Job Description Diversity, the multitude of factors that make everyone unique, is a strength and Gwinnett County is dedicated to leveraging that strength to foster a community where everyone thrives, and everyone belongs. The Equity and Inclusion Officer (EIO) champions and oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Gwinnett County Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. This position will lead high-profile projects that directly impact core operations through collaboration with Elected Officials, County leadership, and staff to deliver sustainable solutions that support the goal of achieving equitable and inclusive outcomes and culture. The EIO will be responsible for developing policies, practices, and programs that create a climate of equity and inclusion throughout the County. This includes providing guidance and support to County departments in developing strategies that promote equity and inclusion in all areas of County operations, such as hiring practices, training and development, service delivery, and community engagement.
Key Responsibilities: Leading Change: The EIO will develop and implement strategies to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues and identify barriers to equity and inclusion. Leading People: The EIO will foster an inclusive workplace, facilitating cooperation, teamwork, and conflict resolution while guiding County departments to promote equity and inclusion. Results Driven: The EIO will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring programs and metrics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Business Acumen: The EIO will strategically manage resources, audit, and recommend policies to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts and ensure responsiveness to customer needs. Building Coalitions: The EIO will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve shared goals, provide strategic advice, and assess training needs.
Develops and implements diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.
Collaborates with stakeholders to develop departmental, educational and workforce strategies.
Partners with County leaders to provide strategic consultation and policy recommendations.
Develops and/or acquires educational workshops and training programs to increase awareness, knowledge, skills, and competencies in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Identifies and monitors meaningful metrics, tools, and analytics to evaluate the effectiveness and performance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts.
Provides oversight and coordination for the enterprise equity program.
Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, best practices, social trends, and service delivery issues and concerns within the community.
Grade The grade for this position is 205.
Bachelor's degree in a related field;
Seven years of professional experience in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work, including two years supervisory or management experience;
Four years of experience in community or constituent building;
or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices and the ability to think strategically and work collaboratively;
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and influence others.
Municipal/local government experience
Experience with legal matters related to equity and inclusion sufficient to identify and mitigate risks to the County and provide insight and support to the County’s Law Department as needed
Welcome to Gwinnett County — one of America's fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. Our dynamic and exciting county combines the best of big-city living with the comforts of the suburbs.
The county's population in 2022 was about 983,656 and we’ve only continued to grow.
Gwinnett has many advantages, beginning with its location and road system. The county is just 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Thanks to this location, 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight. Georgia Highway 316 has been extended to Athens, reducing travel time to the University of Georgia to 25 minutes. Gwinnett's infrastructure includes more than 2,750 miles of roadways to provide excellent mobility for our residents.
The County Administrator and County Attorney are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. To implement the Board’s policy directives, the County Administrator uses a management team consisting of his immediate staff and 13 department directors. The 13 departments that make up the executive side are Police Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Corrections, Support Services, Financial Servic...es, Community Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Law, Planning and Development, Water Resources, Child Advocacy & Juvenile Services, and Transportation. Each department is run by a director who is charged with managing operations in a manner which stresses the County’s values.
In addition to the executive side of County government, certain services are provided through Constitutional officers and independent elected officials. These external offices are created by the Georgia Constitution or through state law. In Gwinnett, they include the Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, District Attorney, Solicitor, Probate Court Judge, and Chief Magistrate.