One of the fastest-growing careers in America is that of diversity officer, according to data from LinkedIn.
Protests sparked by the police-involved shootings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor caused organizations around the world to reckon with systemic racism and a lack of diversity in positions of power. Companies — large and small — turned to diversity experts who could help them bring new voices into their organizations. Hiring for these roles increased more than 90% since 2019.
Top job titles: Diversity Manager, Diversity Officer, Head of Diversity, Diversity Coordinator | Skills: Community Outreach, Teaching, Organizational Development | Top Locations Hiring: New York City, San Francisco, Chicago | Education: 99% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher | Salary Range: $72,900 – $97,000 | Remote job availability: Low
This is basically what the job consists of:
This is the type of “training” diversity officers provide:
Teaching Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DIE) can be extremely lucrative.
Robert Sellers, the chief diversity officer at the University of Michigan, is paid $407,653 a year.
Jabbar Bennett, vice president/chief diversity and inclusion officer at Michigan State University, is paid around $300,000 a year and gets a $700 “monthly vehicle allowance.”
Owen and Henry Davis, the community activist behind Conservative Urban Project, discuss the new administration and what the St. Louis communities need.
Antonio Farias, chief diversity officer at the University of Florida, is paid around $280,000 a year.
Liz Tovar, executive officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the University of Iowa, is paid $250,000 a year.
Gigi Secuban, vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University, is paid nearly $200,000 a year.
Who, again, are the people with “privilege?”