Guilford County is a high-performing local government organization that maintains a culture embracing diversity, striving for equality, and inspiring individual and organizational excellence.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The County Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager collaborates with key stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and policies to align with organizational values, priorities, and goals.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The incumbent will develop, implement, and manage a strategic framework under which the county's approach to equity, inclusion, and diversity will be formalized, revised, and advanced. The position provides consulting, training and coaching for employees and managers on equity and inclusion issues. Works collaboratively with county departments and partner agencies exercising broad direction over equity work across all county functions. Serves as the knowledge leader and the catalyst for change in the field of equity for underrepresented groups. Creates strategies, reports, and performance metrics for diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas including economic development, community development, purchasing, recruitment, retention and employee development. The Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Manager may also serve as a dispute/resolution hearing officer in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position reports to the County Manager.
First review of applications will be done during the week of September 13.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, implements, and measures diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, goals, and objectives.
Establishes county-wide performance indicators and progress benchmarks to ensure accountability towards equitable delivery of county programs and services.
Facilitates communication, coordination, and collaboration with county departments, employees, community members, and other stakeholders to make meaningful movement toward a more equitable county.
Ensures policies, procedures, budget decisions, program design and other county functions are evaluated using an equity perspective as part of the decision-making process.
Analyzes proposed legislation, regulations, and policies, and provides expert technical guidance and leadership to management and elected officials on equity issues affecting county programs and practices.
Establishes and leads multi-department, cross-organizational teams to strategically advance and coordinate racial and social equity action planning across the county government.
Develops staff training programs on a variety of topics to include awareness and understanding of equity-related concepts and the use of evidence-based data to recommend improvements to life outcomes for marginalized populations.
Partners with the private sector, non-profit and faith-based organizations, community leaders and academic institutions to discuss issues around issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion and identify strategies to address them.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ANSD ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles and best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion in both workplace and community settings.
Knowledge of processes and procedures associated with development and implementation of equity programs.
Knowledge of principles and best practices of change management; and best practices for community engagement and training.
Knowledge of program and project management.
Ability to apply conflict resolution to complex policies.
Ability to establish and implement initiatives within a large organization.
Ability to develop and implement strategic planning regarding diversity and equity perspectives.
Ability to build networks and move others from conflict resolution to creative solution-building.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the workplace and community.
Ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy in working with diverse groups to address complex and often sensitive issues.
Ability to work independently, conducting research and identifying solutions to problems.
Skill in effective communication with coworkers, outside agencies and the general public.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to perform the essential duties and tasks of this position OR Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Public Administration, Ethnic Studies, Communication, or a relevant field and five years of demonstrated successful and progressively responsible experience in program management in the administration of community, education, and/or social justice programs focused on the implementation of diversity and equity programming.. Education and experience should be clearly documented with demonstrated linkages to the essential duties and tasks of this position.
In order to be considered, please submit an application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/guilfordnc
Please contact Ray Willis at 336-641-3057 or at [email protected] if you have any questions. EOE