Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.





County Manager

DATE POSTED:         


September 7, 2023

CLOSING DATE:           


Open Until Filled



$58,135.00 - $85,000







General Description:


The purpose of this job is to lead and coordinate efforts to advance racial equity by integrating equity principles into operations, procedures, policies, programs, projects and services.

This job is performed under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The functions listed below represent most of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

• Develops and creates awareness and understanding in the use of racial equity lens to develop and implement programs, policies and practices.
• Serves as a point of contact with Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), supporting departments within the county engaging in racial equity initiatives.
• Compiles, distributes and presents reports and measurements of race and equity work to County leadership.
• Advances racial equity goals in new and existing programs and policies by utilizing racial equity toolkits; provides data, support, and recommendations.
• Serves as a change agent within the organization in identifying and removing structural biases and inequities in County policies, programs, and services.
• Represent the organization on racial equity matters to internal and external stakeholders.
• Conduct research and analysis on issues of racial equity within the organization.
• Identify and assess racial disparities in policies, practices, and outcomes.
• Develop and implement strategies to address racial disparities. 

• Develops, supports and models a positive and productive workplace culture, customer service emphasis based on equity, respect and inclusion.

• Provides leadership in developing collaborative, transformative, accountable and respectful relationships with leaders and other institutions and groups  including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, and LGBTQIA+ communities.
• Provides support to the county in the area of social justice, racial equity and organizational change management.
• Pursues education, networking, and learning opportunities to stay abreast of new and emerging issues in the field of equity and inclusion.
• Works on social, political and environmental issues influencing racial equity program development and implementation.
• Performs related tasks as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Skilled and results-oriented in managing multiple competing timelines in a fast-paced changing environment.
• Ability to communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences.
• Knowledge of racial equity: including an understanding of the history of racial discrimination in the United States, the current state of racial disparities, and the principles of racial equity.
• Ability to conduct research on racial equity issues, including the ability to collect and analyze data, identify trends, and draw conclusions.
• Ability to think critically and solve problems related to racial equity.

• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including policymakers, community members, and other professionals.
• Ability to work effectively with others, build relationships, and resolve conflict.
• Commitment to racial equity: including a strong belief in the importance of racial equity and a commitment to working towards a more just and equitable society.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work, Political Science, Public Administration, Education or a related field from an accredited college or university, supplemented by three (3) years of experience with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives or racial equity leadership; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Physical Demands:


Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment):

• None.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

• None

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance:

Durham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Durham County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh