Microsoft Corporation Sr. Manager, D&I Brand Management & Comms in Redmond, Washington

Do you want to help change Microsoft and change the world? Are you a skilled change leader, writer, and brand marketer? Are you passionate about the cultural direction of Microsoft? Do you enjoy helping leaders, managers and employees build employee engagement, excitement and deep understanding of business strategy? At Microsoft, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and critical to our business success. The ability to leverage the diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds that our employees bring to the company is a source of strength for us. We’re looking for someone to join our team to drive brand and communications change management strategy for the Diversity and Inclusion organization. If you want to work in a fast-paced environment with amazing cross-company impact and a charter to help transform the company, we’d like to talk to you.

This Redmond-based role will be a key player in helping to drive diversity and inclusion for Microsoft while partnering with professionals in HR, Office of the CEO, and Corporate Communications teams across Microsoft. In addition, this person will play a key role in company-wide programmatic efforts, rollouts, internal stakeholder liaison, messaging, and key events (all-hands, employee engagement programs, and Q&As).


Key responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Corporate Communications to drive integrated D&I plans to promote Microsoft’s global diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, (external events, Employee Resource Groups, etc.) both internally and externally

  • Collaborate with Chief Human Resource Officer’s and Corporate Communication’s/Press Relation’s internal and external communications leads to coordinate communication plans, pillars, and narrative

  • Align with HR Centers of Excellence and HR Line teams to land programs and associated messaging effectively to employees worldwide, and ensure consistent use, in an integrated and coordinated fashion

  • Align with leaders on rollout plans for multiple, concurrent, company-wide launches of programs, and initiatives

  • Collaborate with teams inside the organization and across the company to gather data and content for internal communications and presentations

  • Work in partnership with corporate communications to research and produce messaging pertaining to D&I, and coordinate deployment via email/other vehicles, forums, etc.

  • Partner closely with Corporate Communications, the Office of the CEO Communications team, and the Senior Leadership Team communications community to develop communications plans for all-company announcements

  • Manage creative agencies, development of collateral, and maintain content and appearance of internal and external D&I website

  • Develops strong metrics to measure ROI and success of key initiatives to determine efficacy of vehicles and engagement.


Qualifications and skills:

  • BA/BS in HR, Journalism, Marketing, or Communications (or equivalent)

  • 7-10 years HR, communications, public relations, marketing, brand management or executive communications experience. Diversity and inclusion experience a plus

  • Understanding of Microsoft’s mission, culture, business priorities

  • Business maturity, confidentiality and experience working with senior executives

  • Exceptional messaging and writing skills

  • Know how to leverage multiple channels to land meaningful communications (events, video, social, PR, etc.)

  • Strong graphic design and multi-media creation skills (PowerPoint, Sway, videos, etc.)

  • High attention to detail and accuracy in all communications deliverables

  • Deep cross-group collaboration skills and ability to drive coordination across all levels and stakeholders

  • Ability to manage multiple communication projects simultaneously and drive strong work-back plans

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment and able to adapt plans and approach real-time

  • Proactive, self-motivated, and team-oriented

  • A growth mindset!

Key Competencies:

  • Project Management

  • Adaptability

  • Collaboration

  • Planning, Organizing and Executing

  • Customer Focus

  • Drive for Results

  • Influencing for Impact

  • Judgement

  • Trusted Advisor

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to .