Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY

Actors’ Equity Association
, the union of professional theater actors and stage managers in the United States, is hiring a Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator to assist in our diversity and inclusion initiatives. Actors’ Equity is a national union affiliated with the AFL-CIO, with 51,000 members – and growing. This position is being created as part of the Equity 2020 vision to create a Union that is more aggressive, more inclusive and more responsive. Diversity and inclusion is a key component of the Equity 2020 vision.

The Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator will be a part of the Diversity and Inclusion department based in Equity’s New York office.


  • Coordinate programming for diversity & inclusion initiatives including special projects and events
  • Coordinate meetings with Human Resources regarding Employee Resource Groups
  • Assist with diversity training and workshops for staff and members
  • Distribute, evaluate and summarize data from surveys as requested
  • Conduct research to identify resources for recruiting diverse candidates
  • Conduct outreach to build partnerships with regional post-secondary schools to increase diverse recruitment
  • Maintain records of surveys, statistical data and research summaries
  • Monitor the Diversity and Inclusion email inbox
  • Serve as a staff liaison to National EEO Committee
  • Collaborate with the Communications department to monitor articles, news reports and social media on diversity & inclusion matters within the theatre industry
  • Assist in the preparation of articles, reports and presentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years demonstrated success in relevant areas including, human resources, employee relations, diversity & inclusion and community organizing required
  • Experience assisting in training sessions preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Superior writing and editing skills preferred
  • Experience in developing and analyzing data in Microsoft Excel a plus
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting internet & statistical research required
  • Experience with CRM a plus
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment required
  • Experience working within diverse communities a plus
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion required
  • Commitment to the principles and goals of unionism and social justice preferred
  • B.A./B.S or equivalent experience preferred
  • Interest in theatre a plus


  • $50,000.00 annually
  • Excellent family health benefits (medical, dental, optical)
  • Employer funded defined benefit pension plan
  • 401k

Reports to Diversity Director

You can apply at http://actorsequity.org/AboutEquity/Employment.asp
Please submit a cover letter, résumé and writing sample.
Applications without these three elements will not be considered.

Actors’ Equity Association is committed to creating a diverse& inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity in the workplace regardless of age, gender and gender identity, race/ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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