Associate, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York, NY / Remote (Hybrid)

Who We Are

C Street is a strategic advisory firm designed to meet the needs, opportunities, and challenges of today. We are a fast-growing firm focused on doing well by doing good. Our mission is to help leaders become more effective and successful and their companies to become more inclusive, equitable, and valuable. Formed by a diverse group of accomplished professionals, C Street advises clients on how to operate at the forefront of the evolving corporate world—driving change, not reacting to it. 

What We're Looking For

C Street is looking for an energetic, team-oriented consultant to become a core member of our DEI Advisory team as an Associate. We are a small, highly collaborative unit bringing new approaches to DEI work and you will have the opportunity to grow with us. If you’re excited to learn, eager to contribute, and motivated to join a mission-based company, we want to hear from you. Our DEI team is based in New York and Chicago, but this position could be geographically remote for the right candidate.

What You Will Do

  • In collaboration with the rest of the team, develop plans to help clients mature their DEI programs.

  • Conduct interviews with client stakeholders and other data collection

  • Write, review, and edit client deliverables such as strategy recommendations, evidence-based organizational culture assessments, and program evaluations

  • Lead inclusive leadership and DEI strategy trainings with top executives in the private, non-profit, and public sectors

  • Compose occasional research-based products for public circulation and thought leadership

  • Work on cross-functional projects the entire C-Street team, getting hands on experience across the firm.

What You Will Need

Key Qualifications

  • Substantive expertise and interest in issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in complex organizations

  • Experience in DEI consulting, strategic advising, management consulting, executive coaching, or similar work

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong analytical background

  • Ability to clearly communicate complex and sensitive topics

  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to balance competing priorities and multiple projects in fast-paced corporate environment

  • Willingness to learn new concepts in a fast-changing field

  • Responsive, collaborative, and productive on geographically dispersed team.

  • Willingness to participate in and foster team building, maintain culture of collaboration, and promote mutual learning and growth

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office or equivalent, Zoom conferencing, secure file transfer, and other modern office software, or ability to learn quickly

  • Ability to adapt professional approach to different kinds of organizations according to client needs

  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism when interacting with senior level executives

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or legally acceptable exemption


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in related fields, including Black/African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, or similar fields

  • Track record of thought leadership and public engagement in DEI, social science research, or similar fields

  • Familiarity with quantitative research approaches (data science, survey analysis, statistical analysis) and willingness to learn new techniques

  • Experience with qualitative interview techniques and focus group moderation

  • Experience in DEI training in corporate settings

  • Experience in data analysis and visualization

  • Willingness to travel to clients for trainings or consultations

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience

  • Fast-paced start-up culture with opportunities for leadership and professional development

  • Supportive, collaborative, flexible team environment in which you can do your best work

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; FSA; 401(k), and more

How to Apply

  • Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@thecstreet.com

  • Please use the subject line: “Associate, DEI”

  • In your cover letter, please emphasize how diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to you and your career goals

Important Note

Core to our mission is expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Accordingly, we encourage candidates from underrepresented and nontraditional backgrounds to apply.  

Equal Opportunity Employer Policy 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to C Street Advisory Group’s mission. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and fair to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. We believe that when people of various backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives work together in an inclusive and equitable environment, we gain new and valuable perspectives that otherwise would have been missed. Valuing and supporting all C Street employees as individuals while helping them realize their full potential is critical to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery – fostering a sense of belonging for our greatest strength, our people. We recognize that there is still work to be done that will require sustained commitment from the entire organization.