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Equity, Inclusion, And Belonging Manager Iii

King County
Temporary 40-per week 500 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States


The Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is looking for an Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Manager (EIB) III to temporarily join our team. This position will ensure all department equity, racial and social justice initiatives are aligned and integrated with King County’s Equity, Racial and Social Justice (ERSJ) strategic goals and approaches.
Reporting to the Director of DAJD, the Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Manager III, will be responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing DAJD’s ERSJ efforts to drive organizational transformation. The incumbent will help lead the department to center pro-equity and anti-racism in all efforts and in building capacity for this work at all levels of the department. The Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager III will work with department leadership and the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to develop strategic direction, identify and implement ERSJ initiatives, strategies and approaches to ensure progress towards goal attainment, internally and to the communities served.
The DAJD is a professional and nationally recognized organization that supports safe, vibrant, and healthy communities in partnership with other criminal justice and human service agencies. DAJD employs approximately 900 employees. We oversee the operation of the largest county jail in the State of Washington, housing an average daily population of approximately 1500 jail residents.
DAJD is striving to provide in-custody and community-based services that are data informed, advance safety, lead system change and promote equitable outcomes for the people we serve.

SPECIAL DUTY & TERM LIMITED TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS: This position is scheduled to last approximately 12 months; however, the exact duration may end earlier or be extended based on operational needs, the project and funding. Rate of pay will be in accordance with applicable bargaining agreements and/or Career Service Guidelines. Special Duty Assignments do not confer any privilege, right of appeal, or right of position, transfer, demotion, promotion or reinstatement, and can be revoked at any time with or without cause.
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DAJD is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. DAJD encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures, and religions to apply, including but not limited to veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. DAJD values all forms of diversity and believes that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.
Job Duties

The job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of this position.

  • Partner with department leadership, the Office of Equity and Social Justice and human resources to define and drive ERSJ action plans throughout the department. Review action plans with the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer for approval and to ensure alignment with county ERSJ goals.
  • Participate as a member of the county-wide EIB Manager Community of Practice team under the leadership of the Chief Equity and Inclusion Office to ensure alignment with county ERSJ goals.
  • Support work units to be informed and empowered to make thoughtful and strategic decisions that are in support of the department's ERSJ goals.
  • Provide support, leadership, and guidance to department EIB teams to strategically integrate ERSJ policies and practices into the department's line(s) of business, internally and communities focused.
  •  Establish ERSJ related goals and performance measurements. Work to ensure metrics are understandable, meaningful and lead to transparency, accountability, and other desired outcomes. Continuously review data to understand the impacts of anti-bias efforts throughout the department.
  • 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.
  • Communicate new/updated programs, policies, and processes, etc. to department leadership and employees.
  • Facilitate the delivery of training/education/workshops around ERSJ and related subject matter.
  • Represent department's ERSJ strategy and efforts at the county level. Participate in county- wide ERSJ team(s) and communities of practice to fulfill both department and county goals.
  • Collaborate with OERSJ and other teams to build internal and external partnerships that help attract and amplify under-represented and diverse perspectives.
  • Supervise assigned staff and coach for development, capacity building and performance.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably in training and development, human resources development, education, organizational psychology, or related field. Or, any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability and skill to perform the scope of job duties of the position.
  • Experience in operationalizing DEI and/or anti-racism/pro-equity practices, processes, procedures, and approaches.
  • Skilled in facilitating small to large groups.
  • Respect for, knowledge of, and demonstrated skills to engage effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds; Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with diverse people and cultures.
  • Project management experience including designing and delivering DEI or anti-racism/pro-equity programs.
  • Experience in leading and managing organizational change initiatives, particularly around issues of DEI/ anti-racism/pro-equity.
  • A highly effective presenter with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas, concepts, and proposals to engage team, peers, and management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
The most competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of human resources (or associated field, e.g. civil rights) and strategic planning techniques and principles.
  • Strong analytical skills, including quantitative and qualitative analysis. Ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate ideas and insights in person, virtually, and in writing.
  • Skilled in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small, and large groups, and among diverse styles and position levels while encouraging the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills that build relationships at all levels across the organization with the ability to influence, collaborate, and build consensus.
  • Knowledge of policy development and analysis.
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking to identify interdependencies between issues, data, and outcomes; clear understanding of how moving pieces come together to build the big picture.
  • Experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion teams in a large, complex, matrixed organization.
Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY: Completion of the full King County application and supplemental questionnaire is required. Resumes or letter of interest alone WILL NOT substitute for a full application. A copy of your current resume and a letter of interest detailing your qualifications is required. 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.
UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is not represented by a union.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position will work a 40-hour workweek. Standard hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and/or weekends may have required due to the nature of supporting a 24 x 7 operation.

This position is exempt under the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),
meaning that it is not eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time accrual, and the incumbent will be required to work the hours necessary to meet position responsibilities.

WORK LOCATION: The work associated with this position will be performed through a hybrid work model that will require both onsite and remote work. The ratio of remote to onsite work will be dependent on business needs and is subject to change.
The primary onsite work location for this position is the King County Courthouse at 516 3rd Avenue, E 245, Seattle WA 98104. However, candidates must be willing and able to report to work at different secured detention facilities in Seattle and Kent.
Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and, when working remotely, must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.
DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Questions regarding this announcement or position may be directed to: Jaclyn Smith, DAJD Sr. Human Resources Analyst; at Phone Number: 206-263-3379 or via email at  
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: It is a hiring requirement that all staff employed by DAJD successfully pass a thorough background investigations process, which includes fingerprinting, criminal history check, reference checks, and other tests as deemed necessary.

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We have a deep commitment to equity, racial and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
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