Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager I

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on May 25, 2023
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$111,488.00 - $141,315.20 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



MTD - Metro Transit


General Manager

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/15/2023 4:00 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z3 : KC Personnel Guidelines


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King County Metro seeks an experienced and passionate individual to serve as the Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EIB) Manager I. This position will ensure Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) initiatives within the Metro department are aligned and integrated with King County's pro-equity and anti-racism goals and approaches.

Metro's EIB team works to deliver on a long-standing vision to become a racially just department. EIB is committed to improving the lives of the workforce by systemically developing and retaining a more racially just workforce and operationalizing belonging at all levels of Metro: leadership, management, and staff.

EIB's Values are: Personal growth and spirit; interdependence and collective liberation; collaboration and solidarity; love and joy; emergency and curiosity; challenging status quo, justice, and humility.

Reporting to the Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager III, the EIB Manager I will lead and implement the strategic work for EIB throughout King County Metro to drive racial justice strategies. In partnership with employees, colleagues, and other contributors, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of designs, plans, management, and communication for advancing racial equity, social justice, inclusion, and belonging for a department of over 5000 employees.

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

As the EIB Manager, you will:
  • Lead the work of assessing the effectiveness of institutional equity goals and are expected to lead Metro Transit to measurable improvements.
  • Provide consultation, coaching, and support for employees and leaders to be innovative and adaptive in providing culturally responsive, inclusive, and racially equitable programs and/or services.
  • Facilitate and hold space with leadership and workgroup at Metro to advance racial equity.
  • Provide direct support to Metro's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Equity Champions, and other emerging employee-led efforts.
  • Establish internal coalitions across and within divisions with Metro partners such as Organizational Health, EEO, Labor, and Human Resources to advance enterprise wide goals.
  • Ensure work units are informed and empowered to make thoughtful and strategic decisions that are in support the department's racial equity outcomes.
  • Develop pro-equity, innovative management of Metro's EIB initiatives to deliver high- quality, timely service to customers.
  • Provide direction and leadership to department EIB team to strategically adopt pro-equity and anti-racist policies and practices into the department's line(s) of business, internally and to the communities served.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to cultivate a work environment that prioritizes community, inclusivity, and belonging .
  • Plan and implement strategic goals and policies to advance a pro-equity and anti-racist agenda.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who possess these qualifications:
  • Possession of a high level of self-awareness, and emotional intelligence and an ongoing engagement to self- exploration related to race, power, and privilege, including performing stakeholder analysis.
  • Imagination and demonstrated creativity to develop and support new processes that compliment more equitable outputs andoutcomes .
  • Demonstrated experience dismantling institutionalized racist practices in a community, business, government, or political setting.
  • Skill in communicating effectively with employees to inspire culture change regarding communities who have historically been harmed, neglected, or excluded. Experience engaging and involving historically marginalized employees in leadership development and organizing for change.
  • Aptitude to navigate through challenging situations with honesty, tact and diplomacy, while fostering a meaningful engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals with varying opinions and backgrounds and handle politically sensitive inquiries.
  • 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 critical thinking skills with the ability to analyze power, identify manifestations of racism and oppression, and support leadership growth areas.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience working with a diversity of stakeholders, such as unions, elected officials, leadership and workers.
  • Facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills with a specific focus on racialized conflict.
  • Ability to manage complex and multi-disciplinary projects to completion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties.
The most competitive candidates will also possess these desirable qualifications:
  • Five years' progressive experience advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging in a complex and large organization.
  • Documented professional experience in a non-profit/public organization and/or in a union environment.
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 will also be required to occasionally support third-shift employees. This position is not represented by a collective bargaining agreement and is classified as Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager I; class code: 2323100.

Who May Apply
This recruitment is open to current King County employees and the public and will be used to fill one career service position.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process
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 recruitment for this position will remain open until June 15, 2023. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.

Forms and Materials Required
If you are interested in this position, follow the application instructions carefully.
1. 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.
2. A cover letter with up to one page describing why you are interested in this position. In addition, please describe how you address and disrupt anti-black racism within the workplace. This is a required application material. If a cover letter is not received, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.

For more information, contact:
Nico Megevand
Sr. Human Resource Analyst
(206) 848-0941

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly through telework, onsite work, and meetings. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

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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Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

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.

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.

To Apply

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
  • 12paid 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
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

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.