Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is in the heart at what we do at the Oregon Youth Authority. We are seeking a unique individual to bring their lived and professional experience to infuse that experience in the DEI Strategic Manager position. Your strong interpersonal skills will be utilized in working with program leadership, staff, and key stakeholders and advisory councils to create engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the new DEI Strategic Manager, you will also work with specific program areas within Facility Services, Business Services, Community Services, Health Services, Development Services, and the Directors Office to develop an agency Equity Strategic Plan. Your strong analytical data experience will aid you in managing and analyzing data from the agency’s Equity Dashboard. You will also be working effectively with program leadership to infuse an equity lens into everything they do through strategic planning; program specific policy and procedure development and review; coordination of metrics and data collection/evaluation/analysis; recruitment, retention, promotion and succession planning activities; field consultation; training; and coordination with the each agency Assistant Director. This position will support agency efforts to ensure staff are provided with culturally appropriate services, and will work to empower staff, and provide access to training and activities where individuals are treated respectfully, compassionately, and in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities, protecting and preserving the dignity of each. This includes culture, language, national origin, race, age, ethnicity, ability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences/diversity factors. OYA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager will also work to align the agency with the Governor’s statewide equity infrastructure plan by creating a dedicated equity-focused position to support and operationalize DEI work. This work will happen within OYA and also across other systems of care to include community partners, partner agencies, and county juvenile justice systems.
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At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.
If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!
What’s in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.
What You Need To Qualify
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Law, Political Science or any degree related to Juvenile/Criminal Justice; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Ethnic, Cultural, Linguistically Diverse or related certifications; AND five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to Juvenile/Criminal Justice or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related Juvenile/Criminal Justice or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview.
- Lived/professional experience working in the DEI field.
- Experience with databases, statistics, data analysis, and reporting tools.
- Strong analytical data experience.
- Experience working and effectively communicating with a wide-variety of stakeholders, including executive level leaders, front line staff, local government and community partners with vested perspectives and interests.
- Strong interpersonal skills working with division leaders to complete common goals and objectives.
- Ability to work independently and be enterprising – seek out and be inclusive in problem solving, creative in solutions, and an innovative thinker.
How to apply:
Please click on the external link or go to oregonjobs.org and search job announcement REQ-79638
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.” The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.