Chief diversity equity and officer Job at Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York, NY

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  • Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Job Description

Division/Unit:Executive Management

CS Title: Chief Investigating Accountant

Position Title: Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Officer

Salary Range: $150,000 - $180,000

Job Description:

The Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Officer is responsible for developing and managing initiatives designed to promote diversity and equitable representation in DANY's workforce. The Chief DEIB Officer will enhance the Office's recruitment, professional development, and talent retention strategies. The Chief DEIB Officer will also create programs and recommend practices that foster a culture of belonging for all DANY employees. The Chief DEIB Officer will report to the Office's Executive Management.

Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To The Following:

  • Create and regularly assess DEIB initiatives with measurable, time-bound goals.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop a nuanced understanding of work cultures/practices to identify DEIB barriers and opportunities.
  • Develop a DEIB advisory committee representing a broad cross-section of the Office.
  • Work closely with and report to Executive Management on implementation of DEIB initiatives.
  • Examine existing recruitment, hiring, performance evaluation, and promotion processes, as well as demographic data, and make recommendations to mitigate bias and promote equity.
  • Develop, implement, and manage recruitment strategies and relationships with schools geared towards increasing staff diversity and hiring students from underrepresented backgrounds, in partnership with the Office's hiring departments and Community Partnerships Unit.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of internship programs in attracting students from underrepresented backgrounds and fostering an interest in DANY careers.
  • Review agency policies to ensure equity and alignment with DEIB principles.
  • Support Employee Resource/Affinity Groups and act as liaison between Groups and Executive Management.
  • Develop and implement DEIB presentations and training modules.
  • Develop programs for new employee engagement and sponsorship.
  • Draft annual report that includes implementation data and proposals for growth.


Skills And Competencies:

  • Ability to identify, develop and lead a strategic DEIB plan with clear and measurable objectives.
  • Experience in program/project development, workforce development, recruitment, or other related roles.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to DEIB principles and best practices.
  • Understanding of the Office's mission and familiarity with the communities it serves.
  • Ability to partner and work strategically with leadership throughout the Office.
  • Ability to form and collaborate with a DEIB advisory committee that represents a broad cross-section of the Office.
  • Ability to effectively engage staff and motivate change.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters appropriately.


Preferred Requirements/Skills:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree or other advanced degree.
  • Experience working in the criminal justice system.
  • Prior management experience.
  • Familiarity with Equal Employment Opportunity rules and regulations.


How To Apply:

  • Apply with a Cover Letter and Resume.


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel as necessary.


Public Svc Loan Forgiveness:

  • As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website at .


Residency Requirement:

  • City Residency is not required for this position.


The New York County District Attorney's Office is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. About Us

The New York County District Attorney's Office serves and protects the People of New York through the fair administration of justice, without fear or favor. The Office's professional staff perform a variety of key functions, including supporting the Trial, Investigation, and Appeals Divisions, as well as other prosecution support and office functions. Our support staff receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, as well as unparalleled opportunities for professional development.

The New York County District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds is critical. The Office seeks to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. To that end, all applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs. About the Team

The Professional Staff Recruitment Team at DANY supports the Office's initiatives to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. We seek employees that are interested in a career in the public sector and will support the Office's initiative of Moving Justice Forward.

For questions or inquiries, please contact Recruitment@dany.nyc.gov.

Job Tags

Full time, Internship, Afternoon shift,

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