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US Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory

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Los Angeles, CA (Onsite)

Full Time


Job description

This role is open to be based from: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, D.C.
Edelman seeks a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader to oversee our growing DEI client advisory practice across the United States.
Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm, with more than 6,000 employees in 65 cities worldwide. We work with some of the world’s best-recognized brands across the food and beverage, tech, retail, financial services, B2B, and health sectors (among others). We help our clients communicate their most pressing business successes and challenges to a wide stakeholder set, ultimately expanding their corporate reputation.
Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business.
As Executive Vice President and US Head of DEI Advisory you’ll be joining a team of dedicated professionals who equally enjoy being at the forefront of business challenges and driving client results as much as they do working with each other. This is a collaborative, supportive environment in which to develop the next phase of your career. At its core, Edelman is an entrepreneurial agency – a boutique at scale providing the opportunity to build your own path within a diverse, global environment.
Overview of the Role
You are an experienced practitioner who specializes in DEI strategy and communications to support remits across multiple clients. As the leader of a dynamic team, you will contribute to the success of the practice, establish a vision for regional growth, and develop some of the field’s most seasoned DEI practitioners. You have experience advising c-level clients and are able to practice consultative selling and win new business.
You possess the skills and behaviors needed to build culture, up-level client work, expand Edelman’s capability, and drive growth. You are a big-picture thinker, but also able to turn big ideas into action. You demonstrate superior communication skills, charisma, and executive presence. You are hungry to learn and evolve personally and are undaunted by ambiguity or complexity. You will work with your colleagues and peers across the agency including our Corporate, Brand, Digital, Planning, and Creative teams.
You have a proven background in communications, with people management, business development, and budget management skills. You have a strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency perspectives. You have a track record of leading profitable programs that have advanced client business goals. You are a superb people manager, enjoy coaching and mentoring junior staff, and have experience successfully managing resources and budgets as well as winning new business.
While there is no “typical day” at Edelman, your time here will expose you to a variety of disciplines within the agency as you help shape integrated solutions with colleagues from across different Edelman practices. 

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