Executive Director - Human Rights Commission

Westchester County Government


  • Location: White Plains, NY
  • Salary: $115,670 to $147,975
  • Rolling application

Westchester County Government has an immediate opening for an Executive Director – Human Rights Commission. The Westchester County Human Rights Commission seeks to promote dignity, respect and prevent discrimination by advancing justice, equality and education for the diverse community of Westchester County. The incumbent of this position is responsible for the administration and implementation of anti-discrimination laws, policies and regulations and for coordinating the functions of the agency. Substantive contact occurs with employers, landlords, labor organizations, real estate brokers/sales staff, creditors, local municipal officials and elected officials. The Executive Director works in close partnership with the appointed members of the Human Rights Commission. Supervision is exercised over professional and staff support personnel.

The successful candidate must possess either a Bachelor's Degree and six years of experience involving investigative and reporting procedures and related to Human/Civil Rights practices and/or housing discrimination, three of which must have included human rights objectives, labor or employment law issues, human resources matters or related concerns; or J.D. and three years of professional legal or managerial experience which included Human/Civil Rights practices, prosecuting bias crimes, or in labor/employment law issues. Experience at the managerial level is also required. Experience working with Boards of Directors is preferred.

Compensation: The Executive Director – Human Rights Commission is an Executive Level appointed position, reporting directly to the County Executive, with a current salary range of $115,670 to $147,975. The compensation package includes comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and NYS retirement plan.

Come join our leadership team!

Submit your letter of interest and resume to [email protected]

Important: Please indicate Executive Director – Human Rights Commission in the subject line of your e-mail.

Westchester County is an equal opportunity employer

About Westchester County…

Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just under a million. Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes. The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers.