The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) team is amplifying diverse voices and encouraging an inclusive environment across Riot. Riot's mission is to be the most player-focused gaming company in the world. To achieve our mission, we must reflect the ideas, experiences and backgrounds of our players. Our D&I organization enables our mission by attracting great talent and ensuring every Rioter has experiences that allow them to make a difference.

As the Senior Manager, D&I Strategic Partnerships, reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer, you will create strategies and programs to increase our footprint with diverse communities, attract a diverse talent pool and work with institutions that align and promote our diversity, equity and inclusion goals. You will build relationships with businesses, and organizations that align and enhance Riot's overall diversity, equity and inclusion strategy goals. Additionally, advise and work with your team in Talent Acquisition, Communications, Product and Marketing to identity opportunities aligned with our brand and marketing strategies. Specific areas of focus will include: serving as a diversity partner to our Esports department, engaging with our diverse gaming community; and developing new opportunities for collaboration and partnership with other organizations focused on ensuring diverse and inclusive practices. You will lead a small team to manage oversight for all Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) external partnerships and engagements including player perception, the board of advisors, and community of practice. The result of your work will ensure external agreement of Riot's Diversity & Inclusion mission, vision and values. In addition to the above, you will oversee the outcomes of strategic and operational goals, community building and solidifying the brand in the market by identifying and inserting diversity and inclusion standard methodologies into our products, our brand, and our talent acquisition processes.


  • Develop Riot's diversity partnerships and external strategy, including vision, actions and milestones including establishing impactful relationships with external diverse markets and influencers
  • Partner and work with Business Development, Social Impact, Product Leaders, and Talent Acquisition to identify opportunities and develop actions to work with external partners to build awareness and inspire action to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Be the Diversity and Inclusion partner to our Esports organization providing guidance to create applicable plans and outcomes to promote diversity and inclusion at Riot and the industry
  • Be a D&I expert using insights, along with standard methodologies to provide recommendations.
  • Lead the outreach strategy and build global external diversity partnerships, communities of practice, and advisory boards
  • Build relationships with colleagues at all levels and collaborate across our teams, including close collaboration with Product and Marketing teams to identify partnership opportunities aligned with product strategies
  • Establish impactful relationships with external diverse markets and influencers
  • Lead the outreach strategy and build global external diversity partnerships, communities of practice, and advisory boards
  • Oversee the management of diversity global outreach programs, including recognition, awards, and conferences
  • Earn trust across a range of levels and disciplines to establish yourself and the team as a trusted Subject-Matter Expert
  • Partner and support the Esports organization to create a roadmap including actions, milestones and metrics to promote diversity and inclusion at Riot and the industry
  • Establish metric report cards for all assigned programs with ongoing status updates to communicate success.
  • Drive improvements, develop frameworks and use data to ensure Riot achieves its D&I goals
  • Conduct market and program research, and positioning to set goals
  • Craft and implement successful projects that build brand awareness, increase engagement and develop a pipeline of talent in diverse communities
  • Craft diversity outreach messaging and seek input to support the business and building diverse talent pipelines
  • Lead external industry board within the industry to share best practices and guide diversity and inclusion in the gaming industry

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 7+ years of experience working in a Marketing, D&I or Community Outreach role or in an outreach capacity where event planning and creativity were important component skills
  • Project management experience; project management, and conceptual strategy work
  • Experience working in human resources, outreach, agencies or in institutions of higher education on projects associated with outreach to diverse communities including African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Asian, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, Veterans or other ethnic groups
  • Experience managing a small team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Manage a large ( > $1M) budget
  • Experience partnering with large-scale vendors/organizations
  • Experience managing and analyzing a range of Goals to measure performance
  • Energized by working in a entrepreneurial culture

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.


It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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