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Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer

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Job Summary

Under the President/C.E.O., the Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives supporting the Agency's strategic plan to create a working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. The CDEIO is a senior-level management position reporting directly to the President/C.E.O. and serves as an advisor to senior leadership. The Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive workforce and leads the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Engages staff to further behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Collaborates with Senior Leadership to assess the need for and recommends training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values and maintaining compliance with applicable laws. 

Manages the Agency's Workforce Analysis and oversees compliance with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable requirements. The primary areas of accountability include compliance, advocacy, and education. The incumbent serves as an advisor and resource person for management and staff in diversity, inclusion, equity and assists the Human Resources Department in investigating concerns about discrimination or harassment. Serves as a referral person to outside agencies in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action.


Essential Job Functions

Plans, guides, and instructs C.E.O./President Executives and the H.R. Department on diversity, equity, and affirmative action matters. Collaborates with management to create, implement and monitor programs designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of students, faculty, and staff.


Leads the Agency in implementing strategic initiatives, including creating a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Partners with leadership, staff, and external constituencies to ensure programming supports the Agency's values and strategic goals.


Provides strategic direction for training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws in collaboration with leadership.


Promotes Agency's commitment to a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion through interaction with the Board of Commissioners, Executive Leadership team, supervisory staff, employees, and the community.  


Manages the Workforce Analysis and oversees compliance with Affirmative Action, including Affirmative Action for Protected Veterans, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX, and other applicable regulations. 


Establishes and maintains an internal audit and reporting system to measure the Agency's programs effectively. Assesses and monitors program effectiveness and keeps management informed of equal opportunity progress and issues through periodic reports. Provides analysis of legislation and regulations related to equity, affirmative action, and Title IX and makes recommendations to leadership on Agency's policy and practice.



  • A Master's degree in communication, public administration, human resource management, or other related fields.
  • Experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Eight years of experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; three years of experience working in affirmative action and EEO compliance function; including two years of management or supervisory experience.


Essential Knowledge and Training

  • Leadership and managerial principles.
  • Strategy development and management principles and practices.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices. Program management and development principles.
  • Public administration principles and practices. Policy and procedure development and administration principles and practices.
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable laws.
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Public relations principles.
  • Training methods and best practices.
  • Conflict resolution and mediation methods.


Skill in

  • Providing strategic leadership.
  • Cultural competency.
  • Working with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Collaboration and consensus-building.
  • Managing change and sensitive topics, offering viable solutions for problem solving, analyzing and making sound recommendations on complex management and administrative issues, including identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations supporting goals.
  • Planning, implementing, improving, and evaluating programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, provide information, communicate effectively through oral and written mediums, and analyze and develop policies and procedures.
  • Planning, analyzing, and evaluating programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints.
  • Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, or provide information.


Ability to

  • Understand, be sensitive to, and respect the diverse socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities, and sexual orientation of staff.
  • Develop policy and procedure related to program initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor during emotionally charged, complex, or high-pressure situations.



Must possess a valid Ohio driver's license; must maintain insurability according to the Housing Authority's vehicle insurance policy.



The following are examples only and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Proven writing skills, detail orientation, ability to coordinate multiple ongoing events, and manage various email accounts. Experience in event planning, coordinating meetings, designing marketing materials/event announcements, and working on diversity-related programs or initiatives.



The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); works in or around crowds; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons; has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions; this is considered light work and the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the physical demands required of the position following the U.S. Department of Labor's physical demands strength ratings. Work pressure, workflow disturbances, and irregularities in the work schedule are frequent and require significant adaptation. The performance rapidly evolves, requiring continual upgrading of skills. Work is primarily sedentary and confined to an office setting with periodic outside activity for training and intervention. In emergencies, unpredictable situations, and department needs, they may be required to lift, push, pull, and carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.


To Apply: 

To apply, send your resume to hr@cmhanet.com or fax: 614 421-6403. Deadline to apply, Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 29, 2021

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