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Executive Director of Equity Strategies


New York, NY, USA

The Executive Director of Equity Strategies oversees the Office of Equity Strategies within the ACS Division of Child and Family Well-Being (CFWB). The Executive Director will provide leadership, oversight and guidance for the Office of Equity Strategies, including the oversight of the Director of Gender and LGBTQ Policy and Practice. The Executive Director will ensure the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion goals and objectives, and will support the work of the division, as well as ACS as a whole. Responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to: 
• Serve on the Program Leadership Team, providing knowledge and expertise regarding achievement of goals to support diversity, equity and inclusion; 
• Coordinate within CFWB and ACS to compile and analyze data from contract programs and CFWB projects regarding diversity and equity-related objectives; 
• Participate in and/or lead division-wide and agency strategic planning; 
• Lead program planning and outreach to stakeholders under contract directed toward developing new programs and improved effectiveness of current contract services; 
• Coordinate projects and work cross-divisionally within CFWB, ACS and contract program stakeholders to lead the design of equity-related training initiatives and knowledge-sharing; 
• Report on progress and achievement of diversity and equity-related objectives to ensure that the work of the Office of Equity Strategies is shared across ACS and with other City Agencies; and,
• Supervise and evaluate staff


Minimum Qual Requirements


1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time, satisfactory professional, technical or administrative experience in one or more of the following fields: program evaluation, contract negotiations/management, business or public administration, contract community relations, or related fields; at least eighteen months must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or supervising professional personnel performing work in program evaluation, contract negotiation/management, business or public administration; or 
2. A four year high school diploma, or its equivalent, and six years of full-time, professional, technical or administrative work experience in one or more of the fields cited above; at least eighteen months must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or supervising professional personnel as described in "1" above; or 
3. A satisfactory equivalent of education and experience as cited above. However, all candidates must have the eighteen months of administrative, managerial or executive experience or experience supervising professional personnel as described in "1" above.


Preferred Skills

Senior level experience addressing equity issues including race, gender and / or LGBTQ; Deep knowledge of equity landscape both locally and nationally; Experienced and effective manager; Experience with program development and assessment; Strong verbal and written communication skills; High level of knowledge and comfort with data; Ability to think strategically; Experience leading strategic planning.

Additional Information

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

Job Vacancy Notice Reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply

The City of New York and the Administration for Children’s Services are Equal Opportunity Employers Committed to Diversity




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