Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

5-10 hrs/week



Executive Management

Published Date

About the Position

Please Note: This position remains open until filled

Pawsible is expanding and is in need of an individual who can lead Pawsible's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We are looking for someone that has experience in social advocacy and developing education and reform efforts. Please read to the end for an outline of our structure and we encourage you to visit our website for more information

The position of Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is a remote, part-time, and unpaid position within a growing executive suite of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This position has not been filled before and the individual holding this position is expected to not only fulfill all outlined duties but also take initiative in growing the position and setting positive precedence. No specific work experience is required but you must be able to perform the tasks assigned to you, even if that means learning on the job.

Minimum Expected Duties:

  • Work closely with other directors and the C-Suite to meet the needs of Pawsible’s beneficiaries while also supporting Pawsible’s growth as an organization


  • Research and be an expert on all types of diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Work with Director of Legal Affairs, Director of Outreach, and Director of Programs to create equity, inclusion, and diversity standards, training, and chapter resources


  • Work with the Chief Communications Officer to spread diversity, equity, and inclusion campaigns through Pawsible’s social media and ensure that our tone and directions are appropriate


  • Develop trainings to help members of Pawsible embrace and understand differing perspectives


  • Review all existing practices, trainings, and documents utilized by Pawsible with an eye for how to make them more inclusive


  • Develop ideas and methods of implementation for new programs and practices to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in puppy raising


  • Lead research initiatives into puppy raising and assistance-dog-recipient demographics


  • Use research and engagement with the community to find the best ways to foster minority leaders in puppy raising and growth of those communities as puppy raisers


  • With time, help us build an entire team dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Please note that at this time this position is entirely remote. Zoom will be used for video conferencing and the Google Suite is used for all the organization’s activities and functions. Fluency in Google Drive products is required.

If you are interested in this position, please complete our application here. You will be asked to submit a resume and a cover letter. Please address your cover letter to Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives); include why you are interested in this position and how you plan to apply the skills you have to the position and our organization's goals. Please reach out to if you have any questions regarding our application or would like to request any further information about Pawsible.

All applicants will be notified if they have been selected to interview within one week of their application and interviews will be scheduled for a week or two after application submission.

This position remains open until filled.

Current college students or recent graduates are highly encouraged to apply. Hours are flexible and will easily fit around other commitments like classes and/or job(s).

Must be at least 18 yrs old and reside in the United States to apply.

See our other open positions here


To fill the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion position, we are seeking an individual that:

  • Can work remotely for 5 - 10 hours a week (hours are flexible) and video conference for regular executive management meetings

  • Takes initiative, is hardworking, creative, resilient, and works well in a group

  • Is willing to learn on the fly and creatively mesh their skills and ideas into the goals of the executive management team

  • Can balance and prioritize various tasks and goals while meeting deadlines

  • Is excited to work in the nonprofit industry and has an appreciation for assistance dogs and volunteers who raise and train them through their puppy years

  • Is willing to volunteer their time and effort to this position. Pawsible is young and currently unable to pay no executive or leader within the organization

  • A love for dogs is always a plus!

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! We still encourage your application if you are unfamiliar with the assistance-dog and/or nonprofit industry.

Pawsible is still in its formative years as an organization and as the first to hold the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion position, your duties will reach beyond those listed here as the organization grows. If offered the position, we will discuss the below duties with you to learn what you feel most comfortable with and how we can expand your role to fit you and our organization best.


  • Regular Professional Development

  • Hands-On Leadership Experienence

  • Startup & Nonprofit Experience

  • Focus on Personal & Team Growth

  • Endless dog puns & pictures

About Pawsible

Pawsible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was co-founded by Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives) in March 2019 to financially assist volunteer raisers of future assistance dogs who are required to pay for at least part of the basic needs of the puppy. These needs include dog food, vet bills, and other mandatory puppy raising supplies. To assist puppy raisers, Pawsible operates a Financial Assistance Fund funded with financial gifts and a Puppy Pantry stocked with donated items. All operations are supported solely through donations and financial gifts. We are working on expanding our number of chapters and forming partnerships with other assistance dog organizations, while also focusing on internal growth and missioned-aligned practices. You can learn more about our current chapters here

Pawsible's executive management is responsible for growing and maintaining the operations of Pawsible and reports to the Board of Directors who ensure that Pawsible is effective in the pursuit of our mission. As an organization, we seek to change the fractured volunteering model that is standard in the nonprofit industry where volunteers are expected to contribute financially on top of time and effort contributions. Puppy raisers of assistance dogs, especially those in college or who are young adults, often struggle with the associated expenses. Pawsible’s mission is to not just assist those individuals and groups who are struggling, but also to advocate for a change to the system to financially support volunteers. 

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