Industry: Business Services•
8 - 10 years
Posted 64 days ago
Under direction of the Mayor's Office, the Chief Diversity officer position is responsible for carrying out the Mayor's vision as it relates to Columbus becoming America's Opportunity City and for acting as the executive director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The ideal candidate for Chief Diversity Officer must champion the value of diversity and embrace the Mayor Ginther's high standard for the role of diversity and inclusion at the City. Columbus embodies an inclusive mindset that unites us and the city has made tremendous gains in its inclusion work.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to creating and implementing programs, policies and procedures that will deliver and capture value through supplier and workforce diversity. This office assists under served, under utilized and economically disadvantaged businesses with gaining greater access to procurement opportunities and resources to build viable and sustainable businesses. Additionally this office provides leadership and expertise to city departments in their endeavors to promote and achieve workforce diversity and a culture of inclusion for employees in the City of Columbus.
The successful candidate will provide vision, leadership, coordination and strategic planning for the design and implementation of a city-wide plan to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the organization that encompasses both supplier and workforce diversity initiatives.
Preferred candidates will have a bachelor's or master's degree and 10 years of managerial experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, or workforce diversity. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, judgment and political acumen necessary to effectively navigate and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Preferred candidates must be strategic minded with exemplary planning and project management skills to ensure timely and successful implementations of project based goals and objectives is a must. Vision, creativity and a passion for performing work pertaining to diversity and inclusion is essential to one being successful in this position.
A person who has been selected by an appointing authority in accordance with the Columbus City Charter, Section 148(1) is said to have received an unclassified appointment. Those individuals receiving unclassified appointments serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority and may be terminated from employment at any time. Please contact the Civil Service Commission if you would like additional information regarding this process.
About the City of Columbus
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 900,000 and a geographic size of 223 square miles. Columbus is the capital city of the State of Ohio and also the state's largest city in population. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission reports that by 2050 the Columbus Metropolitan Area will surpass 3 million residents.
Columbus also offers a variety of arts and museum options including the Columbus Museum of Art, the annual Columbus Arts Festival, and the recently opened National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Columbus also offers an up-and-coming culinary scene with many diverse dining options and experiences.