The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Administrator will help set and guide a department-wide DEI strategic framework by formulating and executing creative and innovative programs, processes, and procedures for identifying, attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels of the organization and providing equitable and inclusive services to children and families. The DEI Administrator will advocate, champion, and advise all levels of management on diversity and inclusion related topics and will partner with colleagues and leaders to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into the everyday culture of the organization. The position will be responsible for leading the department’s recruitment and retention efforts and leading the department’s work in creating a diverse and inclusive organization through strategic change that is employee, child and family-focused and supports continuous quality improvement.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all position responsibilities.
- Provide guidance and direction in the establishment of diversity initiatives, metrics, objectives, and strategies
- Provide regular metrics and reporting of agency initiatives; evaluate and analyze metrics and programs; identify root causes, trends and make appropriate recommendations to achieve maximum results
- Lead and facilitate the work of the DEI Committee
- Assist in the design and coordination of DEI programs and learning experiences to build capability and support the maturity of strategic projects that foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace; will support ad-hoc initiatives and cross-divisional projects
- Review and update policies and practices as a member of the Department Policy Committee to support and drive DEI initiatives and objectives
- Collaborate with the Communications Director and Human Resources to support and drive the DEI strategy and recruitment and retention activities through various internal and external campaigns
- Conduct ongoing research on DEI trends, best practices, and legal developments; assess gaps and opportunities as needed and recommends enhancements and continuous improvement processes
- Assist in the identification, development and implementation of DEI training initiatives and programs
- Lead a department team focused on recruitment and retention from an employee perspective; coordinate employee events and activities focused on retention of tenured staff
- Research, assess feasibility, and implement retention strategies applicable to each division; monitor retention strategies in coordination with DHR.
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 5 years professional experience which should include experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion related programs
Additional Posting Information
- Support a workforce culture of belonging
- Ability to define and understand diversity in all the ways we are different, such as work styles, preferred languages, education levels, disability and/or health status (including pregnancy), veteran status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, genetic information, or citizenship status and more
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
- Ability to guide and directly lead a team, as well as the ability to influence change and lead projects staffed by non-direct reports
- Demonstrated skill in being a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion with experience developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and processes
- Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other colleagues and stakeholders to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, meet project deadlines and adapt in a dynamic work environment
- Ability to develop, analyze and leverage data to measure success of existing initiatives and inform opportunities for new initiatives
- Exceptional presentation and Excel skills
- Knowledge of AA/EEO compliance and legislation
This position is exempt from the Merit System.
Conditions of Hire
Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.
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. The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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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.