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Opening for Director, Office of Equity

The Governor's Office is hiring a new Director for the Office of Equity.

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The Legislature created the Office of Equity to help government agencies promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of state government including in decision making, service delivery, programming, policy development, budgeting, and staffing. This office will develop and lead the state’s DEI strategy by coordinating DEI activities across state agencies and serving as a resource by offering technical assistance and best practices for agency implementation. The goal of the office is to create a state where all Washingtonians will have equitable access to the opportunities and resources they need to flourish and achieve their full potential.

In this position, you will help the state develop a new culture that centers equity in all its work, which ultimately leads the state toward its goal of providing all Washingtonians with an opportunity to thrive. You will use your innovation and vision to build this office from the ground and develop the statewide strategy from scratch. Limited resources, high expectations, and potential pushback/reluctance from staff are key challenges that pose real risk to the success of the office. You will need to be able to mitigate these risks as part of the overall state strategy.

**Note: This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicant's best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. First application review will be October 29, 2020.