Economy Program Manager

Employer:
City of Burlington, Racial Equity Inclusion & Belonging Office
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

General Purpose

Under the general direction of the (REIB) Manager, the (REIB) Program Manager is tasked with addressing systemic racial inequality as it relates to Racism as a Public Health Crisis within the identified domain category. This position will primarily focus on assessing, examining, and designing interventions and policies relating to one of the five domains for identified communities and city departments.

The Program Manager is the identified lead for programming as it relates to the specific domain and the associated specific categories.   The position will be critical in executing REIB’s racial equity objectives. This includes but is not limited to leading, consulting, and auditing programs and identifying future programmatic needs. The Program Manager will ensure that historically marginalized and disenfranchised impacted communities are provided equal access to the City’s resources and services regardless of any protected demographic characteristics. This position will also document and correct discriminatory factors that may arise that directly impact historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities.

As an integral part of our team, this individual will support the program management, reporting, analysis, and relationship-building component of all current and future equity programs. The role requires a collaborative skillset, an understanding of strategic processes related associated domain and it best practices, and the ability to support the implementation and development of program principles within the City.  The position will also lead the assessment of City departments’ culture, policies, processes, and strategies related to race equity, inclusion, and belonging, utilizing a collaborative approach in designing and tailoring engagement and strategic planning aligning with their designated equity goals. The program manager will manage City-wide equity initiatives ranging from the Equity Tool Kit, Neighborhood Equity Index, and cultural
events, such as Juneteenth, that accurately reflect the City’s position on addressing racial
equity through a public health model.

The Program Manager will plan, manage and execute the City’s directive for racial equity staff training as outlined in the 2020 Resolution Relating to “Racial Justice through Economic and Criminal Justice” and all other REIB educational content in partnership with Human Resources and other city departments.

Economy Program Manager: in order to address systemic racial inequality in the economy, this domain will assess and design interventions and policies relating to workforce development, wealth disparities, business development, entrepreneurship, investment, and procurement.
Union Status : Non-Union
Pay Grade: 18
Remote Work Rating Tier: 2

Essential Job Functions

  • Create and implement the City’s Equity Programs. Includes policies, procedures, objectives, processes, and communications to increase the opportunities in relevant areas of current processes and future identified area

City Work –programming/policies/systems development

  • Directs the evaluation of policies and practices within the municipality utilizing REIB best practice framework to assess compliance, functionality, and effectiveness.
  • Identifies innovation and change management opportunities that align with the department goals and convenes with relevant stakeholders to support these efforts when applicable.
  • Work with relevant city departments. Identify and support to implement opportunities to lower systemic barriers and opportunities to apply/qualify/partner with the City.
  • Act as the first point of contact and collaborator with Department Heads and other constituents to increase engagement to meet programmatic goals.
  • Assist in developing annual and multi-year program plans to help meet equity goals and continuous improvement efforts for assigned city departments.
  • Collaborate with REIB team members to plan strategic development and implementation of the Equity Index dashboard.
  • Strategy Development: Create/Contribute to the development of opportunities strategy.
  • Lead developing equitable development of policies focused on historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities.
  • Coordinate projects or grants to meet internal needs and other departments’ needs regarding equity, including drafting grant memos, managing project timelines, and serving as a resource to partners and grantees.
  • Coordinates management of projects to ensure all applicable contracts, agreements, and form documents align with City and department standards.

Community Work

  • Support efforts to build relationships with various local and regional councils and other organizations
  • Attend and represent the City at various local and national conferences and meetings.
  • Promote the City in the Racial Equity and DEIB communities.
  • Perform other duties as requested that support the success of the City’s Race Equity

Programs

  • Leads in developing and managing community projects aligned with the City and department’s strategic efforts aligned with the specific domain.
  • Lead liaison assigned to specific underrepresented communities to build rapport, align resources, and provide technical assistance and sustainable solutions to address disparities related to Racism as a Public Health Crisis and the Public Health Model.
  • Provide advocacy and manage intergovernmental affairs for identified communities in the City of Burlington.

Research

  • Leads the research and the creation of policy recommendations, including helping to prepare reports, develop policy briefs, and quantitative/qualitative analysis for internal and external stakeholders aligned with the REIB domains.
  • Lead research and data collection addressing barriers to accessibility for historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities within the City of Burlington.
  • Work closely with the City’s Analytics and finance teams to measure and report activity, including assisting in analyzing data and developing presentation materials.
  • Conduct research and analysis to refine and vet potential strategic directions and identify potential partners and advisors.
  • Manages the monitoring, research, and reporting on actionable and measurable goals, strategies, and metrics in the REIB domains for internal and external partners.
  • Heads the needs assessment processes, including data collection, reporting, and recommendations for specific departments and REIB domain indicators to measure barriers, inequities, and outcomes.
  • Research tools, propose, design, and implement the City’s mandatory staff training and other REIB-focused professional development.

Training/auditing/ technical support

  • Leads in the collaborative process with assigned departments to support the implementation of relevant policies, practices, training, and employee resource groups for municipal employees.
  • Creates and implements tools that assess the equitability of programs, processes, and policies for assigned City departments.
  • Identify and coordinate with various stakeholders to collect REIB domains and demographic data.
  • Supports identification for staffing of internal and external stakeholders for committees and task forces supporting the Department’s and City’s strategic efforts.
  • Collecting and reporting on community programming data aligned with the City’s and department’s strategic efforts and providing quality assurance as necessary regarding the REIB Domains.
  • Lead, support, and assist in conducting REIB Domains content-related training sessions for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support and assist in the development of presentations and reports, both internal and external
  • Manage limited services, seasonal and intern staff as required..

Non-Essential Job Functions: 

  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in public policy, public administration, communications, urban planning, public health, facilities management and planning, social science, or another related field, and two years of experience in DEI, civil rights and social justice, public policy, housing, planning, public works, community development, public health, education, community-based advocacy and/or organizing (beyond summer or short-term internships); OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the above fields and four years of experience; DEI, civil rights and social justice, public policy, housing, planning, public works, community development, public health, community-based advocacy and/or organizing (beyond summer or short-term internships); OR
  • Associate’s Degree and eight years of experience; DEI, civil rights and social justice, public policy, housing, planning, public works, community development, public health, community-based advocacy and/or organizing (beyond summer or short-term internships); OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent and 12 years of experience in an office environment. DEI, civil rights and social justice, public policy, housing, planning, public works, community development, public health, community-based advocacy and/or organizing (beyond summer or short-term

internships);   Relevant experience can be substituted for education on a 2 to 1 ratio.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid State driver’s license.
  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity. 
 The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
 In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
 Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.
 For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.  

Wage or Salary
$73,798.40 - $82,326.40 Annually