This position exists to coordinate the development and implementation of comprehensive agency-wide program designed to create and maintain a workforce that reflects the diversity of Minnesota citizens and a workplace environment in which the DNR is an employer of choice. The incumbent works in collaboration with the agencys Executive Diversity and Inclusion Steering Team, Human Resources staff, Affirmative Action Officer, managers and supervisors to develop, direct and manage the agencys Diversity and Inclusion strategies and initiatives topromote a diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of the citizens of Minnesota; and, that meets the business needs of the agency. Additional responsibilities include ensuring coordinated agency efforts in recruitment, retention, training and awareness initiatives that create and foster an open and inclusive environment. The incumbent will also serve as the agency champion for diversity and inclusion by providing expert advice, consultation and training that enhances the mission of the DNR and promotes diversity within the DNR.
Job responsibilities/tasks include:
Develops and implements a comprehensive diversity and inclusion program strategy for the DNR that provides leadership and consultation to DNR managers and supervisors in all aspects of workforce management.
Collaborate with statewide diversity staff and HR professionals to develop and implement statewide best practices regarding diversity and inclusion initiatives and to leverage resources across the enterprise.
Develop methods to determine the effectiveness of strategies and program initiatives; analyze the results using outcomes measures; and, report on progress as appropriate.
Support process reviews to identify any inherent system barriers to an inclusive organizational culture and recommend approaches to remove the barriers.
Consult with division management to understand workforce needs and cultural competencies in order to develop strategies that promote and encourage diversity and inclusion.
Develop tools, materials, presentations, and other communication mechanisms that can be used by leaders and staff across the agency to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Develops a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan for recruitment and candidate sourcing that leverages agency resources and provides a variety of methods and tools for attracting qualified candidates to DNR positions.
Develops agency wide training and education efforts to enhance awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural diversity and its ability to enhance and positively impact organizational culture, dynamics and performance to ensure that agency goals and objectives are met and services are effectively delivered to all Minnesota citizens.
Keeps current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups, and professional development efforts).
Note: A successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in D&I; program development, coordination and evaluation; strong project management skills sufficient to develop, manage, delegate and evaluate agency statewide projects/programs; provide D&I; training across the state for division leaders as well as employees; and identify diversity recruitment techniques and strategies to ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of the citizens of Minnesota.
Three (3) years of professional experience creating, planning, and coordinating programs to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect in the workplace. A Bachelors degree in Human Resources or closely related field may substitute for one year of experience.
Demonstrated experience in effective project management including project planning, organization, and implementation.
Experience with designing, implementing or delivering diversity training and awareness initiatives.
Ability to develop measurement tools, analyze data and present information for management decision-making and program assessment.
Strong communication skills sufficient to prepare and present reports and ideas to promote workforce diversity and effectively communicate with a wide variety of people.
Knowledge of hiring processes and the ability to understand the application of technology to the recruitment, selection and retention processes.
Ability to prioritize, coordinate and manage multiples tasks and projects.
Proficient in the use of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Bachelors degree in Human Resources or closely related field.
Experience recruiting for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) positions.
Knowledge of state hiring processes and employment tools.
Knowledge of state laws, rules, APs, policies, procedures and contract/plans and how it relates to the recruitment and selection process.
Knowledge of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment laws sufficient to support AA requirements, programs and related activities.
Successful participation of the State of Minnesota Star of the North Fellowship program.
Requires occasionally lifting and
/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that those offered employment submit to a background check prior to employment
. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:
1.Criminal history check
2.Driver's license history
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNRs Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: .us_ or by calling Sarah Spence-Koivisto at ; or using MN Relay 711.
Job Title: State Prog Admin Prin
Location:* St. Paul
Job ID:* 27174
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:* 09/28/2018
Closing Date: Open until filled - first review of applications will be October 17, 2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
Hiring Agency:* Department of Natural Resources
Division/Unit:* Operation Services Division, Human Resources Office
Work Shift:* Day Shift
Work Hours:* Day Shift
Work Shift/Work Hours:* Day Shift
Days of Work:* Monday
Travel Required:* Occasional
Salary Range:* $26.30 - $38.75 /hourly; $54,914 - $80,910 /annually
Classified Status:* Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union:* 217 - Commissioner's Plan
Connect 700 Program Eligible:* Yes
Job Class:* State Program Administrator Principal
Working Title:* Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator
State Of Minnesota