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Equity Analyst

Company: City of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The City of Cambridge seeks an equity analyst, a new role under the supervision of the Director of, and in, the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). The Equity Analyst will work in partnership with all city departments to perform the full range of complex analyses of projects and initiatives data to identify and continuously monitor key metrics to track and support the city's progress in achieving its antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) goals.
OEI upholds, reaffirms, and guides the city's commitment to equal employment opportunity. OEI leads the city's efforts to build and support a diverse workforce. OEI conceptualizes and cultivates ADEI as singular organizational priorities, placing these principles at the heart of what the city's workforce does. All of this, in turn, helps the city to both maintain a workplace culture where all employees can flourish and deliver high-quality, exceptional customer service.
The City of Cambridge is committed to building and supporting a municipal workforce that reflects the diversity of the residents it serves, and to maintaining a work environment where all employees can thrive. The city has a long-standing record of nondiscrimination in employment and providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, marital status, or age.
The Equity Analyst will oversee the comprehensive data collection and perform the in-depth analysis and the reporting necessary to provide accountability for all city ADEI initiatives. The specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Lead efforts to research and evaluate the progress of the city's ADEI, access, and opportunity initiatives and programs through the effective use and analysis of quantitative and qualitative metrics.
Support the city's efforts by using research-based best practices and benchmark data to track the impact of all ADEI strategies and initiatives, especially the achievement of the Recruitment, Hiring and Promotion (RHP) Project milestones and timetables, and provide written summary reports outlining all work completed.
Research, create and disseminate information regarding existing and planned ADEI projects in collaboration with the Personnel and Information Technology departments, as well as all other city departments.
Utilize multiple research strategies to gather information on and to analyze the city's various ADEI initiatives and projects and assess their impact on the workforce and the Cambridge community.
Support efforts to update and further develop the city's various diversity, equity, and inclusion data portals.
Assist OEI's Director in the coordination and dissemination of information through a newsletter, website, written and visual presentations, and other internal and/or external content as needed.
Assist with outreach/recruitment efforts including recruitment campaigns for Police and Fire applicants.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or as situations or special projects dictate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, organizational development, economics, statistics, computer science, political science or other related fields or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Minimum of three (3) years professional experience supporting and maintaining (DEI) programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Exceptional knowledge of data analysis practices and techniques, and data management and evaluation.
Knowledge of DEI project design, strategy development, management, implementation, and evaluation.
Strong knowledge and commitment to contemporary issues of racial and social justice, and inter-group relations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills across all platforms, including at public meetings, and in the full range of traditional and social media methodologies for disseminating information.
Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (primarily Outlook, Word, and Excel), PowerPoint, basic mapping.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain tactfulness, composure, confidentiality, and discretion in interactions with people of diverse backgrounds.
Proven ability to collaborate well with colleagues and community members and achieve results.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and completely; and ability to maintain and compile accurate and detailed records and reports.
The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse, and candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, the skills, and the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups - both employees and residents - with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
PREFERRED:
Master's Degree in fields noted above.
Experience and/or knowledge of the Cambridge community.
Excellent knowledge and strong interest in the structure, the workings, and priorities of local government.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is conducted primarily in the office, but employee must have the ability and adequate mobility to travel to meetings within the city as required. Standard office environment with moderate noise level, telephones, personal computers, printers, and other office equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
BENEFITS SUMMARY:
Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance
Vacation and Sick leave eligible
Sick Incentive Pay Eligible
3 Personal days
14 Paid Holidays
Management Allowance, $2,700/year
City employee commuter benefits (T-Pass reimbursement Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership)
RATE: $59,075-$81,522 depending on experience and skills + excellent benefits
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Internal applicants submit job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter of interest requested by 08/03/22. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Keywords: City of Cambridge, Cambridge , Equity Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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