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Director of Employee Inclusion and Engagement



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
Who we are:
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We believe everyone deserves the unconditional love of a pet—and at Rover, our mission is to make it easier to experience that love. Founded in 2011, the Rover app and website connect dog and cat parents with loving pet sitters and dog walkers in neighborhoods across the US, Canada, and Europe. We empower our community of trusted pet sitters and dog walkers to run their own pet care businesses on Rover with the tools and security of a global company to back them.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies.
At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.
Who we are looking for:
Rover has seen tremendous growth and success over our 13-year history. As our company enters the next phase of our business, we are looking for a dynamic leader with a track record of launching, maintaining and measuring effective employee engagement, inclusion and belonging programs.
Fostering and maintaining an inclusive and welcoming work environment is at the core of Rover’s culture. As the Director of Employee Inclusion and Engagement, you will play a pivotal role in evolving our organization's commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace culture. You will help us continue to drive company-level engagement and trust by maintaining and furthering an inclusive work environment. You will manage our 5 ERGs and DEI committee, and partner closely with our People and Executive Team. This position will report directly to the VP of People and Culture.

Your Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5+ years experience leading company wide DEI programs, including managing and partnering with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • 5+ years of experience leading people, directly and indirectly in a matrixed environment (ex. ERG Co-Chairs)
  • Experience hands on managing multiple concurrent projects and/or programs, and working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Highly skilled in drafting, revising and delivering internal communications
  • Proven track record of accelerating business goals by rolling out effective employee programs
  • The ability to balance pace and precision. Move quickly when the circumstances allow and slowing down when precision matters the most
  • Experience prioritizing projects and managing a department budget
  • Track record of consistently leveraging data to drive and inform decisions
  • Strengths include influencing, facilitating, and presenting to large audiences
  • Ability to succeed in a scrappy, hands-on environment, working alongside passionate and dedicated team members
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trust and create a safe environment for all employees across all levels and geographies

Your Responsibilities:

  • Partner with our People Team to drive programs and strategies that promote employee engagement and a sense of belonging for all global employees
  • Own and refine our current DEI strategy, crafting a longer-term mission and formal framework from which to advance employee engagement, including strategic plan, goals, policies, and budget
  • Support the growth and overall strategy of our Employee Resource Groups and act as a liaison between ERGs and Senior Leadership to ensure alignment with organizational goals
  • Evaluate DEI efforts by identifying areas for improvement, directing future programs, and assessing the achievement of annual plan goals
  • Collaborate with the People Team on programs and initiatives to further diversify our talent funnel as well as the development and retention of a high-performing diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Partner with cross-functional working teams and business leaders, to manage existing and new employee engagement programs
  • Contribute to the overall CSR strategy of the company
  • Analyze and report out to Senior Leadership on our employee engagement and feedback surveys
  • Partner with Learning & Development in designing and delivering training and education on DEI topics to raise awareness and foster an inclusive environment.
  • Serve as a resource and advisor to our employees, leaders, and HR on matters related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Benefits of Working at Rover.com

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
  • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs) and free catered lunches semi-monthly
  • Regular team activities performed in-person and virtually


  • In the greater Seattle area, the first-year salary range is $145,425-$190,053 with a 15% bonus. Additionally, Rover offers benefits to full-time employees.
  • The cash compensation offered for this role is dependent on the candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and abilities as demonstrated in the interview and hiring process.
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.