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Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

Posted on: 02/10/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Support Staff

$120,000.00 – $133,000.00

Job Description

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is seeking a Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The office’s DEI mission is to support the prosecutorial mission of the office, which strives to pursue justice with integrity through 4 key pillars-Transformative Engagement, Cultural Education and Programming, Inclusive and CLE-Related Workplace Training/Professional Development, and DEI-Related Research and Data Assessment.

Through its work in these four areas, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focuses on creating dynamic and relevant cross-functional initiatives that advance the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Aligning DEI initiatives and outcomes with the vision of the DA through strategic planning, careful execution, and communications about the DEI team’s work;

Collaborating with the Chief to provide leadership, accountability, and innovative ideas for strategies and initiatives that will address systemic challenges related to gaps in cultural competency and empathetic allyship, DEI analytics, implicit bias, cross-cultural communications, and engagement.

Developing training and programming to advance best practices through a DEI lens that supports inclusion, allyship, retention, diversity talent pipeline-building, and cultural competency in a legal workplace.

Identifying research related to:
- Grant funding of diversity initiatives in the criminal justice and legal space, with an emphasis on the use of technology and innovation to enhance outcomes.
- Social and behavioral psychology related to bias, belief development, social conditioning, perspectives, and values related to justice, fairness, and empathy.
- Workplace best practices for promoting inclusive communications, wellness concepts, cross-cultural engagement, and trust-building.

Conceptualizing and helping to manage special projects, as well as co-managing the special projects and work assignments of the Director of DEI.


Master’s degree with a strong grasp of diversity principles and initiatives, excellent project management skills, specifically the ability to see a project from conception to execution.

Must be able to work collaboratively and independently.

Must also be adept at creating content for training and professional development.

Educational background or professional experience in the law, organizational psychology, HR, EEO compliance, professional education, or diversity.

Skills that include a strong grasp of legal work environments or fast-paced work environments with different functional areas and departments.

Knowledge about criminal law processes, judicial systems, or social justice issues

Past administrative and/or leadership experience

Strong abilities in navigating technology and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Developing training content and presentations for organizations.

Creating inclusive outreach and strategies for building inclusive talent pipelines;

Familiarity with research and research sources

Prior management or executive-level experience; and

Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively with personnel at all levels of the Office.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

City Residency is not required for this position
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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198 E161St Street Bronx N.Y.

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