Division: Director’s Office
Opens: January 6, 2022
Closes: January 30, 2022

About the job

In this position of the Chief Equity Officer, you are essential to the vision of the new DES Director to create a culture of equity and inclusion across the leadership of DES, and across all employees in every business line. You will bring together a myriad of disparate DEI activities across the agency to support the Director in creating an intentional work environment where  inclusion is not only evident, but employees thrive, and their unique perspectives and identities are valued.
Your main objective will be to lead and direct all programmatic work to support DES in becoming an equity-driven and antiracist organization.  You will ensure the delivery of culturally relevant, equitable, barrier-free services that are fully inclusive of all identities and that do not replicate systems of oppression. This position reports to the agency director and, as the subject matter expert, will be responsible to develop and lead the rules, regulations and policies related to equity and inclusion efforts in the agency.

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Who we’re looking for

You are an innovative thinker who sees the big picture and are willing to take as many needed steps to get the group there. You are compassionate person with a sense of community that values people.  All people.  You are engaged and prepared to join the agency as a strategic partner. You are able to listen and address the concerns of others, building trust and credibility. You are depended upon to implement the agency’s DEI strategic plan, together with the leadership team, and ensure resources are focused on achieving goals.
You have a strong, broad-base of experiences and an understanding of diverse and marginalized communities. You are able to communicate to all diverse groups and individuals and are readily able to address complex issues effectively.  You are able to successfully build and maintain relationships as an effective team member and help drive an organizational culture that values diversity and promotes inclusion.

How to apply

Apply online through Government Jobs by January 30, 2022 11:59 pm.

View all DES job opportunities on the DES Careers page.

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