Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: 45729
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The City of Phoenix is seeking an experienced Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director to develop and implement the City's diversity initiatives and strategies. Working closely with senior management, the Mayor and City Council and engaging with City departments, external partners and community members, this position will be responsible for integrating an equity and inclusion lens into citywide policies and decision-making processes. This position will report to a Deputy City Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster the City's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals, and integrates equity objectives throughout the organization.
Reviews current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the City's DEI goals, strategies and objectives, and make recommendations for improvement.
Gathers and analyzes DEI metrics, including measuring progress and impact in workforce development both internally and externally, economic development and creating a culture of inclusion.
Provides oversight to boards and commissions whose focus is on various diversity and inclusion areas such as the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues, Human Relations Commission, and the Women's Commission.
Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity and retention initiatives
Develops consistent communication and feedback mechanisms to ensure the City is able to identify, discuss, and address equity issues impacting community members, program participants and staff.
Partners with Human Resources to design and implement recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds .
Acts as liaison and coalition-builder with local boards and commissions, community diversity groups, and other government agencies concerning DEI initiatives and issues .
Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.
Proven success in building DEI infrastructure, change management and organizational development in a multi-cultural environment
Proven success in DEI efforts, including developing and delivering programs, and tracking and measuring progress and impact
A demonstrated track record of success engaging with underserved and marginalized communities, and experience making transformational changes to benefit these communities.
Strong collaborator, effective at responsive problem-solving and compliance
Ability to deal effectively with people in difficult or controversial situations
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Up to $154,253.00 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 9% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $5,400/annual car allowance and $1,440/annual cell phone allowance.
A comprehensive Executive benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Executive Benefits.
Five years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing diversity, equity, and inclusions initiatives.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, public policy, ethnic studies, public relations, psychology, business, education, sociology, economics, public administration or a related field, however, a Master's degree is preferred.
Other combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum requirements may be substituted
All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
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The City of Phoenix has paused plans to implement a federal mandate requiring all city employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision comes after a series of legal challenges and a ruling from a federal judge which temporarily halts the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors
nationwide. If the requirement is reinstated, the City of Phoenix may require new hires to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment. After a conditional offer has been extended, candidates may request a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.
The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
Experience in developing and delivering diversity, equity and inclusion training programs.
DEI certification is strongly desired. Candidates without certification may be required to obtain certification within the first year of employment.
Recruitment closes July 5, 2022. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.
This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
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Describe the strategies have you implemented that have effectively improved diversity, equity and inclusion in an organization.
Describe your experience developing, implementing and managing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Indicate your specific role and the size of the organization.
Describe your experience working with elected officials, top level executive staff, and commissions and boards to address community issues and concerns.
Describe your experience in developing and delivering diversity, equity and inclusion training programs.
Please list any DEI certifications you possess
Describe your experience in reviewing and recommending areas for improvement in an organization related to diversity, equity and inclusion practices and policies.
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About City of PhoenixCity of Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government. Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Managers during the last 25 years. The City Manager is responsible for managing municipal operations which consist of a $3.5 billion budget and more than 14,500 employees. Phoenix operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year. The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms. City leaders are expected to be decision makers, problem solvers and innovators with strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be visionary, committed to high ethical standards, and should be passionate about making a difference.