Job Opportunities at Liberty Hill

Current Openings

Chief Program Officer
Deputy Director of Donor Services
Development Associate


Chief Program Officer

Liberty Hill’s got an incredible job open. We are looking for a senior staff person with a high level of political sophistication and imagination, someone who can move nimbly and with credibility between grassroots community-led organizations, elected officials and their staffs and government agencies, and philanthropic leaders. Given the political context in Los Angeles right now, it’s a chance to advance countless social justice policies building on the  40-year reputation of Liberty Hill as a leader in social justice philanthropy through investment in grassroots organizing. If you know someone with smarts, passion, management ability and political imagination, ask them to apply for the job. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Develops strategies to support the Foundation’s mission and provides organizational leadership to execute said plans through the Program Department. Represents the Foundation in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation and general community to promote the Foundation and progressive work in Los Angeles. Raises funds from foundations and individuals to support the work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

Strategic & Departmental Leadership

  • Builds, develops and manages team to implement grantmaking, training and other programs in line with the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Oversees division of responsibilities and workflow among staff.
  • Develops and tracks work plans, timelines and budgets with staff.
  • Oversees research and development to evaluate and improve current programs, create new programs, and develop content for communications and fundraising efforts. Evaluates and reports results regarding the departments’ performance in reaching goals.
  • Works with Communications Department to ensure programs are reflected in the communications strategy.
  • Participates on and attends meetings of the Director's Team.
  • Attends Board of Directors’ meetings and retreats and provides support to the President/CEO and Board as requested. 
  • Engages in special projects as assigned.

 

Grantmaking

  • Oversees the development and implementation of fair, effective grantmaking operating standards and procedures.
  • Provides the strategic vision for and oversight of the competitive grantmaking program including the Special Opportunity Fund, the Fund for Change, and other grantmaking programs.
  • Collaborates with the Development Department to develop and implement innovative grantmaking programs with donors, such as giving circles and funding pools. Supports the Donor Advised team in identifying and recommending potential grantees to DA account holders.

 

Training

  • Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of training programs.
  • Ensures programs meet grantees’ and other participants’ needs and complements grantmaking and other programmatic efforts.

 

Campaigns

  • Research, develop, launch, and direct campaigns that build the power of and address needs in low income communities, communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and other marginalized communities.
  • Direct the Brothers Sons Selves Campaign.
  • Manage consulting teams, and interdepartmental coordination regarding communications, operations, fundraising, and project budgets.

 

Community and Donor Relations

  • Develop creative partnerships with foundations and individual donors to create funding pools, giving circles, and other innovative programs that increase resources to community organizing.
  • Assists in the development of strategic alliances, in collaboration with the President/CEO and other staff, which reinforce and enable the Foundation’s strategic vision and goals.
  • Represents the Foundation’s program activities in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation and general community.
  • Serves on funding panels and presents at conferences.
  • Builds relationships with grantees, donors and foundation leaders to promote support for the Foundation, the Foundation’s grantees and social change philanthropy. 

 

Staff Management & Development

  • Attracts and retains high-performing staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership and supervision necessary to motivate staff to carry out Liberty Hill Foundation’s mission.
  • Provides regular feedback to staff as well as accepts feedback and suggestions from team.
  • Trains, coaches and develops staff to ensure full utilization of skills and promotional opportunities.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable federal and state employment laws and regulations.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Los Angeles County progressive community, especially low income communities of color.
  • Community organizing and social change campaign strategies.
  • Training and capacity building best practices.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies. 
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Leadership principles, effective supervisory skills and applicable employment laws/regulations.

 

Skills in:

  • Public speaking and presentation delivery.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Written communication.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Time management and delegation.
  • Human resource management.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college or university; graduate degree preferred.
  • At leaset ten years’ progressively responsible experience in social change work.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

The salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Chief Program Officer in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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Deputy Director of Donor Services

POSITION SUMMARY

Directs and provides leadership to build and maintain the Donor Advised and Restricted Fund Program infrastructure.  Administers all aspects of the Donor Advised and Restricted Fund Program including program management, donor and grantee relations, and oversees grants administration.

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and implements annual plans for the Donor Advised and Restricted Fund Program.
  • Participates in strategic planning and goal setting for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new DA donors.
  • Develops DA materials such as memoranda of understanding, background information on the Foundation and investment options, and outreach materials.
  • Solicits gifts to Liberty Hill Foundation from Donor Advisors.
  • Supervise a Donor Services Assistant. Supervise department volunteers as needed. 
  • Monitors progress and generates reports for management and the Board of Directors.
  • Recommends and implements procedures with administration of DA Funds, giving circles, scholarship funds and restricted funds.
  • Oversees account opening requests and works with President/CEO and Chief Development Officer to establish account terms.
  • Develops grant dockets for donor advisors including donor advisor meetings, organization research and site visits.
  • Provides leadership for all stages of grants decision-making for all restricted funds and donor circles, with guidance from the Chief Development Officer and Director of Programs.
  • Provides customized outreach and program management for restricted funds.
  • Drafts and sends grant award letters, grant agreements, report forms and other correspondence.
  • Develops grantee descriptions for use in fundraising activities.
  • Communicates with donors and investment manager about donor investments.
  • Engages in special projects as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Federal and state laws governing DA and Restricted funds.
  • Fundraising approaches that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a variety of high wealth donors.
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Los Angeles County progressive non-profit community.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies.

 

Skills in:

  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Time and workload management.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation.
  • Organization and multi-tasking.
  • Teamwork and high-level customer service.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
  • Five to Seven years’ experience in donor service and grantmaking within a non-profit environment.
  • Deep understanding of donor-advised programs, IRS rules, structure and oversight.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

Thesalary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Deputy Director of Donor Services in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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Development Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Associate manages the Annual Fund program and plans and implements its strategies. In addition, the Development Associate oversees the department’s donor database and online giving.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the Annual Fund program. Develop and implement individual prospect identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and procedures. Seek and implement ways to expand, renew and upgrade Annual Fund giving.
  • Manages a portfolio of Annual Fund donors and prospects. Communicates with prospective or current donors over the phone, through email, in person and through written correspondence on a monthly basis.
  • Manages and coordinates solicitor strategies with moves management techniques. Provides fundraising leadership with CEO, Chief Development Officer, Liberty Hill directors and other staff to ensure solicitation progress.
  • Prepare cultivation, solicitation and stewardship materials, letters, web updates, recognition lists. Phone scripts, email correspondence.
  • Conducts prospective donor research and produces donor profiles for staff and Board solicitors as needed.
  • Manages the donor database and data integrity, complete complex database projects, develop and implement database protocols and solutions for database problems, and creates analytical reports.
  • Oversee the gift processing cycle and ensure accuracy and timeliness with batching, committing and donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Manage department tracking and reporting systems.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Fundraising approaches that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a variety of Liberty Hill donors.
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Los Angeles County progressive non-profit community.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies.

 

Skills in:

  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Time and workload management.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation.
  • Organization and multi-tasking.
  • Teamwork and customer service.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Two years’ experience in fundraising within a non-profit environment.  Proven success in securing individual gifts preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, NetCommunities, and Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.
  • Valid CA driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.
  • Available to work flexible hours as required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

Thesalary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Development Associate in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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Job Opportunities at Liberty Hill

Current Openings

Chief Program Officer
Deputy Director of Donor Services
Development Associate


Chief Program Officer

Liberty Hill’s got an incredible job open. We are looking for a senior staff person with a high level of political sophistication and imagination, someone who can move nimbly and with credibility between grassroots community-led organizations, elected officials and their staffs and government agencies, and philanthropic leaders. Given the political context in Los Angeles right now, it’s a chance to advance countless social justice policies building on the  40-year reputation of Liberty Hill as a leader in social justice philanthropy through investment in grassroots organizing. If you know someone with smarts, passion, management ability and political imagination, ask them to apply for the job. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Develops strategies to support the Foundation’s mission and provides organizational leadership to execute said plans through the Program Department. Represents the Foundation in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation and general community to promote the Foundation and progressive work in Los Angeles. Raises funds from foundations and individuals to support the work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

Strategic & Departmental Leadership

  • Builds, develops and manages team to implement grantmaking, training and other programs in line with the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Oversees division of responsibilities and workflow among staff.
  • Develops and tracks work plans, timelines and budgets with staff.
  • Oversees research and development to evaluate and improve current programs, create new programs, and develop content for communications and fundraising efforts. Evaluates and reports results regarding the departments’ performance in reaching goals.
  • Works with Communications Department to ensure programs are reflected in the communications strategy.
  • Participates on and attends meetings of the Director's Team.
  • Attends Board of Directors’ meetings and retreats and provides support to the President/CEO and Board as requested. 
  • Engages in special projects as assigned.

 

Grantmaking

  • Oversees the development and implementation of fair, effective grantmaking operating standards and procedures.
  • Provides the strategic vision for and oversight of the competitive grantmaking program including the Special Opportunity Fund, the Fund for Change, and other grantmaking programs.
  • Collaborates with the Development Department to develop and implement innovative grantmaking programs with donors, such as giving circles and funding pools. Supports the Donor Advised team in identifying and recommending potential grantees to DA account holders.

 

Training

  • Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of training programs.
  • Ensures programs meet grantees’ and other participants’ needs and complements grantmaking and other programmatic efforts.

 

Campaigns

  • Research, develop, launch, and direct campaigns that build the power of and address needs in low income communities, communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and other marginalized communities.
  • Direct the Brothers Sons Selves Campaign.
  • Manage consulting teams, and interdepartmental coordination regarding communications, operations, fundraising, and project budgets.

