VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
New York, NY  / Chicago, IL 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

Job Title

VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Job Description Summary

The Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team leads the company's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion globally. As a key member of the global DEI team, this newly created role will partner with the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) to build, execute and continue to enhance Cushman and Wakefield's global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and framework.
The ideal candidate will possess a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion with a global and innovative mindset. This role will report into the CDEIO and work collaboratively across the organization with the Global DEI team, Human Resources Leaders and Business/Function Leaders.

Job Description


  • Contribute thought leadership to enterprise DEI strategy and partner with local leadership to translate into a regional (Americas, APAC, EMEA) action plans
  • Provide deep validated experience, thought leadership, advice, coaching, solutions and consultation to HRBP's, business leaders and the regional Diversity Councils
  • Formulate and execute innovative and customized enterprise-wide or department-specific diversity strategies and tactics that result in driving action and change in the organization
  • Analyze applicant flow and talent lifecycle, from hire to retire, and identify key areas to embed DEI
  • Partner with senior business leaders to integrate D&I into business, employment and workplace practices
  • Build strong relationships with business leaders to establish regional actions plans
  • Collaborate across Human Resources function to ensure DEI is embedded into talent lifecycle processes
  • Stay up to date with regulatory and policy developments affecting D&I and its implications for Cushman & Wakefield
  • Attend and speak at DEI conferences and on DEI panels and facilitate relationships between individuals at the firm and leading DEI organizations
  • Manage DEI budget, including program spending, vendor contracts and payments, and shared costs supporting company initiatives and/or programs while reporting and tracking spending by quarter


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or Human Resources initiatives in global organization
  • Success in leading and developing high performing teams
  • Broad knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion processes, procedures, best practices, resources and networks
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills, including ability to drive healthy discussions around complex issues, with strong active listening skills.
  • Strong project management skills, with expertise in building, managing and scaling complex programs that involve significant change management, high-profile outcomes and multiple organizational partners
  • Creative thinking and the ability to articulate a vision to teams across the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with peers, managers, executives and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to use good judgment to problem solve, make decisions and involve necessary individuals at the appropriate time
  • Strong, collaborative team player with high emotional intelligence and an ability to influence and drive change in the company.
  • Superior presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the DEI vision and goals.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative? Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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