GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Director, the position is responsible for the design, development and implementation of strategic, cross-team programs that foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, cultivate inclusive leadership and enhance employee engagement. The position designs, promotes and facilitates training programs that create deeper cultural and ethnic awareness and sensitivity among the workforce. The position will work collaboratively with other departments to develop and maintain community partnerships that can leverage the Metroparks commitment to diversity and inclusion. This position serves as an internal consultant to all senior leadership to ensure that diversity and inclusion is a part of the decision-making process throughout the Metroparks to help create a truly inclusive workplace and brand.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s degree preferred. Applicants with 8 or more years of related service will be given credit toward meeting the minimum educational requirements and will be considered for the position.
Five years of experience managing diversity programs, including responding to complaints preferred.
Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) or other related diversity certification preferred.
Experience in counseling and conflict resolution techniques.
Experience conducting or supervising discrimination and harassment investigations preferred.
Experience and/or training in responding to complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence as well as complaint investigation and resolution.
Experience collaborating with other departments and developing Metropark wide strategies for implementation of programs to prevent discrimination and harassment.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations.
Knowledge of parks and recreation agencies, organizations and/or programs preferred.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, filing and record management systems, computer applications such as word processing, data base programs and spreadsheets, and other office procedures.
Ability to develop contacts with external constituencies representing protected classes.
Ability to lead, coordinate and inspire individuals with different perspectives in a large and complex environment and to work collaboratively with staff and community.
Ability to travel locally, and statewide.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the Board, the public, outside agencies and employees.
May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
Ability to perform essential duties.
A full job description can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources department.
NOTE: Michigan “Freedom of Information” laws require that candidate names and other information be made available upon request, unless the candidate has expressly requested confidentiality. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will endeavor to maintain confidentiality and privacy within applicable laws. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
About Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, located in Southeastern Michigan, is a five county regional parks system serving Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The Metroparks host nearly 9 million visitors each year at 13 Metroparks covering 25,000 acres, including eight golf courses, two marinas, scenic nature trails, beaches, pools, educational activities and winter sports.