Job Details

Equity and Inclusion Manager (Senior Human Resources Analyst)

Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Southeast Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/20/2019

The Opportunity:

We describe the required application materials in the SCREENING AND EVALUATION section below. You are required to attach a cover letter and resume (more details below).

When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate through, you will come to a page where one of the prompts is to upload a "Resume/CV." This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter and resume. There will be no other prompt for you to upload your cover letter.

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There will be no other prompts for you to upload your cover letter. Do not click the orange “Submit” button before you upload your cover letter.

These are also the places where you will attach documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans' preference, if you are claiming it.

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Pay Range: $31.19-$46.78 hourly or $65, 114.64-$97,673.04 annually

The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) serves a vital role in the local criminal justice system. The vision for DCJ is "Community Safety through Positive Change ." Our strategic goals are: Behavior Change, Accountability, Investing in Employees, System Change, Victims and Resource Management. DCJ utilizes proven methods to work with justice involved youth and adults, their families, and the community to create long-term change which prevents the recurrence of crime. To be justice involved means that an individual is engaged with the criminal justice system, either through referral, formal charge or conviction. Dedicated staff provide supervision, services, and treatment resources to youth, adults, and families to address the underlying issues and problems that drive crime. Guided by evidence-based strategies to reduce recidivism, DCJ engages in data-driven decision making assuring that we get results while being good stewards of public resources.

The Equity and Inclusion Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of DCJ's workforce equity and inclusion efforts and initiatives. This position is responsible for providing advice, guidance, coaching, training and expertise to staff and the DCJ management team on issues related to policy, procedures, best practices and applicable laws related to equity and inclusion. We are seeking candidates that have a demonstrated commitment to equity and an understanding of the law enforcement lines of business.

The Equity and Inclusion Manager ensures department policies and practices are aligned with county equity priorities. The Manager will support the management team by integrating current thought, literature, research and trends about equity and inclusion into decision making and organizational development. Their expertise will be utilized to consult with Human Resources in areas such as Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, collective bargaining agreements, Personnel Rules and County ordinances. The work will be informed by DCJ's strategic plan, the workforce equity strategic plan and other feedback and information that becomes available. The goal is to ensure consistency, follow through, continuity and accountability. This position will report directly to the Deputy Director and will serve on the Senior Leadership Team.

In Multnomah County, we strive to create a culture of safety, belonging and trust for our employees.

As our Equity and Inclusion Manager, you will possess these key characteristics:

* Knowledge and understanding of culture, custom and social experiences of communities suffering from marginalization, inequities of opportunity and access to public goods and services.
* Knowledge of equity and empowerment frameworks for policy, program, and organizational project and program design, implementation, management, and evaluation in a complex organization with a diverse
* Knowledge and application of the principles, practices and procedures in the field of workforce development (training, mediation, mentoring) and adult learning theory.
* Ability to establish and maintain culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds which include employees, team members, and community members.
* Exhibit management traits that reflect the County's culture, including intercultural sensitivity and responsiveness, a customer service orientation, trustworthiness and integrity, openness to change, and effective
leadership and team building skills.
* Knowledge and experience in conducting equity assessments, creating equity plans, and implementing equity initiatives into operational work.
* Your ability to apply mediation practices and manage dynamic and challenging conversations and to tolerate ambiguity and turbulence and to role model these competencies to others.
* Ability to apply mediation practices and manage dynamic and challenging conversations and to tolerate ambiguity and turbulence while being able to role model these competencies to others.
* Knowledge of and experience with appropriate communication strategies to reach diverse audiences.
* Ability to challenge leadership to new models/ways of thinking as it relates to equity and inclusion for organizational development.
* Ability and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials, as well as demonstrated skills in PR.

To Qualify
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
* Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Human Resource Administration, Cross-Cultural Communication, Organizational Development, Diversity Management or a related field.
* Three years of experience in the design, implementation and assess of organizational development strategies and initiatives; leadership development and coaching; teaching; training, and/or delivering learning
content to adults in matters such as workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion. (Equivalency 7-10 years of qualifying training and/or experience)
* Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with EEO and interpreting EEO laws.
* Advanced level experience in cross-cultural leadership, organizational savvy, and project management.
* Advanced level of experience in issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and institutional racism.
* Advanced level of experience establishing and maintaining culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds, which include employees, team members, and
community members.
* Experience communicating effectively to front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, elected officials, the public and diverse stakeholder groups.
* Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, including being fingerprinted on or before the first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

* A Master's degree in Public Administration, Human Resources Administration, Business Administration or related field.
* Six years of experience in the design and implementation of organizational development strategies and initiatives; leadership development and coaching; project management; teaching; training, and/or
delivering learning content to adults in matters such as workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.
* Experience teaching and introducing models relative to infusing equity and inclusion into the workforce similar to Equity & Empowerment Lens or anti-oppressive practice to diverse groups of adult learners.
* HR generalist experience is desirable.

Screening and Evaluation:
The Application Packet:
1. Resume. Include month and year for each listed work experience.
2. Cover letter addressing why you are interested in the opportunity with us and how your qualifications and experiences make you the ideal candidate for this position. The cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and specifically address:
* HOW you demonstrate the key characteristics for this position via your work and educational experience.
* DETAIL your experience managing an equity and inclusion program for a company or organization

Helpful Links:
Mult Co. Empowerment Lens :
DCJ Strategic Plan :

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

* Initial review of minimum qualifications
* An evaluation of application materials to identify the most qualified candidates
* Consideration of top candidates/interviews
* Background, reference, and education checks

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Recruiter: Karen Ehn
Phone: +1 (503) 9884521 x84521
Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.
Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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