The City of Fargo, ND is excited to announce we are seeking a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This new full-time, contract position was created for the purpose of assessing and developing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within the community as well as within the City of Fargo as an organization.
The City of Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 17% of the state’s population. Fargo is also the county seat of Cass County. According to the 2018 United States Census estimate, Fargo’s population is approximately 124,844. The greater Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area population is more than 238,000. Forbes magazine ranked Fargo second as the best place for small businesses and careers in the United States.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director is responsible for leading the development, implementation and management of the City of Fargo’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The director will work in partnership with city leaders including the city commission, city administration and city department heads, as well as other city staff to engage community stakeholders to establish equity and inclusion as shared values across the community and City of Fargo as an organization. The director reports to City Administration
The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, sociology, education, public or business administration, political science, ethnic studies, communication, or a closely related field with at least five (5) years of experience in the administration of community, educational or social justice programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. While not required, a Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred. A valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility is also required.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range: $75,442 to $98,093. Excellent benefit package to include a defined benefit pension plan.
Application Information and Deadline and Conditional Offer Requirements
For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to http://fargond.gov/apply. Your application must include a letter of application, resume, and three professional references no later than January 22, 2021. Upon conditional offer, candidates are subject to background investigation and drug screen. Call Jen Kraiter at 701-241-8162 with questions. For more information about the City of Fargo, visit our website at www.FargoND.gov. EOE
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefit package to include a define pension plan.