Are you passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and ready to make a difference? The City of Lynnwood is looking for a creative, resilient, and energetic Race and Social Justice Coordinator to join the Executive Office. We have a core group of city employees and leadership that are invested in promoting equity. We are committed to making Lynnwood a safe, welcoming, and equitable place for all those who live, work, and play here. We’re looking for the right person to lead and coordinate our efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are in the process of evaluating our policies, programs, and practices to become a more welcoming and equitable city, centering on the BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and people of color) community and other marginalized groups. We are also embarking on a Community Equity Survey that you will assist with and use to develop priorities for advancing equity in City programs and services.
The City’s Race and Social Justice Coordinator performs a variety of outreach, administrative, analytical, and strategic operational duties in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the City of Lynnwood. This position will lead projects, foster outreach and engagement, facilitate and teach on a variety of DEI topics to empower employees to incorporate the principles of racial and social equity to better serve our diverse community. The work of this position centers on serving our diverse community, and centers on developing city policies and practices to promote equity and advance opportunities for all in Lynnwood.
Includes but is not limited to such essential functions as listed below:
- Lead, inform, and influence systemic change to develop equity in City programs, policies and practices to dismantle structural and institutional racism.
- Understand and work to eliminate disparities where intersections of race and other marginalized status, including gender, disability, color, language, immigration status, age, veteran’s status, and sexual orientation.
- Serve as a coordinator for the City’s Racial Equity Action Plan and coordinate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts city-wide started by our Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) learning cohort and allies.
- Convene and lead ongoing community connections that sustain equitable and inclusive outreach and engagement.
- Foster a welcoming climate and city culture in order to cultivate trust and sense of belonging.
- Collect, track, and analyze diversity data; measure program effectiveness against established goals and initiatives.
- Coordinate with city staff to gather and analyze metrics and demographic data to promote equity in service and program outcomes.
- Coordinate with stakeholders from across the city to develop organizational policies and practices.
- Coordinate, plan and execute equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and events.
- With the Public Information Officer, create and manage equity, diversity, and inclusion content for the intranet, external site, and contribute to the development of outward-facing platforms.
- Coordinate and track sponsorships of diversity events and partnerships with strategically aligned organizations;?implement and execute diversity seminars, workshops, trainings, and other events pertaining to DEI within the City for Lynnwood Employees Embracing Diversity (LEED), Team REAL (Racial Equity Advancing Lynnwood), and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commission (DEIC).
- Develop, coordinate, and conduct training on race and equity, empower others to undo structural racism.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Assist the Executive team with other projects as assigned.
- Maintain regular attendance.
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
- Knowledge of outreach tools and strategic assessments
- Knowledge of best practices to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and ways to break down systemic barriers to access and participation in local government and programs
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation
- Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
- Knowledge of various social media platforms
- Exceptional customer service and organizational skills
- Ability to understand and navigate the local political environment
- Ability to interface with and influence a broad group of stakeholders, partners and senior leaders- without direct authority.
- Ability to collect and track data
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
- Ability to communicate in English and a second language commonly spoken in Lynnwood
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychology, sociology, anthropology, communications, society & justice, race, gender, or ethnic studies, human resources, community development, communications, or other related field; a combination of education and experience equivalent will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
- At least two years, or equivalent of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion program management or outreach; or have substantial training in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please include a cover letter with your application.