Director of DEI

| Chicago

ActiveCampaign's category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform (CXA) helps over 145,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to 500+ pre-built automations that combine email marketing, marketing automation and CRM for powerful segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat and text. Over 100,000 of ActiveCampaign's customers use its 850+ integrations including Microsoft, Shopify, Square, Facebook, and Salesforce. ActiveCampaign scores higher in customer satisfaction than any other solution in Marketing Automation, CRM, and E-Commerce Personalization on G2.com and is the Top Rated Email Marketing Software on TrustRadius. Pricing starts at just $9/month. Start a free trial at ActiveCampaign.com.

As a global multicultural company, we are proud of our inclusive culture which embraces diverse voices, backgrounds, and perspectives. We don’t just celebrate our differences, we believe our diversity is what empowers our innovation and success. If this matches your goals and interests, we hope you consider joining our team!

As one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies, we are scaling rapidly to keep up with market demand. We are growing all of our teams and looking for people who share our values, deliver innovation frequently, and join us in our mission to grow our customer base from 145,000 today to millions.

The Director of DEI leads ActiveCampaign’s transformative commitment and action around diversity, equity and inclusion with an aim towards taking DEI on its ongoing evolution and journey towards a work environment and society free of bias and inequality. As a tech org, we are proud of our efforts to date but we know this is a long journey that we are fully committed to accomplishing. This role encompasses a strategic vision for continuing to elevate DEI throughout the organization as well as tactical and programmatic work to ensure there is daily impact, which includes partnering with the Talent Acquisition team, delivering content and education, playing a lead role with our Employee Resource Groups and helping to ensure that DEI is a priority throughout the global organization as one of our core values. This role will be successful if it creates an environment where DEI is not just understood but celebrated and required as a criteria for business success.

What your day could consist of:

  • Assist in fostering and sustaining a clear organizational commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
  • Develop, recommend and implement proactive plans, including an annual strategic DEI plan and quarterly updates. Assess and report on achievement against plans on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with the Talent Acquisition team on setting and achieving hiring goals. Recommend strategies and partnerships that stand out as creative hiring practices. Act as a resource for hiring strategies for underrepresented communities.
  • Build out the DEI calendar of events, in partnership with the ERG’s, to ensure engagement and participation.
  • Review DEI data such as hiring and career progression and assess against goals. Communicate and report on goal achievement.
  • Lead efforts around DEI awareness training. Recommend resources and creative approaches.
  • Recommend and implement ongoing and meaningful learning and development content and programming and content that are in support of the DEI plans. Ensure accessibility to content from a global perspective.
  • Identify effective resources and tools for diverse recruitment opportunities. Work closely with the Talent Acquisition team to maximize these resources.
  • Play a lead role as for the Employee Resource Groups (ERG’) to ensure cadence of interactions with senior leadership and overall guidance towards goal achievement for each ERG.
  • Engage with the global and local DEI communities and proactively network.
  • Recommend outreach, speakers and events that would be engaging and meaningful to the company’s DEI initiatives and interests.

What is needed:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience leading, developing and monitoring initiatives around diversity, equality, inclusion, ideally in a fast-growth company environment
  • Proven track record of building out and implementing dynamic DEI plans for scaling organizations
  • Experience working with Employee Resource GroupsAbility to be a strategic impact player but also happy to be an implementer
  • Strong network and knowledge of the DEI community, ideally globally
  • Ability to meaningfully engage a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with diverse groups across multiple teams
  • Experience in guiding the analysis of data for continuous improvement
  • Experience working dynamically with a variety of internal stakeholders
  • Confident, clear and impactful presenter
  • Lack of bias and positive intent. Balanced judgement
  • Passion and urgency around DEI
  • Thoughtful, critical and creative thinker.

ActiveCampaign is an employee-first culture. We take care of our employees at work and outside of work. You can see more of the details here, but some of our most popular benefits include our comprehensive health and wellness benefits (including no premiums for employees on our HSA plan, tele-health and tele-mental health, and access to the Calm app for mediation), open paid time off, generous 401(k) matching with no vesting, a generous stipend to outfit your remote office, and a focus on career growth including access to personal and professional coaching. We take a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion and offer parental leave, career pathing, and support employees’ ongoing learning and development through Udemy and access to life coaches via Modern Health. We also offer cool swag.

ActiveCampaign is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, pay, grow and promote no matter of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, protected veteran status, physical and mental abilities, or any other identities protected by law.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) strive to foster a diverse inclusive environment by supporting each other, building a strong sense of belonging, and creating opportunities for mentorship and professional growth for their members. 

Our core values: 
Start with trust
Make the customer a hero
Cultivate inclusion & diversity
Iterate everything, always
Create WOW
Pursue growth with gratitude

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Technology we use

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    • Figma Design
    • ConfluenceManagement
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    • ActiveCampaignCRM
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Location

Located in the heart of the Loop overlooking State Street, with views of the lake and Millennium Park with easy access to the Metra & CTA stations.

