The Vermont State Agency of Administration is seeking an experienced leader in the field of racial equity for the position of Executive Director of Racial Equity. Created by the Vermont Legislature though Act 9 – 2018 Special Session, this new position will work with State agencies and departments to identify systemic racism within and across State government and implement programs that promote racial justice reform and create a culture of inclusiveness.
Seeking candidates with in-depth knowledge of social science of racial inequality, systemic racism and race-based bias and experience with public policy analysis, design and implementation. Under supervision of the Governor and in partnership with the Racial Equity Advisory Panel, the Executive Director will also liaise with the Governor’s Equity and Diversity Council, the Vermont Human Rights Commission, and the Governor’s cabinet.
Located in Montpelier, VT, this is a full-time, exempt position, with access to an outstanding slate of employee benefits. Salary negotiable with an anticipated range of $80,000 to $90,000.
Excellent skills in the collection, interpretation and critical analysis of empirical data relating to race-based bias and inequality. Excellent writing ability to prepare written reports, proposals and analyses. Strong communication and interpersonal abilities, with experience in providing professional trainings to corporate, government or academic audiences and ability to build public trust.
Preferences include: Advanced degree in a social science or relevant business/management discipline, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in racial equality, diversity, social justice, organizational change management, or policy/leadership development.
Equivalent combination of education, certification and experience may be considered.
Experience with Federal or State government, a plus.
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The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer