Provides consultative leadership, partnership and coordination of resources to foster collaboration across County departments, community partners, and stakeholders to achieve diversity and inclusion strategic goals, resulting in significant positive impacts on our diverse constituents and communities.
Reports directly to the Deputy County Manager, works closely and partners with members of the Executive Leadership Team and departments in meeting the diversity and inclusion vision, goals and priorities of the Board
Oversees short and long-term diversity and inclusion priorities, goals and objectives to assure significant positive impact on our constituents and communities, and in doing so by maximizing effectiveness of County resources
Administers, develops, implements and monitors programs that promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, equity and respect throughout Coconino County
Creates countywide strategic plan for diversity and inclusion
Performs countywide cultural competency assessments, develops, implements, supports and assesses diversity and equity training and programming, while meeting the specific needs of each department
Participates in employee enrichment activities, including coordination of county diversity projects and initiatives
Reviews, interprets, and recommends county-wide programs and policies
Acts as a resource for department diversity policy development
Assists departments in completing and implementing their diversity action plans
Stays abreast of diversity and inclusion trends and best practices affecting County government to apply new techniques to keep the organization current, responsive and setting a national standard for county effectiveness
Facilitates communication between partners to build trust, and motivate and engage teams while building meaningful and inclusive relationships to improve services and benefit citizens
Demonstrates confidence, humility, integrity, accessibility, compassion, innovation, creativity, accountability and thoroughness while facilitating diversity and inclusion strategy and vision
Collects and analyzes statistical data
Tracks trends and developments in functional areas
Conducts studies, performs research, and prepares reports
Participates in working groups, councils and committees
Ensures compliance with rules and regulations
Provides diversity, equity and inclusion training as well as Train the Trainer Opportunities to sustain diversity and inclusion initiatives
Coordinates Monthly Heritage Lunch and Learns, diversity proclamations, and Diversity Day as well as chairs the Diversity Committee and acts as a liaison to the Coconino County Advisory Councils
Partners with Human Resources and other departments in bringing resources to employees
Manages special projects
May supervise assigned staff
Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: reaching; working with and around others; dealing with interruptions; vision acuity (far) for driving, (near) for reading, etc.; color vision; hearing and speech (ordinary conversation) for phones and communicating with staff, and the public.
Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Diversity and Equity and Inclusion, Intercultural Communications or related field and five years of experience assessing, implementing and sustaining culturally competent organizational practices, policies and strategies in collaboration with organizational stakeholders in a diverse working environment OR, any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, strategic and results-oriented leader with a broad vision for the role of diversity in achieving organizational excellence. They will be skilled in establishing, improving and moving forward an organization-wide diversity initiative; working with established community partners, commissions and citizens groups; developing and establishing credibility and trust working with diverse populations; and working with culturally competent organizational practices, policies and strategies. The successful candidate will be adept at facilitating difficult discussions, shepherding change, creating and strengthening partnerships and aligning an array of efforts throughout the county.
Preferred qualifications: Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Navajo speaking and writing skills. Experience with diversity issues in recruitment, retention, identity development, access, and equity.
This position is exempt from overtime.
This position is at-will.
Note: Resumes are welcome, but completion of County application is mandatory. Relocation expenses may be negotiated as part of the overall compensation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of:
Diversity, equity and inclusion program design, facilitation and management
Principles and practices of positive facilitation
Design and administration of assessment tools
Best practices in diversity materials, promoting inclusiveness and ensuring continued compliance with government regulations
Principles, practices, and methods of program development and implementation related to workforce diversity and equal employment concerns and activities
Research techniques and report writing
Federal, State and local personnel and EEO laws, rules, and regulations
Obtaining, verifying and evaluating general and statistical information
Computer software utilized in functional area data collection and analysis
Techniques of conflict resolution and mediation
Community initiatives and diversity in the workplace
Problem resolution methods and practices
Training and Facilitation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics
Developing curriculum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training sessions
Evaluating programs with quantifiable metrics
Coordination of training and programs
Providing leadership, guidance, and support to internal departments and partners
Management of multiple priorities
Managing change with an understanding of the contexts, cultures and politics within institutions that impact the implementation of effective diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Promoting diversity awareness on diversity issues and topics
Building relationships and partnerships with others to achieve diversity goals
Organizing affinity groups
Fostering diversity champions and employees in the work of diversity, equity and inclusion
Preparing reports, promotional items, and other written documents
Critical thinking and problem solving
Use of modern office equipment including computers, computer applications, and software
Demonstrate cultural awareness, cultural humility, agility, and an ability to build trust and creditability
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a broad range of diverse individuals, departments, and groups, including senior leadership to achieve results
Analyze complex personnel problems and develop appropriate solutions
Plan, initiate and manage projects from beginning to end, with minimal direction
Effectively carry out difficult and complex assignments requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative with a minimum of supervision
Maintain a high degree of organization, coordination and communication, with attention to detail and accuracy
Identify organizational and system issues and develop effective solutions
Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, appointed department directors, staff, other agencies, the media and the general public
Follow written and verbal instructions
Demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills with experience in multiple communication modes, including social media, with the ability to articulate the importance of inclusion and diversity to the broader goals and mission of Coconino County
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.