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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Program Coordinator - Limited Duration

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $6,071.87 - $8,157.06 Monthly
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0668-02
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Personnel Department

Job Summary
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program Coordinator position will lead, inform, oversee, develop, organize and evaluate citywide internal and external DEI initiatives and programs in order to strengthen and continue to build on a culture of equity and inclusion, foster and recognize continuous learning, and demonstrate a commitment to our core values of exceptional pubic service, stewardship, commitment to employees, integrity, and innovation.

This position reports to the Employee, Enterprise, and Technology Services Assistant Director. This role works in conjunction with the City's DEI committee and with the City recruiter and is a member of the Human Resources Team.

The successful candidate will be a strategic, collaborative, innovative and visionary leader with proven experience in leading, supporting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and systems change management processes, internally and with the community.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Five or more years of experience demonstrating success and knowledge in the administration of a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion programs, community outreach, government, or social justice programs, with at least two years in a DEI focused leadership role.
  • Demonstrated leadership role with subject matter expertise building equitable processes, working collaboratively with teams, and the ability to build and maintain relationships among members of underrepresented communities externally, and internally with employees from a wide variety of professions.
  • Bachelor's degree in sociology, education, public administration, ethnic studies, or a closely related field, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position's work.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Program Manager II or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .

Essential Job Functions
  • Provide leadership in establishing the strategic direction for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs to meet citywide objectives.
  • Work with teams to analyze and re-engineer processes to minimize the impact of bias in systems.
  • Develop short- and long-range plans for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs.
  • Establish policies and methods to accomplish program objectives, workplans and performance measures, in coordination with department operations and the Leadership Team.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the City Leadership Team and department management teams to build and maintain collaborative relationships to further the work of the DEI program.
  • Provide expertise, assessment, and consultation on the design, coordination and implementation of programs, policies, and practices focusing on addressing systemic disparities including race, age, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and language that may exist or serve as barriers in the delivery of City services.
  • Develop and deliver multi-mode communications on DEI issues that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences, internally and externally.
  • Identify and develop tools that result in advancing greater awareness and understanding in the use of an equity mindset for analyzing the impact of the design and implementation of policies on underserved, underrepresented and/or marginalized individuals and groups, and to identify potential barriers.
  • Determine and define DEI performance measures, monitoring performance, and guide staff in making adjustments to program administration and strategy to ensure standards are achieved.
  • Help build and maintain productive and collaborative relationships between departments, our employees, external stakeholders and outside agencies in order to foster a climate where the City can accomplish its DEI priorities.
  • Establish and maintain a supportive working environment conducive to positive morale, creativity, and teamwork.
  • Partner with departments on the development, monitoring and execution of DEI systems including contracting, purchasing, training and development, hiring and employment, and other employee resources and groups.
  • Present informational reports and status on DEI initiatives to the City Council, City Manager, the Leadership Team, and other groups when requested.


Posted: 2021-08-31 Expires: 2021-10-02

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