Equal Opportunity Director

City of Gainesville, Florida


Home to over 130,000 residents, Gainesville is approximately 60 miles southwest of Jacksonville and is located about a 1.5 hour drive from the Atlantic Ocean beaches or the Gulf of Mexico.  Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County serving as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region.


The City of Gainesville operates under a Commission-Manager form of government.  The City Commission consists of the Mayor and six (6) Commissioners.  The Equal Opportunity Director is a Charter Officer reporting directly to the Mayor and City Commissioners.


The Mayor and Commission seek an aggressive, highly responsible and forward thinking Director with a demonstrated record of a pro-active commitment to diversity.  An Equal Opportunity Director who is visible and active in the community will be valued, as will one who ensures that citizens’ varied opinions and input are heard and respected.  The Director will be sharp, confident, concise, a team builder and politically astute yet apolitical.


The new Director should have a Bachelor's degree with five years experience in the EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) field, preferably accompanied by experience in one or more areas such as AA, MBE, SBE or Diversity; two years in a supervisory or management position preferably in the public sector are desirable. The City Commission will consider an equivalent combination of related training or experience, which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The starting salary is expected to be within a range of $100,000 to $150,000 with an excellent fringe benefit package.


Candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by the close of business, May 11, 2018, to: WDHiggin@mercergroupinc.com


For additional information contact W. D. Higginbotham, Jr., Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 727-214-8673 or visit:   http://www.mercergroupincflorida.com/executive-recruiting