San Jose

Racial Equity Senior Executive Analyst (20130305)

2100620
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Program Management
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South Bay
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Full-Time
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Until filled
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$87,541.00-$133,731.00 Annually
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None

Location

San Jose, 95113

Description

Positions & Duties
About the Office:

The City Manager’s Office provides strategic leadership that supports the Mayor and City Council and motivates the organization to deliver high quality services that meet the community’s needs. The City Manager’s Office of Racial Equity (ORE) is responsible for advancing a citywide racial equity framework that will examine and improve San José’s internal policies, practices, and systems to eradicate  structural and/or institutional racism that exists in  City government and ultimately improve outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. ORE will achieve this goal through community engagement, policy analysis and development, trainings, data collection, as well as stronger accountability measures for City departments. ORE also includes Immigrant Affairs which advances the Welcoming San José Plan to create a more welcoming experience for immigrants, and facilitates immigrant inclusion in civic, economic, linguistic, and social aspects of life.

Position and Duties:
Racial Equity Senior Executive Analyst is integral to the City Manager’s Office of Racial Equity.

The ideal candidate will have substantive experience in:
• Understanding the local context regarding race, gender, and economic disparities and inequities
• Communicating and effectively presenting to people of diverse backgrounds throughout the community and organization 
• Cross-departmental and system collaboration to achieve collective impact
• General administration such as budgeting, report writing, and creating methods to track performance and communicate results
• Methods and techniques in research, data collection, statistical analysis, report preparation, and presentation

Primary Responsibilities:
• Support Office of Racial Equity leadership and staff through equity-focused strategic planning and identifying inequitable departmental policies and practices, while using a change management process
• Develop and implement tools and practices that center racial equity in Citywide analysis and decision making
• Review and analyze departmental policies and practices as they relate to racial equity, including both internal-facing policies  and external-facing policies and practices
• Assist Office of Racial Equity leadership and City Departments on best practices research on strategic topics of interest to the department, and stay abreast of national trends regarding racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging

Selection Process:
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume, and responses to the job-specific questions. You must answer all job specific questions and complete the Education/Work History section of the application to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews.

To be considered for this position, you must fill out the online application available on the City of San José website. As part of this process, you will be required to submit a Cover Letter & Resume, provide three references, and responses to the following supplemental questions stated below:
1. Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position:
1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of professional level management and/or administrative experience.
2. Master’s Degree and three (3) years of professional level management and/or administrative experience.
3. None of the above.
2. How can your experience (lived and professional) and skillset improve racial equity in San José?
3. Share an example where you have had to engage diverse stakeholders to achieve a shared objective

You must answer all job specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. If you have questions about the duties of the position, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Chantel Khatchatourian by email at chantel.khatchatourian@sanjoseca.gov.

The Racial Equity Senior Executive Analyst position will be open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. The first application review will be on Monday, July 12, 2021. Please submit your application by 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Sunday, July 11, 2021 if you would like your application to be included in the first review. 

Additional Information:
The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Senior Executive Analyst classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.

Ideal Candidate

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree in public administration, business administration or related field is preferred, and can be substituted for a portion of the required experience.

Experience: Four (4) years of professional level analytic and/or administrative experience.

This is a permanent at-will position with the City Manager’s Office reporting to the Assistant to the City Manager (Racial Equity Manager).

Desired Qualifications:
• This position is preferred to have knowledge, skill and ability in working with the traditions, culture, customs, values (including historical trauma of engaging with government systems and funded services) of individuals and families who identify with Black/African American communities
• Experience analyzing programs using a racial equity and anti-racist lens
• Experience working with social justice, environmental justice and other community-based advocacy organizations who serve the needs of marginalized communities
• Experience paid or unpaid, developing and managing programs addressing institutional and structural racism and its application to organizational policy and/or services
• Experience analyzing programs using a racial equity lens
• Experience working with social justice, environmental justice and other community-based advocacy organizations who serve the needs of marginalized communities 
• Experience with systems change and processes

Core Competencies:
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated from past and current employment history.

Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.

Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Analytical Thinking - Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities;

Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promote job performance.