Director – Diversity and Inclusion Spire


Spire is hiring a Director – Diversity & Inclusion in its downtown St. Louis (MO) location. The Director is responsible to help create and execute on strategies that support Spire’s continued journey to embrace diversity and advance our value of inclusion. This position will work across all leadership levels to provide guidance and counsel on all diversity and inclusion topics.

Company Bio: Spire

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


  • Develop, implement and monitor strategies that promote diversity and inclusion throughout Spire and its Subsidiaries.
  • Create action plans and metrics around diversity and inclusion strategies to measure performance.
  • Prepare quarterly report for CHRO and Leadership Council on progress against DEI action plans.
  • Partner with HR Operations & Rewards teams to ensure that all policies and procedures support DEI initiatives and collaborate on any EEO goals.
  • Partner with Manager, Workforce Development to coordinate recruitment initiatives and efforts around diversity.
  • Own and develop relationships with external organizations, to stay on-top of industry leading practices in DEI and partner with these organizations to support and help advance Spire’s DEI efforts.
  • Partner with Talent Development to identify training and development needs across the organization related to DEI.
  • Work with Corporate Communications to ensure the company’s DEI philosophy is clearly communicated across appropriate channels.
  • Serve as the liaison for DEI at networking, social and community events.
  • Provide guidance to leaders throughout the organization for promoting and building a culture that values diversity of culture, skills and backgrounds.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position manages Diversity and Inclusion programs and may have direct people leadership responsibilities over time.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Physical Demands – Position is an office-based position that requires occasionally lifting less than ten pounds
  • Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Hours – Work schedule is defined by Spire policy while supporting core Spire HR operational and project needs
  • Travel Requirements – Position requires occasional travel

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize data into actionable insights and recommendations
  • Ability to understand the various facets of diversity and strong knowledge of current laws, research, trends and practices in DEI
  • Strong ability to drive results and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong influential leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with employees across the entire organization

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree REQUIRED

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 10 years' experience in HR REQUIRED
  • 4+ years leading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts REQUIRED

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We accept online applications through our career site at