Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Executive Management

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 and our DEI team. We are looking for someone that has experience in social advocacy & education and ideally a background in organizational diversity, equity, and/or inclusion. We encourage you to explore our website and social media for background on Pawsible's current DEI efforts.

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 info@pawsibleinc.org 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 volunteer opportunities here


Regular Professional Development

Hands-On Leadership Experienence

Startup & Nonprofit Experience

Focus on Personal & Team Growth

Endless dog puns & pictures


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 any 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 your duties will reach beyond those listed here as the organization grows. If offered the position, leadership will work with you to ensure we are meeting your personal and professional goals and that you are able to take initative in your areas of interest.

About Us

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. To assist puppy raisers, Pawsible operates programs focused on providing financial support, community development, and leadership / professional development to volunteer puppy raisers. 

Pawsible's executive management is responsible for growing and maintaining the operations of Pawsible, also reporting their progress to Pawsible's Board of Directors. Pawsible’s mission is to not just assist individuals and groups in need of support within the assistance dog industry, but also to advocate for them provide mechanisms of support for their endevours. 

Read more about Pawsible and our mission on our About page.