Vice President - DE&I Communications

Consumer packaged goods Chicago, Illinois


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Vice President - DE&I Communications

Expert storytelling. Diversity of perspective. Authenticity. Results. 

H+K Strategies is seeking a Vice President with strong Corporate Communications, DE&I and CSR expertise to join us in doing award-winning work.

Join our H+K team that works hand in hand with Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA’s) to help get ALL Americans vaccinated, progress health equity efforts and support WBA’s efforts to make a positive impact on the world. This role offers access to the in-house client team (in case you ever wondered what it was like to work in-house) and provides an opportunity to communicate about corporate actions that are creating change.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Support strategy development and approaches that create relevance, build client reputation and credibility with external stakeholders on WBA’s DE&I story
  • Develop key messages and create communications that support strategy development such as video scripts, emails, infographics, presentations, etc.
  • Use storytelling, visualizations, and other creative communication approaches and channels to engage audiences on WBA’s DE&I commitments and priorities. 
  • Help develop creative engagement opportunities to drive understanding and enthusiasm for WBA’s DE&I priorities.
  • Co-develop key messages and create executive leader communications such as video scripts, emails, infographics, presentations, etc.
  • Support industry and client awards submission process
  • Help advise on DE&I communications issues with the broader communications organization.
  • Identify, inspire, and collaborate with agency creatives to develop compelling content that supports storytelling.
  • Support strategy development grow credibility and thought leadership, and manage social media presence of WBA executives on DE&I issues, including creating posts
  • Support coordination of in-person and virtual communications events (e.g., all-hands meetings, executive video shoots), including logistics.

Primary Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of PR agency/in-house communications experience
  • Proficient in earned media outreach with a growing base of relevant consumer/business media contacts
  • Social media savvy with an understanding of the importance of owned channels as part of an integrated consumer program
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with quality and efficiency  
  • Superior writing skills        
  • Organized, detail oriented, problem solver,
  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Bachelor’s degree 



Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world. 

We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. 

Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.

At H+K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H+K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.

Join our team and harness the power of the public.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.