Director of DEI

Muppies is recruiting for a Director of DEI who will develop and manage initiatives that will contribute to the achievement of Muppies’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The DEI director will be responsible for cultivating an inclusive environment for Muppies members and will be responsible for leading the Executive Team in recognizing, creating, and implementing plans to promote diversity within Muppies membership and leadership.

Muppies expects the Director of DEI to promote the Muppies brand/program standing by actively participating in relevant networks. Muppies expects the Director to demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s D&I philosophy and Community Values by role-modeling these values to all team members and stakeholders.

Director of DEI– Muppies Global Executive Team Member, volunteer

Objective: Support and advance a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural humility within Muppies.


    • Spearhead DEI projects, communications, training, and other DEI initiatives and programs
    • Monitor progress toward Muppies’s DEI vision and achievement of our DEI goals as well as the execution of strategies that map toward those goals
    • Support membership recruitment and retention by helping create a brand that appeals to diverse applicants, removes bias in the membership recruitment process, and identifies ways to meaningfully and authentically engage members from different backgrounds with Muppies’ mission, programs, and activities
    • Develop consistent communication and feedback mechanisms to ensure we are able to identify, discuss, and address equity issues impacting our members, volunteers, staff / contractors, and partners
  • Join regular team calls.

 Term: 2 years; eligible for a second term

Desired qualifications for this position:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and institutional racism; ability and experience in developing and implementing strategies to identify and define complex equity and inclusion issues
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communication strategies to reach diverse audiences


Desired qualifications and experiences for all positions:

  • A sincere desire to serve the Muslim community
  • Enthusiasm for the Muppies vision and mission
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on diplomacy
  • Strong organization skills
  • At least 2-5 years of relevant experience; preference for those who demonstrate experience with nonprofit / membership organizations
  • Ability to work in and lead teams
  • Ability to consistently commit the designated time above for 2 years; preference for those who can commit to three years

The Executive Team 

The Executive Team serves as the organization’s lead strategic and working Board of Directors. They shall participate actively in the programs and activities of Muppies as officers and committee members. Exec Team members are the lead strategists and executors of Muppies’ global activities and are also the lead resource for City Executive Committees. Click here for more info on Executive Team Group responsibilities

The roles on the Executive Team are dynamic year-to-year and reflect the change in, growth of, and needs of the organization.  

How to apply: Submit your Muppies Volunteer Application (designate ‘Director of DEI’).

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.