Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

$78,456 - $100,152 yearly
  • City of Santa Ana
  • Santa Ana, CA, USA
  • Aug 30, 2021
Full time Administration/Management Community Engagement Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Job Description

The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community.

Under general direction, the Equity and Inclusion Coordinator plans, directs, organizes, coordinates and evaluates the City’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and programs aimed at advancing racial equity; develops, supports, and advocates for transformational policies and system wide changes that address root causes of inequities; and advocates to encourage equity in the creation, administration, and communication of City services.

This position is grant funded and limited-term. The length of the position will depend on available grant funding.

This recruitment is open until further notice and can close at any time and without notice. 

Essential functions include, but are not Limited to, the following:

  • Addresses inclusion and racial equity barriers and creates access to opportunity; assesses community needs and promotes community cohesion.
  • Serves as the City’s subject matter expert and contact for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and programs to staff, elected officials, businesses, and community members; advises on topics related to advancing racial, gender, ethnic, and social equity; and develops systems for reporting City incidents of inequity.
  • Assesses the impact of race, ethnicity, gender, and social factors on City organizational culture, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Develops and monitors the City’s comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan.
  • Recommends diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, policies, and procedures; and creates visibility and awareness of equity as an economic imperative.
  • Collaborates with departments in developing, implementing, and monitoring programs that encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization; leads multi-department diversity teams. 
  • Collaborates with community partners to develop and coordinate community outreach strategies, trainings, and initiatives to educate the community and businesses on how to recognize, accommodate, and appreciate diversity and support the advancement of inclusion, and gender and racial equity goals and objectives; provides public information and promotional materials.
  • Researches, applies for, and manages grants and other resources that support advancing race and equity work.
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of diversity, equity, and inclusion program budget and resources across departments.
  • Creates correspondence and presentations addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion that support strategies to address equity priorities and concerns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of increasingly responsible professional organizational experience leading and directing diversity programs and/or organizing community engagement activities in a diversity, inclusion, and/or racial equity role, with emphasis on equity program and policy administration. Experience, education, and training must provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of program development and implementation related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; municipal governmental policies, processes, and procedures; federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and applicable quantitative methods; business letter writing and report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and office software applications; organizational change frameworks; transformational leadership; equity and diversity related policy development; organizational training and development; facilitation skills; conflict resolution methods and techniques; goal setting; program development, implementation, evaluation, and budgeting; grant administration; analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs; and community outreach and engagement.
Skill in: Effectively coordinating activities with other departments, outside agencies, and the general public; conducting complex equity analysis; and conflict and dispute resolution.

Ability to: Prepare, implement, and track program budgeting; develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; understand, interpret, and apply Citywide and departmental codes, policies, and procedures; effectively handle conflict and sensitive employee issues; operate office equipment, including computer equipment and office software applications; work with sensitive information and maintain appropriate confidentiality; read, interpret, and apply pertinent laws, rules, regulations, standards, and procedures; conduct complex organizational, procedural, and statistical research studies and analyses; prepare and maintain technical and statistical records and reports; organize, prioritize, and coordinate work activities; work effectively under tight deadlines; manage projects independently; communicate tactfully, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare and make presentations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with department management, City employees, employee organizations, elected and appointed City officials, and the public.

Possession and retention of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License is a condition of continued employment in this classification.

Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) or other related diversity certification is highly desirable.
Bilingual ability in English and Spanish, or English and Vietnamese is highly desirable.

Selection Process

All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online, attach any required documents and complete the supplemental questionnaire.  Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City online application.  To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide. Selection Process:  This is a non-Civil Service position.  Applications and attachments will be reviewed by Human Resources and the City Manager's Office.  Those candidates possessing the most extensive and relevant training and experience will be invited to continue in the selection process.