• Austin City Skyline
  • Equity and Inclusion Program Manager I

    Overview of the Position:
    The Equity and Inclusion Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing initiatives that promote equity and inclusion within the organization. This role involves developing strategies, policies, and programs to address systemic inequities and foster a culture of belonging for all employees, with a specific focus on equity.
    Key responsibilities include:
    1. Strategic planning and implementation
    2. Training and education
    3. Policy recommendation development and advocacy
    4. Community engagement
    5. Data Analysis and Reporting

    Successful candidates should demonstrate proficiency in the following core 

    • Cultural Competence: Ability to interact effectively with people of different racial and cultural backgrounds.
    • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to influence and drive change.
    • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop and implement long-term racial equity strategies.
    • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to address complex issues.
    • Empathy: High level of empathy and understanding of diverse racial perspectives and experiences.
    Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
    • Graduation with Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of experience in a field related to the job, including two (2) years of experience which were in a lead, supervisory, project, or program management capacity.
    • Experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education up to a maximum of four (4) years.
    • Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field may substitute for non-lead/supervisory experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.
    Preferred Experience:
    • Strong understanding of racial equity principles, practices, and issues.
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated experience analyzing data and developing actionable insights.
    • Experience in designing and facilitating training programs focused on racial equity.
    • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse groups.
    • Ability to travel to more than one work location.
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
    1. Evaluates and monitors the quality, responsiveness, efficiency, effectiveness, or impact of department programs and initiatives, service delivery methods, policies, and procedures on continuous equity and inclusion efforts.
    2. Evaluates new and existing internal and external departmental organizational and operational policies, procedures, programs, services, and initiatives that support equity; identifies opportunities to maximize efforts; and leads policy process review as it relates to equity language and impact.
    3. Manages teams and projects in the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Leads Equity Action Plan for department and is responsible for developing steps using stakeholder feedback regarding the priority of projects which impact equity.
    4. Coordinates and works in collaboration with the Equity Office, employee groups, department divisions, and other stakeholders involved in and affected by programs to advance equity through employee and community engagement and program development, training, and best practices.
    5. Develops performance indicators and progress benchmarks to ensure accountability towards equitable delivery of City services, programs, initiatives, and internal practices. Identifies disparities in department programs and services and works to remove underlying drivers of inequitable program or policy outcomes.
    6. Drives leadership awareness for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives. Acts as an advisor to executive management and recommends process improvement strategies regarding resource allocation, talent management, and organizational alignment.
    7. Gathers, analyzes, and reports data to identify issues, trends, demographics, or other relevant information and statistics to drive equity and inclusion project methodology. Manages research data and leads stakeholder quantitative and qualitative data analysis of equity initiatives.
    8. Researches and stays abreast of equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices and legislation.
    9. Manages communication strategies for department equity actions.
    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
    May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, and guidance to others.
    Pay Range $38.97 – $50.67

    Hours Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Evening and weekend work may be required.
    Job Close Date 07/23/2024

    For more information and to apply click the link below or copy and paste the URL:  https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/119194

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