Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
As an organization, we have affirmed our commitment to being inclusive in our values. We know we are better when we are open and inclusive. We embrace diversity and believe everyone deserves respect. We are committed to building a team and supporting initiatives that represent all communities. We hold ourselves accountable to include new and different voices on our team. Everyone is welcome at the Cubs, and we celebrate what makes each of us unique.
This role will drive the implementation of all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. The leader will work across the organization and partner with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council to bring our inclusive value to life, embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into the culture of the Cubs organization. This is an individual contributor role that will act as the subject matter expert on diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing counsel and guidance to integrate DE&I practices across the organization, including human resources, communications, marketing, community relations, procurement, and all other areas of the organization.
Execute short- and long-range DE&I goals to support the organization’s DEI strategy and business goals
Lead integration of D&I programs and initiatives into broader company processes and practices
Conduct benchmarking and data-driven analysis to develop best in class DE&I initiatives
Partner with Talent Acquisition to evaluate and enhance sourcing and selection strategies; build relationships that diversify talent pipelines for all roles; develop, maintain and monitor diversity metrics and reports that enable data-driven decision making to drive change in the organization
Implement a DE&I learning strategy for all associates to build and strengthen cultural competencies and educate leaders and associates on how to leverage diversity and inclusion for success
Develop and execute communications that increase awareness among associates
Engage employees to establish BRG’s that drive initiatives that are integrated with our overall business and DE&I strategy and goals
Partner with Procurement on supplier diversity initiatives that increase business opportunities for M/WBE firms and enterprises
Partner with Marketing to leverage DE&I in marketing and branding activations to reach and engage more diverse fans
Partner with Community Affairs and Cubs Charities to align and tie DE&I goals with community outreach and engagement
Partner with other business partners and leaders to incorporate practices and processes that embed DE&I into all aspects of the organization
Employ tools and methods to ensure the effectiveness of the DE&I strategy; analyze DE&I progress and recommend actions for strengthening DE&I across the organization
Experience in diversity, equity & inclusion program development and driving impactful transformation for an organization
Knowledge of best practices and innovative approaches in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Demonstrated experience articulating a vision, translating it to a strategy and operational goals and driving a cross-functional team to deliver
Proven track record of leading organization wide initiatives with multiple internal and external stakeholders
Skilled in influencing and collaborating with all levels within an organization; ability to challenge conventional wisdom with sensitivity and tact
Highly collaborative; is motivated by engaging with and empowering others
Strong interpersonal skills; able to effectively work with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations
Persistent and steadfast in pursuing short and long term goals
Change management experience
Adaptable; can make decisions and move forward despite ambiguous or incomplete data
5+ years experience as a diversity leader
Experience with research and data analysis
Experience with diversity content development
Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, we unfortunately may not be able to respond in person to each applicant. However, we can assure you that you will receive an email confirmation when you apply as well as additional email notifications whether you are selected to move forward for the position or not. Please note, we keep all resumes on file and will contact you should we wish to schedule an interview with you.
The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics.