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CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS DIRECTOR, CITY OF DES MOINES, IOWA

Closing Date:    Continuous    
Salary:    $113,401.60 - $162,656.00 Annually
Occupational Group: Non-Civil Service
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

THE POSITION

Civil and Human Rights Director Recruitment Brochure | Click here for complete details 

Plans, organizes and directs the operation and activities of the Civil & Human Rights Department.  This work is performed in the oversight of the City Manager, and in partnership with the Civil and Human Rights Commission as an advisory board.
The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position. 

We will begin reviewing applications on August 30, 2021.  Resume, cover letter, and transcripts may be attached to your online application.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; and 
Extensive experience in human and/or civil rights organizations or equivalent, with at least 2 years serving in a management or supervisory capacity. 

An Advanced Degree is preferred. Advanced degree may replace 2 years of applicable experience.
Educational transcripts verifying completion of degree or relevant coursework must be submitted with your application.   

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen;
Possession of a valid Iowa driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

 

Posted Aug 12, 2021

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Community  Relations Specialist

New Jerser Division on Civil Rights seeks to prevent acts of discrimination and bias-based harassment, is through education, community engagement and working directly with impacted communities after civil rights incidents occur. That's where you come in. We're looking for someone to help champion these efforts as a Community Relations Specialist, and act as a liaison to New Jersey's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Visit https://bit.ly/3ikyjS8 for more information, and submit your application by August 13th to be considered.

 

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Posted Aug 3, 2021

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST III, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA

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Salary: $72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually

Closing Date:  July 23, 2021


Management

  • Supervises human rights specialists (HRS) to ensure enforcement of Article III of the Human Rights Ordinance. 

  • Reviews written determinations, requests for information, requests for withdrawal, with or without justification, legal memoranda, administrative closures and settlement agreements of the HRS, checking for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established agency guidelines.

  •  Monitors status of all active housing intakes and complaints to ensure that new charges are prepared in accordance with the Fairfax County Fair Housing Act's ("Act") statute of limitations and within agency guidelines. 

  • Provides input on annual performance evaluations for HRS per county policy. 

  • Oversees all entry of information in HUD's database, HEMS, and maintains user access as needed. 

  • Submits completed cases for payment to HUD and ensures acceptance of payment requests. 

  • Attends Human Rights Commission meetings and handles any preparation needed beforehand. 


Outreach

  • Coordinates and supervises all outreach efforts of the office, including being the liaison with other county departments and the office of public affairs. 

  • Supervises and oversees the county's student human rights commission (SHRC), which is comprised of students from Fairfax County Public High Schools. 

  • Develops, implements, and coordinates with FCPS official, the various activities of the SHRC. 

  • May be required to drive to different locations to coordinate outreach events. May be require


Reporting

  • Report out and consult with HUD officials on case status, outreach, staff training, and OHREP performance assessment, as well as develop spending plans/budgets, and other reports, as required. 

  • Oversee status of HUD grants and submits requests for draw-downs as needed. 

  • Investigation/Fact finding

  • Prepares investigative plans, requests for information and schedules fact finding conferences, when needed, so as to direct an investigation into an alleged violation of the Act. 

  • Presides at the factfinding conference, gathers all relevant evidence pertinent to the merits of the alleged violation of the ordinance. 

  • Handles any post-disposition conciliation conferences and assists the parties in reaching acceptable terms. 

  • Negotiates relief in the public interest provisions as needed. 

  • Supervises intakes, conducts telephone and face-to-face intake interviews. 

  • Evaluates the nature of the alleged claims, collects all available relevant evidence from the individual, and refers the individual to the appropriate county, state, federal or private organizations to assist with the individual's problem. 

  • Counsels individuals about their rights pursuant to the Act and explains the agency's complaint processing procedures. 

  • Prepares and conducts intake training for HRS to enable the HRS to evaluate and intake and properly determine the agency's probable legal jurisdiction to the matter pursuant to the Act. 

