Equity Manager

Salary: $72,599.76 – $87,257.52 Annually
Location: Janesville, WI
Job Type: Full Time
Department: County Administrator
Job Number: RC-0803316
Closing: 2/19/2021 5:00 PM Central
Position Summary and Job DutiesThis is a a key leadership position within Rock County reporting to the County Administrator or the Human Services Director.   This position is responsible for the development and execution of strategic efforts to operationalize the County’s commitment to equity and inclusion within the organization, in the work and outcomes accomplished with clients and customers, and in the community as a whole.  Internally, this position plays a key role in assuring that the commitment to inclusion and equity is embedded in the workplace culture across the County. Externally, this position regularly represents the County to the public and engages with community stakeholders, partners and residents to build trust and to understand the unique needs and experiences of diverse populations in order to improve the County’s influence in removing systemic equity barriers that negatively impact outcomes for those we serve.

45% Leads efforts to ensure that a commitment to inclusion and equity is embedded in the workplace culture across the County.
-Leads County-wide or Department level diversity and inclusion workgroups to facilitate the collaborative development of policies and programs that improve employee inclusion, retention, and success.
-Analyzes policy and procedure and recommends modifications to support equity and inclusion priorities.
-Provides and/or plans for training and professional development opportunities to assist staff to obtain skills and knowledge in support of equity and inclusion goals.
-Consults with and coaches supervisors and managers to enhance their abilities to be inclusive leaders.
-Collaborates closely with Human Resources staff to enhance recruitment, selection, and retention processes that strengthen the diversity of the workforce and support an inclusive and welcoming workplace.
-Evaluates internal and external workforce data to identify trends, barriers, and opportunities related to creating an inclusive workforce that is representative of the community.

30% Engages with Rock County citizens, stakeholders and community partners to build trust and improve the County’s understanding of experiences, strengths and needs of individuals and groups.
-Represents the County on relevant committees, at events, and in general interface with the public.
-Engages in outreach to individuals and groups, particularly those who may be marginalized, or in order to learn about experiences and needs and to facilitate connection to services and resources.
-Assists in development and execution of communication planning to assure effective information sharing and messaging of County services and priorities.
-Partners with other local governments, businesses, and community organizations to advance equity and inclusion goals, including by presenting information and leading professional development opportunities.
-Serve as a conduit of communication to and from diverse communities to ensure identified concerns are being addressed.

20% Supports strategies to understand and address disparities in  outcomes for diverse populations associated with the services delivered by the County as a whole or designated Department. 
-Works closely with leadership staff to identify, measure and ameliorate the negative impact of systemic inequities within each department’s programs.
-Assesses specific barriers to access to services and resources among diverse populations and recommends changes to policy, practice and resource allocation as appropriate.
-Works with community partners to identify, recommend, and implement systemic changes that will result in more equitable outcomes for diverse populations.
-Identify approaches to address racism as a public health crisis.

5% Other duties as assigned

Success Factors (KSA’s)-Advanced skills in engagement and communication and ability to bring others together to achieve optimal organizational health.
-Knowledge of best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion efforts in agencies and communities.
-Knowledge of the impact of systemic racism and other systemic inequities on populations served by the County and evidence based strategies to address these.
-Skills in cultural competence and  ability to engage and understand the experiences of diverse populations.
-Skills in listening and consensus building amidst situations involving disparate views and needs.
-Ability to maintain a professional demeanor during emotionally charged, difficult, or high pressure situations
-Ability to work effectively as part of multidisciplinary team
-Skills in critical thinking and strategic approaches to problem solving
-Excellent Oral and Written communication skills
-Skills in promoting a positive workplace culture consistent with the values of the agency’s mission.
-Ability to assess and analyze information including data, facts, evaluations and conclusions.
-Ability to exercise sound judgment, problem solving and decision-making.
-Ability to positively represent the County to the public and other community agencies.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with leaders, elected officials, co-workers, and the general public.
-Ability to maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports.
-Ability to utilize computer technology to document, communicate and organize information.
-Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as required, in order to participate in community events and meetings.

Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
-Preferred: Master’s degree from accredited college or university in a relevant field of study
– Experience leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work within an organization.

Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)Physical elements:
-Ability to stand, walk and sit
-Ability to exert up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, or up to 10 lbs of force frequently.
Equipment usage:
Ability to use a computer and a computer keyboard.
 Working Conditions:
-Almost all indoor work
-A valid driver’s license to permit driving between county buildings and attend meetings as required.
-Potential exposure to physically and/or verbally abusive clients


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