Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director: County Manager's Office

  • Coconino County
  • 219 E Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Full Time Management OTHER

Job Description

For more information please view this PDF Brochure: http://www.coconino.az.gov/deibrochure
You can also check the recruitment page at: www.coconino.az.gov/deirecruitment 

Typical Duties:

(Illustrative Only)           

Provides consultative leadership, partnership and coordination of resources to foster collaboration across County departments, community partners, and stakeholders to achieve diversity and inclusion strategic goals, resulting in significant positive impacts on our diverse constituents and communities.

Reports directly to the Deputy County Manager, works closely and partners with members of the Executive Leadership Team and departments in meeting the diversity and inclusion vision, goals and priorities of the Board

Oversees short and long-term diversity and inclusion priorities, goals and objectives to assure significant positive impact on our constituents and communities, and in doing so by maximizing effectiveness of County resources

Administers, develops, implements and monitors programs that promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, equity and respect throughout Coconino County

Creates countywide strategic plan for diversity and inclusion

Performs countywide cultural competency assessments, develops, implements, supports and assesses diversity and equity training and programming, while meeting the specific needs of each department

Participates in employee enrichment activities, including coordination of county diversity projects and initiatives

Reviews, interprets, and recommends county-wide programs and policies

Acts as a resource for department diversity policy development

Assists departments in completing and implementing their diversity action plans

Stays abreast of diversity and inclusion trends and best practices affecting County government to apply new techniques to keep the organization current, responsive and setting a national standard for county effectiveness

Facilitates communication between partners to build trust, and motivate and engage teams while building meaningful and inclusive relationships to improve services and benefit citizens

Demonstrates confidence, humility, integrity, accessibility, compassion, innovation, creativity, accountability and thoroughness while facilitating diversity and inclusion strategy and vision

Collects and analyzes statistical data

Tracks trends and developments in functional areas

Conducts studies, performs research, and prepares reports

Participates in working groups, councils and committees

Ensures compliance with rules and regulations

Provides diversity, equity and inclusion training as well as Train the Trainer Opportunities to sustain diversity and inclusion initiatives

Coordinates Monthly Heritage Lunch and Learns, diversity proclamations, and Diversity Day as well as chairs the Diversity Committee and acts as a liaison to the Coconino County Advisory Councils

Partners with Human Resources and other departments in bringing resources to employees

Manages special projects

May supervise assigned staff


Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: reaching; working with and around others; dealing with interruptions; vision acuity (far) for driving, (near) for reading, etc.; color vision; hearing and speech (ordinary conversation) for phones and communicating with staff, and the public.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Diversity and Equity and Inclusion, Intercultural Communications or related field and five years of experience assessing, implementing and sustaining culturally competent organizational practices, policies and strategies in collaboration with organizational stakeholders in a diverse working environment OR, any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.


The ideal candidate will be an innovative, strategic and results-oriented leader with a broad vision for the role of diversity in achieving organizational excellence. They will be skilled in establishing, improving and moving forward an organization-wide diversity initiative; working with established community partners, commissions and citizens groups; developing and establishing credibility and trust working with diverse populations; and working with culturally competent organizational practices, policies and strategies. The successful candidate will be adept at facilitating difficult discussions, shepherding change, creating and strengthening partnerships and aligning an array of efforts throughout the county.


Preferred qualifications:  Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Navajo speaking and writing skills. Experience with diversity issues in recruitment, retention, identity development, access, and equity.


This position is exempt from overtime.

This position is at-will.


Note: Resumes are welcome, but completion of County application is mandatory. Relocation expenses may be negotiated as part of the overall compensation.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Considerable knowledge of:

 Diversity, equity and inclusion program design, facilitation and management

Principles and practices of positive facilitation

Design and administration of assessment tools

Best practices in diversity materials, promoting inclusiveness and ensuring continued compliance with government regulations

Principles, practices, and methods of program development and implementation related to workforce diversity and equal employment concerns and activities

Research techniques and report writing

Business English

Federal, State and local personnel and EEO laws, rules, and regulations

Obtaining, verifying and evaluating general and statistical information

Computer software utilized in functional area data collection and analysis

Techniques of conflict resolution and mediation

Community initiatives and diversity in the workplace

Problem resolution methods and practices

 Skill in:

Cultural Competence

Training and Facilitation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics

Developing curriculum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training sessions

Evaluating programs with quantifiable metrics

Coordination of training and programs

Providing leadership, guidance, and support to internal departments and partners

Management of multiple priorities

Managing change with an understanding of the contexts, cultures and politics within institutions that impact the implementation of effective diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Promoting diversity awareness on diversity issues and topics

Building relationships and partnerships with others to achieve diversity goals

Organizing affinity groups

Fostering diversity champions and employees in the work of diversity, equity and inclusion

Preparing reports, promotional items, and other written documents

Critical thinking and problem solving

Public Speaking

Use of modern office equipment including computers, computer applications, and software

Ability to:

Demonstrate cultural awareness, cultural humility, agility, and an ability to build trust and creditability

Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a broad range of diverse individuals, departments, and groups, including senior leadership to achieve results

Analyze complex personnel problems and develop appropriate solutions

Plan, initiate and manage projects from beginning to end, with minimal direction

Effectively carry out difficult and complex assignments requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative with a minimum of supervision

Maintain a high degree of organization, coordination and communication, with attention to detail and accuracy

Identify organizational and system issues and develop effective solutions

Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, appointed department directors, staff, other agencies, the media and the general public

Follow written and verbal instructions

Demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills with experience in multiple communication modes, including social media, with the ability to articulate the importance of inclusion and diversity to the broader goals and mission of Coconino County

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Diversity Management EEO Compliance, Human Resources, Managerial Consulting

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


Depends on qualification

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