  • Prepares and conducts HRS mediation, investigation and conciliation training and conducts HRS staff development training. 

  • Analyzes the allegations and merits of the complaint and determines the applicable legal remedies, voluntary pre- disposition post- disposition negotiations, and prepares settlement agreements for signature by the parties. 

  • Conducts conciliation conferences to obtain voluntary compliance with a cited violation of the Act and writes conciliation agreements.

  •  Confers with staff of the County Attorney's Office (OCA) regarding the final analysis and legal sufficiency of any housing matters referred to OCA and coordinates OHREP's assistance with post-cause litigation.

  • quity efforts pursuant to Fairfax County's One Fairfax policy including overseeing the agency's Equity Impact Plan as well as other equity initiatives.Leads the agency's racial e


Illustrative Duties
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
 

  • May plan, assign tasks and oversee daily activities and work product of Human Rights Specialists;

  • May supervise the docketing of new complaints and the formal notification process;

  • May provide guidance to lower level specialists in all aspects of investigation and conciliation process;

  • Analyzes investigative findings, statistical data and supporting documents;

  • Reviews investigation reports, requests for withdrawal with or without settlement, and administrative closure and settlement agreements for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established guidelines;

  • Determines whether issues are of a precedent setting nature;

  • Participates in formal conciliation conferences and testifies at hearings;

  • Oversees the maintenance of statistics on numbers, kinds and status of cases closed or in process and prepares appropriate reports for management review;

  • Serves as liaison to various state and federal agencies;

  • Prepares and conducts training sessions for Human Rights staff, other County employees, and the public on Human Rights issues, laws, etc.

 

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities


(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.)
 
Thorough knowledge of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, the Fairfax County Fair Housing Act as well as other laws relating to Human Rights, Equal Opportunity, Civil Rights, legal precedents and applicable case law;

 

Knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures;

  • Ability to handle complex negotiations with tact, resourcefulness and good judgement;

  • Ability to oversee multiple investigations;

  • Ability to supervise investigations conducted by subordinates;

  • Ability to provide guidance, counsel and professional support to the Fair Housing Task Force;

  • Ability to supervise, train and mentor assigned staff;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;

  • Ability to interface with various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

 

Employment Standards


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D., plus two years of experience in Human Rights or a closely related field; or graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration, human resources, management, sociology or a related field, plus five years of experience in civil rights or human rights compliance, investigation, or administration.
 

Posted July 7, 2021

 

 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS ADMINISTRATOR, CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE, CITY OF AUSTIN

This position reports to the City of Austin, Civil Rights Officer.


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The new Civil Rights Office supports department programs initiatives related to all six of the Strategic Outcomes outlined in Strategic Direction 2023. The Civil Rights Officer will develop and monitor a clear vision for the Civil Rights Office, advance the City’s non-discrimination efforts, and promote outreach, education, and awareness events for both businesses and community stakeholders. The Civil Rights Administrator will provide high-level leadership within the Office of Civil Rights Office to assist in meeting core mandates of advancing the City’s non-discrimination ordinances. The Civil Rights Administrator will provide critical operations support to the Civil Rights Officer, represent OCR on behalf of and at the CRO’s discretion: before city leadership; local, state and federal governmental partners; community stakeholders; and business stakeholders. The Civil Rights Administrator will work with all OCR team members to support the work of the Civil Rights Officer.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.
Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.


A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.


A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.


A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information. We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you are selected as a top candidate:
Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.
And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
This application submission requires a writing sample limited to no more than 3 pages and is a recent and professional ,emo, legal document, policy or procedure that demonstrates analytical and critical thinking skills.

 

 

Posted June 1, 2021

 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER, NEW YORK, NY

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The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional fair housing organization based in New York City with a national reputation and nationwide impact, seeks an experienced individual with a passion for fair housing and racial justice as its next Executive Director.