What are ActiveCampaign Perks + Benefits

ActiveCampaign Benefits Overview

We believe that benefits can be as important as compensation. We believe that not having to worry about health plans, dental networks or having enough retirement savings are equally important. We focus on benefits that not only enable our team to grow in their career, but ensure they remain happy and healthy outside work.

ActiveCampaign offers best in class health benefits with zero or very favorable employee premium cost share. Our 401k employer match is exceptionally generous with no vesting or wait period to contribute. There is a wide variety of voluntary and pass through benefits as well.

We have enhanced our remote work environment including rolling out new perks such as a quarterly home office stipend, virtual events, parent support and mental wellness resources such as free Calm subscriptions, team virtual wellness events (yoga, stretching, meditation), telehealth that includes free therapy sessions and even access to personalized life coaching through Modern Health.

When we return to the office, our amazing in-office perks such as delivered lunch, unlimited snacks, barista bar, onsite gym, gorgeous roof deck will be waiting.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Volunteer events include Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Chicago Parks Foundation Clean Up, ChiTech Academy Little Black Dress Night, and BUILD Chicago End of Summer Bash
Partners with Nonprofits
Nonprofit partners include Future Founders, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Best Buddies
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Committees within ActiveCampaign include DEI Committee, WellnessCampaign (Wellness Committee), Activity Committee and ActiveImpact (Charity Committee)
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Managers identifying as female make up 45% of leadership. VP exec group is 50% diverse.
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training is part of our diversity training covering 16 areas of DEI training. Teams participate in Unfiltered Conversations - a framework for learning about race in the workplace.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
ERGs across the org include resources for parents, LBGTQ+, Women of AC, Inner Faith, Black, and Latino team members.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our DEI hiring plan is inclusive of long and short term goals to ensure we continually improve our hiring practices, and proactively identify areas of improvement and potential unconscious bias.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
$2,000 per plan year, or $5,000 per plan year for Dependent Care FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
All premiums for employees are fully covered by ActiveCampaign
Vision Benefits
All premiums for employees are fully covered by ActiveCampaign
Health Insurance Benefits
All premiums for employees are fully covered by ActiveCampaign. All preventative care is covered at 100%
Life Insurance
100% of annual earnings per employee up to $100,000
Pet Insurance
Pet insurance is available through Nationwide Pet and expenses vary based on animal
Wellness Programs
Our Wellness committee meets regularly to discuss new programs and resources, focusing on mental, physical and financial wellness
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Through our partnership with Soothe, teams have the opportunity to connect with other teams through guided virtual fitness programs like yoga, stretching, meditation, and more!
Mental Health Benefits
Free Calm subscription, access mental health professionals and free therapy sessions via our expanded telemedicine benefit. Our health benefits also cover 52 weeks of therapy coverage annually.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Generous 401K matching with no wait or vesting requirements, so you can save right away
Company Equity
Certain roles and levels are eligible for stock options
Performance Bonus
Certain teams and leadership roles are eligible for performance bonuses based on metrics and KPI's
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 3 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
We trust our employees to get their work done and manage their personal/family/social and work time responsibly.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
ActiveCampaign sponsors semi-annual family events.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We don't put caps on paid time off - if you need the time, take the time
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive three days of company-paid volunteer time per year, in addition to company-sponsored giving back events
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We provide monthly CTA and Metra pre-paid transit benefits plus free annual DIvvy Bike memberships
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games and basketball
Stocked Kitchen
When we say stocked, we mean stocked
Some Meals Provided
Lunch stipends are provided every day, delivered onsite via Fooda. Breakfast is available with cereal, yoghurt, toast, fruit.....
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our employees are sporty. We sponsor AC teams such as bowling, softball, kickball.
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Quarterly reimbursement of up to $250 for home office equipment, phone and utilities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
ActivePerspectives, our guest speaker program brings perspectives from world champions, business leaders, and other unique voices — to educate ActiveCampaign employees on topics related to our value
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annually for continuing education programs, conferences and other development programs
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

In response to COVID-19, ActiveCampaign has gone above and beyond most companies of its size to support employees. In addition to an overall increase in flexibility for employees balancing family and work, the company launched new benefits, like mental health counseling and isolation support groups, a series of wellness webinars, with titles like: Nutrition and how to eat well, especially while isolated, and partnerships with Soothe and Calm bring guided live sessions for yoga, meditation, reflexology, massage and stretching, etc. To keep the team together, we have hosted virtual cooking classes, variety shows, and more.

In office benefits include daily Catered Lunches through Fooda. Free onsite baristas. Open Vacation Policy. Dual monitor & stand-up desk workstation. FOND Membership. Bonus.ly Peer Recognition Program. Flexible Work/Life Balance. Many easy ways to give back to the community. Onsite gym at very low cost. Roof deck with lake views. Game rooms. Beer and wine on tap. Endless snacks. Amazing parties.

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