Director of DEI and Community Engagement

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inc.

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Reports to the President and CEO

Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of DEI and Community Engagement to lead our ongoing investment in building a diverse organization with a culture of equity and inclusion both internally and externally. This role is part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for developing ongoing effective community partnerships with existing and new organizations. In addition to internal policy development and culture change, our strategic vision incorporates broadening our relationship with communities of color and LGBTQ communities, to ensure Phipps programs and services are equitable and inclusive.

Internally, as Director of DEI, this role will champion a cultural and structural organizational shift by elevating the importance of and working to fully implement DEI values and practices including policies that result in the successful recruitment, development, and retention of employees of color. Externally, as Director of Community Engagement, this role will be responsible for developing community partnerships and facilitating relationships with community leaders and stakeholders, as well as identifying opportunities for collaborative, codesigned programming.

The Director of DEI and Community Engagement must share in Phipps’ mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Through our mission, Phipps strives to serve as a platform to demonstrate that people, plants, health, planet and beauty are inextricably interconnected, and that sustainable action is the key to ensuring that these critical interconnections are harmonious, mutually beneficial, healthy and preserved for future generations. The Director of DEI and Community Engagement will play an active role in helping Phipps achieve this mission.

Qualifications include exceptional and demonstrated management and communication skills, along with a passion for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion while helping to represent Phipps and fulfill our mission. At least 3 years’ experience in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities and/or organizations is required, experience in a non-profit or museum setting is a plus.

Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and a unique work atmosphere.  Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.  Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.


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Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

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