FHJC’s mission is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote policies and programs that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities, and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws. It was founded in 2004 by nationally recognized fair housing leaders, one of whom established the fair housing testing program in the U.S. Department of Justice.  

The FHJC is unsurpassed in uncovering housing discrimination, whether involving individual bias, discriminatory policies and practices, failures to make properties accessible or to provide reasonable accommodations. FHJC’s hallmark tool for investigating housing discrimination is its testing program, which employs professional actors, state of the art technology, and the deep expertise of the FHJC staff to identify and gather unimpeachable evidence of discrimination.  FHJC refers the evidence of discrimination it uncovers to government agencies for enforcement or enlists private law firms to bring legal actions on its behalf.

In addition to its investigative work, FHJC promotes the enactment of new and updated fair housing legislation, regulations, and policies; it conducts outreach and education activities that increase public awareness of fair housing rights; and it provides technical assistance, nationwide trainings, and other tools to strengthen fair housing enforcement.

FHJC’s work has eliminated discriminatory barriers to housing for tens of thousands of New Yorkers and has had profound national impact.  Based on FHJC’s collaborative investigative work with other fair housing groups, Facebook agreed to a legal settlement requiring it to stop selling discriminatory housing ads through its online Marketplace. The groundbreaking Newsday investigative report, Long Island Divided, based in large part on FHJC’s testing expertise, brought the problem of steering by real estate agents to national attention, leading to legislative hearings in New York and calls for more effective regulation of the real estate industry.

FHJC is led by a Board of Directors passionate about the work of the organization and supportive of the staff’s pursuit of new and pioneering ways of addressing housing discrimination.  The Board seeks an Executive Director who will continue FHJC’s impactful work and develop new avenues for growth.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization. The Executive Director oversees all FHJC programmatic, administrative, and financial operations, directing the organization’s overall strategy, program development, management, fundraising, and media presence.  

The Executive Director is also the public face of the organization.  On behalf of FHJC, the Executive Director builds relationships with other advocacy organizations and community stakeholders, with public funders, private foundations, and individual donors, and with local, state, and federal policy makers. 

The position requires a dynamic leader who will aggressively advance FHJC’s mission and continue to grow the organization, develop funding streams, and expand FHJC’s presence. The Executive Director is necessarily passionate about fair housing, racial justice, civil rights, and inclusion, and is expert in strategies for achieving an equitable and just society, free from housing discrimination and segregation.

The Executive Director promotes an open, diverse, and inclusive work environment that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork with the staff and an engaged Board of Directors.  

To Apply

The Fair Housing Justice Center has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (cover letter and resume) may be directed in confidence to:  

Anne McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer
Harris Rand Lusk
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3605
New York, NY  10168
amccarthy@harrisrand.com

Posted May 6, 2021

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST - FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT, FAIRFAX, VA
 

Salary:  $62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually

Location:  FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type:  FT Salary W BN

Department:  Human Rights & Equity Programs

Job Number:  21-00497

Closing:  4/2/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade:  S25

Posting Type:  Open to General Public

To view full job announcement please click here.

Posted March 29, 2021

 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS SPECIALIST - ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT-NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                                  

To view full job announcement please click here.

SALARY:    $46,362.00 - $53,764.00 Annually

 
OPENING DATE: 03/15/21
 
CLOSING DATE: 03/29/21 11:59 PM
 
DESCRIPTION:
The Orange County Human Rights and Relations Department has an opening for a Civil Rights Specialist.  An employee in this classification performs administrative work in assisting with enforcement of the County’s Civil Rights Ordinance and State and Federal laws relating to fair housing and access to public accommodations, and providing community education pertaining to civil rights issues. Responsibilities include conducting investigations of allegations of housing/public accommodation discrimination, recommending “cause”/”no cause” determinations, conducting conciliation proceedings, planning, developing, and conducting community outreach and education presentations and training with regard to a broad spectrum of social justice issues, collaborating with non-profit organizations and the business community, and conducting research.
 
