Director, Diversity & Inclusion

    • Job Tracking ID: 512905-692436
    • Job Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 10, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Starting Date: As Soon As Possible
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Job Description:

In support of our vision to 'be a dynamic leader in sport and entertainment,' MiLB is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining industry-leading talent.

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion educates and implements diversity training to member clubs, serving as main advocate and champion for Minor League Baseball’s Diversity Initiative.

Reports to: Chief Finance Officer (CFO); President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with President to create commitment to the MiLB Diversity Initiative, focusing on the five core areas of the program: Ownership, Executives, Employees, Fan Base and B2B
  • Develop programs to attract, retain and promote diversity and inclusion in all Minor League Clubs, determining the appropriateness of introducing diversity initiative by considering the unique situations and geographic challenges of the Minor League Clubs
  • Serve as main contact and spokesperson for Minor League Clubs and office regarding diversity
  • Educate employees, managers and ownership on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences and how these can be bridges back to assist in meeting company business plans
  • Assist in promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment, where diversity is viewed in the broadest sense - including age, ethnicity, gender, appearance, race, physical abilities, religion, social-economic background, political affiliation, sexual orientation, thinking styles and life experiences
  • Create e-learning diversity training materials and coordinate online trainings for ownership and employees
  • Develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity initiative, providing annual reports and statistics to the President/CEO
  • Drive the relationships between D&I, Human Resources, senior leaders , club owners and employees
  • Keep current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups, professional development efforts); Continuously acquire information and educate membership on new trends, statistics, solutions and options, bringing new and fresh ideas to the initiative
  • Analyze surveys and statistics to be able to effectively manage and inform clubs as to opportunities and benefits of an encompassing diversity initiative
  • Other projects as assigned by the President/CEO and Director of Human Resources

Experience and Skills:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, organizational development, psychology or related field of study required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in training, diversity program development and/or human resources required
  • Experience in developing e-learning training preferred
  • PHR/SPHR/Diversity certification(s) preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite required


Skills & Attributes:

  • Customer service, interpersonal, public speaking, organizational and oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work autonomously, with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Outstanding thought leadership and have passion for diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
  • Possess excellent project management, analytical and organizational skills
  • Industry and team knowledge preferred

Additional Notes:

  • Approximately 25% travel is expected in this position
  • Responsible for managing a function
  • Must be physically present at work location during business hours
  • Professional office environment; this position uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopies, filing cabinets and fax machines
  • Primarily sedentary role; however, some filing required including the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool or lift up to 40 pounds as necessary
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background screening and social security verification