Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on March 8, 2023
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$119,704.00 - $151,736.00 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

SWD -Solid Waste


If you are looking for a position that will allow you to impact your workplace and your community positively, the Solid Waste Division's (SWD) Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager (EIB Manager) position is what you are looking for! This leadership position's work will accelerate and improve the quality of SWD's efforts in becoming both a more equitable, racially diverse, and inclusive work environment and help our division deliver services consistent with King County's anti-racist and pro-equity values. This exceptional opportunity gives you the chance to plan, coordinate, and lead numerous multi-faceted projects and programs that advance equity and social justice within the division and work with our staff, and management to influence the decisions that are made within the division and department. This position provides many opportunities for growth including the opportunity to develop a new team, shape the new team, and establish this new function within the division.

The EIB Manager will champion the development and implementation of a systematic approach to Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). The position will work in collaboration with the department and other division EIB Managers. The position is characterized by division-wide planning and coordination within the division and department of thoughtfully designed and sequenced critical actions to implement our ESJ Strategic Plan.

A division within King County's Department of Natural Resources & Parks, the award-winning and innovative Solid Waste Division (SWD) has been recognized for operational excellence. The division's line of business is comprised of waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal. King County's Solid Waste Division brings the best people together to deliver value to our customers and stakeholders and continuously improve waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal.

Opportunity to Learn More: We invite you to join an online Open House on MS Teams to learn more about this position. We will hold this event on Wednesday, February 15, from 3:30 pm. - 4:30 p.m. Click here to join the meeting or for audio-only call 1- 425-653-6586 and use Meeting ID: 109 922 156#

What You Will be Doing:
  • Lead division-wide Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) work, including ESJ Strategic Plan implementation and regularly partnering with the DNRP Directors Office, and with the Office of Equity and Social Justice in this effort, and represent SWD on DNRP's ESJ team and other county race, equity, and social justice initiatives.
  • Serve as a senior management team member contributing to developing policies and strategies that will advance the vision and mission of the division. This requires thinking with an enterprise-wide perspective and the ability to aid in the division's pursuit of the established strategic goal areas (Employer of Choice, Environmental Excellence, Financial Stewardship, Customer Service Excellence, and Partner of Choice).
  • Prepare performance dashboards, and other regular performance reports, and summarize results and interpretations of findings for a wide range of audiences including policymakers, agency leadership, employees, and/or community representatives
  • Build and strengthen trust and relationships within SWD, employees, community partners, and other key stakeholders, especially those who need the greatest support. Ensure work units are informed and empowered to make thoughtful and strategic decisions that are in support of the department's ESJ goals.
  • Represent the division's diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy efforts at the department or county level, ensuring awareness, involvement, and contributions as appropriate. Lead and participate in programs, committees, strategic initiatives, longer-term plans, and/or projects.
  • Identifies opportunities to enhance a racially and culturally diverse workforce through innovative recruitment and retention strategies.
You should Have the Following:
  • Be action-oriented and have a passion for equity, social and racial justice, and experience in implementing equity projects, policy updates, and quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Lived experience and educational experience working in a professional or personal capacity towards racial justice, anti-racism, or social justice issues
  • Manages risk to disrupt oppression and racism, including talking explicitly about race in racially mixed groups in ways that normalize the behavior and draw others in
  • Effective collaboration and consultation skills with the ability to work with division staff and management to deliver effective outcomes
  • Has a strategic mindset and has led or assisted and can plan and design systems that address and dismantle institutional and structural racism and its impact on marginalized communities
  • Utilizes an integrated approach of equity analysis with project and change management tools to manage multiple projects, along with excellent organizational skills and strategies to move work forward
  • Understands how to work with and effectively engage with a diverse set of employee teams and workplace cultures including those in skilled trades.
  • Is resilient, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage in courageous conversations about race, gender, and identity and navigate through conflict in healthy ways, while working in an environment that at times can be ambiguous and politically sensitive.
  • Ability to assist division leaders in translating business strategy and objectives into attainable goals and plans that are aligned with the County's Equity and Social Justice goals and the Division's and Department's equity goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with diverse populations and interest groups.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when handling sensitive information.
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Demonstrated experience applying equity and social justice principles and practices in a government setting.
  • Experience in continuous improvement, strategy, and program development focused on the integration of anti-racist and pro-equity practices
  • Has a high level of self-awareness, and emotional intelligence and is engaged in ongoing self-exploration related to race, power, and privilege, including performing stakeholder analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
  • Strong data analytics skills.
The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:
  • Manages Conflict
  • Values Differences
  • Collaborates and Communicates Effectively
  • Courage
  • Action Oriented and Drive for Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Instills Trust
  • Manages Complexity
  • Build Networks
  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Strategic Mindset
Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104.

Work Schedule: This regular, full-time position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This position generally works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday.

Application Process: Applicants must submit (1) a King County application form and (2) a letter of interest detailing their background and describing how their education and experience meet the qualifications and have prepared them to perform the essential functions of the job. Applications submitted by Sunday, February 19th will be screened first. If no hire is made from that batch, subsequent applications will be considered.

Union Representation: This position is not represented.

Who to Contact: For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Prakash Meloot at prakash.meloot@kingcounty.gov

Supplemental Information

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.

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.