The County of Los Angeles is seeking an Executive Director, Racial Equity. This newly created position will establish, support, lead, and manage efforts to identify and eliminate structural and systemic racism in those areas where the County has control or influence (i.e. County employment, provision of County services, and contracting. The Executive Director will champion the elimination of institutional racism while also promoting efforts to deepen the County's work on diversity and inclusion.
We seek an individual with strong leadership skills evidencing a deep and nuanced understanding of the correlations between past and current racial discrimination in the public and private sectors; present day outcomes associated with African‐Americans and people of color in general; and extant institutional and systemic racism in the public and private sectors. The ideal candidate will have experience working in and with large, complex governmental organizations, and is able to thoughtfully engage in courageous and difficult conversations about race, anti‐racism, diversity, and inclusion. This individual will embrace the stakeholder process and pursue effective collaborations to advance the Board’s vision.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and a copy of your degree (indicating your degree concentration) to: CEOExecRecruitment2@ceo.lacounty.gov. Indicate Executive Director, Racial Equity (UC) in the subject line of your email.