The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a diverse, innovative agency of approximately 2,800 employees serving Michigan citizens in offices throughout the state. Using cutting-edge technology and multi-disciplinary partnerships, MDOT oversees the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance for over 9,600 miles of I, US and M routes that are the backbone of the state’s economy. From aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight and local public transit services, MDOT is involved in all modes of transportation. Through numerous employee engagement programs and mentoring opportunities, employees are provided opportunities to thrive in their careers and in doing so, improve the lives of Michigan residents and visitors.
MDOT is looking for a passionate, results-oriented leader to develop, manage and support data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies by partnering with internal and external organizational groups. The role includes working across the organization to optimize organizational culture, align equity and inclusion goals with business outcomes, and be able to respond to changes or policies that affect employee and customer populations. The ideal candidate has held a leadership position in a mid-sized company, who has developed strategic plans and demonstrated effective partnerships with various parts of the organization to drive inclusion. This includes developing and supporting change and culture management initiatives by serving as a leader through education and collaboration on equity and inclusion initiatives across the department. Successful candidates will have a background in identifying new programs or initiatives that can bolster diversity within the organization and promote community engagement. This position will lead organizational change by promoting the Department’s commitment to culturally and racially inclusive business processes and programs, while building key partnerships with local, state, regional and federal agencies and special interest stakeholders to expand, support and engage diverse communities. This position will also consult and provide technical assistance on implementing an equity lens into MDOT programs, policies, procedures and legislation that affect internal and external stakeholders.
The health and safety of our employees is top priority for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Based on operational needs, the official work location for this position may be flexible. Some of our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response and others are working on site. To learn more how MDOT employees are achieving the Department’s mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit these sites MDOT website and Worker Personal Protective Products and Precautions
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.
Two years of experience as a director of a division.
Additional Requirements and Information
Applicants who possess foreign degrees must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents, unless the degree has been accepted by an accredited degree granting institution in the United States. Civil Service accepts evaluations from organizations listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/3046393/senior-deputy-director-20-chief-culture-equity-inclusion-officer?department=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs for more information.
All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment. Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.
The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
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