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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted February 17, 2021.

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Trupanion is here to help pets live their healthiest and happiest lives – and we couldn’t do it without our fantastic team! Team members are an important part of what makes Trupanion so great, and we aspire to offer an inclusive and empowering experience for each of them. 

Our culture at Trupanion is unique. We don’t embrace status or typical hierarchy. As a team member, you are valued for your unique ideas and contributions to the company, regardless of your role or background. Our goal is to offer an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and has the ability to contribute to their full potential.

As our new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) you will help further this environment and guide the evolution of our DEI strategy and programs. In this role, you will work with our Executive Team, People Operations team, and DEI Council to support our growing team and strategic business goals. You will partner across the business to enhance diversity recruitment, development and retention of diverse talent, and foster a workplace where everyone can truly feel a sense of belonging.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Owning and building upon Trupanion’s DEI strategy, furthering the integration of our strategic DEI plan across all aspects of our company and culture
  • Developing, leading and supporting initiatives that have a measurable impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion at Trupanion
  • Building strong partnerships across the company to increase awareness and understanding of DEI as a strategic focus and influence positive change
  • Collaborating with leadership to embed DEI values within our business strategies
  • Collaborating on programs and initiatives to recruit, develop, and retain an engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Working closely with our Learning and Development team to build DEI acumen for all team members and develop curriculum
  • Mentoring and supporting our existing Employee Resource Groups and our DEI Council and encouraging and supporting new groups to form
  • Developing or updating policies and programs to ensure that our workplace is inclusive to all
  • Hosting and creating events designed to amplify Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within our culture

What you bring:

  • 8+ years of progressive experience leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives inside organizations
  • Experience building a multi-year DEI strategy and prioritizing initiatives that lead to measurable results
  • Strong project management and collaboration skills
  • A strong bias for action and proven track record of positive impact
  • Experience managing projects across multiple different departments and stakeholders
  • Experience facilitating DEI events and trainings for multiple audiences
  • Comfort and experience collaborating and coaching at all levels of an organization, including coaching and advising executive leaders

Benefits and Perks:

  • Company equity grants and opportunities
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits at no cost to you
  • Four weeks paid time off
  • Five-week sabbatical after five years of employment
  • Open, casual, pet-friendly and fun office environment
  • Free dog walking services for office pets during business hours
  • Free medical health insurance for your pet (1 dog or cat)
  • Paid time off to volunteer at nonprofit organizations
  • Free on-site parking and gym

About Trupanion:

We’re all about helping pets. We promote a cohesive and nimble team environment, and we hire, develop and promote team members. We trust each other. We are transparent and honest. We care about one another and want to see our team members succeed, personally and professionally. We strive to promote from within and reduce bureaucracy to allow creative thinking. We’re focused on providing continuous training and support to all team members to encourage long-term happiness and success.

Take a look inside our office and see for yourself:

For more information about Trupanion, visit

Trupanion is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, and skills.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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.

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