Equity and Inclusion Manager – Santa Monica, CA

Client: City of Santa Monica, California
Position: Equity and Inclusion Manager
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The City of Santa Monica is seeking a professional, dynamic, and knowledgeable Equity and Inclusion Manager to lead and advance its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The City of Santa Monica is a beautiful beachfront community of 8.3 square miles and home to approximately 92,000 residents. Santa Monica is a vibrant, socially engaged community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is committed to maintaining an environment that enables everyone in the city to thrive. The City has been an active member of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) since 2017 and invests in staff-led DEI work addressing a wide range of equity issues, including implicit bias, language access, and cultural competency.

The E & I Manager will be well versed in DEI policies, programs, and concepts. With this expertise, the successful candidate will guide and influence the organization in growing its DEI programming and advancing cultural awareness. The Manager must be an innovative, flexible, and resourceful leader with a proven track record for identifying and understanding current and emerging DEI concepts, issues, and best practices. The E & I Manager will also provide expert technical guidance and leadership to City management on related equity issues affecting City programs and practices.

Requires graduation from a four-year accredited college or university preferably with major coursework in business administration, public administration, social services, communications sociology, education, diversity or ethnic studies, or a related field; and, five years of experience administering and/or managing equity, inclusion, and diversity programs, community outreach programs, or social justice programs, including policy and program development, project and change management, leadership and staff development, strategic planning and consulting, cultural competency, public outreach, diversity consulting, and working with diverse communities. This experience should include two years in a leadership, management, or supervisory role. Additional experience may be substituted for the required college-level education on a year for year basis provided the applicant possesses a high school diploma or the equivalent; one year of experience is equivalent to 30 semester units.

The salary range is $126,936 to $156,708 commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS.