Chief Diversity Officer

  • City of Tempe
  • 20 E. 6th Street, Tempe, Arizona
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Executive
  • Salary: $110,282 USD
  • Salary Top: $148,330
  • Phone: 4803508276
  • Apply By: Jul 11, 2022


To actively support and uphold the city’s stated mission and values. To work through and with Department Managers to establish and maintain a receptive, supportive environment that encourages and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels throughout the city; to assist city management to shape, define and realize the organizational aspirations, mission and culture; serve as a visible leadership presence to encourage, develop and support DEI driven leadership to city customers and staff; to evaluate proposed actions for potential positive benefits and unforeseen consequences to the city and its citizens; to participate in complex and sensitive discussions for the City Manager; to facilitate and coordinate projects, activities and goals related to DEI initiatives with other city departments and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support related to DEI initiatives to the City Manager.

Job Description



This recruitment is open until the position is filled.  
First review of applications will occur on Friday, April 22, 2022.


Salary Range:

$110,282 - $148,330 Annual


The City of Tempe offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, 1 Personal Day, 8 hours Winter Holiday Leave
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 9.33 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Wellness Program Discount on health premiums
  • Medical Reimbursement Program; $53/month
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $6,000/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.41% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457, 401K, and Employer contribution
  • Position is eligible for 56 hours of additional Paid Leave per year


To view the employee benefit summary, please visit:

Employee Benefit Summary



City Manager’s Office       


Job Type:

Full-Time Regular


Job Number: 

RC# 901536

Job Requirements


Work Experience:

Five (5) years of program management experience three (3) of which should include experience developing, implementing and managing diversity, equity and inclusion goals, objectives and initiatives for an organization. Experience consulting, training, facilitation, and/or conducting community outreach is preferred.

Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year).  The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience. 



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, public policy, psychology, sociology, ethnic studies or a degree related to the core functions of this position. A master's degree is preferred.


License / Certification:

Professional certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or similar is preferred.



Applicants considered for this job classification must pass the following: 


  • Criminal history background investigation

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Additional Information


For a complete list of City of Tempe job descriptions go to:

Job Descriptions | City of Tempe, AZ

This position is FLSA Exempt – ineligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.

This position is unclassified, which means the employee or the City can terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any or no reason, with or without cause or notice.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


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Job Address

20 E. 6th Street, Tempe, Arizona United States View Map