The DDC is currently seeking a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Analyst. Applications close October 28, 2022.
The Developmental Disabilities Council is an independent, federally-funded entity that sits within state government. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) functions as the Council’s designated state agency (DSA).
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Analyst (MA3) is a temporary position funded by the Washington State Legislature in the 2023 budget. This position reports to the executive director. Working with the Council staff and a contracted BIPOC organization this position will:
- Responsible for supporting the work of a committee of stakeholders to create a legislative report that addresses barriers to supports and services experienced by people with developmental disabilities with intersectional identities and propose actions to eliminate impediments;
- Responsible for implementing strategies to eliminate barriers to participation in Council membership and other Council sponsored activities;
- According to the Council’s State Plan, implement strategies to address diversity, equity and inclusion across Council operations; and
- Represent the Council on committees, work groups and other stakeholder events designed to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Use subject-matter expertise to inform and advise actions to eliminate barriers within public and private organizations.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy, Legislative support and strategy
- Provide research and data on DEI issues to Council staff, members, the Governor, the legislature and other external stakeholders. Make recommendations on how to deliver to the legislature a report on the barriers people with developmental disabilities and other intersectional identities have accessing supports and services and recommend lasting policy revisions.
- Responsible for monitoring, researching and responding to policy development issues including legislative, programmatic and regulatory issues
- Assist in compilation and analysis of data, reports and workgroup/committee recommendations.
- Responsible for keeping the DD Council and executive leadership current on major developments, efforts and progress in the creation of the legislative report.
- Provide professional and technical advice to Council staff regarding changes to Council policies and procedures to eliminate barriers to participation in Council projects and programs for people with developmental disabilities with intersectional identities.
- Track, monitor, and analyze state and federal DEI legislation, hearings, and bill activity and provides internal management and other stakeholders with analysis and recommendations.
- Provide advice and technical support in initiating, designing and implementing projects, programs and policies in supports and services for people with developmental disabilities with intersectional identities.
- Develop briefing materials including legislative reports, one-page handouts, policy memos and talking points for the committee tasked with creating a report to the legislature on eliminating barriers to supports and services experienced by people with developmental disabilities with intersectional identities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Projects
- Assist in the management of Council DEI projects and efforts, including Council membership, contracts and budget.
- Develop, coordinate and monitor project activities and resources to meet the Council’s objectives in the State Plan, including compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements
- Conduct research and analysis, formulate recommendations and inform the implementation of the Council’s strategic goals related to specific projects
- Coordinate with contracting officers and contracting officer’s representatives to direct and monitor contractors’ efforts to ensure compliance with legislative or regulatory requirements.
- Provide technical assistance to communities and stakeholders on efforts to eliminate barriers to support and services experienced by people with developmental disabilities with intersectional identities
Communications and stakeholder outreach
- Manage communication with stakeholders. Observe best practices in maintaining collaborative relationships
- Manage communications and project management with the contracted BIPOC organization.
- Ensure adherence to effective and inclusive community engagement practices
- Receive and respond to policy and project-related inquiries from stakeholders
- Maintain distribution lists relevant to specific projects
- Represent the Council on DEI task forces, workgroups, and committees as needed
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