RACE AND EQUITY PROJECTS MANAGER

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$64,272.00 - $98,217.60 Annually
Posted
Jan 22, 2021
Closes
Feb 19, 2021
Ref
1506-21H-CMO-HQ
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County is seeking a Race and Equity Projects Manager to provide professional level support to the County’s work to support and advance the successful implementation of equity initiatives both internally and externally to the organization. This position will work with the County's Chief Race and Equity Officer to guide and facilitate the development and implementation of important policies, practices, and the creation of a new racial equity tool, which will be used in guiding program, service and budget decisions. In addition, this position provides policy and issue research, analysis, and recommendations to inform the Countywide Racial Equity Action Plan.

Specific duties include:
  • Providing leadership, guidance and support in the delivery of equity policy and initiatives in conjunction with internal and external partners. ;
  • Evaluating and ensuring resolution of issues involving parties with varying interest with diplomacy and judgment;
  • Planning, implementing and facilitating events, workshops and training sessions to promote equity and inclusion within the County and community;
  • Providing research and analysis to inform strategies and tactics for increased equity in County programs and services;
  • Providing strategic communications regarding the County’s equity goals;
  • Coordinating and supporting Interdepartmental Equity Action Teams in delivering core competencies of the Equity Action Plan; and
  • Coordinating, preparing and supporting data analysis and research initiatives used to inform the Equity Action Plan's accountability and metrics reporting.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following:
  • Vision to deconstruct and dismantle institutional racism and reconstructing/recreating system of belonging and anti-oppression;
  • Successful record of influence, community building, networking, and deploying effective programs for diversity and inclusion;
  • Experience interfacing on a regular basis with community stakeholders, executive leaders and officials, and employees;
  • Specialized knowledge relating to social justice policies, practices and procedures; and
  • Independent judgement and excellent communication and organizational skills.


Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Education or related field plus two years' experience in the following:
  • Working with communities of color, marginalized and under-served populations and equity issues related to diverse communities ; and
  • Developing training materials, communications and education programs around race and equity.

Substitution: Related experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-per-year basis.

Desirables: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Strong program and project management skills;
  • Experience developing educational resources on racial equity and other areas of disparity and social justice;
  • Familiarity with local neighborhoods and community-based organizations; and/or
  • Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, PowerPoint, Windows software and Google applications.


Additional Information

Work hours: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a flexible schedule. The selected candidate may be required to attend meetings in the evening and on the weekends, occasionally.

This official title for this position is Management Analyst.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

How many years of professional experience working to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion do you have?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 but less than 2 years
  • 2 years or more


02

Please check ALL boxes which describe your experience as it relates to the minimum qualifications.
  • Working with communities of color, marginalized and under-served populations and equity issues related to diverse communities
  • Developing training materials, communications and education programs around race and equity
  • None of the above


03

If not fully detailed on your application, please use the space below or attached a cover letter to your application describing the experience checked on question #2.

04

Please check ALL boxes which describe your experience as it relates to the desirable qualifications.
  • Strong program and project management skills
  • Experience developing educational resources on racial equity and other areas of disparity and social justice;
  • Familiarity with local neighborhoods and community-based organizations
  • None of the above


05

Do you have a demonstrated background in organizational development and/or change management, preferably in a public agency?
  • Yes
  • No


06

Please describe your demonstrated background in organizational systems and/or change management, preferably in a public agency. In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as: Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability; Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability. (Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

07

Do you have a demonstrated background and experience in racial and equity training and tools?
  • Yes
  • No


08

Please describe your demonstrated background and experience in racial and equity training and tools? In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as: Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability; Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and Total length of time applying the knowledge, skill or ability. (Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

Required Question

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