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Human Rights and Relations Director with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures, in the performance of duties. This position does not supervise employees.  Does related work as required.  

* Background Check is required.
 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Examples of Essential Functions
Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities. The incumbent may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.  A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
 
Conducts investigations of allegations of housing/public accommodation discrimination in accordance with investigatory process and procedures as prescribed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance.
 
Conducts conciliation meetings and proceedings with complainant and respondent, determines complainant requirements; recommends “cause”/”no cause” determinations of base facts and the analysis of law.
 
Prepares conciliation agreement for signature and monitors parties’ compliance to agreement; intervenes as needed; maintains detailed private case investigation files and maintains case in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development electronic case management system. 
 
Provides reports on issues such as diversity and inclusion, social justice issues, local government policies/statutes/procedures as they relate to social justice issues, information pertaining to women’s issues, and other project proposals.
 
Provides staffing to the Human Relations Commission by preparing monthly agendas, minutes, staffing subcommittee meetings and forwarding any recommendations to Clerk’s Office; organizes annual Civil Rights Ordinance review for Human Relation Commission members and onboard training for new Board members. 
 
Plans, develops and conducts workshops, meetings, community outreach events and educational programs that focus on social justice issues such as housing, public accommodation, human relations, and discrimination; attends various community and agency meetings to provide information regarding the resources of the Department and provides training/informational sessions to various organizations/groups regarding the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance. 
 
Prepares and/or processes various records such as case investigations, training presentations, research, and Ordinance related presentations; assists in preparation of abstracts and proclamations for the Orange County Board of Commissioners consideration and reports and documents pertinent to the Human Rights and Relations Department. 
 
Interacts with and demonstrates respect for persons of diverse backgrounds to promote positive human relations and to address situations of discrimination. 
 
Collaborates with and provides positive work relationships with non-profit organizations and business community on social justice issues.       
 
Adheres to Orange County’s safety rules and regulations.
 
Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
 
Performs other tasks as needed.
 
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
FULL PERFORMANCE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 

Thorough knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal statutes as they apply to social justice issues including human/civil rights, diversity, equity and inclusion.
 

Thorough knowledge of county and community resources and agencies.
 

Good knowledge of the social, economic, and environmental factors which influence poverty, unemployment, discrimination and fair housing.
 

Good knowledge of trauma-informed care and client-centered practices.
 

Strong commitment to social justice and racial equity principles.
 

Skill in being customer-focused, adept at problem solving and working collaboratively with others.
 

Skill in effectively communicating with persons in difficult and emotional situations, and diverse populations, and the ability to maintain objectivity in dealing with others who may be under emotional stress.
 

Skill in prioritizing multiple projects while functioning efficiently with multiple interruptions.
 

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, analyze information and draw valid conclusions.

 
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of groups and individuals, both orally in writing; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

 
Ability to research and interpret legal guidelines and case law regarding social justice issues.


Ability to conciliate/mediate contentious conversations and/or conflict.


Ability to interpret an extensive variety of legal and technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Ability to develop and implement innovative programming regarding social justice issues; ability to conduct outreach through social media outlets. 


Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with clients, co-workers, authorities and the general public. 


Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal administrative support. 


Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software.

 
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree AND three (3) years of work experience in human services.
 
Experience working with fair housing issues, discrimination and/or social justice issues is required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated is required.
 
Bilingual is preferred with strong preference for Spanish and English.

 

Preference for persons with training from the National Fair Housing Training Academy or other related investigatory skills training in discrimination rights practice areas.
 

All offers of employment are conditional upon successful clearance of a background check. Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared.
 
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBLE HAZARDS


Ability to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions of the hands/wrists.  
 
Ability to perform light work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.  
 
Ability to endure emotional stress related to the nature of interactions with residents and/or family members who may be hostile, resistant or violent.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities
 

Posted March 16, 2021

 

 

 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE OFFICER | CITY OF DES MOINES

To view full job announcement please click here.

