We are pleased to announce that two staff positions are now open in the Office of Racial Equity.
The deadline to apply is October 20, 2021.
The State of Vermont is committed to building on local, state, and national efforts to advance equity and social justice, and recognizes the important role government holds in removing structural barriers and increasing meaningful inclusion and representation.
Since the 2019 appointment of the Executive Director of Racial Equity, the State has seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, requests, and collaboration offers from state agencies, community organizations, and local residents. We are thrilled to be part of so many discussions and initiatives, and eager to join even more of them. By adding these staff positions, the State will add capacity for the office to expand its reach and assist more of our sister agencies and members of the public.
About the Positions
Policy & Research Analyst [APPLY HERE]
The Analyst primarily works internally with the three branches of state government, with additional interaction with external entities as needed. The Analyst will conduct policy and data analysis to inform implementation of the statewide equity plan. The Analyst will bring an equity lens to all aspects of research and policy analysis, which will require the knowledge and ability to apply equity principles to traditional research methods while ensuring a high level of analytical rigor.
For translation of the Policy & Research Analyst job posting, visit this site (scroll to the bottom)
Education & Outreach Associate [APPLY HERE]
The Associate’s role is a public-facing role that interacts with residents, visitors, press, and other sectors of government. The position focuses primarily on building training curricula, liaising with communities around the state, and supporting the Executive Director with general administrative assistance. The Associate will help state and local leaders apply an equity lens to their work through education and close communication.
For translation of the Education & Outreach Associate job posting, visit this site (scroll to the bottom)
A note about our Job Specifications
In traditional hiring processes, organizations often get bogged down in corporate culture and the blueprint for what a perfect employee looks like, which often results in exceptional candidates being shut out based on arbitrary or unnecessary factors. Therefore, we crafted the minimum requirements carefully to be more inclusive in defining what “qualified” means, to ensure we are not falling into the common trap of equating prestige/power/privilege with potential for success. In other words, we want great candidates, and we believe in taking more of a holistic approach and less of a rigid/formulaic one. We have shared these positions widely, ensuring that it makes its way to the Indigenous, Asian, Black, Latin@, LGBTQIA+, and communities along the ability spectrum around the country and in Vermont.