 

Community and Donor Relations

  • Develop creative partnerships with foundations and individual donors to create funding pools, giving circles, and other innovative programs that increase resources to community organizing.
  • Assists in the development of strategic alliances, in collaboration with the President/CEO and other staff, which reinforce and enable the Foundation’s strategic vision and goals.
  • Represents the Foundation’s program activities in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation and general community.
  • Serves on funding panels and presents at conferences.
  • Builds relationships with grantees, donors and foundation leaders to promote support for the Foundation, the Foundation’s grantees and social change philanthropy. 

 

Staff Management & Development

  • Attracts and retains high-performing staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership and supervision necessary to motivate staff to carry out Liberty Hill Foundation’s mission.
  • Provides regular feedback to staff as well as accepts feedback and suggestions from team.
  • Trains, coaches and develops staff to ensure full utilization of skills and promotional opportunities.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable federal and state employment laws and regulations.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Los Angeles County progressive community, especially low income communities of color.
  • Community organizing and social change campaign strategies.
  • Training and capacity building best practices.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies. 
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Leadership principles, effective supervisory skills and applicable employment laws/regulations.

 

Skills in:

  • Public speaking and presentation delivery.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Written communication.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Time management and delegation.
  • Human resource management.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college or university; graduate degree preferred.
  • At leaset ten years’ progressively responsible experience in social change work.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

The salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Chief Program Officer in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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Deputy Director of Donor Services

POSITION SUMMARY

Directs and provides leadership to build and maintain the Donor Advised and Restricted Fund Program infrastructure.  Administers all aspects of the Donor Advised and Restricted Fund Program including program management, donor and grantee relations, and oversees grants administration.

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and implements annual plans for the Donor Advised and Restricted Fund Program.
  • Participates in strategic planning and goal setting for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new DA donors.
  • Develops DA materials such as memoranda of understanding, background information on the Foundation and investment options, and outreach materials.
  • Solicits gifts to Liberty Hill Foundation from Donor Advisors.
  • Supervise a Donor Services Assistant. Supervise department volunteers as needed. 
  • Monitors progress and generates reports for management and the Board of Directors.
  • Recommends and implements procedures with administration of DA Funds, giving circles, scholarship funds and restricted funds.
  • Oversees account opening requests and works with President/CEO and Chief Development Officer to establish account terms.
  • Develops grant dockets for donor advisors including donor advisor meetings, organization research and site visits.
  • Provides leadership for all stages of grants decision-making for all restricted funds and donor circles, with guidance from the Chief Development Officer and Director of Programs.
  • Provides customized outreach and program management for restricted funds.
  • Drafts and sends grant award letters, grant agreements, report forms and other correspondence.
  • Develops grantee descriptions for use in fundraising activities.
  • Communicates with donors and investment manager about donor investments.
  • Engages in special projects as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Federal and state laws governing DA and Restricted funds.
  • Fundraising approaches that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a variety of high wealth donors.
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Los Angeles County progressive non-profit community.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies.

 

Skills in:

  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Time and workload management.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation.
  • Organization and multi-tasking.
  • Teamwork and high-level customer service.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
  • Five to Seven years’ experience in donor service and grantmaking within a non-profit environment.
  • Deep understanding of donor-advised programs, IRS rules, structure and oversight.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

Thesalary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Deputy Director of Donor Services in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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Development Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Associate manages the Annual Fund program and plans and implements its strategies. In addition, the Development Associate oversees the department’s donor database and online giving.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the Annual Fund program. Develop and implement individual prospect identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and procedures. Seek and implement ways to expand, renew and upgrade Annual Fund giving.
  • Manages a portfolio of Annual Fund donors and prospects. Communicates with prospective or current donors over the phone, through email, in person and through written correspondence on a monthly basis.
  • Manages and coordinates solicitor strategies with moves management techniques. Provides fundraising leadership with CEO, Chief Development Officer, Liberty Hill directors and other staff to ensure solicitation progress.
  • Prepare cultivation, solicitation and stewardship materials, letters, web updates, recognition lists. Phone scripts, email correspondence.
  • Conducts prospective donor research and produces donor profiles for staff and Board solicitors as needed.
  • Manages the donor database and data integrity, complete complex database projects, develop and implement database protocols and solutions for database problems, and creates analytical reports.
  • Oversee the gift processing cycle and ensure accuracy and timeliness with batching, committing and donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Manage department tracking and reporting systems.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Fundraising approaches that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a variety of Liberty Hill donors.
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Los Angeles County progressive non-profit community.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies.

 

Skills in:

  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Time and workload management.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation.
  • Organization and multi-tasking.
  • Teamwork and customer service.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Two years’ experience in fundraising within a non-profit environment.  Proven success in securing individual gifts preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, NetCommunities, and Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.
  • Valid CA driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.
  • Available to work flexible hours as required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

Thesalary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Development Associate in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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