Manager, Equity and Belonging
Remote Irvine, CA
Job details
$112,400 - $179,600 a year
Job description

About the team

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.

Zillow’s Equity and Belonging Team enables and empowers 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.

About the role

As Zillow’s Equity & Belonging Manager you will work to advance the mission and goals of diversity, equity, and belonging for the organization by supporting the structure, maturation, and development of our Affinity Networks into efficient and effective employee resource groups (ERGs).

This person will be responsible for directing Affinity Network chairs, advising Executive Sponsors, and ensuring the networks function at a high capacity providing meaningful value to employees and the business. The efforts of this role is centered on serving as a collaborative advisor providing insights that are instrumental in developing leading practices for employee networks and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. This is a relationship driven role that requires excellent communication, project management, collaboration skills, and a global perspective and expertise in the field of implementing diverse, equitable and inclusive operations. Reports to the Senior Manager, Equity & Belonging.

You Will Get To:

  • Lead, provide direction, and develop a team of Affinity Network (ERG) Program Managers in their roles and responsibilities supporting our communities
  • Operationalize and optimize Zillow Group’s Affinity Network Program (processes, programs, reporting, communications, tools, events, etc.) for scale, process excellence and standardization, all while ensuring amazing member experiences and alignment with our business initiatives
  • Direct Affinity Network council members and ensure the networks function efficiently and optimally, providing significant value in their activities to all employees and the business
  • Build strong relationships and work closely with Affinity Network chairs in the development of their charter and execution of practical goals for membership, growth, and ally engagement
  • Apply strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion leading practice approaches in solving sophisticated cultural challenges, prioritizing, anticipating needs of collaborators, and implementing with operational excellence
  • Build relationships, serve as a collaborative advisor, and mentor, executive sponsors and other key team members in their role to ensure comprehension and alignment to DEI and business strategy
  • Research and conduct assessments to strategically establish consensus amongst partners in developing and launching future employee resource groups or chapters
  • Establish and supervise appropriate Affinity Network Program metrics, measures and reporting to demonstrate programmatic efficiency and growth
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and HR Business Partners to develop and implement strategies for retention, engagement and promotion of diverse talent

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

In Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City the standard base pay range for this role is $112,400.00 - $179,600.00 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

  • Critical thinking: Ability to develop and adjust DEI strategy to address the changing needs of the business. Able to lead with a clear, compelling vision.
  • Consulting/Influencing: Practices constructive inquiry and ability to influence
  • Communication skills: Able to optimally communicate what we are doing and why we are doing it visually and verbally and to guide conversations and credibly present ideas and recommendations at all levels within the organization.
  • Team development: Able to inspire and provide coaching, clarity and direction to direct reports
  • Analytical skills: Able to distill data down to key insights that enable great decision-making.
  • Project/Program Management: Project management and organizational skills with a proven ability to navigate in a fast-paced & performance-oriented environment.
  • Discernment: 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.
  • Discretion & Confidentiality: Ability to exercise discretion, judgment, tact, and poise in handling highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Process management/leveraging technology: Ability to create and refine processes as necessary. Evaluates and recommends new tools and technology as needs evolve.
  • Compassion: 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
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of multiple facets of diversity including intersectionality: cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, gender

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Diversity and inclusion experience with demonstrated business results working with employee networks and diversity councils
  • 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

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

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.

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Company details


1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31 Seattle, WA 98101


1001 to 5000


$100M to $500M (USD)


Real Estate

Company Description
Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering people with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes to help them make better, smarter decisions about where they choose to live. At Zillow, we invest in building transformational tools and services that renters, buyers, homeowners and sellers love and want to talk about on platforms that shape our everyday lives. We are constantly reimagining how people interact with and make decisions about all things home. Launched in 2006, Zillow is headquartered in Seattle and is part of Zillow Group, home to the largest and most beloved brands in rentals and real estate. Our portfolio includes Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments as well as the business brands Bridge Interactive, Dotloop, Mortech and Retsly.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    4.0 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.9 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.1 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.8 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.3 / 5
Company reviews
"Great Compensation/Perks - Lack of Job Security - Micromanagement"
Former EmployeeSpecialist
Job: Connection Specialist Duties: Handle high volume inbound and outbound calls from potential consumers. Ask validating questions. Transfer validated consumer to an automated system. Management: Micromanagement. Workplace Culture: Company-paid team outings; dinner, events, etc. Insights training. Employee resource groups for inclusion, education, and networking; Native American, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Veterans, etc. Cons: fear of layoffs and forced career paths. Pros: Best compensation and benefits/perks I've ever seen. Career Growth Options and resources for certifications in many fields, including fields unrelated to real estate.

"Great place to work"
Former EmployeeMarket Manager
Enjoyed my time at Zillow. Great culture & colleagues! if department didn't close, I would have loved to stay. The company has a wonderful training program and was wonderful about promotions and salaries.

"Awesome Place to Work"
Former EmployeeSenior Escrow Officer
I was only with Zillow for 7 months but, they were an amazing company to work for while I was there! They have amazing benefits and the pay was great to!

"Enjoyable work experience"
Current EmployeeSenior Technical Recruiter
The company and the work culture are extremely good. You will thrive and flourish if you have the right mindset. Work-life balance is great. There is a lot of scope for process improvement but you have to be very, very careful with your managers and leaders. You can get into trouble if you don't hit it off well with your managers. Overall the company is great.