generous paid time off policy 

  • Robust benefits package 

  • Convenient downtown Boston location or open to remote work 

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Tiffani Griffith at Please put “Director of Talent, Equity and Belonging” in the subject line. 

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. 

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. 

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