Vice President - Head of Talent and DEI

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States.


Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.


Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:


The Head of Talent and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will lead the talent and DEI functions and will be a key partner to the business as we continue to grow.  This role will be responsible for solving complex challenges and driving innovation to achieve talent development priorities as we continue to focus on becoming a more diverse, inclusive and equitable company. This is a great opportunity to be an innovator and leader in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, entrepreneurial organization.  This person will lead the talent strategy and management, performance management, DEI programs, and the creation, implementation and evaluation of the continuous learning and development programs (most notably a Leadership Academy) that facilitates leadership and professional development.  This role will be a partner to leaders, a promoter of our culture and values and innovative partner for our people decisions in a transparent approach.  This person will help navigate complex challenges and must be solution oriented with the ability to work across multiple teams. 


Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart


You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.

Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized

What you will do:

  • Lead the design of innovative learning and development solutions that advance performance, drive business outcomes, and foster a culture of development and investment in our talent
  • Build relationships with leaders and team members to offer thought leadership, people strategy and execution in our fast paced and growing business.  
  • Provide leadership, design insight and delivery of best-in-class talent development and continuous learning programs.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to conduct robust needs assessments that define development priorities.
  • Partner with Revantage Learning and Development team to create culturally appropriate curriculum and program content, leveraging best practices and future-focused innovations to:
    • Recommend appropriate delivery mechanisms (e.g., classroom, on demand, virtual classroom, performance support, blended learning)
    • Buy, build, and/or redesign solutions as needed.
  • Create the annual development plan and budget to execute the strategy and bring value to the business. This includes career pathing and planning for all levels of the organization
  • Identify and document necessary skill sets and other requirements by level throughout the organization.
  • Operational ownership of the function including demand analysis, budgeting, delivery management, communications, evaluation, reporting, vendor relationships.
  • Full scale performance management strategy development, including the start, stop, continue and grow process.
  • Implement a formal talent review process for all levels of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for all team members to ensure growth and internal candidates for future positions.
  • Oversee all DEI programs and Team Member Resource Groups (TRG)
  • Responsible for developing org-wide DEI goals and accompanying short- and long-term strategies and initiatives to meet those goals.
  • Tracking and reporting on DEI metrics across the organization, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Drive and innovate programs and initiatives to cultivate our culture throughout the organization.
  • Actively partner with HRBPs to align on common priorities, leverage work, and provide leading-edge development across the enterprise.

What you should have or should be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related area
  • 15 years or more experience in organizational development, learning and development, DEI
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading large scale, end to end program development, implementation, and delivery.
  • Technology platform implementation and user adoption and training experience
  • Industry experience in at least one of the following: commercial real estate, capital markets, asset management, technology or related.
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to effectively present and facilitate.
  • Experience working on DEI initiatives and knowledge of essential DEI based approaches and methodologies and strong understanding of critical trends in DEI.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia learning platforms and delivery methods.
  • Track record of success designing and implementing leading edge professional development programs.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills with high EQ.
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to partner with multiple, diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead projects including building timeline, communication plan, facilitate discussion with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong change management skills with the ability to drive organization, process and technology change.
  • Strong team player with ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, while thriving in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to use data and analytics to address and problem-solving skills to make decisions to help improve overall organization health.
  • Strong proficiency in all MS Office products, including knowledge of HRIS related software.


  • HR Certification such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
  • Experience with Predictive Index.

What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.


Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.


Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like a generous 401(k) match and bountiful holidays and time off.


If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are your next place for your career journey. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.


The LivCorian Values

  1. Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
  2. Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
  3. Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
  4. Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
  5. Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.

A few of the people you will work with:



EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email




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