*Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Engagement Specialist
Company: State of Oregon
Posted on: June 23, 2022
Initial Posting Date:
Oregon Youth Authority
$5,698 - $8,403
* Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Engagement Specialist
OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY
Operations & Policy Analyst 3 - DEI Engagement Specialist
Salem, Oregon - CENTRAL OFFICE - EQUITABLE BUILDING
Do you have the experience and passion in inclusion and diversity
strategy within the public sector? Do you have a proven background
in creating innovative recruiting strategies and techniques focused
on developing and retaining partnerships with diverse community
members? If so, Oregon Youth Authority wants to hear from you!
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is excited to fill our Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Engagement Specialist position. In this
important role, you will participate in overall agency strategic
planning, goal setting, policy direction, and program management of
the organization related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This
position helps create the vision to guide the organization through
initiatives that drive change through the agency's diversity and
cross-cultural relations programs. The Employee Engagement
Specialist is dedicated to driving stronger engagement and opening
lines of communication with current and potential employees through
managing town hall meetings, supporting departmental employee
engagement activities, and supporting the agency wide employee
resource groups. The DEI Engagement Specialist is a project and
change management specialist responsible for helping promote a
positive organizational culture and change. As the DEI engagement
specialist, you will be primarily responsible for the development
and execution of internal employee engagement activities and
department community engagement to strengthen services to our
youth. You will collaborate with all department leadership and will
work with the Communications, Human Resources, employees,
stakeholders, and community partners to drive awareness and
engagement that promote the key DEI initiatives of the
organization. This position supports agency leaders in creating
environments and programs that are emotionally, psychologically,
and physically safe for all youth and employees especially those
from historically marginalized communities.
For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please email the HR
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
Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth
Authority, our team and our culture bit.ly/work4OYA. For more
information please visit www.oregon.gov/oya.
* Telework: This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule.
This position is based at our Central Office in Salem, Oregon and
will be required to come in to the office on an as needed basis.
Telework is evaluated periodically to ensure business needs are
being met and can be adjusted at any time. Please visit the state's
Work Reimagined website for more information.
* Representation: This position is part of the state's management
* This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
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.
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How To Qualify:
* A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration,
Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any
degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and
four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning
* Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven
years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and
skills for the classification.
* Driver License Required: Driving is an essential function of this
position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record
are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment
driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: If you have these
qualities, let us know! It's how we will choose whom to move
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible
for this position.
* Experience and passion in inclusion and diversity strategy within
the public sector.
* Compelling written and verbal communication skills.
* influencing systems-wide changes by applying an equity framework
to all work.
* Proven background in creating innovative recruiting strategies
and techniques focused on developing and retaining partnerships
with diverse community members.
* Demonstrated history overcoming resistance in different settings
and work cultures, influencing stakeholders, and leading without
* Experience building deep cross-functional relationships and
influencing across all levels from individual contributors to
* Self-driven and highly motivated, including project management
experience and the ability to identify and implement best practices
of diversity and inclusion.
* Excellent skills in analyzing data and reporting trends.
1. Complete the application or submit an updated/current
2. Cover Letter: Please include a cover letter that describes your
experiences, skills, and knowledge in regards to the desired
attributes listed above and why you are the best fit candidate for
3. Complete questionnaire.
4. After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the
public records request authorization. This screen will come after
you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee,
the public records request task will come to your Workday
5. If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come
after the public records request question. Please do not attach
your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your
application. We will ask you for your documents later in the
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including
failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have
to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or
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
Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation
to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding
reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact
OYA Recruitment at 503-373-7301. Oregon Relay Service can be
reached by calling 7-1-1.
In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record
check, per OAR 416 Division 800, a driving record background check
and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check. Information
obtained about an individual is confidential. An individual who
refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be
disqualified from consideration in the position for which you
applied. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment
check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check,
pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as
required for the position.
In 2003 Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the
first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing
sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other
facilities. In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of
the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your
background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with
the National PREA standards.
All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test to
establish a TB free "base line." If offered employment and you
accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA
will require the necessary documentation from your personal health
care provider as a condition of employment.
All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a
"mandatory reporter" of child abuse.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be
required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9
form confirming you are able to work in the US. OYA uses E-Verify
to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United
For questions about the job announcement, email HR Recruiter,
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