Job Details
Grand Rapids, MI


Position:Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

Reports To:Chief Operations Officer

Beginning Pay Range: $61,250 - $75,000

Application Deadline: February 14, 2019


Looking to make a difference, not just a salary?  As the first Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s, you can do both by joining a team dedicated to creating better futures for children and families!  


Who We Are

D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s is a non-profit ensuring safety for kids and support for families. We provide counseling, mentoring, foster care, adoption, and residential care. Each service is different, but all share a common thread – meeting children and families where they are, with exceptional services.

Strong communities start with families. Strong families start with kids.  Since 1887, that’s where our focus and passion has been.  We believe in kids, regardless of their story or background, and provide more than 20 community-based services, impacting over 9,000 lives every year.  If you would like to join a team whose mission is to ensure children and families have the support and resources needed to thrive – today and into the future, we want to hear from you.

About this Opportunity:

In this role, you will be a key thought leader and advisor to the agency’s executive leadership, a partner to the Human Resources team, and a mentor and key support to managers and team members throughout the agency. Working with agency leadership you will have the authority and challenge of building the agency’s core values of diversity equity and inclusion more intentionally into all agency operations so the agency can model these values as we advance our mission. You will be responsible for designing and implementing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy while advocating for and enhancing a diverse and inclusive culture.


What you can look forward to each day:

  • Collaborative work with a high energy leadership team
  • Problem solving and leading; visioning and developing strategies
  • Engaging the workforce
  • Partnering with Human Resources to develop diverse talent engagement opportunities
  • Enhancing diversity education efforts across the agency
  • Challenging organizational policies, practices and culture that present barriers to cross-cultural competency
  • Building and expanding community relationships
  • Ensuring a diverse and inclusive organizational culture in which all employees can thrive in the provision of exceptional services to children and families


Are you ready to be a part of something BIG and NEW?  

Our ideal candidate will have an extensive background in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies with excellent engagement and mediation skills.  Bachelor degree and 3 years’ experience required. Master’s degree and bilingual preferred.

To view the job description, learn more about D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s and to apply for this position please visit  Please submit your resume and cover letter along with salary requirements.  EOE.

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