Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NerdWallet

Title: Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote (Based in the U.S.)

Reporting to our Chief People Officer, the Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) will focus on advancing NerdWallet’s DEI efforts in partnership with the executive team, senior leaders, employee resource groups, as well as employees across the company. The incumbent will directly manage a DEI program manager and coordinate with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure alignment across the organization.

This new leadership role will be responsible for refining the long-term strategy and defining our approach as it relates to DEI across our global workforce, workplace, and marketplace, with a specific focus on how the strategy adapts to the needs of the business. We are looking for a leader who can scale our existing capabilities to align with NerdWallet’s growth and our overall mission to provide the tools, information, and insight people need to navigate all of life’s financial decisions.


Articulate a vision, translating it into executable strategy, and drive cross-functional teams to deliver against the plan
Ensure DEI strategy is integrated into all relevant aspects of our work including talent acquisition, talent development, and employment branding – to name a few
Define, measure, track, and analyze the effectiveness of short to long term DEI goals to establish benchmarks, report on progress, and identify gaps and opportunities for future areas of focus
Leverage data to provide insights to stakeholders to drive decision making and behavior change
Oversee, lead, and advocate for NerdWallet’s Employee Resource Groups, coaching the leaders and executive sponsors to drive measurable business impact and sustainable programming
Assist leadership in promoting and managing team member engagement in DEI programs and initiatives
Maintain trend knowledge of DEI best practices and act as a strong influential voice for the organization
Your experience:
We recognize not everyone will meet all of the criteria. If you meet most of the criteria below and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you.

8+ years of experience leading and working on DEI programs and initiatives
High level of professionalism and communication skills with a proven ability to influence key stakeholders, including C-level and senior executive leadership
Demonstrated experience collaborating with people of all backgrounds and identities to advance culture
Experience working within an HR organization and understanding of basic HR functions, including recruiting, learning and development, and performance management
Experience translating data and analytics to develop insights, tell stories, drive decisions, and measure impact
Experience working with long-term project plans and timelines
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and drive them to completion using project/program management tools
Experience demonstrating high
This role will be based in San Francisco, CA or remote (based in the U.S.).
We believe great work can be done anywhere. No matter where you are based, NerdWallet offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your family.
What we offer:
Work Hard, Stay Balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision health care plans for employees and their dependents
Rejuvenation Policy Flexible Time Off + 13 holidays + 4 Mental Health Days Off
New Parent Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care
Mental health support through Ginger.io
Financial wellness, guidance, and unlimited access to a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through Northstar
Paid sabbatical for Nerds to recharge, gain knowledge and pursue their interests
Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA Plan with monthly NerdWallet contribution
Weekly Virtual Bootcamp, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation sessions
Monthly Wellness Stipend, Cell Phone Stipend, and Wifi Stipend
Have Some Fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

Nerd-led group initiatives Intramural Sports, Employee Resource Groups for Parents, Diversity, and Inclusion, Women, LGBTQIA, and other communities
Hackathons, Happy Hours, and team events across all teams and departments
Company-wide events like Little Nerds Day (aka bring your kids to work day, even if you’re remote!) and our annual Charity Auction
Lifestyle (Be your best self – we’ll take care of the details)

Our Nerds love to make an impact by paying it forward Donate to your favorite causes with a company match
Work from home equipment stipend and co-working space subsidy
Anniversary recognition program choose from different items and experiences
Commuting stipend
Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

401K with company match
Annual Enrichment Stipend for learning and development
Be the first to test and benefit from our new financial products and tools
Access to Rocket Lawyer for online legal support and resources
If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.