Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Workplace Experience



Culver City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Employee Relations

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our organization as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) and Employee Relations. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with a passion for fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace culture.

This role is crucial in advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and ensuring that every member of our organization feels seen, heard, and respected.

This role will report directly to the Chief People Officer and is based in Los Angeles, CA

What you’ll do:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

  • Lead efforts to create a workplace culture that values diversity and
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract, retain, and advance a diverse
  • Provide guidance and support to all levels of the organization on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.
  • Partner with the People Strategy & Operations team to analyze, assess and enhance DEIB-related reporting.
  • Design and implement initiatives, programs, and training that promote
  • Collaborate with various departments to integrate DEIB principles into their policies and
  • Monitor and analyze diversity metrics to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and recommend improvements.
  • Stay informed about best practices and trends in DEIB, bringing innovative ideas to the

Employee Relations

  • This role will develop a centralized employee relations function in partnership with People & Culture Business Partners and the People Strategy & Operations
  • Partner closely with business leaders, Legal, and all members of the People team to build a strong Center of Excellence for DEIB and Employee
  • Identify and address issues impacting the employee experience during critical moments in the employee life cycle such as workplace accommodations, and workplace concerns relating to EEOC allegations, workplace threats, safety, etc.
  • This role will oversee investigations and will be responsible for establishing process, procedures, and training to support the People & Culture Business Partner team members to ensure that any workplace concerns and investigations are managed with consistency and compliance.

Learning & Development

  • Partner closely with the People & Culture Business Partner t and Learning & Development teams to help assess, design, and implement L&D initiatives focused on integrating DEIB.
  • Collaborate with Business Partners and department heads to identify skill gaps and develop targeted training solutions for DEIB and Employee Relations.

Strategic Visioning

  • Work closely with leadership to integrate DEIB priorities into the overall strategic
  • Provide regular updates to leadership on initiatives toward building an inclusive culture and recommend adjustments as needed.
  • Anticipate future trends and challenges related to DEIB, proactively developing strategies to address them.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Degree, relevant experience and / or certification in DEIB, Employment Law or
  • 8 - 10 years of proven experience in Human
  • Various experiences within the HR field will be
  • Experience in a retail or front line manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of DEIB best practices and industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels of the
  • Proven experience in a coach-player role, showcasing the ability to lead and contribute hands-on.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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