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Manager, Diversity & Inclusion


Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  12818

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Manager, Diversity & Inclusion to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Job Summary

The Manager, Diversity & Inclusion reports to the Vice President, Social Responsibility & Talent Development and will be responsible for coordinating, implementing and monitoring Wyndham Hotels & Resorts global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies and initiatives.
In partnership with the VP, the incumbent will assess ongoing organizational needs, analyze and interpret data and trends to recommend, develop programs and initiatives that contribute to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts ability to execute its vision as a workplace that values each individual’s experience and contributions; that attracts and retains the best talent; that develops talent while creating an engaged workforce; enhances our culture as a great place to work; contributes to our communities in which we work and live. Our goal is to continue to increase our presence as an employer of choice and a diversity, equity & inclusion leader. 
The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of and experience with core diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, and ability to develop collaborative relationships with various stakeholders to co-create content and align on solutions. 

Responsiblities Include:

•    Coordinate, implement and monitor diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and frameworks to ensure the achievement of diversity objectives and target
•    In collaboration with the HRMA Analytics & Reporting team, develop metrics that measure the effectiveness of, and promote success of D&I programs as well as identify program gaps
•    Conduct research, benchmarking and regularly analyze DEI metrics and present findings and recommendations for program changes, as appropriate, to the VP, Social Responsibility & Talent Development 
•    Coordinate and aggregate DEI business updates to be presented in Senior Leader meetings while also building templates and efficiencies for managing DEI Communications. 
•    Support VP, Social Responsibility & Talent Development in developing presentations on DEI progress and trends.
•    Overall project management of D&I programs and initiatives, including the development of project plans, deliverables, and timelines for execution.
•    Coordination and completions of external surveys related to D&I surveys 
•    Collaborate with HR Business Partners to embed DEI strategies into all programs & activities ensuring alignment and deployment of key Inclusive Leadership initiatives into the business
•    Responsible for managing and supporting Affinity Business Groups (ABGs) to advance a diverse, and inclusive community; maintain global diversity calendar (Days of Acknowledgement, heritage months, key actions, and deliverables); communicate DEI initiatives and facilitate the celebration of specific events to ensure awareness and engagement across the organization.
•    Produce content for and maintain DEI communication materials, including intranet, website, brochures, etc.

•    Supports development and deployment of segment communications plan including Affinity Business Groups, events, external events, D&I Recognitions/Celebrations, featured learning opportunities, etc.
•    Work with L&D to ensure team member development programs are offered globally to address current and future business trends and to build Wyndham’s culture of inclusion and belonging. Facilitate diversity training programs as needed. 
•    Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.
•    And hoc projects as assigned 


•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
•    At least 3-4 years of experience in a role focused on D&I
•    Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to network and leverage internal and external relationships to achieve goals
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
•    Demonstrated experience with data analysis preferred, including the ability to present and report on data
•    Experience in writing business plans
•    Able to develop strong business partnerships
•    Strong influencing skills with ability to motivate team members to include peer groups with ability to collaborate across multiple geographies and cultures
•    Proven successful project management and organizational skills
•    Past experience in completing diversity and inclusion surveys preferred
•    Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines and work under pressure in a dynamic, demanding environment, while maintaining a positive attitude and demeanor
•    Ability to work in a complex, fast paced environment


Essential Job Functions:

Manage Multiple Projects                On-going
Develop Reports & Presentations            20%
Curriculum Development                05%
Stand-Up Facilitation                     15%
Track and Develop Metrics                15%
Survey Completion                    10%
Consulting as Subject Matter Expert            20%
Coordinating and Attending Events            15%

Scope/Financial Responsibility:
The Manager, Diversity and Inclusion is a member of a 2-person team who have high-visibility across the organization.  This individual will work very closely with the Vice President and must be comfortable in dealings with senior level associates.   A professional demeanor, understanding of cultural nuances, flexibility and a sense of urgency are critical components for success in this role.  Any infraction will cause an immediate and visible blemish on the company’s brand image and the team’s credibility.  There is very little financial responsibility associated with this role. 


Travel Requirements:
Travel is very limited to campus locations and company sponsored events.  


•    In-depth knowledge and understanding of Diversity and Inclusion concepts and the links to the business
•    Strong verbal and written communications skills
•    Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines
•    Professional demeanor and comfort in dealing with all bands, diverse cultures and global environments



Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark