Full-Time Equity Manager
Recognizing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the City of San Antonio’s mission, citywide goals, and core values, the purpose of this position is to support the success of the Office of Equity and the successful implementation of equity initiatives citywide. Under administrative direction, the Equity Manager (Special Projects Manager) is responsible for complex projects and activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge relating to social justice policies, practices and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social equity, an understanding of systems-level versus individual-level change, transactional and transformational change, an ability to effectively impart the urgency and importance of the office’s work to diverse audiences, and of the ability to deliver clear outcomes and measure impact, especially, although not exclusively, as it relates to racial equity and improving outcomes in communities of color.
The Equity Manager’s essential job functions will support several of the Office of Equity’s goals: promote social equity in City processes; strengthen community awareness and involvement in the office with an emphasis on engaging residents under represented communities such as communities of color, low income communities, LGBTQ+ communities, limited English proficient communities, etc.; and improve services for community members submitting discrimination complaints.
This position will report to the Chief Equity Officer and may exercise direct supervision over assigned staff. The incumbent will need to nimbly function independently and collaboratively with a team, across all City Departments, utilize expert judgment in a wide variety of circumstances, and serve as both an internal consultant and a change agent.
This position is an “unclassified” position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
Essential Job Functions
Communicates the City’s mission and social equity related goals to different audiences, including City employees across departments, and key community stakeholders.
Supports City departments to design implementation plans that promote equitable outcomes and measures impact in community.
Assists in the collection and analysis of data to inform strategies and tactics for increased equity in City programs and services.
Represents the City in equity related events and meetings in the community.
Facilitates the intake of discrimination complaints under the Non-Discrimination Ordinance and provides support as needed to the resolution of complaints.
Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from the City Manager’s Office and Mayor & Council Offices.
Performs other related duties and fulfills additional responsibilities as required.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with preferred coursework in public administration, sociology, ethnic studies, communication, or a closely related field.
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in business, public administration, program management, data analysis, process improvement, or a related field.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
A Master’s Degree is highly desirable.
Valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
Demonstrated success in process improvement and organizational change.
Experience designing and developing data-informed strategies and tactics.
Experience incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in any sector, which may include but are not limited to universities/colleges, foundations, non-profits, and businesses.
Familiarity with relevant local and national equity focused organizations and programs, such as the Government Alliance on Race Equity; the National Diversity Council; and the National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership Initiative, SA2020, etc.
If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and related concepts (i.e. institutional racism, cultural responsiveness, and implicit bias) to different audiences, with an emphasis on communicating the importance of racial equity and intersectionality.
Ability to develop and communicate the significance of equity outcomes and community impacts, and related concepts to different audiences.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, policy, procedures, statutes, and regulations, including the City of San Antonio’s Non-discrimination Ordinance.
Knowledge of principles of supervision and performance evaluation.
Skills in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
Ability to interpret, explain, and apply City and department policies and procedures.
Ability to understand departmental operations, services, and activities.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City officials and the general public.
How to ApplyApply on the City of San Antonio's career center at: sanantonio.gov/careers Or Visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/jobs/2333970
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