The City of Wilmington seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its first ever diversity, equity, and inclusion leader! The position will lead efforts to create new administrative procedures and policies that proactively implement strategies to promote equity and inclusion in the organization and supporting the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the community with other stakeholders.
This work entails collaboration with community stakeholders, city departments, and forging new community partnerships; collection and regular reporting of data through regular updates to the City Council on the progress of equity initiatives; and meeting with designated city council committees. The position will be involved at a policy-making level, as well as in setting the strategic direction of the city from a diversity and inclusion perspective. By leveraging organizational and community data, the Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer will recommend industry best practices and data-based action plans; and will help the city leadership team develop a strategic plan to foster an organizational cultural that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in city service delivery and program offerings.
This position will report to the Deputy City Manager and will serve as a valued member of the City’s Executive Management Team (EMT).
Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $68,120 - $102,180 annually and is dependent on the selected candidates' qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System and an automatic 4.5% contribution to a deferred compensation plan.
We will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled. First review of applications will take place the week of October 4, 2021.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in public administration, social work, ethnic studies, social or cultural anthropology, social science, communications, organizational development, or a related field of study.
Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in local, state or federal government, nonprofit, or within a corporate environment managing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in this job description.
Other Requirements: Valid Driver’s License.
Notes: Driving & criminal history check required for selected candidate (after final interview). Selected candidate must also complete a post-offer drug screen.