Salary: $75,899.20 - $96,220.80 Annually
Location: Des Moines, IA
Job Number: X950-12-2020
Closing:  1/7/2021 5:00 PM Central

 

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under general direction, manages major functions of the Human Rights Department investigations which includes employment discrimination covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, housing discrimination covered by Title VIII of Civil Rights Act; and public accommodations discrimination covered by Title II of the Civil Rights Act.  Supervises the work of Human Rights Specialists.  Assists the Civil and Human Rights Director in overall management of the City’s Human Rights Department.  Oversees federal and state civil rights enforcement contracts, serves as case mediator, and investigates a small caseload.

Please Note:  Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.

Acceptable Experience and Training

 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, International Relations, Business, Public Administration or related field; and

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in personnel administration, employee relations, labor relations, civil and human rights enforcement or related field; and

  • Two years of direct experience in Civil and Human Rights casework and enforcement activities; and

  • At least one year of management or supervisory experience; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

NOTE:  Transcripts verifying degree conferred need to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by the application deadline.

 

Required Special Qualifications

 

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.

  • Ability to pass a background check.

  • Requires possession of a valid Iowa driver’s license or equivalent mobility.

 

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

 

  • Supervises Human Rights Specialists and their investigations, involved in the enforcement of various Civil and Human Rights laws and City Ordinances;

  • Monitors conciliated cases and ensures that case respondents and complainants comply with the terms of conciliation agreements and formally closes cases once all parties have complied;

  • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the work of assigned staff in implementing appropriate goals, cases, policies and directives of the Human Rights Department;

  • Conducts civil and human rights trainings with Human Rights Specialists and the Greater Des Moines community members consistent with requirements of the position;

  • Investigates a small caseload of usually complex investigations as assigned by the Department Director;

  • Monitors, reviews, evaluates, and approves case production, management and closures and provides technical guidance to assigned staff to assure compliance;

  • Makes recommendations pertaining to personnel, space, and resources to meet the goals of the Human Rights Department;

  • Approves all recommended enforcement and remedial actions and draft all settlement and conciliation agreements in a fashion to eliminate unlawful employment practices and to secure appropriate individual relief;

  • Certifies that charges of discrimination meet all jurisdictional, timeliness, and deferral requirements; 

  • Prepares recommendations for enforcement actions;

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work obstacles and suggestions for new or improved means of addressing such problems;

  • Attends meeting, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in civil and human rights;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  • Performs other duties consistent with the classification function and the needs of the City.

 

Posted Dec. 10, 2020

 

EQUITY AND INCLUSION DIRECTOR, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT, WOODBRIDGE, BA
 

To view the full job announcement and apply online click on the following link: DEI

 

POSITION #: 895059

DEPARTMENT: EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

SALARY: $114,426.00 - $190,710.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE: 12/07/20 

CLOSING DATE: 12/21/20 11:59 PM

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Equity and Inclusion Director will be a courageous, innovative, visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills. The ideal candidate will have direct and effective experience in organizational transformation with a specific emphasis in crafting and developing equity initiatives and facilitating collaborative and inclusive working environments.

The Equity and Inclusion Director is an executive-level position reporting to the County Executive. The Director will collaborate with county department directors and employees to facilitate an organizational culture that institutionalizes the use of an equity lens designed to address institutional barriers that interfere with equitable access and service delivery.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:
This position is a newly created role in Prince William County. The Equity and Inclusion Director will stand up the new office that will be charged with leading the county’s DEI efforts across departments and diversifying the county workforce, developing organizational cultural competency and county-wide diversity trainings, and working in the community to engage and problem solve. The Director will be charged with creating an expansive and far-reaching vision and strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion in the county. The Director will also be responsible for pushing internal equity initiatives forward by applying standardized metrics to county E&I efforts and reporting progress made and next steps to take.

The position will serve as the technical expert and a trusted resource in addressing equity as it is applied to countywide policies, programs, practices and budget decisions. The Director will work closely with county departments to create departmental equity assessment teams, tools and strategies with the community through a comprehensive engagement effort to determine equity concerns and priorities.
 
