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.
Ability to use a computer and a computer keyboard.
-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