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Director of Diversity,
Equity, Inclusion & Strategy

Managerial/Professional Division

Lucas County Children Services in Toledo Ohio is seeking a candidate for a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Strategy.


Directs the diversity and inclusion efforts within the agency as it relates to services and programming.  Leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the Agency’s strategic plan.  Coordinates and guides efforts to assess, cultivate, define and promote diversity and inclusion efforts with our program and services areas. Initiates review of client concerns when appropriate; investigations and address concerns from clients when needed.  Develop matrix to measure diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.  The responsibilities and focus of this position are expected to routinely shift in response to Agency needs and initiatives.

This Director is responsible to look for indicators in data and research both inside and outside Lucas County Children Services that could present threats to continued success or opportunities to grow the agency and the services it provides to children and families.    


  • Directs, plans, administers and maintains the diversity, equity and inclusion activities within the agency. Leads the Agency in implementing strategic initiatives.  This responsibility includes implementation of local, state and federal initiatives that create, encourage and promote an agency culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Provides direction, support, and assistance to all levels of management to ensure that diverse points of view are considered in the development of programs and services.  Assists management with developing and understanding an agency culture and individual differences, along with working with and/or managing others in a manner that maximizes employee contribution to the organization.
  • Responsible for continuously direct the efforts to monitor the agency and national standards and indicators (COA and CSFR) to determine if strategies need to be adjusted or new strategies should be developed and introduced. Works with the management team to ensure action and resources requirements are properly aligned to allow for those goals to be met.
  • Develops collaborative external partnerships with the community leadership and stakeholders to promote equity, diversity and inclusion; develop matrix and strategies that analyze policies, procedures, programming and services to ensure diversity and inclusion concerns are appropriately addressed; recommend changes to policy and procedures when needed.
  • Provides strategic direction for training initiatives on cultural competency, building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values that support child protection efforts in Lucas County.
  • Responsible to direct and manage departmental staff, develop and administer agency policies, practice and procedures, and deal with employee concerns.
  • Develop and maintains an internal audit and reporting system to allow for the effective measurement of Agency programs implemented; Assesses and monitors program effectiveness and keeps management informed of equal opportunity progress and issues through periodic reports; Gathers, researches and analyzes data for use in statistical calculations and reporting to meet federal and state requirements.
  • Identify/implements and recommends annual department goals and objectives. Develops and monitors departmental budget and expenditures.
  • Partners with agency Directors to develop and implement strategies that result in a higher quality of service for clients; evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives related to minority affairs, including policies, training effectiveness, programming impact and service delivery. Assists with organizing and implementing diversity training programs and related initiatives within the Agency.
  • Serves as a proactive resource to the agency for equity, diversity and inclusion related-initiatives, advice and counseling; Serves as the resource for staff, clients and the community on issues related to protected class discrimination, harassment and other diversity, equity and inclusion issues; Participates in the review of complaints and concerns from agency clients of inequity, discrimination and other concerns not rising to the level of a civil rights violation and recommends resolutions.
  • This Director must be well versed in developing and interpreting analytical reports used to measure change.  They must have strong written, verbal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Participates on internal and external committees as required and/or requested.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:  Master Degree from an accredited university in social work, sociology, social anthropology, public administration, human resource management, or other related field is required with Five (5) years’ experience implementing programs required.  Three (3) years are required to be in a management level role.  Experience in public child welfare and strong familiarity with local social services agencies preferred.  Requires strong listening skills and written/oral communication skills, with ability to mediate, negotiate and manage conflict. Experience networking in various capacities with community organizations, including faith-based groups.  Knowledge of or ability to learn confidentiality laws and federal/state mandates.  Demonstrated ability to model effective interactions and communication skills in cross-cultural situations requiredMust possess the ability to utilize computer technology to access information and produce reports.

Salary Range:  $74,900.80 to $112,340.80

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our community, please apply online at lucaskids.net/lccs-job-openings with salary requirements.

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer we are committed to a diverse work force.


705 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

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