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Deputy City Manager for Racial Equity, Diversity And Inclusion

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City of Charlottesville, VACharlottesville, IN
  • Deputy City Manager for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | City of Charlottesville page has loaded.
  • Deputy City Manager for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion General Summary Every member of the Charlottesville community deserves to thrive.
  • The City of Charlottesville should be a community where all citizens can reach their full potential regardless of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, financial circumstances at birth, or what neighborhood they grew up in.
  • Under the direction of the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) will be responsible for managing several key City Departments (Office of REDI, Office of Human Rights, Department of Social Services, Department of Human Services, and the Police Civilian Review Board).
  • This essential position will coordinate efforts to integrate equity principles into City operations, projects and services through the application and integration of best practices, training and development of City staff, and tracking and measurement of outcomes.
  • Duties and assignments will be broad in scope and strategic in nature, including diverse project management, strategic planning complex analysis, research coordination, and administrative functions as required.
  • The work requires considerable initiative, judgment, and the ability to make independent decisions within broad policies and procedures as determined by the City Manager, the Council, Federal and State laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  • The hiring salary will be between $100,000 and $158,018 annually , dependent on education and experience.
  • The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.
  • To be considered, an application must be filled out online at www.
  • prior to the closing date of August 28, 2020 at 5pm EST.
  • Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.
  • Essential Responsibilities and Duties
  • Identifies disparities and the systemic causes that may exist within the Citys departments and community;
  • Creates the infrastructure to sustain the Citys commitment to equity;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the Citys Racial Equity Action Plan through project management and the facilitation of a multi-stakeholder planning process;
  • Conduct and synthesize research on best practices to advance equitable outcomes, and inform the design and implementation of the Citys racial equity agenda;
  • Model the use of racial equity strategies and tools to evaluate programs, policies, and practices with City staff and key community and regional partners in order to improve the quality of life for our citizens;
  • Guide and Lead efforts to cultivate an environment that values and demonstrates the Citys commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Act as the official representative on racial equity, diversity, and inclusion to city departments, the City Manager's Office, Council, and the community;
  • Advocate for racial equity, diversity, and inclusion, and develop strategies and shared organizational responsibility for equity;
  • Collaborate with the Department of Human Resources Director to assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce;
  • Provide strategic, operational, and organizational leadership that grows capacity for intercultural competence, nurturance of diverse populations, and inclusive leadership;
  • Facilitate and support department training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment;
  • Collaborate with City Departments, develop outcomes, metrics, and goals that ensure accountability towards equitable delivery of City services.
  • Serve as a liaison between the City and community stakeholders to align efforts to improve the quality of life for our Charlottesville residents;
  • Establishes baseline disparity data targets/benchmarks in collaboration with partners; and establishes goals and initiatives to make progress and processes to track outcomes;
  • Directs, evaluates, and coordinates analyses and recommendations regarding race and equity policy issues and long-range plans to address department and community needs and services; and develops and coordinates reports and supporting materials to be presented to the Council for information and/or action;
  • Manage the preparation of grant applications to ensure adequacy and timelines;
  • Conduct regular national best practices research and comparative analyses to ensure the City's continue progress as a municipal leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Manages the department budget, including developing budget proposals, justifying expenses and monitoring accounts for five (5) departments (Office of REDI, Office of Human Rights, Department of Social Services, Department of Human Services, and the Police Civilian Review Board);
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Social Services, Human Services, Sociology, Public Administration, Political Science, Ethnic Studies or a closely related field.
  • A Masters degree is strongly preferred.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in two or more of the abovementioned areas are preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years must be in a managerial, supervisory, or program administration capacity.
  • Experience in either a public or private sector agency is strongly preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of philosophies, practices, and issues used in two (2) or more of the assigned departments within the REDI portfolio;
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to provide oversight and direction for assessments related to REDI and assigned portfolio agencies;
  • Track record of engaging with a diverse set of stakeholders and be committed to working collaboratively with other senior colleagues to craft a common vision and direction;
  • Ability to analyze facts and prepare detailed recommendations or reports;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively;
  • Interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills;
  • Must be able to coach, mentor and inspire colleagues;
  • Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with City Officials, employees, and the general public.
  • Physical Conditions & Work Contacts Physical requirements for this position as outlined by the Department of Labor: LIGHT WORK: Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs.
  • frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires the ability to lift or move more than 20 lbs.
  • for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. This position may be required to work after-hours including weekends, nights and/or holidays.
  • Occasional travel required to attend trainings and conferences.
  • Work is typically performed in meeting rooms, conference rooms, homes, schools, public buildings and outdoors.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Standard office environment.
  • Work contacts include but not limited to City Officials, department directors, employees, and the general public.
  • Agency City of Charlottesville Address P. O. Box 911 605 East Main Street Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902
  • Associated topics: civil service, client service, community and social services, community service, guest, parking, sale, social, welfare, youth

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