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Associate – Inclusion, Belonging, Social Impact

Associate – Inclusion, Belonging, Social Impact
Organization: J.Crew Group
Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 11/14/2023

We make modern classics with character. We believe in true timelessness, the integrity of well-made clothes, and since our inception, great quality at a great price. That’s in our DNA.

But, we know it’s not only about the clothes—it’s about the feeling it gives the people who wear them, whether they’re confidently giving a presentation in a well-tailored suit; basking in long salty beach days in vibrant, colorful sun-soaked swimsuits, or joyfully re-discovering their favorite Rollneck sweater in their closet again and again, season after season.

And ultimately, it’s about helping our customers be the best, most authentic versions of themselves.

And that’s what we’re after, to inspire people’s lives and style.

Whether you’re a customer or a part of our crew, we put people first. We’re proud to have been recognized as an industry leader in:

America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity (Newsweek, 2023)

America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women (Newsweek, 2023)

Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes, 2022)

Best Employers for New Grads (Forbes, 2022)

Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality (The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2022)

Title: Associate – Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Impact (IBSI)

Reports to: Director, Inclusion, Belonging and Social Impact (IBSI)

Location: US


This role is an essential member of the IBSI team, and instrumental in developing and sustaining our inclusive culture. The IBSI Associate supports the global Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Impact strategies across J.Crew Group’s collection of brands, and is a champion of change. They assist in the development and delivery of strategic initiatives, workshops, events, training, volunteer, and companywide IBSI activations. This role is responsible for data collection, review, analysis and analytics to ensure effectiveness of programs for all stakeholders. and will be expected to work cross collaboratively with functional teams to deliver on our inclusion and belonging and social impact commitments.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Support companywide IBSI programs, ensuring program remain relevant in meeting business strategy and goals while supporting DEIB commitment.
  • Work cross-functionally with business partners within HR and across the organization (Brand Marketing, Talent Branding, Internal Communications) to ensure consistent communication and implementation of IBSI initiatives and processes.
  • Assist with building tools and resources for leaders to include discussion guides, talking points, interactive modules, lunch and learns, and training workshops.
  • Partner with internal communications, office services, IT teams to ensure all programs and events are properly planned and executed.
  • Provide support to Associate Impact Groups (AIGs) with a focus on inclusion and belonging activities to support events, communications, and expense tracking as needed.
  • Work with the Talent Branding team to ensure IBSI work is included in communications from our various platforms (LinkedIn, Indeed, Tallo, etc.).
  • Act as point of contact for social impact platform and associate questions regarding employee matching program.
  • Support all social impact initiatives and events ensuring a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Work with external partners ensuring timely follow-up on all requests.
  • Collaborate with business partners across the brand on new partnerships.
  • Build tools and resources for leaders to include discussion guides, talking points, interactive modules, lunch and learns, and training workshops.
  • Work with talent acquisition team to ensure IB work is included in any employer branding.
  • Drive recruiting and candidate outreach partnerships that support diverse candidate pipeline development.
  • Ensure HCM Technology continually leverages IB best practices through candidate/associate journey


  • Support Director with planning and execution of all IBSI initiatives with strong focus on project management and meeting deadlines.
  • Act as point of contact for IBSI email distro.
  • Act as point of contact for questions and inquiries about the social impact platform.
  • Track expenses and submit invoices acting as point of contact for outside vendors.
  • Create Presentations, Newsletters, and Dashboards in partnership with Director of Inclusion Belonging + Social Impact.

Key Competencies

  • Drives Results – Works to deliver strategic and tactical goals.
  • Manges Complexity- Follows balanced approach to work across multiple works streams.
  • Action Oriented – Takes proactive steps to complete tasks.
  • Plans and Aligns – Ensure proper planning for effective execution of programs.
  • Collaborates – Builds relationships across all AIGs to amplify intersectional inclusion
  • Persuades – Help increase program participation
  • Instills Trust – Engages as an ally and actively works to create psychologically safer workplaces.
  • Nimble Learning- Remains open to face difficult issues and supports others who do the same


  • 2-3 years of Human Resources, DEIB, Corporative Giving, Social Impact, Philanthropic, Communications or Administrative experience preferred.
  • Role requires a high degree of accountability, initiative, time management and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing project timelines with excellent follow-through. Ability to multi-task, work efficiently and consistently contributes to the team in a fast-paced and changing work environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office (including PowerPoint and Excel) and SharePoint.

We welcome you to apply, even if you don’t check all the boxes. Our passion is scouting life-long learners who are driven by curiosity, and who feel connected to our brands and share our desire to make an impact. We’re always seeking bright new talent who leverage their unique experiences to discover, grow and evolve with our teams.

Benefits + Perks

  • Health & Well-being – Eligible associates and family members receive medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance, family planning (fertility, adoption & surrogacy support), fitness discounts, medical travel and more.
  • Associate Discount – We love our products just as much as you do! That’s why we offer a great associate discount across all of our brands (J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and Madewell).
  • Flex Fridays – In addition to our hybrid work model, we also close our office at 1:00 PM every Friday year-round.
  • Community Impact – We support the communities where we live and work through our philanthropic efforts and the J.Crew Cares Program.
  • Winter Break – In addition to our PTO package, J.Crew Group offers a winter break at the end of December to eligible full-time associates at the Home Office to provide time to refresh and recharge.

Note: Availability of these benefits and perks may be subject to work location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements.

Salary Range: $64,200.00 – $77,000.00

At J.Crew Group (JCG) we aim to pay competitively for our company’s size and industry. The base salary offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region of work premises, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. The base salary is just one component of J.Crew Group’s competitive total rewards strategy that also includes the opportunity for bonus, competitive benefits and perks.

One of our core focuses here at JCG is creating a community and culture that builds belonging. We are deeply committed to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts

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