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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 2, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$73,474.02 to $80,953.00 annually


Application Deadline: April 2, 2021 at 5pm EST.

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The City of Charlottesville is seeking a dynamic leader who is deeply committed to protecting people from discrimination, to lead its Office of Human Rights. In May of 2013, the Charlottesville City Council established a Human Rights Ordinance that prohibits discrimination within the City. The ordinance established an Office of Human Rights, along with an appointed commission. The Office and Commission work closely to eradicate discrimination by focusing on the following four areas: community dialogue; training and education; addressing issues of systemic discrimination; and investigation of individual complaints and issuance of findings. The Office of Human Rights is engaged in a wide variety of outreach efforts aimed at educating the public about the Office, the Commission, and the Human Rights Ordinance. Other outreach activities included partnering with public and private groups — including direct service agencies and the faith community — and sponsoring community events focused on human rights issues. Additionally, the Dialogue on Race arm of the Office facilitates community dialogues on issues of race, including giving multiple presentations of its well-received “Racial and Ethnic History of Charlottesville.” These efforts will continue in the future and expand to include dialogues around issues of institutional racism, privilege, and micro-aggressions. The Office currently has a total of two full-time employees, with a total operating budget of $238,438. For more information about the Office of Human Rights, including the Charlottesville Human Rights Ordinance, visit

The City of Charlottesville is underway with a paradigm shift in the way that it provides services to its diverse population. Recent retirements, natural attrition and newly created positions of several key leadership posts have positioned the City to be able to make a major organizational culture change in serving our community and meeting the contemporary needs of our governmental staff. The City of Charlottesville is currently recruiting leaders to fill these positions.

The Office of Human Rights Manager will work at an advanced professional and managerial level in planning, organizing, and coordinating the Human Rights Program within the City Manager’s Office. Work includes providing staff support for the Human Rights Commission; coordinating and on occasion conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, handicap, or age as prohibited by local ordinance in the areas of private sector employment for employers employing 6 to 14 employees, private education, credit and public accommodations. Assigns and evaluates the work of office staff; provides technical guidance and training. Negotiates with respondents, complainants and their representatives; speaks to various civic, faith and private business groups; and performs special projects as assigned. Primarily and most frequently the work is performed independently, with diverse functional areas and more specialization and ability to train others. This position reports to the City Manager with day-to-day operational oversight provided by the Deputy City Manager.

Skills Required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major work in Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Law Enforcement or related field.
  • Three years’ experience in civil/human rights compliance, education, investigation, or administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Law degree is not required but preference will be given to applicants with work experience, training, and/or education in the legal field.

Additional Info

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.