Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
Hiring pay for this position is $90,645/annually  - $113,301/annually  

Full salary range for this position is $90,645/annually - $135,957/annually

All applications must include a Cover Letter and Resume. 

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications throughout the year; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespectProfessionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
 
Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

OVERVIEW OF POSITION / DEPARTMENT

Under the direction of the DEI Officer, this position is responsible for complex projects and activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge relating to racial equity policies, practices and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social equity, an understanding of systems-level change and organizational change; an ability to effectively impart the urgency and importance of the office’s work to diverse internal and external audiences; the ability to deliver clear outcomes and measure impact as it relates to racial equity; and improving outcomes in the city’s customer service delivery to communities of color as well as policies and procedures related to city of Aurora employees.


PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the development and implementation of DEI training and assistance to city departments and employees.

  • Assist in developing a racial equity toolkit framework to examine and analyze city processes and procedures with a racial equity lens.

  • Strengthen community awareness and involvement in the office with an emphasis on engaging residents in underrepresented communities such as communities of color, low income communities, LGBTQ+ communities, limited English proficient, immigrant and refugee communities, etc.

  • Assist in the strategic implementation of interdepartmental teams and community partnerships to achieve and promote racial equity in key areas.

  • Develop and Manage the Equity Champion training, awareness and working group sessions.

  • Develop citywide training criteria and action plans in collaboration with city’s Learning Management System.

  • Communicates the city’s mission and DEI goals to different audiences including city employees across departments and key community stakeholders.

  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data to inform strategies and tactics for increased equity in city programs and services.

  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining of assigned staff.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree with preferred coursework in public administration, organizational development, human resources, communications, public relations, or in directly related field.

Experience:

  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in communications, cultural diversity, community engagement, business or public administration, program management, process improvement or a related field.

  • At least three (3) years supervisory/leadwork experience.

  • Experience working within local government.

Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and operating procedures of municipal government

  • Demonstrated success in process improvement and organizational change

  • Familiarity with relevant local and national equity focused organizations and programs, such as Government Alliance on Race Equity, National League of Cites Race, Equity and Leadership Initiative

  • Analyze situations with a structural racial equity lens and utilize effective organizing strategies

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, abilities

Abilities:

  • Understanding, knowledge or experience working in a membership environment and with local governments

  • 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

  • Model racial equity in relationships with co-workers, colleagues, community and others

  • Possess a strong ability to set and manage project goals and timelines to ensure successful completion of work

  • Experienced writer, presenter, marketing and media relations professional, and communicator

  • Ability to identify issues/needs and the skills to be proactive and innovative

  • Exposure to community partnerships, issues management and engaging diverse audiences

  • Willing to participate in meetings and events outside the office and during evenings and weekends

  • Direct and effectively supervise other employees.

  • Administer budgets.

Skills:

  • Possess effective interpersonal skills including humor and compassion

  • Strong decision making, and managerial skills

  • Strong analytical and systems skills

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Essential Personnel:

When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds

  • Occasional lifting and carrying of objects

  • Some walking and standing

  • Hand/eye coordination to operate a computer terminal

  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents

  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communications with employees and citizens

Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used:

  • This position may require the incumbent to regularly use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

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For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
 

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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