Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Full Time
Human Resources, Labor Relations
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) is seeking a Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Officer. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California is governed by a 38-member Board, with 1900+ personnel and a budget of $1.9B, is a regional water wholesaler that provides water for its 26-member public retail agencies to deliver – either directly or through their sub-agencies – to nearly 19 million people living in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is the largest distributor of treated drinking water in the United States.
The DEI Officer is appointed by and reports to the Assistant General Manager/Chief Financial Officer and serves as senior DE&I advisor/expert to the General Manager, Board of Directors and District leadership. The position leads the newly created Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion that is responsible for the strategic oversight of DE&I including planning, developing, and implementing Metropolitan’s strategies and initiatives that create an organizational culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through strategic initiatives grounded in best practices, this position will play a pivotal role in creating new policies and driving reforms to existing policies, procedures, and practices that institutionalizes a thriving culture of equity and inclusion across the entire enterprise.
The ideal candidate will have a leadership style that reflects Metropolitan’s core values: high performance, inclusiveness and a mission that supports a positive workforce culture. Demonstrated success in implementing best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion and an excellent command of modern DE&I concepts and issues in a complex organization is critical.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: email@example.com.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
About Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.