About the Community
Located on the east side of the Bay across from the San Francisco Peninsula, commonly referred to as the “East Bay,” the County of Alameda (County) is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area. The region has been the fastest growing in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades due to its desirable location, incredible diversity, ideal climate, broad economic base, welcoming communities, and business opportunities. The County itself is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country, offering a variety of popular destinations including theatre, world-class symphony performances, dining, and many top-rated accommodations. The County is also home to many popular attractions, including The Oakland Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Livermore, Tri-Valley Wine Country and more, along with numerous parks, trails, and championship golf courses to enjoy. The University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay are just two of the distinguished academic institutions in the area serving Northern California. Urban transportation options are extremely accessible including the Oakland International Airport, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and the San Francisco Bay Ferry system.
About Alameda County
Alameda County is a major urban county that delivers a full spectrum of services, including general government and internal services, health care, social services, public works, criminal justice, and other public safety services for its community. Driven by a mission to enrich the lives of residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsive, and effective services, the County seeks to realize its vision is to be recognized as one of the best counties in which to live, work, and do business. With a growing population of over 1.7M million residents, Alameda County is the second largest county in the Bay Area and seventh largest in the state. Established in 1853, the County encompasses 14 cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City as well as 6 unincorporated communities and rural areas spanning a total of 738 square miles. With an annual budget of over $4 billion for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, Alameda County employs over 10,000 employees working in 21 different agencies and departments.
Leading the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) office for Alameda County, the DEI Director will be a strategic, entrepreneurial leader who will clearly envision, build, and navigate the office’s scope, role, and collaboration across departments within the County. As the County moves to more deliberately embrace and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, the DEI Director will lead the DEI team to implement strategies, initiatives and policies, partner with critical constituents to achieve transformational change, and manage and supervise the office of DEI programs, projects, and processes.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual salary range for this position classification is $156,104.00 to $189,779.20. Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. Alameda County also sponsors many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well-being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
For your Health & Well-Being
- Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
- Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
- Vision or Vision Reimbursement
- Share the Savings
- Basic Life Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- County Allowance Credit
- Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
- Employee Assistance Program
For your Financial Future
- Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
- Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)
For your Work/Life Balance
- 12 paid holidays
- 4 Floating Holidays
- Vacation and sick leave accrual
- Vacation purchase program
- Management Paid Leave**
- Catastrophic Sick Leave
- Group Auto/Home Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Guaranteed Ride Home
- Employee Wellness Program (At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
- Employee Discount Program (theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
- Child Care Resources
- 1st United Services Credit Union
*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.
** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Michelle Bonoan and Marisa Chock of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. Express interest in this role by filling out our Talent Profile. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.