Posted Apr 20
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Part-Time Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

New York, NY, United States Part Time

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), founded in 1908, is a professional organization of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government, using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security.

Position Summary:

Within this role, the Consultant will serve as the subject-matter-expert (SME), and will be responsible for the development of AIChE’s diversity & inclusion programs to promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, and equity for Chemical Engineers, as well as build collaborations with other organizations and engineering disciplines. This Individual will help to further develop AIChE's diversity & inclusion vision and create a platform for corporate and individual fundraising.

Working with numerous volunteer groups, and corporate, academic and association partners, this individual will work to link program development, communication, research and fundraising. This individual will be the liaison between the staff and the Women's Initiative Committee (WIC) and Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) in order to ensure smooth delivery of programs. This position will also assist with emerging initiatives (e.g. for disabled and LGBTQ engineers), , focused programming and networking events during conferences, and fundraising events.


Under the direction of the Director of the Foundation, this individual will:

  • Assess current Association programs and populations regarding diversity & inclusion issues and use those assessments to propose and develop new initiatives
  • Benchmark current programs against other related non-profits
  • Strengthen existing and new external partnerships
  • Look for program gaps based on current trends
  • Successfully work with a wide variety of constituents to assess and develop a five year program visionary plan that will support AIChE’s diversity & inclusion goals.
  • Work with fundraising teams to develop and obtain funding
  • Ensure current programs are running efficiently and organize efforts with current committees at AIChE events
  • Other projects as assigned by the Director


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is a plus
  • 7-10 years of progressive responsibility in the diversity & inclusion field
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and manage data
  • Experience designing and administering corporate diversity programs
  • Possess a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding
  • Ability to collaborate with other non-profit organizations, academic institutions and corporations
  • Demonstrated experience presenting and leading diversity programs to varying audience levels
  • Adept of current trends concerning diversity and inclusion programs
  • Ability to articulate an understanding of the issues and dynamics of differences
  • Ability to write grant proposals and/or work on funding documentations
  • Proven ability to work successfully with multiple constituents to deliver and improve programs and initiatives
  • Must possess superb written and communication skills, including an understanding of web and social media; strong project management
  • Well organized with strong attention to details
  • Possess a demonstrated history of success working both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Interested candidates may email their cover letter and resume to Please note the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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