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Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor (WMS Band 2)

Seven Positions – DOH5357 

Washington State – Multiple Locations

Washington State Department of Health | Job Opportunities (

Apply early! This recruitment will remain Open Until Filled.  Applicant review begins March 22, 2021.  The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close this recruitment at any time.

Our ideal candidate is a team player, has a driving passion for equity and social justice, a commitment to collaboration across the agency with external partners, and holds themselves accountable to the community. They are a holistic thinker and can see both the big picture and the detail level, moving comfortably between larger policy and systems issues to the details that drive inequities at a micro-level. 
Our ideal candidate sees the needs of others, values difference in perspective, and  
 adapts their approach and expectations accordingly. They are responsive to the experiences of others and are committed to ongoing learning/unlearning and self-growth.
Our ideal candidate strives for humility and partnership, even when confronted with others that are not open or collaborative. They are nimble and adaptive when faced with resistance, demonstrate resilience, and can have courageous conversations when needed.

The Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor will develop, lead and oversee the implementation of agency initiatives to promote diversity, inclusion, cultural humility, equity, and social justice. They provide consultation and guidance to DOH divisions, offices, and programs on these issues and oversee alignment with the agency’s commitment and approach on these issues.

The Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor supports the agency mission by ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice are integrated into policies, processes, programs, and decisions that protect and improve the health of people in Washington State, particularly those that are disproportionately impacted and historically marginalized.

There are seven (7) Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor positions throughout the agency. Some positions will have supervisory responsibilities. To learn more about each of the positions and the division or offices they support visit: