CHIEF EQUITY OFFICER

Recruitment #21-139-2200

Job Description

Loudoun County is currently seeking a Chief Equity Officer in the Office of the County Administrator. The newly funded position will work with the Board of Supervisors, county leadership and senior managers to conduct strategic planning and provide effective leadership in support of efforts to ensure that equity consideration informs county planning and decision-making processes to reach equity goals. The successful candidate will demonstrate considerable communication skills in working with stakeholders within county government and outside county government to further equal access to opportunity and equity goals of the Board of Supervisors and priorities of the County.

The Chief Equity Officer will lead the development of an equity strategic plan and coordinate actions to effect cultural and organizational change and inform public policy development, existing policy, and practices. This position will oversee the development, design, coordination, and implementation of programs, policies, and practices aimed at addressing the systematic disparities existing in the delivery of county services, as well as the implementation of departmental equity plans. This position will also establish baseline disparity data targets and benchmarks, support the development of tools and analyses, such as equity impact assessments used in evaluation of processes, policies and planning to inform decision-making. The Chief Equity Officer will develop and collect data identifying opportunities for improvement and progress in meeting equity goals, and ensuring the development of training for all levels of the workforce to promote understanding of equity-related perceptions. This position will work to identify institutional policies and practices that perpetuate or bring about racial and social disparities and inequity and will work with leadership, staff, and other stakeholders to eliminate them.

Job Requirements

Requires a Master's degree in Business Administration or Public Administration in area related to assignment; five (5) years of progressively responsible and related work experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion including two (2) years in a supervisory or management role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Thorough knowledge of cultural competence, inclusiveness and diversity issues, equity impact assessment, and program evaluation methodologies. Knowledge of Office and County administrative operations, programs, policies and procedures. Ability to negotiate sensitive issues and analyze conflicts and facilitate resolutions. Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs.

The Loudoun Difference: Loudoun County Government is an organization of individuals who choose to dedicate their talents, education, and experiences to making a difference in the community. What sets Loudoun apart from other local governments is a strong organizational culture that values teamwork, community, and innovation. Loudoun County employees share a true appreciation for the dynamic nature of the community they serve and a passion for ensuring that Loudoun remains a great place to work, live, and play. Employees of the County enjoy working in a collaborative and inclusive environment and appreciate the County's emphasis on maintaining a diverse and respectful workplace. As the community continues to experience growth, the County offers new and seasoned professionals the opportunity to work on challenging projects, emerging issues, and innovative solutions.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Pass pre-employment background check which may include fingerprinting, credit, NCIC and DMV.

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