Equity and Engagement Manager

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is seeking to hire a full-time Equity and Engagement Manager to lead organizational and project-specific equity and racial justice efforts. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Develop, execute, and monitor strategies in alignment with the federal requirements and CCRPC’s equity and racial justice goals to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all facets of the CCRPC’s work; build relationships with diverse populations; and leverage resources to become a regional equity leader.

The ideal candidate has an in-depth knowledge of racial inequality, systemic racism, and race-based bias, and familiarity with public engagement, public policy analysis, organizational and program design, and implementation demonstrated through a combination of education and at least 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience. A full job description is available at: https://www.ccrpcvt.org/jobs

CCRPC is the regional planning agency for the greater Burlington region in Vermont. Our offices are in downtown Winooski along the river in a great walking environment with a variety of restaurants, services and businesses. The workplace is supportive, friendly, and flexible. During the pandemic, employees may work from home or in the office.

The individual selected must be a self-starter, able to work independently and meet deadlines. Regular night meetings and in-person meetings (when the pandemic allows) will be expected. Valid driver’s license required. Salary is expected to be $60,000-70,000.  

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Charlie Baker, Executive Director, at: cbaker@ccrpcvt.org. For full consideration, apply by February 25, 2022. Interviews will be virtual. The position will remain open until filled. 

The CCRPC believes a diverse and culturally proficient staff are pivotal to creating an environment free of inequities. Accordingly, the CCRPC seeks to provide our membership and community with services enhanced by the professional contributions of culturally competent representatives of different races, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, physical ability, age, and sexual orientation. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. CCRPC is an equal opportunity employer. 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Achieving a healthy, inclusive, and prosperous future for Chittenden County is the vision of our Regional ECOS Plan. However, we know we cannot achieve that future without addressing the systemic racism and inequities in our community. Addressing inequity in our community is one of the eight key strategies in our ECOS Plan to achieve our vision, and there is much work to be done. We are committed to working through the racial and economic disparities in our community together with our member municipalities, partner organizations, employers and residents. In 2020, we began working with a racial equity consultant (Creative Discourse) to build our capacity to address systemic racism and inequities in our culture, practices and policies. This included establishing an internal Equity Leadership Team, undergoing an organizational equity assessment informed by many focus groups and interviews with staff, board members, formal partners, and informal community leaders, and hosting a regional equity summit in November 2021 to discuss challenges and opportunities and explore ways Chittenden County can intentionally plan for racial and economic equity. One of the outcomes of the equity assessment was the need to hire an organizational leader dedicated to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion work.

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