Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - City of Toledo, OH
City of Toledo, OH
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $100,000 to $130,000 DOQ
Toledo, OH (pop. 272,779) seeks experienced and highly collaborative candidates for its next Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Founded in 1837 and the County seat for Lucas County, Toledo is the fourth largest city in the state of Ohio and covers 84 square miles. Located along Lake Erie and bisected by the Maumee River, Toledo offers the amenities of a metropolitan area and is home to a regional population of 601,000. It is centrally located within the Great Lakes region and is less than two hours from Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, and approximately four hours from Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh.
Toledo is well-known for its industry and is the home of the Jeep and center for the automobile industry. Toledo is nicknamed “The Glass City” thanks to Owens Corning, Owen Illinois, and Libby Glass. Toledo is now at the heart of the New Manufacturing Economy, which is entrepreneurial in spirit. Toledo offers an abundance of cultural and recreation amenities, including a nationally recognized zoo and museum, and an expansive parks and trail system.
Toledo is a vibrant and diverse community. Generations of the region's residents recognized the Toledo area's extraordinary mixture of opportunity, culture, affordability, accessibility, and beauty and are dedicated to creating deep, lasting roots here. The cultural and social investments that were made in the past continue to welcome new generations today.
The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works under the general management guidance of the Chief of Staff or Deputy Chief of Staff. The Director will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization. The Director oversees a staff of approximately eight to ten. Responsibilities include:
Oversee Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and some portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) investigation process to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Develop and implement training and cultural awareness programs educating the workforce on local, state and federal EEO laws and experiences of protected classes.
Lead the development and implementation of department strategic equity plans, policies and procedures of equal business opportunity programs and provide oversight of applicable compliance activities.
Research, collect and analyze data to provide consultation concerning resolution of barriers to equal employment and business opportunities.
Lead the development and coordination of diversity, equity and inclusive actions to effect cultural and organizational change.
A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, human resources, economics, psychology or other applicable social science is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred, and a Juris Doctorate is highly desirable.
A minimum of five years of experience in a profession related to EEO or diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Knowledge of cultural competence, inclusiveness, and diversity issues.
Experience investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment.
Working knowledge of relevant federal, state, and municipal employment laws and regulations (including those related to EEO/AA; and ADA) required.
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies and stakeholders.
Ability to de-escalate and/or mediate high stress and emotional interactions and misunderstandings
Prior experience in a city, county or other government setting is desired.
A working knowledge of small business inclusion programs and contract compliance is desirable.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to negotiate sensitive issues, analyze conflicts and facilitate solutions.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range is $100,000 to $130,000 DOQ. The City of Toledo offers a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to, generous paid leave, an excellent health care plan with access to a broad network of health, vision and dental services, life insurance, and pension through the state of Ohio.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply online at www.govHRJobs.com with a resume, cover letter and five professional references by November 15, 2021, to Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA or Cheryl Orr, Co-Managing Director, NFBPA/i4x, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook IL, 60062. Tel: (224) 282-8314. Questions may also be directed to Charlene Stevens and/or Cheryl Orr. The City of Toledo, OH is an EOE employer.