The Community. The vibrant community of Urbana, Illinois (pop. 42,044) seeks a visionary leader to serve as its Human Rights and Equity Officer. Located in the heart of east central Illinois, Urbana prides itself on being a progressive, dynamic community and is internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university and one of the pre-eminent research institutions in the world.
Position in Brief. Reporting to the City Administrator, the position heads the City’s Office for Human Rights and Equity and leads the City’s efforts to promote and protect human and civil rights, and develop and support initiatives that promote the City as a welcoming and inclusive community in which to live and work. As with all City executive level positions, this position is appointed annually by the Mayor and the City Council.
Key Position Responsibilities. The Human Rights and Equity Officer will have the following primary responsibilities:
Ideal Candidate. The successful candidate will be a strategic, innovative, and visionary leader with proven experience in leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The City welcomes candidates with public or private sector experience who have a successful record of advancing implementation strategies that demonstrate commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment. Preferred qualifications include:
Total Compensation Package. This position offers a competitive salary within an expected hiring range of $89,355 - $94,734. DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package is offered and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, outstanding health coverage options, pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), an optional deferred compensation plan, and a post-retirement medical savings benefits program.
How to Apply: Apply with resume and cover letter to www.GovHRjobs.com. First review of candidates will begin 11/16/2020. Questions are encouraged and should be directed to Mike Earl, GovHR USA - Senior Vice President, at 224-261-8366 or email@example.com.