New job Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager II in Washington

Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager II

Company : King County
Salary : $110,094 - $139,547 a year
Location : Washington

Full Description


King County's Department of Local Services (DLS) is seeking a passionate equity, social and racial justice advocate who will drive organizational change. The successful candidate will work with department leadership and the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to develop strategic direction, identify and implement Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) initiatives, and ensure progress towards goal attainment, internally and externally to the communities served. This position will work to ensure metrics are understandable, meaningful and lead to accountability and desired outcomes. As a key member of our leadership team, the Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager will provide consultation, coaching, and support for managers and other employees to be innovative and adaptive in providing culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable programs and/or services. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Department of Local Services team and make a difference in our community!

Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 13, 2021.

Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Provide guidance, information, and advice to managers, supervisors, and human resource staff to achieve King County ESJ Strategic Plan, EEO/AA goals, and obligations and DLS ESJ commitments.
  • Conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions in various settings.
  • Lead and coordinate DLS Equity and Inclusion Employee Advisory Committee and special workgroups.
  • Serve as Equity, Inclusion & Belonging coach, and advisor.
  • Work with Office of Equity and Social Justice and other departments, lead ESJ work in the department, and represent DLS on the County’s ESJ inter-branch team.
  • Plan, lead, and coordinate DLS ESJ Strategic Plan implementation work, reports or reporting, documentation, and annual work plan.
  • Lead and coordinate Language Access Plan implementation commitments.
  • Obtain stakeholder buy-in and implement plan and project improvements designed to fully leverage internal ESJ opportunities.
  • Collect equity data and apply analysis to develop reports and presentations regarding best practices for implementing programs related to ESJ, racial equity and anti-racism.
  • Support various programs or projects as assigned.

    We are looking for candidates who:
  • Provide strategic guidance, planning and operational assistance internally and externally to develop and advance Equity and Social Justice programs, projects, and initiatives.
  • Engage, build, and sustain relationships with diverse people and cultures.
  • Develop, track, maintain and present equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion metrics
    and reporting information.
  • Assess the department and division ESJ practices and apply tailored department wide ESJ best practice strategies to accelerate progress and enable cultural effectiveness and organizational change.
  • Evaluate and report the effectiveness of department ESJ activities and their impact on both culture and business results.
  • Communicate new/updated programs, policies, and processes to department leadership and employees.
  • Work with management to deliver training/education/workshops around ESJ and related subject matter.
  • Collaborate with human resources and other applicable teams to build internal and external partnerships that help attract and amplify under-represented and diverse perspectives.
  • Are skilled in presenting to a diverse audience in a variety of formats.
  • Have the ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule and follow up on tasks; elevate issues or obtain additional resources when necessary.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite.
Supplemental Information:
  • This position is non-represented.
  • This position may require you to travel to any of our Department of Local Services and King County locations.
Why Department of Local Services?
  • Competitive – healthcare plans
  • Free – transportation options
  • Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
  • Paid – vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid – sick leave
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Ten – paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays
  • Awesome Employee Giving Program!


    The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.

    To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.


    King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. Taken together, the population in unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. The Director’s Office includes a robust Community Service Area group focused on identifying and responding to the needs of urban and rural unincorporated King County residents and business. The department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.


    Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

    Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

    Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. We are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values-we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.


    King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

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    If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

    The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jerrell Hollis, Senior HR Analyst, by e-mail at, or by phone at (206)477-4318.

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