New York, New York

Position Overview

Job Title: Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Location: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Jacksonville, FL; Boston, MA

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 820bn of assets under management (as of 31 March 2021). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors - entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients' future.


DWS's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion mission is to have a culture that is reflective of the clients we serve and communities in which we operate. As the Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), you will work across DWS to drive change needed to realize our mission. This newly created role is part of DWS' continued investment in growing and broadening DEI. With the launch of Employee Inclusion Networks (EINs) in 2020 and a U.S. based Employee Inclusion Engagement Council, DEI is aligned to our focus on ESG and core to DWS's enterprise strategy. Reporting to the CEO of the Americas and secondary reporting to the Head of Human Resources of the Americas, the Head of DEI will be accountable for shaping the DWS DEI strategy in conjunction with DWS Leadership, and for coordinating collaborative execution across multiple stakeholder groups with close partnerships with Employee Inclusion Networks, Internal Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Strategy, and the Global HR team.

What We Offer You:
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement savings plans, parental leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute DWS enterprise-wide DEI strategy in collaboration with HR, CEO Americas, Communications & Marketing, Americas Leadership Team, and Employee Inclusion and Engagement Council and translate this into initiatives, programs, and measurable objectives. Primary focus on U.S. with opportunity to grow and support global efforts
  • Influence, challenge, and educate leadership and other key stakeholders within DWS on DEI initiatives and strategy bringing fresh and relevant perspectives and ideas to keep leadership well informed on latest thinking, best practices, and developments in DEI
  • Establish clear goals and design the metrics and processes that will help us measure progress and accountability to drive meaningful impact in building a culture of inclusion
  • Seek opportunities to align and embed DWS DEI principles in product offerings, client relationships, and marketing efforts as part of our broader corporate ESG strategy
  • Integrate expertise into existing programs and practices to enhance DEI engagement, advocacy and outcomes linked to talent acquisition and retention, people development, communications, marketing, and business strategy
  • Partner and support the employee led DEI initiatives including Employee Inclusion Networks (EINs), Advancing Diverse Talent, Diversity Scorecard, and Recruiting initiatives

Your Skills and Experience:
  • Extensive experience in business leadership and/or HR experience; Investment Management industry or Financial Services experience is a plus; extensive experience in DEI preferred
  • Roll-up-your sleeves attitude to provide guidance to EINS groups on their day-to-day communications in partnership with Communications & Marketing
  • People-focused. Able to quickly & organically build strong relationships at all levels cross functionally and globally, as well leverage and extend internal and external networks to develop strategic partnerships
  • Strong cultural awareness and the ability to work with, collaborate, and influence diverse teams and groups and across geographies
  • A strategic, creative, and systems-based attitude with a passion for action and accountability

How You'll Lead:
  • You will work with HR, Senior Leadership, and Employee Inclusion Networks to set DEI objectives and targets, communications, and future DEI strategy
  • You will partner with the broader DEI community to develop key partnerships and establish DWS as a thought leader and champion of inclusion best practices demonstrating proven results
  • Provide day-to day guidance to EINS Groups on their communications needs to build awareness within organization, and partner with CSR and EINs to further extend DWS social impact through our global community-based work

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to find out more about diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: \"EEO is the Law poster\" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

New York, New York

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs


  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly


  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things


  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’


  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.

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