Organization: City of Dayton, Ohio
Salary: Beginning salary is negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The City will provide an excellent benefit package
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants.
Dayton is a Midwestern city in southwest Ohio with a regional population of 850,000 residents. Dayton was the first large city in the United States to adopt the Council Manager form of government, in 1913. The Dayton City Commission is comprised of five members - a Mayor and four Commissioners - who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis. Under the Council/Manager system, the elected officials establish policy, handle legislation, and appoint chief executive level employees who oversee the operations of the local government. The City's executive management team is cohesive, highly capable, and provides skilled oversight of City departments, divisions, programs, and budgets. It is an excellent time to join the Dayton team, where quality leadership and management are valued and recognized.
The Dayton Human Relations Council (HRC) was established in 1962 and is an extension of the City Commission. Through the HRC, the City of Dayton places top priority on the elimination of prejudice and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, ancestry, sex, place of birth, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The HRC enforces civil rights; provides business and technical assistance to minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses; and administer community relations programs. The HRC works to influence and ensure a culture of fair treatment, inclusion and equal access to opportunities for all who live, work, play, and gather in the City of Dayton. Since its establishment, the HRC has worked diligently to promote peace, goodwill, and harmony and to ensure equal treatment and opportunity for all. The ten-member City Commission appointed Board of the Dayton Human Relations Council plays a critical role in fulfilling the mission of the organization. These Board members can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.
The daily pursuit of the goals of the City Commission and the HRC is done by the Executive Director and a dedicated staff of up to 15 full-time members. The Executive Director is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Commission. Additional information about the City of Dayton and the HRC may be found at: www.daytonohio.gov.
Requirements include a Master's degree, preferably in sociology, psychology, public administration, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of supervisory experience and a demonstrated ability to function in a diverse and demanding environment. Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of continued employment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate most or all of the following professional and personal characteristics: resourcefulness, self-direction, trustworthiness, transparency, fairness, ability to navigating difficult conversations and be a quick and agile thinker who anticipates issues.
Areas of special expertise should include legal, civil rights and/or human service experience; familiarity with community/
police relations; consensus model of decision making; ability to facilitate and manage conflicts constructively; demonstrated knowledge of interdependence in the area of race relations; a focus on building team and effective succession planning practices
Compensation: Beginning salary is negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The City will provide an excellent benefit package to the new Executive Director.
To Apply: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with current salary immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about this opportunity, contact Robert E. Slavin, President at (770) 449-4656 email@example.com or David Krings, Midwest Regional Director at (513) 200-4222 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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