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2 May 2022

Full-Time Senior DEI&B Lead

Gem – Posted by shelbyjune Anywhere

Job Description

About Gem

Gem is building the platform for modern recruiting. Our software empowers recruiters to source and engage with candidates at scale, and gives talent leaders data and insights to operate their teams more efficiently. Our customers are savvy recruiting teams from industry-leading companies — like Twilio, Robinhood, Peloton, and Gusto — who understand that getting the best talent in the market is key to maintaining their competitive advantage.
With $148M in funding led by ICONIQ, Greylock, and Accel at a $1.2B valuation, Gem has become one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies at its scale. In the last year, we tripled ARR, made Y Combinator’s Top Companies list, and were recognized as a great place for career growth and diversity by Comparably. 

The Team & Role 

The Gem People Team’s mission statement is to elevate careers, teams, and people experiences at Gem. We set the standard for building high-impact teams where everyone can do the best work of their careers. 
Gem is hiring our first Senior Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging [DEI&B] Lead! Gem has made strong investments in DEI&B from our company’s beginning, and this role will get to take the work the company has done to date to the next level. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, we’re looking for a strategic DEI&B expert to sit on our People leadership team and partner with our execs, managers, ERGs, and employees. This role will deliver our DEI&B strategy at Gem, from recruiting to engagement, in alignment with our value of Diversity. This role will need strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.


  • Produce an overall best-in-class Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging strategy that aligns with Gem’s value of Diversity and encompasses strategy for recruiting to engagement
  • Be a key stakeholder in all People program design and decision making, ensuring we’re successfully taking a DEI&B lens to everything we do
  • Directly partner with the Chief Recruiting Officer to put together diversity strategies that are scalable, innovative, and show longer term thinking.
  • Work directly with our ERG leaders to support them in initiatives, annual planning, and their own leadership development
  • Serving as the external voice for DEI&B at Gem – through blogs, releasing our representation, webinars, and more
  • Managing the overall DEI&B budget across Gem


  • 5+ years experience developing DEI&B Strategy at functional or company level
  • Experience partnering with talent leadership that includes a strong focus on diversity recruiting efforts
  • Strong written and verbal communication – will be relied upon for internal and external speaking engagements 
  • Strong business acumen and ability to link DEI into company objectives, including making a business case for systemic investments
  • Experience interacting with various levels of leadership
  • Collaborate effectively across a broad set of stakeholders to make decisions 
  • Passionate about helping and empowering others in the spirit of our value, Diversity
Gem is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage folks of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. At Gem, we’re committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences, and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success. 
Gem is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodation, please email us at and we’ll work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 18 days.

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