Chief Diversity Officer

This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #092322-MUAH13-160100


The State of Delaware Department of Human Resources was established by House Bill 4, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, effective July 1, 2017.  Included in the House Bill is the Chief Diversity Officer position, which reports to the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources.  

Summary Statement

The State of Delaware seeks an experienced leader to serve as the Chief Diversity Officer.  The work requires an individual with understanding of the complexity and multiple dimensions of diversity, inclusion, and equity, including - but not limited to, age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual identity and socio-economic status. The individual must create diverse and inclusive strategies for work environments.  The Chief Diversity Officer incorporates trend analytics that help identify problems and determine proactive solutions. The Chief Diversity Officer collaborates on cross-functional teams and serves as a liaison to constituents and community partners on a wide array of programs and initiatives so that our work environment truly reflects the finer work culture we seek to achieve and maintain.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Guides efforts to define, assess, and cultivate access, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout state government.
  • Develops statewide Diversity and Inclusion leadership practices ensuring that they are established throughout state agencies to ensure our commitment to inclusion.  Collaborates with state agencies to identify policies and practices that support the recruitment and retention of employees from historically underrepresented groups.
  • Promotes and provides education to foster an awareness and understanding of the various laws, regulations, and policies regarding nondiscrimination.
  • Manages and directs the work of the staff in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Consults with leaders at all levels to provide strategic direction and to promote new initiatives. (i.e. Office of the Governor, diversity councils and commissions, agency/department leadership and staff, supplier diversity, Director of Women’s Advocacy and Advancement, community organizations).
  • Creates procedures to ensure shared accountability for achieving diversity and inclusion results.
  • Collects and uses data to assess programs and increase accountability by creating scorecards to monitor, track progress, and ensure improved metrics.
  • Works in partnership with top state, private-sector and nonprofit leaders to position diversity as one of state’s key initiatives. Capitalizes on the varied ways diversity and inclusion can be embedded in the state’s infrastructure, policies, and programs.
  • Provides guidance and direction in the interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations.  

Job Requirements


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Selection Process

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.