Open Position

Chief Executive Officer
National Diversity Council


An inclusive community, a better nation


The National Diversity Council (NDC) is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of an inclusive environment. Launched in the fall of 2008, the NDC is a forerunner of national organizations that champion diversity, equity, and inclusion across the country and globally. The NDC comprises state and global councils, cultural and sector initiatives, and DEI services.

Vision Mission
The vision of the National Diversity Council is to cultivate a nationwide network of affiliated councils to advance diversity, equity and inclusion by transforming our workplaces and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential. The mission of the National Diversity Council is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity, equity and inclusion. The NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support our markets and initiatives, which foster an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being.
The NDC is a non-partisan 501-c3 organization dedicated to being both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The NDC offers and supports a number of key initiatives:
Events The NDC promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and community through various events and programs. These programs not only address the need for DEI best practices in the workplace, but they also promote engagement and dialogue around these topics. 
NDC Certification Program The NDC Certification Program prepares professionals to create and lead successful diversity, equity and inclusion strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. The program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum and ongoing professional development through the NDC Graduate Network.
NDC Consulting & Training The NDC provides support and strategy direction for companies to formulate and implement successful DEI initiatives. The NDC has a number of services ranging from training and consulting to research and benchmarking.
Internship Programs The NDC assists in leadership development among underrepresented youth and college students. We are committed to supporting these individuals through an internship program that links talent to organizations that value DEI in their organizational culture.
NDC Index The NDC Index is a benchmarking tool that measures organizational commitment to DEI among companies in the U.S. Through an annual survey, the Index rates company performance on CEO engagement and corporate initiatives, policies, and programs. The NDC Index recognizes companies with a score of 90 or higher as the Best U.S. Companies for Diversity.
Partnerships The NDC provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to establish partnerships, share DEI best practices and promote brand names as DEI leaders within the workplace and community.

The Opportunity

In this era of change, empowerment and unity intersecting across communities, the NDC is committed to growing its national and global footprint. With the support of various organizations, industries, business leaders, and community members, the NDC will continue to advocate for DEI, spearheading initiatives to create more equitable and inclusive spaces and developing ways to ensure DEI is at the forefront.
Reporting to the NDC’s national Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer provides leadership for all aspects of the organization’s operations with an emphasis on long-term goals, growth, profit, return on investment, and the development of the NDC team and organizational culture to continue to thrive and achieve great work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Leads the ongoing operations of all divisions of the organization, operating in a remote structure.
  • Manages and directs the organization toward its primary goals and objectives.
  • Ensures appropriate internal controls and operational policies are in place.
  • Oversees employment decisions at the executive level, including the recruitment and development of talent needed to execute the organization’s mission.
  • Leads a team of executives to consider major decisions including future expansion efforts.
  • Promotes communication and cooperation among divisions to create a spirit of unity in the organization.
  • Works with a team to create and build out the National Diversity Council for an even greater impact throughout the world.


  • Works with the Board of Directors and other executives to establish short-term objectives and long-range goals, and related plans and policies.
  • Represents organization at appropriate functions at local, state, national and/or international levels.
  • Presents quarterly updates and reports on the status of the organization’s operations to the Board and staff.
  • Manages the organization’s financial structure, ensuring adequate and sound funding for the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Reviews the financial results of all operations, comparing them with the organization’s objectives and taking appropriate measures to correct unsatisfactory performance and results.
  • Ensures the organization’s compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Articulates the vision and strategic direction of the organization to its various stakeholders.
  • Serves as the organization’s representative to the Board, partners, employees, councils, the government, and the public.
  • Creates a culture of individual accountability for results, both financial and member outcomes throughout the organization by maintaining and improving the quality of services provided.
  • Performs other related duties to benefit the mission of the organization.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate, along with a passion for the mission of the NDC, will bring the following experience, skills, and abilities:

  • Executive leadership experience in the non-profit sector with a strong understanding of good governance principles.
  • Excellent managerial and financial skills in an organization/division of comparable size with the ability to provide leadership over any business operations area.
  • Strongly demonstrated leadership and communication skills involving employees, member companies/clients, peers and contractual organizations.
  • Superlative communication and public presentation skills with ability to represent the organization with all audiences, including the media, and communicate effectively as a leader.
  • Strong relationship building and ambassadorial skills to assist in expanding partnerships and growing the organization.
  • Highly focused, organized, analytical thinker who initiates as opposed to reacts.
  • Thorough understanding of management and financial practices in all areas and phases of nonprofit business operations.
  • Ability to think strategically, successfully shepherd new initiatives and structures from start-up to full-functioning
  • Experience working, and ability to lead and manage effectively, in a remote environment.
  • Education may vary; an advanced degree in business administration, finance, or law is preferred, but not required.

Location and Travel

This is a remote, work-from-home position. Travel is anticipated to be up to 20%, including global travel approximately three times annually.

Contact Information

If you are interested in being considered for this exciting and impactful leadership position, please forward your resume to Megan McQuay at [email protected].

Megan McQuay,
Principal, LHH Recruitment Solutions



The National Diversity Council is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees, partners, sponsors, volunteers and attendees feel valued and respected.

Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please communicate your needs to the LHH search team.