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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION

The County of Riverside invites your interest in the position of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer establishes, supports, leads, and manages efforts to identify and eliminate structural and systemic bias in those areas where the County has control or influence (e.g., County employment, provision of County services, and contracting); develops and incorporates equity initiatives with the mission to embed equity, diversity and inclusion principles, policies, and processes within all areas of the County of Riverside and performs other related duties as required.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer is a single position classification at the director level and reports to the CEO's office implementing strategies and procedures to advance organizational change, foster a positive and inclusive work environment for everyone, and ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations are incorporated into the decision-making processes.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and collaborative leader, who is able to create and cultivate a culture of success and achievement. The successful candidate will be a change agent for the organization, introducing ideas and strategies to utilize a changing workforce and workplace more effectively, to provide better services for current and future challenges. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to build strong business relationships with staff, leadership, and business partners at all levels. This is an excellent opportunity for an employee-centric professional who can navigate sensitive topics, has strong coordination and organizational skills, and has a passion for assisting and improving a culture of fairness and trust to better meet the mission and vision of the County; and foster an atmosphere that speaks to developing relationships with employees and management.

Meet the County of Riverside's Executive Office:

The Executive Office's mission is to support and implement board policies and priorities, provide organizational direction and leadership, and foster efficient and effective management of the county workforce and activities.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

- EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES -

* Work closely with a steering committee to develop effective DEI strategies and create positive outcomes.
* Provide organization-wide guidance to a broad variety of partners and stakeholders in the formulation and delivery of diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and programs designed to address inequities.
* Serve as the internal consultant to department leadership on a broad scope of initiatives intended to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* Facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of County Equity Action Plans.
* Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and increase training and development opportunities pertinent to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* Engage various community groups to listen to suggestions intended to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* Facilitate and/or chair group meetings using varied techniques, including issue clarification, idea generation, dispute resolution, and/or consensus building.
* Perform a broad scope of organizational studies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion which requires the collection and analysis of data and the formulation of recommendations.
* Work with civil rights representatives to operationalize an equity lens into County-wide department policy, programs, and budget decisions to advance and support equitable service delivery to the community.
* Compose professional reports and correspondence related to a broad variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.
* Make formal and informal presentations to a broad scope of audiences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

- QUALIFICATIONS -

Education:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, preferably with major course work in public policy, sociology, education, ethnic studies, public relations, social

work, public health, public administration, or a closely related field of study. (Additional qualifying supervisory or managerial experience may substitute for the required education based on one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester units or 45

quarter units.)

Experience: Five years of recent, paid, management-level experience analyzing and making recommendations for the solution to problems related to diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, organizational development, or human resources management.(Possession of a master's degree in social work, public health, organizational development, human resources, or a closely related field may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.)

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, trends, and research methodologies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; racial and social justice issues, including issues affecting public works operations people of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; project management and organizational structures; principles and practices of policy development and implementation, organizational learning and development, and program evaluation.

Bilingual:Fluent in Spanish is highly desired but not required.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

- APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE -

The final filing date is Friday, June 17, 2022.

To be considered, please electronically submit your resume, cover letter and a list of five professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: https://koffassociates.com/dei-officer/

Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas

(510) 495-0448

frojas@koffassociates.com

OR

Carlo Zabala

(510) 342-3233

czabala@koffassociates.com

Website: https://koffassociates.com/

Resumes will be screened based on the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the executive recruiter. Koff & Associates will report the results to the County. The County will then select candidates who will be invited to participate in a formal interview process. Extensive reference and background checks will be completed on the selected candidate.

Keywords: County of Riverside, Riverside , Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Other , Riverside, California

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