Hennepin County is seeking a Senior Department Administrator for our Disparity Reduction line of business to lead, manage, and coordinate internal departments across the County to support anti-displacement efforts as part of the overall Blue Line Extension Project. This will include working with key elected officials, stakeholders, and communities to ensure that disparity reduction efforts are core and center pre, during, and post construction of the Blue Line lightrail. This position will provide strategic direction and maintain relationships internally and externally.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed primarily at the Hennepin County Government Center building in downtown Minneapolis at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487, at various community locations and Hennepin County buildings, and remote as job duties require. Work hours will primarily be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional evening work hours will be required. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota.New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About the position type:This position is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Department Administrator, Senior. Click here to view the job classification specification.Note: You must attach a cover letter and resume with your application materials to be considered for this position.
In this position, you will:
· Work in collaboration with Hennepin County’s Public Works department to align efforts towards recommendation coordination and implementation internally and externally related to the Blue Line Extension Project.
· Provide direction to staff as a direct supervisor or as an inter-departmental colleague in coordinating and managing cross-departmental strategies and administrative systems.
· Actively participate in the planning, evaluation, and measurement of services to develop proposals for change.
· Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with key stakeholders.
· Provide guidance to the Anti-Displacement Advisory Committee.
· Hire, supervise, and lead identified staff within the department ensuring a collaborative, diverse, motivative, supportive and flexible work culture while developing future leaders.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Ten years or more of program administration experience in government, nonprofit, education, or an organization closely related to government.
o Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, social work, public administration, education, or other field appropriate to the position and six years or more of program administration experience in government, nonprofit, education, or an organization closely related to government.
Nice to have:
o Providing leadership through planning, coordinating, organizing, and problem-solving with the ability to think both strategically and tactically.
o Engaging with stakeholders and communities on topics that impact local residents.
o Leading multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams and workgroups.
· Knowledge of and ability to successfully apply Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices in efforts to reduce racial and other disparities.
· Ability to:
o Understand the connection/intersection between community engagement and county services.
o Foster an environment that recognizes and respects cultural, lifestyle, and socioeconomic differences and provides culturally appropriate services.
o Acquire and carry out complex administration and program concepts.
o Work with elected officials, administrators, and policy makers with disparate viewpoints.
About the department:The mission of the Disparity Reduction line of business is to co-create equitable and innovative solutions to eliminate disparities and advance racial equity across Hennepin County. We join with all lines of business to make long-term positive impacts in the domains of education, employment, health, housing, income, justice, and transportation. The Disparity Reduction line of business provides strategic directions, coordination, and management for the county’s disparity reduction efforts. This includes intentional strategy making across all seven domains as well as direct service areas within the line of business. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (Log in as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a background check.