Website County of Los Angeles, California
Director of Digital Equity
Internal Services Department
County of Los Angeles, California
Salary : $165,374 – $257,190 DOE/DOQ
In an effort to address the digital divide in the greater Los Angeles area, the County of Los Angeles, Internal Services Department (ISD), is seeking a Director of Digital Equity (DE Director) to lead its digital equity initiatives and programs. This newly created position is an exciting opportunity to bridge the gap between those who do and do not have easy access to essential digital resources that allow our residents to succeed in school, work, and life. The County is looking for someone who is passionate about digital equity and inclusion. Prospective candidates should be skilled at strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, and fostering partnerships and coalitions to advance initiatives supporting broadband internet access, affordability, and adoption. This is a unique opportunity to direct digital equity activities across each of the County’s 88 municipalities and unincorporated areas. This essential leader will use their relationship-building and influencing skills to work closely with Elected Officials, County departments, public agencies, academic networks, community-based organizations, and the private sector to secure public and private funding opportunities for the County.
The successful candidate will have a passion for digital equity initiatives and have a deep understanding of the challenges that communities face concerning broadband. The ideal candidate will understand how to effectively navigate through bureaucracy and convene people from all different backgrounds, disciplines, and communities to unite internal and external stakeholders toward a common goal. While reporting to the Director of the Internal Services Department and receiving support from ISD staff, this leader will also have the chance to build a legacy in their career through determination, perseverance, and community service. If you are ready to serve as a positive force in your community while utilizing your expertise in digital equity programming, broadband technologies, and innovative business models, apply now!
See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/629711df-77cd-430e-b183-8b1d3b3541de
The Digital Equity Director (DE Director) will serve as a positive force in the County and champion initiatives that will make LA County the leader in digital equity efforts and delete the digital divide in the Greater Los Angeles community. The DE Director will serve the community by overseeing the County’s digital equity efforts and assessing viable options for the County to facilitate residential access to reliable broadband service in low-income communities. They will lead regional coordination across each of the County’s 88 municipalities and unincorporated areas while promoting effective use of grant programs and sharing resources and best practices to improve broadband deployment. The DE Director will serve as the convener of the Intergovernmental Broadband Coordinating Committee (IBCC), working with a variety of stakeholders across the County and community. They will serve as a digital equity ambassador while making recommendations to community partners and digital equity groups. This is a novel chance to support a variety of digital equity efforts in the community, such as increased broadband adoption, accessible education and digital literacy programs, and improved policies and procedures.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate is looking to make a real change, seeing their role as a vocation rather than a day job. The successful candidate will be technically skilled, with a pulse on emerging technologies and best practices in the broadband and digital equity space. They will use out-of-the-box thinking to come up with community-focused solutions. Someone who values being a servant leader, coalition builder, and convener of people is highly desirable for this role. The DE Director will have a balanced communication style coupled with a high emotional intelligence. They will be able to explain complicated processes and systems in simplistic terms and possess a sense of customer service when serving the community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion to level the playing field and be committed to the mission and vision of the County. The County is ready for a change agent who is self-motivated and able to push through politics and bureaucracy to get things done!
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in government service, the broadband or economic and community development industries, or management consulting.
- Experience working on issues related to digital equity or bridging the digital divide, including Internet access or digital literacy gaps.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in digital equity programming, advancing broadband technologies, fostering innovative business models, and/or developing broadband programs.
- Public sector experience gained at the federal, state, or local level OR experience working with community-based organization with an emphasis on advocacy efforts.
- A valid California Class “C” Driver’s License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out job-related essential functions.
Salary & Benefits
A salary of $165,374 – 257,190 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package
HOW TO APPLY
For first consideration, apply by March 27th at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board/
Save the Dates: Round one interviews will be virtual and take place on April 21st. Finalists will move forward to in-person interviews on April 28th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.
Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:
- 541-630-0657 (direct)
- 866-929-9227 (toll-free)
To apply for this job please visit wbcp.applicantpool.com.