PREFERENCES: 
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated “track record” working closely with key community stakeholders, be community engagement oriented, politically astute, yet apolitical, within a highly political environment. This individual will be engaging and charismatic, but also a data-oriented and outcome-driven problem solver with an explicit commitment to advancing equity and social justice solutions.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and appropriate certifications in a related field from an accredited university.

  • 10+ years of progressive experience with an emphasis in diversity, equity and inclusion; civil rights laws such as EEO, ADA and Title VI policies, and DE&I governance which includes at least 5 years of leading and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in complex organizations and in community outreach.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • At least five years of demonstrated success in the administration of community, government, educational or social justice programs; and at least three of which were in a managerial, supervisory or program administration capacity. 


SPECIAL REQURIEMENTS: 
Background Checks, which may include but are not limited to: Criminal History Check, Credit History Check, Education Verification, License Verification Check, and/or Fingerprinting is required.

Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application describing the impact of past DEI efforts

 

To view the full job announcement and apply online click on the following link: DEI

 

Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted December 8, 2020

 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS - 72002714
 

The Florida Commission on Human Relations, in Tallahassee, Florida, is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as its chief executive officer.  The executive director is responsible for administering, managing, maintaining, planning, and directing the agency’s programs by establishing the strategic plan, goals, and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; reviewing and approving budgets; and planning, assigning, and supervising the work of others.  The executive director also represents the Commission and the State of Florida when communicating with public and private organizations and the general public.  The anticipated salary range is $105,000-$125,000.

 

Please visit the link to learn more.

 

Posted November 6, 2020
 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE| NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE

Regional Director
Opening & Closing Date: 10/1/2020 & 10/15/2020
Pay Scale: GS15
Salary: $146, 529 to $170, 800 Per Year
Click here for more information.

 

Posted October 2, 2020
 

STATE OF WASHINGTON JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The WSHRC has received an exemption to the hiring freeze and is recruiting for civil rights investigators in our Olympia and Spokane Offices. See careers.wa.gov for a all job opportunities.

 


Posted August 13, 2020

 

 

TENNESSEE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is seeking applicants for three positions.  See below for details. If interested please apply or send to others who may be interested:

 

1. Compliance Officer (Nashville)  -  The position's primary duty is to ensure the investigators analyze all evidence obtained during the investigation and write a decision utilizing the relevant evidence to support a recommendation for employment and fair housing discrimination complaints.  This position supervises 3 direct reports.  Salary range is $3,534 to $5,653; The link to employment opportunities is https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html  The posting will expire on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

 

2. Human Rights Rep Coordinator (Memphis) - The position's primary duty is to investigate complaints filed by the public of alleging employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination to determine if an employer, housing provider, or public entity has violated state and/or federal human rights laws; provides a written recommendation utilizing the relevant evidence to support a recommendation.  This position supervises 1 direct reports.  Salary range is $2,907 to $4,653; The link to employment opportunities is https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html   This position reports to the Compliance Officer. The posting will expire on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

 

3. Human Rights Representative (Chattanooga) - The position's primary duty is to investigate complaints filed by the public of alleging employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination to determine if an employer, housing provider, or public entity has violated state and/or federal human rights laws; provides a written recommendation utilizing the relevant evidence to support a recommendation for employment and fair housing discrimination complaints.  Salary range is $2,769 to $4,430; The link to employment opportunities is https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html   This position reports to the Human Rights Rep Coordinator. The posting will expire on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

 

Questions may be directed to Ms. Beverly Watts, 615-741-5825.

Posted March 4, 2020

 

Washington State Human Rights Commission - Civil Rights Investigator 2  
 

Salary: $43,104.00 - $56,580.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Human Rights Commission

Job Number: 2018-07932

Closing: Continuous
 

Visit www.careers.wa.gov

Please note: posting has been reopened, if applied previously, no need to reapply. 


