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Director of Equity & Inclusion

Category: Management

Position Announcement DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION Asheville, NC
**Apply Today! Applications Are Currently Being Reviewed As Received And Will Be Accepted Until The Position Is Filled Or A Sufficient Number Of Applications Are Received.**

The Director Of Equity And Inclusion, Hired By The City Manager (with Day To Day Supervision By An Assistant City Manager), Is Responsible For The City's Efforts To Advocate For Access, Equity, Inclusion And Diversity Through Innovative Policies, Programs And Services. As The Subject Matter Expert And Technical Advisor On City-wide Matters Of Equity And Disparities, The Director Leads The City's Office Of Equity & Inclusion Teams In Driving The Citywide Strategy To Further Advance Equity And Inclusion Into The Culture, Practice And Delivery Of All City Programs Services And Policies. This Position Will Also Serve As A Key Liaison To The Community And For Community Efforts Focused On Realizing An Equitable Asheville, And Facilitate The Use Of Education And Reconciliation To Address Community Complaints Of Discrimination Related To Private Employment, Public Accommodations, And Housing. The Director Will Oversee A Staff Of Three And A Budget Of Approximately $500,000. In Addition, The Director Will Provide Guidance To The Equity Core Teams.

The Department Of Equity And Inclusion Works To Foster A Fair And Inclusive Culture Across City Government By Providing Training, Consultation, And Promoting Equitable Policies, Practices, And Procedures. Using The Equity Action Plan As A Guiding Document, The Department Is Charged With:

• Improving Workforce Equity
• Improving Contracting And Procurement Equity
• Increasing Knowledge And Tools Used By The City Staff And Council To Advance Racial Equity
• Improving Equitable And Inclusive Outreach And Public Engagement
• Systematically Reviewing And Improving The Use Of Racial Equity Best Practices Criteria
• Decreasing Race-based Disparities In The Community
• Addressing Claims Of Discrimination From The Community

The Following Qualifications Are Guidelines, As The City Has Broad Discretion In Filling Positions In This Classification.
Experience: At Least Five Years Of Demonstrated Success In The Administration Of Community, Government, Educational Or Social Justice Programs, At Least Three Of Which Were In A Managerial, Supervisory Or Program Administration Capacity. Candidates Should Have A Demonstrated Background And Experience In Racial And Equity Training And Tools. An Understanding Of Equity Issues Unique To Asheville And Western North Carolina Is Desirable. Experience Working In A Public Agency Or Nonprofit Is Preferred.

Education: A Bachelor's Degree In Sociology, Education, Public Administration, Ethnic Studies, Communication Or Related Field From An Accredited College Or University. An Advanced Degree Is Preferred.

Qualified Candidates Should Apply Online At​

Employer: City of Asheville
Expires: 11/26/2023