This is a temporary, full-time, benefited position (excluding pension) that will last up to three (3) years.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 22-00307
POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
The Equitable Process Coordinator position is a temporary benefited and professional level position who will be responsible for guiding the City in developing a strategy for their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) journey. The DE&I foundation has been established, and the successful individual will set the City up for success with internal processes and governance structures that enable us to meet Council’s DE&I strategic priorities.
In 2022, City Council adopted a Strategic Plan Guiding Principle on DE&I to “Achieve equitable processes for the people of Westminster by providing opportunity for all voices to be heard and drawing upon community diversity in decision making.”
The City of Westminster is a values-oriented organization and committed to the principles outlined in SPIRIT – Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork. The Equitable Process Coordinator will draw upon the DE&I foundations that have already been established in the organization and will identify objectives that set organizational standards for DE&I, help set a governance strategy that incorporates City-wide representation in overseeing DE&I objectives, and create and begin implementation of an action plan for next steps.
The Equitable Process Coordinator performs work with wide latitude for independent judgment and action, and reports to the Human Resources Director. Work is reviewed through conferences, meetings, reports, and success of the department's programs and activities. This position will be responsible for building effective relationships with the city’s leadership teams in order to execute DE&I strategies across the organization.
The human capital of our organization is the most vital resource to accomplishing all of the strategic goals of the City. Human Resources continues to play a key role in moving the organization forward towards accomplishing these strategic goals by placing emphasis on the DE&I principles and practices, and in particular related to the maintenance of a healthy work environment.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage everyone who meets the basic requirements of the position to apply. If you have transferable experience, tell us about it!
This is a temporary, full-time, benefited position (excluding pension) that will last up to three (3) years. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must attach to the online application at time of submittal, a cover letter and resume (maximum of two (2) pages for each document). The full salary range for this position is stated above. Starting wages are negotiable and dependent on the qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee’s fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Laotian and/or American Sign Language (ASL).
Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
A minimum of four (4) years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion with an emphasis on human resources, diversity programs, recruitment, performance management, and employee relations
Strong cultural competency, including an understanding of power dynamics and intersecting axis of diversity and how these attributes play out in a workplace
Ability to leverage insights through data analytics (assessment, analysis, and reporting) of diversity and inclusion metrics
Proven interpersonal skills, including the ability to actively listen, collaborate, build relationships, influence, manage conflict, and problem solve
Ability to manage sensitive situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy
Successful experience in facilitating cultural competency discussions, workshops, and professional learning
Demonstrated success in process improvement and organizational change
Knowledge of the Civil Rights Act, EEO compliance, and affirmative action
Knowledge of diversity and cross-cultural competence
Experience in training and development of employees
Ability to develop strategic plans, related initiatives, and performance measures
Collaboration skills and ability to work effectively across all departments and engage staff at all levels
Skilled in conflict resolution
Ability to work effectively and build rapport with individuals from varied backgrounds and experiences
Skilled in effective time management and ability to set and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and take full responsibility for projects
Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision on multiple tasks and to meet competing time-sensitive deadlines
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Working knowledge of office practices, procedures, and methods, including knowledge and proficiency of computer word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong sense of self and others, displaying high emotional intelligence
Fluency in Spanish or Hmong
Certification in DE&I or a related area
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
People choose Westminster, Colorado, because it is an extraordinary community with an honored past and an even more promising future. Our employees serve with a purpose and embrace our SPIRIT values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork. We are known as a caring, team-oriented working environment with a commitment to excellence. Innovation and creativity are encouraged, where visionary people who want to see their projects and programs implemented thrive. Westminster’s work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Our mission is clear: We deliver exceptional value and quality of life to our citizens.
Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, Colorado, on the US Highway 36 high-tech corridor, Westminster is a beautiful city designed for an exceptional quality of life. The community is a nationally recognized community with a reputation for innovation and progressive management in local government. Over 114,000 residents enjoy superb recreation amenities, beautiful neighborhoods, numerous entertainment and shopping opportunities. One-third of the city’s 35 square mile area is permanently preserved “green space” (parks,... natural open space, golf courses and homeowner association green belts) which protects the city’s spectacular mountain views.
The City of Westminster has a Council/Manager form of government with a long-standing history of collaboration and partnership. Our organization has a strong bias for action. The quality of life within the community is a direct result of purposeful and strategic governance meeting current community needs, while giving thoughtful consideration to the future.
The City of Westminster is committed to providing exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT – Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.