Director, Equity & Belonging

29 Oct, 2022


Director, Equity & Belonging


Job Description


About the team

The Team: We enable and empower employees to build a culture where they can be change agents in building a strong community where all are included, valued, and able to thrive in their careers.

The Department: Zillow, the top real estate website in the U.S., is building an on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease. Come join us!

About the role

As Zillow Group’s Director of Equity & Belonging, you will be responsible for leading teams, implementing and influencing data strategy, employee connections, and team operations. Providing internal diversity, equity and inclusion thought leadership and partnership across cross-functional teams to drive and actively move our overall strategy forward. You will work directly with senior leadership, partner across the people organization (HR) and with other collaborators to lead and deliver integrated solutions to embed equity and belonging, behavioral change competencies, concepts, thinking, systems, and processes into the business. Actively enabling employees to build and perpetuate a culture of equity and belonging that leads with empathy and values the complexity of all our identities. This role will report to the Head of Equity & Belonging.





In Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City the standard base pay range for this role is $157,900.00 – $252,200.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City and may not be applicable to other locations.


In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

What you will enjoy doing:

  • Model and demonstrate skill mastery in implementing initiatives which are sustainable, scalable, and strategic. Have an approach that allows for critical thinking and long term solutions
  • Implement and be grounded in leading practice DEI research, tools, discovery, and knowledge. Communicate diversity, equity, and inclusion trends, issues, and opportunities that will impact the business
  • Find opportunities to analyze, benchmark, and leverage data to inform people insights and best methodologies within the team and in support of the business to influence and build consensus, drive accountability, transparency, and meaningful outcomes
  • Partner cross functionally with key partners and peers within HR and other business collaborators. Establish strong relationships with peers and senior leaders to fully understand their experience, needs, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership to develop and align on inclusive and equitable practices
  • Practice operational rigor. Build structured business and communication processes. Develop and maintain project plans, manage communications, proactively identify and address risks and opportunities as well as determine alternative ways to achieve project/program goals
  • Support operational strategies to improve productivity, efficiency, and collaboration within the overall Equity & Belonging team. Triage, identify risks and seek solutions.
  • Oversee the effective governance and operations of the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Manage E&B internal and external communication strategies
  • Facilitate and/or moderate internal and external DEI engagements as needed


Who You Are

  • Strategic problem solver: Ability to develop and adjust DEI strategy to address the changing needs of the business. Able to lead with a clear, compelling vision, and optimizing DEI programs for scale
  • Consultative & Influencing: Do you enjoy practicing constructive inquiry and bring the ability to influence leaders?
  • Strong Communicator: Effectively communicate what we are doing and why we are doing it visually and verbally and guide conversations and credibly present ideas and recommendations at all levels within the organization.
  • Mentor/Coach/Leader: Able to inspire, give clarity and direction to direct reports
  • Analytical: Able to distill data down to key insights that enable great decision-making.
  • Project/Program Manager: Project management and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to navigate in a fast-paced & outcome oriented environment.
  • Understand Business Acumen: Strives to understand how our business works, and grasps complexities and connections among problems or issues, able to prioritize initiatives that will have the greatest impact on success.
  • Operate with Discretion & Confidentiality: Ability to exercise discretion, judgment, tact, and poise in handling highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Leverage technology: Ability to create and refine processes as necessary. Evaluates and recommends new tools and technology as needs evolve.
  • Connector: Thoughtfully considers how events, challenges, new information and decisions may impact or connect to others.
  • Empathetic: Ability to listen and help others feel heard, understanding multiple points of views and being a vehicle for helping others understand and learn other views
  • Ability to operate with autonomy in ambiguous environments at scale.
  • Ability to deliver results while also crafting an environment for others to grow and be successful

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience with progressive responsibility in executing on diversity, equity, and inclusion practice
  • Experience within HR, consulting, organizational development, L&D, strategy development, change management and project/program management
  • Degree or equivalent practical experience in organizational psychology, organizational development, talent management, HR, or related field or any additional certifications and/or training relevant to the role


Here at Zillow – we value the experience and perspective of candidates with non-traditional backgrounds. If you have transferable skills or related experiences – we encourage you to apply!


Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life’s next chapter.


As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do is helping people move from dreaming to transacting — and no matter what job you’re in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022 list, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2022, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.



Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at


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Job posted: 2022-10-29