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Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion - Chicago


Do you interrupt biases like it's your job? It could be.

Day One Agency—Campaign Magazine’s Agency of the Year and PRovoke Media’s Creative Agency of the Year—is hiring! We’re looking for a Sr. Director of Diversity & Inclusion to join our rising team. The right candidate will be ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated to championing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. You’ll take pride in your work, show initiative, and go the extra mile to share your subject matter expertise to transform and embed inclusion into every Day One. We’re looking for self-starters with creative agency experience who are willing to work collaboratively and quickly with our squad. Excellent organizational skills are imperative. In return, you’ll be in a rewarding learning environment with a great opportunity to grow and further your knowledge and career.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It defines our vibe. It’s what makes every day, Day one. We offer a highly collaborative environment (even as we work from a distance in this new remote world) where smart and hyper-passionate people come together to solve creative communications challenges. It’s no secret; we work hard, but only on the things we love. From the day this agency was created, we vowed to only work on projects that fire us up and that’s still true. It’s how we make projects like Chipotle’s multi-award-winning Freeting campaign come to life.

We emphasize and value all of our relationships—they’re what powers us. Our colleagues, clients, and partners are the most important part of our business. So if you want to join a fast-growing, award-winning, creative team, we’d love to hear from you.

This position is full time and is only available in New York City, Chicago, or Los Angeles.


This role will be responsible for spearheading DE&I programming across our recruit, advance, retain & engage pillars within our DE&I roadmap, while also contributing to our external DE&I initiatives through a brand marketing lens. This role reports directly into our President and works closely with our VP of Human Resources, the HR team, and our Associate Program Manager, DE&I. This role will be responsible for:

  • Leading and developing the agency’s roadmap and programming for internal and external DE&I initiatives engaging Day One’s diverse workforce, promoting best in class DE&I practices, and integrating DE&I into all aspects of Day One’s business including how DE&I shows up in our work product.

  • Educating Day One on current events and all Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, driving awareness and championing inclusion.

  • Enhancing our Supplier Diversity efforts, including growing, tracking, measuring and reporting on activities.

  • Growing recruitment strategies for attracting diverse talent, partnering with the Director of Recruiting to build a robust and diverse talent pipeline.

  • Representing Day One externally with our Day One Community (clients, partners, professional organizations and affiliations).

  • Identifying and vetting third party vendors for DE&I programming and initiatives (consultants, speakers, organizations, etc.) to coordinate on-site or virtual training sessions, workshops and events

  • Defining and establishing metrics for measuring the effectiveness and success of various DEI programs.

  • Partnering with a cross-functional senior leadership team to evaluate initiatives to ensure that DE&I has been considered, including but not limited to internal practices and procedures.

  • Acting as a resource of our client teams on DE&I related reporting and presentations, and assisting in the preparation of our Diversity Scorecard, RFPs, and other requests as needed.

  • Supporting the HR team on DE&I related activities including policy development, leading safe space conversations, development of employee surveys, etc.

  • Connecting with relevant agency stakeholders to ensure DE&I projects are executed, dot connecting with DE&I leadership team, HR, Employee Resource Group, agency internal comms, etc.

  • Leading, tracking, and monitoring the continuously evolving the agency’s short and long term DE&I business and people strategy and action planning from development through execution.


  • 8-10 years of experience leading DE&I people and business strategy

  • Capacity to think through both tactics and the big picture

  • Attention to detail, self motivated, organized, and reliable

  • Strong written/verbal communication

  • Creative problem solving skills

Major Bonus If You

  • Have agency experience

Compensation + Benefits

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • “Take-As-You-Need” Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • Fresh Thinking Fridays
  • Summer Fridays
  • Annual Technology Stipend
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Credit Card
  • Uber Business Account
  • New Business Referral Bonus
  • Employee Referral Bonus