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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director
The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director to join our Executive Administration team.  This newly created position reports to the Executive Director and is based at the Main Library in downtown Dayton.  The successful candidate will positively impact DML’s service to the public by ensuring our policies and practices continue to be equitable and inclusive.  Additionally, this individual will assist in recruiting talent as well as providing training to staff on the topics of equity, diversity and inclusion.  The Dayton Metro Library (DML) serves Montgomery County in Southwest Ohio. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, DML has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. 
 Why Dayton?  From the community’s vast outdoor recreation opportunities to its wide variety of housing choices, to abundant amenities usually found in much larger cities, no matter what your interests, you can build a life filled with purpose, opportunity and joy.  The City of Dayton was recently designated the first official “Welcoming City,” but our region’s efforts to embrace newcomers extends beyond the title. Vast immigrant resources, a vibrant LGBTQIA network, and supportive young professional organizations ensure that there is a welcome spot for everyone.  
Experience all four seasons at hundreds of parks spanning tens of thousands of acres. Hike, bike, camp and explore in the destination National Geographic called the “Outdoor Adventure Capital in the Midwest.” Dayton Dragons Baseball (a Cincinnati Reds Single A affiliate) and great collegiate sports will keep any sports fan busy. All this, plus a great location nestled just an hour from Cincinnati or Columbus, if you seek a change of scenery.  
Essential Job Duties
  • Establishes goals and objectives for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) activities which support the Library’s mission.  Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to related issues. 
  • Keeps abreast of diversity and inclusion best practices and resources for organizational implementation. Assesses system performance, analyzes current practices, and provides advice on appropriate changes. Executes on the strategies and tactics set forth in the 2020 EDI Audit.
  • Takes a leadership role in mentoring, coaching and guiding members of the executive leadership team, managers, and staff on EDI matters. 
  • Identifies opportunities for the Library to participate in community activities related to EDI priorities.
  • Partners with the Library’s Human Resources team to provide recommendations and support to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion is embedded in department processes such as recruitment, hiring, and retention. 
  • Works with Staff Development Manager and others to revise, coordinate, and deliver effective training and development opportunities to Library employees to support EDI initiatives and values. 
  • Directs and coordinates evaluation of EDI programs, service and initiatives. Establishes meaningful benchmarks, goals, and measures for reporting and to ensure accountability.
  • Collaborates with Library departments to ensure that Library service models, partnerships, outreach efforts, collections, and programs are developed and assessed through an equity lens to meet the needs of our community.
  • Supports the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance (IDEA), and associated employee resource/affinity groups.  May serve as Alliance Chair/Co-Chair.  
  • Implements Library policies and procedures at the department level.  Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff with a patron and culturally responsive management perspective. 
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Director’s cabinet.
Position: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director
Organization: Dayton Metro Library
Location: Dayton,  OH 
United States
Salary: $80,263 annually
Posting Start Date: 4/20/2021
Date Posted: 4/20/2021
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) program.  An excellent command of core EDI concepts and best practices, as well as a strong capability in organizational change required.  
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness, ability to foster a positive, inclusive experience for others. Ability to inspire trust and commitment to EDI initiatives.  
  • Track record of fostering, driving, and implementing innovative ideas with broad impact.
  • Connections to community-based organizations to help our community’s most vulnerable populations access Library materials, programs and services.  Involvement in social justice efforts is a plus.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. Ability to drive a vehicle occasionally.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, members of the community and local leaders. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and Library policy clearly and informatively. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.  Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/ or challenging situations.
The Dayton Metro Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by May 4, 2021.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/19/2021
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Organization Information
Dayton Metro Library
215 E Third Street

Dayton,  OH 45402
United States
(937) 496-8588
Jennifer Kadel