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Loudon County, VA
Leesburg, VA
Equity Specialist

Date Opened: 7/9/2022 08:00:00 AM

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Range: $64,695.81-$113,217.66


Job Type: Open and Competitive

Full/Part-Time: Full-Time

Benefits: Full Benefits

Reg/Temp: Regular


Loudoun County is currently seeking an Equity Specialist in the Office of Equity and Inclusion within the Office of the County Administrator. The newly funded position will work with the Chief Equity Officer in the design and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum for workplace equity.

Job Description

The Equity Specialist will provide assistance to the Chief Equity Officer, county leadership, and senior managers to develop and implement the equity strategic plan and engage leadership to ensure that equity consideration informs departmental planning and decision-making processes to reach identified equity goals. The successful candidate will continuously research the most current diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices to provide ongoing training to county staff and will work with stakeholders within and outside of county government to further diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

The Equity Specialist will support key initiatives to advance county diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. This position will assist in the design, development, delivery of specialized curriculum related to the county's diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and framework. This position will provide significant input into the development of department-specific equity impact plans and actions to effect cultural and organizational change. The Equity Specialist will lead a county-wide team focused on operationalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. This position will assist in identifying institutional practices that perpetuate or bring about racial and social disparities and inequity and will work with leadership, staff, and other stakeholders to eliminate them.

Salary Commensurate with Experience.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field; three (3) years of related work experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Thorough knowledge of cultural competence, inclusiveness and diversity issues, and program evaluation methodologies. Experience in curriculum development and facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development sessions. Ability to facilitate discussion around 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

Successful candidate will undergo criminal background check.

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