Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EIB) Manager II
The Department of Human Resources (DHR) seeks an experienced and passionate individual to serve as the Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EIB) Manager II. This position will ensure equity and social justice (ESJ) initiatives within DHR are aligned and integrated with King County’s ESJ Strategic goals and approaches.
Reporting to the Workforce Equity Manager, the EIB Manager II will oversee, develop, and implement DHR’s ESJ efforts to drive organizational change. This role will lead the department’s effort to center pro-equity and anti-racism in all actions and build pro-equity capacity at all levels. The EIB Manager II will work with department leadership and the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to develop strategic direction, identify and implement ESJ initiatives, and ensure goal attainment, internally and to the agencies DHR serves.
Commitment to Equity and Social Justice
As the only county in the United States named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a diverse region that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.
Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. The EIB Manager II will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx
Other Position Information
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and not overtime-eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is not represented by a collective bargaining agreement and is classified as Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager II ; class code: 2323200).
- Job Duties
- Apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. This is a daily responsibility and foundational expectation for all King County employees.
- Serve as a thoughtful and tactical partner with department leadership to advance ESJ within the department.
- Collaborate with department leadership and human resources to implement ESJ action plans and ensure organizational alignment between divisions and the department.
- Co-design and lead data strategy and reporting methods on the effectiveness of organizational ESJ activities and their impact on both workplace culture and department business results.
- Assess ESJ related performance measures for data gaps and consult with the Workforce Equity Manager, department leadership, and impacted employees strategies to fill the gaps.
- Provide consultation, coaching, and support for employees, human resources, and department leadership to ensure delivery of innovative, adaptive, and culturally responsive programs and services.
- Co-design and lead organizational and individual equity change readiness assessments.
- Establish ESJ performance measures and work to ensure they are understandable, meaningful, and lead to desired outcomes. Continuously review data to ensure anti-biased efforts are applied throughout the department.
- Lead, in partnership with Learning and Development, a DHR action plan that delivers ESJ and related subject matter education/trainings/workshops.
- Facilitate focus groups that inform ESJ strategies, plans, and initiatives.
- Support department leadership, human resources, and planning teams with the execution of equity impact reviews on policies, programs, procedures, and positions.
- Represent DHR’s ESJ strategy efforts throughout the department to ensure awareness, understanding, and participation. Represent DHR in county-wide ESJ teams and communities of practice to fulfill organizational ESJ goals.
- Review and report proposed changes to ESJ strategies and efforts to the Workforce Equity Manager and implement as approved.
- Support various programs and projects as assigned.
- Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying laws, programs, practices processes and procedures related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, non-discrimination, anti-harassment, Equity and Social Justice, etc.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying and analyzing human resources, policy and strategic planning analysis, techniques and principles with a racial equity mindset.
- Experience creating processes and systems to document, report, and monitor equitable outcomes.
- Strong analytical skills, including quantitative and qualitative analysis. Ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities.
- Strong organizational and project management skills with an ability to meet deadlines and work under the pressure of multiple competing priorities.
- Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with diverse people and cultures.
- Ability to present comfortably in front of large and small groups.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when handling sensitive information.
- Skilled in conflict management and facilitation of small to large groups.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule and follow up on tasks; elevate issues and obtain additional resources when necessary.
- Skilled in tailored written, verbal, and presentation communication to diverse audiences.
- A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development, or related field.
- Five years’ progressive experience advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging in a complex and large organization.
- Public sector experience.
- Supplemental Information
Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. All materials will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.
Forms and Materials Required
- An online employment application completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. The employment history should go back at least 10 years if you have 10 years of employment, or more to include all relevant experience. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All relevant experience must be included in the application.
- A cover letter no more than two pages summarizing how you meet the required experience, qualifications, knowledge, and job skills. In addition, please share why you are interested in this position. This is a required application material. If a cover letter is not received, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
- A resume.
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly through telework, complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a home workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including wearing masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will join an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.
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Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.
As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
- submit proof of vaccination, or
- have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
01How has your experience shaped your approach to equity and social justice?02Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
03If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
- Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.