VP, Organizational Culture & Diversity

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Macmillan Learning

Inspiring what's possible for every learner

At Macmillan Learning, we are committed to driving educational innovation and providing powerful and engaging learning experiences. We are searching for a Vice President of Organizational Culture and Diversity who will champion these values throughout our business, ensuring our team reflects the diversity of thought, background, experience, and identity of the learners we support.

Who You Are:

A seasoned professional with a deep understanding of DEI best practices, you are adept at marrying strategic business insights with actionable initiatives. You possess a unique blend of strategic mindset, business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and a hands-on approach, making you a natural leader and trusted advisor at all levels of our organization.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including women and people of color, to apply for this role. We’re eager to meet people that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we recognize that unique perspectives and experiences contribute to the strength of our team. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. We value your potential, and we are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive and contribute their best.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Planning & Program Design: Develop and implement an innovative DEI strategy that aligns with our business objectives, creating measurable outcomes and milestones that enable evaluation of program success and ongoing iteration of program strategy and design.
Program Management: Oversee and create DEI initiatives, resources, and content from inception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.
Data Analysis & Reporting: Use data to uncover insights and measure and report on the impact of DEI initiatives, ensuring alignment with our goals.
Outreach and Engagement: Amplify our DEI message internally and externally, to promote our initiatives and attract innovative, growth minded talent while regularly communicating progress against our objectives.
Building Partnerships: Work closely with stakeholders at all organizational levels from the ML leadership team, ERGs, to external partners, driving our DEI strategies and thought leadership across the board. You will be a key advisor to empowering our leaders to develop and implement impactful DEI strategies within their own teams.
To help prospective candidates evaluate the expectations of the position, we’ve aligned competencies that are key to successfully perform the core responsibilities.

Diversity & Inclusion Orientation – Recognizes, values and leverages the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents of every individual, promoting diversity, fairness and inclusion throughout the organization and in our products, while seeking to mitigate bias and actively.
Business Perspective – Ability to understand the “big picture” of how the company operates (goals, strategies, issues, and processes), the products we offer, and the outcomes we strive to achieve to enhance performance in the context of our marketplace.
Strategic Leadership – Sets direction for the team by looking ahead for opportunities, developing strategies and plans, and clearly communicating them to the team in ways that motivate them to action.
Ownership – Models an empowered mindset, makes decisions and takes proactive action on behalf of the ML’s best interests, assumes complete responsibility and accountability for the subsequent outcomes, both ML’s successes and failures.
Data Literacy – Able to use data to gain insights, solve problems, and inform decisions.
Drives Outcomes & Impact – A results oriented mindset with a focus on outcomes not activity.
Teamwork & Collaboration – Ability to work effectively with others to achieve common goals; Seeks to understand and align on goals, committing to achieving those goals, both individual and team, always in service to the overall company objectives.
Required Qualifications:

At least 5 years of experience in progressive business management, with 3+ years of relevant DEI, talent management, or change management experience.
A passion for DEI and a demonstrated ability to build a culture of belonging.
A keen mind for business and business performance with a natural orientation to collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Demonstrated expertise in establishing and executing against a shared global vision and strategy focused on impact outcomes.
Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to turn vision into action, inspire and influence others to achieve goals, and of use data to tell compelling
DEI stories and drive transformation at all levels.
Strong strategic and tactical thinking to address current and future needs.
Ability to think both strategically and tactically to address current and future business needs.
Preferred Qualifications:

Previous work that focuses on efforts that solve large, significantly complex, and/or highly confidential problems to surface proposals grounded in subject matter expertise and internal/external research.
Experience in facilitating training sessions and managing issues related to diversity and inclusion.
Experience in issues management and crisis communications
Experience aligning DEI efforts with talent acquisition.
Salary: $175,000 – $200,000/year.

Exemption Status:  Exempt

Physical Requirements:

Position requires periods of close concentration and the ability to multi-task in an open office, noisy/busy environment. Must be able to travel occasionally, and work more than 40 hours a week as needed.

Candidates located near New York, NY; Hamilton, NJ; Boston, MA; Austin, TX; are preferred. This position is also eligible for remote employment, excluding the following locations: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming.



Regular full-time and qualifying part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for Macmillan benefits, effective on the employee’s date of hire. Macmillan also offers health benefits coverage to qualifying same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (may require additional documentation) of active employees.

Competitive pay and bonus plan
Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Contributions to your 401k retirement account through Fidelity
Generous paid time off, sick time, floating holidays, and paid holidays (Spring Reset Day , Juneteenth, Indigenous People’s Day, Election Day, and more!)
Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program
100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
And much more!
Macmillan Learning is a privately-held, family-owned company that inspires what’s possible for every learner. We envision a world in which every learner succeeds. Through our content, tools and services, we aim to make that a reality. To learn more, please visit macmillanlearning.com, join our Macmillan Community, stay connected to our Learning Stories blogs, or see us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or X. Macmillan Learning is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a global media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, veteran, family and economic status and background, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. You can read more about our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives here.

The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance.  Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources at Macmillan Learning.

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