Created by the Legislature in 1949, the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) is responsible for administering and enforcing the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD). The mission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination in Washington State through the fair application of the law, efficient use of resources, and establishment of productive partnerships in the community.

 

The Commission is made up of five members appointed by the Governor, who appoint an Executive Director. The Executive Director appoints investigative staff, and other employees as needed to conduct the day-to-day operations of the agency. The Commissioners meet monthly and provide policy direction, adopt regulations, vote to grant or deny requests for reconsideration of previously issued investigative findings, and conduct outreach in their geographical communities.

Duties

The Civil Rights Investigator 2 is responsible for providing technical assistance and consultation during the complaint intake and investigation resolution process and conducting impartial investigations of discrimination complaints, including research and analysis of RCW 49.60 and related anti-discrimination laws. Duties Include but are not limited to as follows:

Case Investigation, Analysis and Determination:

  • Functions independently as an impartial fact-finding agent of the Commission while investigating single or multiple issue discrimination cases of varying difficulty and complexity that allege a violation of RCW 49.60, the Federal Rights Act of 1964 Titles VII (Employment) and VIII (Fair Housing), the ADEA and the ADA;

  • Gathers and preserves documentary evidence and when necessary issues subpoenas;

  • Conducts interviews with parties to the complaint and their witnesses;

  • Reviews and analyzes legal briefs submitted by legal counsel, and other defenses and documentation submitted by parties to the complaint;

  • Reviews relevant court cases, precedent setting cases, and legal opinions as needed;

  • Analyzes, evaluates and applies fact patterns based on case law, contract provisions and prior Commission determinations;

  • Independently writes and submits detailed well-reasoned formal case determinations.


Complaint intake, technical assistance, and consultation:

  • Confer with the public in person, by telephone and in writing regarding alleged violations of state and federal discrimination laws to determine Commission jurisdiction and criteria for filing a complaint;

  • If allegations are jurisdictional and meet criteria for filing, advises individual of filing procedures; if the allegations are not jurisdictional, provides referral to other resources to seek assistance;

  • Receive, analyze, and draft formal complaint affidavits for individuals alleging discrimination;

  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to legal counsels, employers, managers, human resource professionals, landlords, real estate brokers and owners, public officials, union officials, and others to explain and interpret the state and federal laws against discrimination.


Negotiation:

  • Function as an intermediary/negotiator between principals in discrimination disputes and confers with both Respondent and Complainant in either joint or separate fact finding conferences to determine actual areas of dispute;

  • Initiate innovative proposals to attempt to resolve disputes;

  • Negotiate settlement agreements between principles to the discrimination disputes, which may include Complainant, Respondent, attorneys, corporate executives, and union representatives;

  • Prepare, execute legally binding settlement documents.

  • Education and outreach:

  • Attends staff and agency-wide meetings as scheduled; researches case law and keeps current on new case law rulings; attends training; and participates on committees and workgroups;

  • May develop and conduct training and/or staff information booths or tables to provide information about RCW 49.60.

 

Qualifications

Required

Bachelor's Degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences or related field.

AND 

One (1) year of professional experience as an investigator with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, EEO, investigation, AA program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, alternative dispute resolution or related work.

OR

Three (3) years of professional experience as an investigator with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, EEO, investigation, AA program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, alternative dispute resolution or related work.

AND

One year of experience as an Investigator 1.

Note:  Masters or Law Degree will substitute for the one year of experience.
 
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Ability to read and write in a language other than English is desirable.

 

Supplemental Information

Please attach the following documents in order to be considered, failure to do so, may result in not being considered for the position:

  • A letter of interest that shows your personality and voice to describe why you are the successful candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;

  • Current resume, detailing experience, and education; and

  • A list of at least three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers.
     

By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.
 
For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
 
We thank you and are grateful for your service

The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
 
Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Florentino Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or Lolo.arevalo@des.wa.gov