Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion


Ceres is a sustainability non-profit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces. Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.

Ceres is searching for an experienced professional to lead the organization’s DEI journey. The Vice President of DEI will lead on development, implementation, and oversight of Ceres’ DEI strategy for internal organizational work and guide staff to develop and implement goals. The Vice President will serve on the Executive Team (ET) and guide the team on building and leading an inclusive, anti-racist organization.

The Vice President of DEI will report to the CEO and work across the organization to provide leadership and to develop a DEI strategy. The position is well-suited for someone with strong DEI strategy design and management capabilities. They will work with all of Ceres’ teams to develop multi-year goals and partner with Ceres’ Innovation and Evaluation (I&E) Team to evaluate progress toward those goals to measure impact. Specific qualifications include:

  • 10 years of relevant strategy and culture change work experience in roles of progressive responsibility.
  • Prior experience leading DEI efforts in a growing organization.
  • Proven track record of results-driven strategic management is required, including demonstrated success in guiding senior staff to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated record of working with senior staff to develop and achieve goals.
  • Experience supervising staff, including ability to provide feedback, training, and support staff professional development.
  • Broad understanding of how to build effective collaborations across organizational departments, and with different levels of staff across the organization.
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for Ceres. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to learn more and apply by visiting positions/ or via email at [email protected]