Executive Director Diversity Awareness Partnership


Diversity Awareness Partnership is Looking for an Executive Director

If you are skilled in working with diverse groups, enjoy participating in policy discussions and decisions, have a track record of working collaboratively with other organizations, and would like to help take one the St. Louis Region’s most active diversity and awareness organizations to the next level – then we are looking for you!

Our Mission, Vision and Programs

Diversity Awareness Partnership’s mission is to act as a catalyst to increase awareness, facilitate engagement and provide education about diversity, equity and inclusion. Our vision is an inclusive community where diversity is respected and embraced, and equity is the norm. We accomplish these goals through diversity trainings with corporate and community partners, an annual Diversity Summit, community forums with nonprofit partners to explore timely and critical issues, diversity publications, youth programming, career immersion programs, C suite diversity roundtables, and our membership program – DAP Connect.


The Executive Director will be accountable to the organization’s board of directors in four key areas:

Leadership & Strategy

Review and revise (as needed) the strategic recommendations adopted in DAP’s 2015 Strategic Plan

Provide additional strategic recommendations to the board as situations and opportunities arise

Assess the viability and create a comprehensive strategy to scale DAP throughout the state of Missouri and nationwide

Increase the public profile of the agency by serving as thought leader on all issues relating to diversity, equity and inclusion

Communications & Development

Manage overall media efforts and public communications, including television, radio and print messaging

Act as the organization’s key spokesperson. Must be comfortable with public speaking.

Develop, oversee and execute a comprehensive funding plan from public, private funding, and earned income sources

Responsible for any fundraising and special events including DAP’s annual Diversity Dinner.

Management of Business Operations

Plan, coordinate and manage the daily operations of the organization including:

Oversee and grow the organization’s financial structure and increase revenue from $800,000 annually to a million dollar plus organization

Manage and implement an effective performance management system for all employees that will include setting objectives and evaluation on an annual basis

Manage all financial reporting and provide oversight on issues related to organizational risk management

Oversight & Evaluation of Programs and Curricula

Ability to design and evaluate Diversity and Inclusion training and program content

Credentials to represent and present on behalf of DAP at conferences and other continuing education gatherings locally and nationally

Qualifications / Requirements

Education, Experience and Skills Required


Bachelors’ degree from a four-year college or university required, Master’s preferred

Five years related experience in diversity and inclusion; or equivalent combination of education, professional and volunteer experiences in diversity, equity and inclusion


Five years supervisory experience

Familiarity with strategic communications, marketing and advertising campaign development and management.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports and legal documents.


Ability to manage and work with multiple constituencies including board of directors, donors, private sector clients, nonprofit partners, individual members and other community leaders

Excellent writing and public speaking skills

Demonstrated success or willingness to create and pursue innovative, market-driven resource development opportunities in the non-profit environment

Computer skills needed include: Microsoft Office Products, Google Platforms, and Quickbooks

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to info@dapstl.org.

Please highlight those qualifications you think make you an ideal candidate for this position.

You may direct questions about the position to info@dapstl.org and someone will respond as soon as possible. Due to the number of interested applicants, please begin all inquiries online and someone will call you to follow up if necessary.