The Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor will develop, lead and oversee the implementation of agency initiatives to promote diversity, inclusion, cultural humility, equity, and social justice. They provide consultation and guidance to DOH divisions, offices, and programs on these issues and oversee alignment with the agency’s commitment and approach on these issues. Your work will impact policies, processes, programs, and decisions that protect and improve the health of people in Washington State, particularly those that are disproportionately impacted and historically marginalized. Our ideal candidate is a team player, has a driving passion for equity and social justice, a commitment to collaboration across the agency with external partners, and holds themselves accountable to the community. They are a holistic thinker and can see both the big picture and the detail level, moving comfortably between larger policy and systems issues to the details that drive inequities at a micro-level.
Currently, these positions may be located anywhere within Washington State. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected. When approved to return, the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance, including telework and reporting to the Tumwater, Washington duty station for work activities, if needed. Additionally, it is expected the ESJ Manager/Advisor positions will occasionally travel to attend community or partner meetings once it is safe to do so.
The Washington State Department of Health is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. We prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.