Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Director

Main Office (MOS)



Position Summary

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Director provides strategic leadership that formalizes and advances Suns Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) strategy. This role ensures IDEA principals and initiatives are engrained in Suns culture, processes, practices, and everyday operations throughout the organization.


  1. Develops, formalizes, and leads the organizations Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) strategy.
  2. Establishes credibility as an expert on diversity and inclusion best practices, policies, procedures, and issues; develops and nurtures trusting relationships with key leaders across the organization.
  3. Partners with various teams and departments within the organization to implement applicable IDEA action plans that further the overall IDEA strategy.
  4. Creates KPIs and measurable methods to ensure and show success of IDEA strategy and initiatives; presents and provides information to the executive team and other departments as necessary.
  5. Reviews and synthesizes information on current IDEA initiatives and tactics and develops a wholistic strategy to move the organization forward.
  6. Develops and delivers timely and impactful training on pertinent IDEA subjects in collaboration with the Learning & Development team; provides education and guidance to executive and leadership teams on IDEA topics and strategies.
  7. Establishes, manages, and ensures the success of short and long-term IDEA goals across the organization.
  8. Collaborates with leadership teams to integrate IDEA practices into employment, workplace and business culture and programs.
  9. Participates in IDEA Council and acts as a liaison between the council, business leaders and the executive team.
  10. Provides pertinent information to the executive team, ESG and investor relations groups on IDEA strategies, goals, and progress.
  11. Drives and supports cultural change management processes that relate to and/or impact IDEA initiatives and strategies.
  12. Locates and provides support for local community outreach and initiatives that bolster Suns IDEA strategy.
  13. Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, trends, and best practices.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Development, Change Management, Human Resources, or related field (Required)
  • Master's Degree in Organizational Development, Change Management, Human Resources, or related field (Preferred)
  • 5 years proven experience leading IDEA initiatives within large organizations across multiple locations.
  • Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)
  • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions
  • Ability to successfully lead others to live Suns culture and produce quality results
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to define, scope, and track performance metrics
  • Strong analytical skills to gather, interpret and deliver information. Ability to draw meaningful insights from data to create strategy
  • Outstanding verbal, written and presentational communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, interdependent manner with a wide array of people throughout various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and advance relationships and conversations
  • Superior project management, program administration and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Advanced computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to respond to business needs after hours
  • Ability to travel by car or plane with overnight stays as required


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with 4 plan options so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental and Vision Plans
  • On-Site Fitness Center with Free Personal Training & Group Fitness Classes
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and Dependent Life
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation
  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
  • Free Virtual 1:1 Tutoring for the children of Sun Team Members
  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty


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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  98611

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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