Director of Inclusion and Belonging

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Impact, the Director of Inclusion and Belonging will play a pivotal role in shaping our company culture, fostering an inclusive environment, and championing diversity (in all senses of the word, including different viewpoints, backgrounds, identities, and experiences) to drive our business forward. You not only believe that successful organizations need Inclusion and Belonging, but you also can skillfully articulate why it is critical for a resilient business to all different audiences. You will implement the company’s Inclusion and Belonging (I&B) vision and develop a pragmatic, long-term strategic framework with measurable goals and defined milestones. You’ll lead initiatives in collaboration with internal teams and crew members of all levels to execute the strategy and implement programs to support those measurable goals. In this role you will effectively leverage our talented Crew Resource Groups (CRG) and committee leaders to drive results. You will instill accountability and foster a more inclusive culture through process and program development to benefit all our stakeholders.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build out Vital Farms’ I&B vision and strategy to support our rapidly growing business and continue to integrate diverse perspectives to drive innovation and engagement
  • Develop I&B goals and implement initiatives to achieve them, continuously evaluating and pivoting based on effectiveness and results
  • In collaboration with our Talent Acquisition and Recruiting teams, enhance the way we recruit and support onboarding of all crew by elevating our outreach and leveraging strategic pipelining in service of I&B. You will identify and collaborate with external partners such as universities and community organizations to broaden our recruiting pipeline
  • In collaboration with our Learning and Development and Crew Engagement teams, expand our training and education curriculum to support our commitment to an open and inclusive culture. From reducing bias to making space for various points of view and opinions, you will ensure we have the right training and materials to support our crew and managers at all points throughout their journey (ie. Unconscious Bias, Psychological safety, Building Complementary Teams)
  • Evolve our existing Crew Resource Groups (CRG) to magnify their impact by providing role clarity, tools, and resources that support CRG initiatives. Provide guidance, structure and support to our CRG leaders.
  • Monitor trends, indicators, regulation, and other topics as it relates to I&B and serve as subject-matter expert for the organization
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders as it relates to implementing the I&B strategy

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree, relevant post-graduate degree or specialized certification a plus
  • 8+ yeas of experience working in the Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity space at a mid-size, dynamic company
  • Experience with influencing stakeholders from varied background required
  • Experience in consumer-packaged goods, manufacturing or agriculture preferred
  • Comfortable with public speaking to large and small audiences
  • You have successfully designed and built programs from the ground up – you thrive in both the strategic visioning and tactical project management, fluidly moving between as needed
  • Experience with integrating Inclusion and Belonging initiatives into the broader organizational strategy, leveraging a structured approach with defined milestones and goals
  • You have built programs that met the needs of diverse stakeholders. At Vital Farms, this will include our hourly crewmembers, production leaders, remote crew, and our farmers—ranging from associate to executive level
  • A keen ability to synthesize multi-source data (quantitative) and sentiment (qualitative) inclusive of internal crew and external sources, leveraging these insights to tell the story of our journey and shape where we want to go
  • You are action-oriented, highly organized, and flexibleyou love working in dynamic situations and are comfortable adapting to meet business needs, never stressing when you need to shift plans at the last minute
  • Ability to travel 20-30%, including overnight, across the US for company meetings, to conduct trainings, and to work with key internal and external stakeholders approximately

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .