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TEMPORARY - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (Ord. Title: Strategic Advisor 2)

Company: Government jobs
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description

Are you a change agent who is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), who believes that organizations fully embracing DEI are made stronger? If so, join us! The Seattle Police Department (SPD) seeks to reflect the community it serves and to foster an environment where employees can bring their authentic selves to work. SPD is seeking a DEI champion to lead and support projects in support of SPD's DE&I strategy. This leader will Influence, manage relationships, and drive impact of DE&I strategic initiatives with stakeholders across leadership and cross-functional teams in the global organization. Utilizing feedback and KPIs for DE&I program performance, the DE&I Officer will track and recommend solutions. This temporary two-year (TLT) position is a pilot program that will become the framework for a permanently requested position. This role will report to the Assistant Chief of the Collaborative Policing Bureau. Job Responsibilities

  • Provide expert technical guidance and leadership to SPD Command Staff on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within the department; develop and coordinate key external DE&I partnerships, including recruitment partners.
  • Manage strategic DE&I projects and programs, including ideation and initiation, creation and documentation of processes, program roll out and communication, and reporting on program effectiveness and results.
  • Coordinate with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative and ensure that SPD is exceeding expectations set by City Leadership.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with and serve as a liaison to the Office of Civil Rights and the City's Workforce Equity & Planning Committee.
  • Assists with the planning, scheduling and coordination of DE&I meetings including the design and development of meeting decks and other communications/tools.
  • Organize and lead SPD's RSJI Change Team.
  • Manage the preparation of SPDs annual Racial Equity Tool kits in collaboration with the SPD Change Team and the SPD Command Staff.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to SPD policy revisions and training initiatives regarding DE&I.
  • Identify DE&I Training opportunities for SPD leadership.
  • Provide training for SPD employees to create an awareness and understanding of fair and equitable outcomes, with a focus on employees involved in EEO processes.
  • Manage regular communications calendar cadence for DE&I updates on strategy, events, programs, and days/months of observance, across all channels within the internal organization, i.e., weekly email communications, monthly leadership meeting slides and tiered daily management updates.
  • Leverage data to evaluate DE&I performance to strategic objective metrics and translate data analysis into recommendations for solutions to drive continual improvement.
  • Conduct research on key DE&I topics, programs, and initiatives to advance and support DE&I at SPD.
  • Champion the values of DE&I in interactions both internally and externally.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:
    A Bachelor's Degree in education, criminal justice, or related field and 5 years of experience implementing large scale strategies, initiatives, projects or (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provide an equivalent background required to perform the work).

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Familiarity and understanding of law enforcement structure and demonstrated experience with effectively managing the afforded challenges
    • Willingness to obtain DE&I certification training, if not already certified
    • Previous Equity Program Management, Human Resources or Diversity and Inclusion experience preferred
    • Ability to manage cross-functional projects, as demonstrated by previous experience coordinating deadlines and deliverables with multiple stakeholders
    • Strong oral and written communications skills including presentation skills
    • Strong collaboration and relationship building skillsPosition Requirements:
      Must pass a Seattle Police Department background investigation. Additional Information

      Additional Information about the Department:
      The Seattle Police Department is comprised of approximately 1,500 dedicated law enforcement professionals all committed to creating and fostering a work environment that is collaborative, innovative, and leading the way in law enforcement principles and practices. Ours is a culture that encourages top performers to adhere to a standard of excellence in the identification of and resolution to complex challenges. The Seattle Police Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

      How to Apply:
      Apply online at http://www.seattle.gov/jobs. Job Number 2022-00381.

      The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

      More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
      "Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources - seattle.gov

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