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Collective is an NYC-based diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy and research lab that is shifting how millennial-driven organizations build, grow, engage, and retain diverse teams. Our creative and compassionate approach to integrating DEI into the foundation of organizations is centered around amplifying marginalized voices, allowing companies to cultivate equitable teams and drive sustainable culture change. 

We believe that passionate people are the key to any company’s success, so if that’s you, check out our openings below!

Freelance Strategist

We’re looking for passionate DEI consultants to join our team as project-based strategists, a pivotal role and driving force in our consulting practice. As a strategist, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with fast-growing teams on employee-driven assessments, long-term strategy, and innovative initiatives focused on every stage of the employee lifecycle.

What You’ll Do

Client Management

      • High quality relationship management, including client communication, delivery, and engagement

      • Guide clients in implementation of new systems and processes throughout client engagements

      • Effectively present findings and explain processes, including creating and providing thoughtful delivery of clear presentation materials

      • Identify areas of growth where DEI Collective can better support clients through continued partnership

Research and Insights

      • Manage client assessment phase, overseeing various research tools and methodologies like surveys, audits, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews

      • Identify trends in data sets, effectively drawing conclusions and developing recommendations from qualitative and quantitative analysis

      • Think critically and creatively about client needs, developing out-of-the-box solutions in organizational design and people operations with a DEI lens

Project Management

      • Lead a supporting team of associates and work collaboratively with DEI Collective’s internal team

      • Produce effective, high-level work in an organized and timely manner

      • Develop and adhere to smart deadlines to ensure forward movement

      • Exhibit hyper-organization with an ability to handle multiple workflows and projects


      • Facilitate challenging conversations in an impactful, engaging way

      • Foster a judgement-free zone centered on the power of listening


You’ll Be Successful If You Are…


      • Familiarity with and real passion for DEI trends, including evolving industry knowledge and research around key themes -- previous experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are a must-have for this role. 

      • People operations and organizational design background, particularly as it relates to equity and inclusion in the workplace


      • Experience with consulting and/or client facilitation, especially with managing expectations, setting and sticking to timelines, and facilitating challenging conversations or conflict (Don’t have a “Big 3” consulting background? No worries!)


      • Effective written and verbal communication skills to relay clear, succinct, and digestible ideas for both internal and external partners


      • Excel in a dynamic environment that challenges you to learn new things every single day, work independently and proactively, and where you are inspired to go above and beyond to flex your current skills


      • Produce high quality work that successfully meets client needs

      • A high EQ and inclusive, compassionate, and resourceful leadership style in a space where the work inherently involves working with different types of people, personalities, conflicts or emotions


What We Offer

      • Flexible, project-based work environment

      • Generous compensation packages

      • A company culture committed to valuing and respecting diverse voices

      • Opportunities to work with fast-growing companies in a variety of industries

      • Networking with DEI Collective’s community of DEI professionals

      • Early access to a growing startup with big things on the horizon

      • Opportunities to transition into a full time position with benefits

Not-so-fun fact: Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. Think you have what it takes, but not sure you check every box? Reach out to us anyways. We’d love to talk and determine together whether you could be a great fit!

DEI Collective is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diverse voices, backgrounds, and perspectives on our team. We don’t discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.