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Equity and Conflict Resolution Development Specialist

Multnomah County, SE Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/22/2019

Do you have a passion for empowering employees to address their conflicts in a productive, respectful, and solution-focused manner? Are you committed to promoting a workplace culture of safety, trust, and belonging through teaching engaging classes for adult learners and facilitating meaningful dialogues between employees?

The Equity & Conflict Resolution Development Specialist is a member of the Talent Development Team, housed within Central Human Resources. The Talent Development Team provides learning activities and organizational development in an organization of over 6,000 employees. Through leveraging expertise and partnerships both within and outside government, the team strives to support an environment of lifelong learning, critical thinking, and continuous performance improvement for all employees in all departments.

The Equity & Conflict Resolution Development Specialist serves as one of the Change Agents for ambitious culture-building initiatives relating to building an organizational cultural or safety, trust, and belonging. These are outlined in several recent reports, especially The Workforce Equity Strategic Plan. In this role, the position will research, design, and deliver classes, videos, and eLearnings for adult learners in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition, the position is one of the primary contributors in the County’s Mediation Services program, consulting with department leaders, managers and supervisors on resolving conflict between employees and other sensitive matters. The position will work closely with the new Complaints and Investigations Unit, as needed, to support managers, supervisors, and employees needing to resolve conflicts that interfere with work performance.

The Ideal Candidate:
The Ideal Candidate will have an advanced understanding and a deep commitment to continuously learning about and addressing systems of institutional bias, especially as this area relates to conflict resolution in the workplace. They will have a demonstrated track record of promoting a workforce skilled in intercultural competence and sensitivity. The candidate is also able to consistently engage and inspire others to bring their best and full selves to serve the extremely diverse communities Multnomah County serves, and to create the foundation for a workplace where every employee feels welcomed, valued, and supported. They should be someone who is an active listener and supportive team builder; has strong interpersonal and communication skills; consistently demonstrates an ability to have courageous conversations; incorporates principles of trauma-informed practices; and is supportive of a culturally inclusive work environment and community.

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:
Bachelor’s degree - in lieu of a degree, will we consider equivalent years of related experience

Two (2) years work experience teaching, training, or otherwise delivering curriculum to adult learners in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as conflict resolution in the workplace.

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.

Master’s degree

Completion of 40-hour basic training requirement for mediators (or ability to do so within first six months of hire)

Previous experience with mentoring or mentoring programming is also desirable

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

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