The Executive Director of Equity Strategies leads the Office of Equity Strategies within the ACS Division of Child and Family Well-Being. The Executive Director will work with leadership across the agency to develop and advance specific policies and practices that reduce disparities in outcomes for children and families that are the result of bias based on race, gender and gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. The Executive Director supports the work of the Director of LGBTQ Equity Strategies to ensure agency compliance with ACS LGBTQ affirming policies practice. The Executive Director works with the Director of Race Equity Strategies to further advance practices that advance ACS’ internal commitment to racial equity. The Executive Director also works in partnership with the ACS Race Equity and Cultural Competence Committee (RECCC) and with the Workforce Institute, the training arm of ACS.
Responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Lead ACS’ efforts to hold itself accountable to its commitments on equity.
- Ensure that ACS is receiving and incorporating regular feedback from all stakeholders, and especially communities, families and children, on the impact of its practices.
- Identify opportunities for change, including legislative priorities for ACS.
- Partner with the NYS Office of Children and Families and with the NYC Office of the Mayor on equity strategy development and implementation.
- Partner with the Office of Mayor and other city agencies on equity strategies.
- Convene ACS staff and contract program stakeholders to lead the design of equity-related training initiatives and knowledge-sharing on a regular basis.
- Work with PPM to compile and analyze agency wide data to inform and learn about the impact of ACS equity strategies.
- Develop program plans and budgets to support this work.
- Inform budget proposals to OMB and work with ACS Office of Strategic Partnerships to identify resources to support this work.
- Report on progress and achievement of diversity and equity-related objectives to ensure that the work of the Office of Equity Strategies is shared across ACS and with other City Agencies; and,
- Supervise and evaluate staff.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Experience addressing equity issues including race, gender and LGBTQ
Experience with program development and assessment
Experience with data analysis with large data sets
Experience evaluating service gaps/needs and strategic planning
Only candidates currently serving in the permanent title of City Research Scientist may apply to this opening.
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.
The City of New York and the Administration for Children’s Services are Equal Opportunity Employers Committed to Diversity
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NYC residency is required within 90 days of appointment.