Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on April 7, 2021

King County's Department of Local Services (DLS) is seeking a passionate equity, social and racial justice advocate who will drive organizational change. The successful candidate will work with department leadership and the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to develop strategic direction, identify and implement Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) initiatives, and ensure progress towards goal attainment, internally and externally to the communities served. This position will work to ensure metrics are understandable, meaningful and lead to accountability and desired outcomes. As a key member of our leadership team, the Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager will provide consultation, coaching, and support for managers and other employees to be innovative and adaptive in providing culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable programs and/or services. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Department of Local Services team and make a difference in our community!
Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 13, 2021.

Job Duties

 Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate skill and ability to: 

  • Provide guidance, information, and advice to managers, supervisors, and human resource staff to achieve King County ESJ Strategic Plan, EEO/AA goals, and obligations and DLS ESJ commitments. 
  • Conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions in various settings.
  • Lead and coordinate DLS Equity and Inclusion Employee Advisory Committee and special workgroups. 
  • Serve as Equity, Inclusion & Belonging coach, and advisor.
  • Work with Office of Equity and Social Justice and other departments, lead ESJ work in the department, and represent DLS on the County’s ESJ inter-branch team.
  • Plan, lead, and coordinate DLS ESJ Strategic Plan implementation work, reports or reporting, documentation, and annual work plan.
  • Lead and coordinate Language Access Plan implementation commitments.
  • Obtain stakeholder buy-in and implement plan and project improvements designed to fully leverage internal ESJ opportunities.
  • Collect equity data and apply analysis to develop reports and presentations regarding best practices for implementing programs related to ESJ, racial equity and anti-racism.
  • Support various programs or projects as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Provide strategic guidance, planning and operational assistance internally and externally to develop and advance Equity and Social Justice programs, projects, and initiatives.  
  • Engage, build, and sustain relationships with diverse people and cultures.
  • Develop, track, maintain and present equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion metrics
     and reporting information.
  • Assess the department and division ESJ practices and apply tailored department wide ESJ best practice strategies to accelerate progress and enable cultural effectiveness and organizational change.
  • Evaluate and report the effectiveness of department ESJ activities and their impact on both culture and business results.
  • Communicate new/updated programs, policies, and processes to department leadership and employees. 
  • Work with management to deliver training/education/workshops around ESJ and related subject matter.
  • Collaborate with human resources and other applicable teams to build internal and external partnerships that help attract and amplify under-represented and diverse perspectives.
  • Are skilled in presenting to a diverse audience in a variety of formats.
  • Have the ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule and follow up on tasks; elevate issues or obtain additional resources when necessary. 
  • Have demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite.

Supplemental Information

  • This position is non-represented.
  • This position may require you to travel to any of our Department of Local Services and King County locations.
 Why Department of Local Services?  
  • Competitive – healthcare plans
  • Free – transportation options
  • Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
  • Paid – vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid – sick leave
  • Deferred – compensation plan
  • Ten – paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays
  • Awesome Employee Giving Program!
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021.  Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.
To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  

King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. Taken together, the population in unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. The Director’s Office includes a robust Community Service Area group focused on identifying and responding to the needs of urban and rural unincorporated King County residents and business. The department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
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.

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
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.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • 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. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If 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

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