APHSA is seeking a Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion officer (CEDIO) that will lead our national efforts to support development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated strategic plan that is focused on advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Reporting to the CEO, the CEDIO demonstrates collaborative and visionary leadership by serving as a strategic thinker, building relationships and employing innovation in leading this critical body of work for APHSA.
This position will work collaboratively across various departments as appropriate to develop and implement internal and external goals in support of APHSA’s Call to Action for Human Services which focuses on a broad system level approach to race equity. The CEDIO will partner with APHSA leadership in support of Board commitments and resolutions regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. In addition, this position will form and cultivate strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations that APHSA supports to help further its strategic agenda for anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The CEDIO will facilitate the development and implementation of metrics and data that aligns with progress and continuous improvement.
The CEDIO will work directly with our APHSA Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team supporting EDI technical assistance work with our member agencies, focusing on continuous improvement through an EDI lens.
Serve as APHSA’s primary leader on development and execution of the Association’s EDI action plan and implementation.
Support strategic development of specific and measurable EDI goals, key performance indicators, and an accountability system on which to gauge progress.
Partner with internal and external stakeholders to support the execution of tactics developed to achieve the established goals.
Collaborate with internal team members and external partners to facilitate professional development plans for APHSA team members.
Support the development and implementation of EDI policies and practices across the APHSA enterprise.
Serve as an advisor for APHSA affinity groups and their liaisons in facilitating implementation of EDI principles and policies within their activities and goals.
Serve as the APHSA staff lead of our Peer Community of EDI Leaders
Serve on assigned committees and workgroups, including APHSA’s Race Equity team
In coordination with APHSA’s OE Team, support continued development and implementation of EDI related organizational effectiveness consultancy tools.
Provide field support for OE consulting contracts and grant-related work
Collaborate with key leaders and partners to confirm shared accountabilities in delivering on the EDI plan and support change management efforts needed to achieve success.
Build EDI engagement, knowledge, and capacity within APHSA at all levels.
Communicate EDI priorities, action plans, and progress made to broad audiences including Board members.
Facilitate lifting of stories and sharing best practices related to successful EDI interventions and practices for H/HS sector.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
7-10 years direct experience leading and influencing organizational partners to embrace and adopt intersectional EDI processes as core to all programs and activities.
7-10 years’ experience in organizational development and consulting.
Experience leading and supporting change management to embed an inclusive work culture.
Experience building communities of practice.
Experience with using quantitative and qualitative data to analyze and interpret racial equity/human resource/management information.
Proven leadership experience coupled with expertise in coaching and counseling all levels.
Proven ability to build high-trust relationships and help others to do the same.
A portfolio demonstrating strong writing, design and presentation skills.
Demonstrated proficiency facilitating teams and generating written work products.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Ability to lead and facilitate others to desired objectives.
A Master’s degree or above in Organizational Development, Human Services, Equity and Diversity or a related field.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Familiarity with and experience in the US health and human services system is a plus- otherwise the capacity to develop a working knowledge of the US health and human services system, including policies, programs, practices, innovations, and opportunities.
APHSA’s dedication to promoting diversity, racial equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in how we work and support our members. It is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of how we do what we do. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and recognize that building well-being starts with creating a space where our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, unique selves to work.
The position has remote reporting potential with occasional visits to the home office based in Arlington, VA. Please apply with resume and cover letter, including your salary requirements through the APHSA Career Center.
About American Public Human Services Association
The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan national membership association representing state and local health and human services agencies and the subject matter experts that help execute their mission to improve outcomes for people nationwide. Building on our long-standing relationships with health and human services leaders, we focus on generating pragmatic solutions that advance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
APHSA’s members are experts in administering, overseeing, and aligning programs that build resilience and bolster the well-being of people through access to food, health care, housing, employment, child care, community support, and other key building blocks. Our members are also leading experts in performance measurement and data analysis, health and human services IT systems, workforce development and training, and the legal dimensions of the field.
APHSA connects its members to national policymakers and human-serving organizations across a wide circle of stakeholders in the health and human services sector, as well as key partners in other fields. APHSA also helps members build capacity within their teams throug...h our professional education and development conferences, technical expertise, publications, and Organizational Effectiveness practice.