Darnisa Amante-Jackson

Fastest Growing Careers in America is Diversity Officer, According to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the largest business connection social media websites on the internet. So they would understand the trends in careers. Yep, you heard right, they claim that Diversity Officers are the hottest careers in today’s society.

The pay? The salaries are between $75K to $211K. Here are the job description and the requirements to obtain this position. Robert Sellers, the chief diversity officer at the University of Michigan, is paid $407,653 a year. I will let you guess what other qualities one must-have not listed in the job description.

It would seem that saying “All White People are racists” would not be a good way to promote diversity – but I guess that would say one was not “woke.” But in the end, this mentality will surely not end well.

In any case, Darnisa Amante-Jackson is now an expert on being a Diversity Officer, here is her take:

It’s been more than half a year since the protests sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. These protests have led to a critical societal reckoning. Increasingly, we are demanding change inside companies. We are racing to confront and dismantle systemic racism in our organizations. And we need help.

It’s no surprise that there has been a huge increase in hiring for diversity experts–as we record this, it’s one of the most in-demand jobs on LinkedIn. Hiring for these roles increased more than 90% last year. Think about that. So, let’s say you want to do this work. What does a career path look like?

This week on the Hello Monday podcast (hear below), we bring back Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson. She joined us last June to talk about equity work. I’ve asked her back today to talk about her own journey–and what she’s learned about careers in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

If you can stomach it, here is Darnisa Amante-Jackson podcast on this subject. Whether this will help anyone more than the Diversity Officer’s salary will be dubious to track and achieve.

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Written by Jefferson Thomas

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