Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Henrico Virginia
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Full time Positions
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To ensure that the organization complies with all laws and policies related to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, as well as reaching out to the community to address the constituent needs of minorities, women, and other social identity groups. This position is responsible for leading efforts to define, assess and cultivate diversity for the Agency. Responsible for the development of two strategic, agency diversity and inclusion plans – internal and external. Serves as focal point for coordinating and executing the Agency’s strategic diversity agenda and programs,including workforce and constituent recruitment, community outreach, and public and community relations. Complies with all Agency, state and federal rules, regulations and procedures. Performs additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge of effective change management principles; knowledge of project management principles; considerable knowledge of diversity recruitment and retention best practices and procedures; working knowledge of hiring practices and career opportunities; knowledge of constituency diversity development best practices and knowledge of equal opportunity and discrimination laws. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Skill in developing and evaluating Diversity Recruitment Plans; skill in planning, developing and implementing cultural awareness training programs; skill in making presentations to individuals and large groups. Ability to lead and direct organizational change; ability to oversee multiple concurrent projects; ability to establish effective working relationships with individuals of various backgrounds and status, including external stakeholders and collaborate across division lines; ability to serve as spokesperson and represent DGIF on diversity-related matters; ability to maintain strict confidentiality and ability to conduct work activities in accordance with DGIF Safety program. Considerable progressive experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a complex organization; some experience working in an affirmative action and EEO compliance function; and including some management or supervisory experience. Some experience in making presentations or conducting training, as well as experience writing reports or work plans. Possession of or eligibility for a valid VA driver’s license and some overnight travel are required, as well as some weekend work. Special Instructions Cover Letters will not be accepted. Applicants who submit an incomplete application or an application without an attached resume will not be considered eligible for an interview. For consideration, a completed application or an application with an attached resume must be received online by 11:59PM on the “Job Close Date”. Faxed, Emailed, and Mailed applications will not be accepted for consideration. If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document through the “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site when you apply. The Commonwealth of Virginia offers a competitive benefit package to include various health plan options, paid life insurance, Virginia Retirement System retirement plan, paid holidays, and a comprehensive leave plan. DGIF is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard for race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants with disabilities, if requested, during the application and/or interview process. If accommodations are needed with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 804-367-0243. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application.
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