Senior Policy Analyst (Management Analyst II) Office of Equity and Human Rights
Job Posted: 22 February, 2021
Company: Queen's University MIR Program
Closing Date: 8 March, 2021
Location: Tacoma, WA



Salary: $72,800.00 - $93,329.60 Annually
Job Type: Non-Classified
Department: City Manager

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Do you like to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a passion for social justice? Do you want to be part of a team working to make Tacoma a more equitable place to live, work and play? Tacoma's Office of Equity and Human Rights has a Senior Policy Analyst position for you.

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) leads the advancement of Tacoma’s Equity and Empowerment Framework, which focuses on building a workforce that reflects our community, purposeful community outreach and engagement, equitable service delivery, human rights and opportunities for all, and equity in policy decision making. OEHR also plays a key role in the implementation of Tacoma’s anti-racist systems transformation as described in Council Resolution 40622. OEHR partners with numerous cultural organizations, social justice advocates, and national organizations focused on racial equity in government, such as the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), Cities United, and Policy Link. OEHR supports Tacoma’s Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Tacoma’s Human Rights Commission, and the Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities. In addition, we work in close collaboration with government and non-government entities in the region to create a socially just and equitable place for all.

Position Description

The Senior Policy Analyst (Management Analyst II) plays a key role in supporting all City Departments to advance racial and other equity goals, supporting Tacoma’s Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and providing leadership on other key areas of focus for Tacoma’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.

Bilingual/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Senior Policy Analyst (Management Analyst II) will primarily focus work in the following areas:

  • Work with leaders and representatives from City Departments to build racial and other equity into their policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (CIRA), supporting and managing the Commission’s efforts to ensure Tacoma’s immigrant and refugee communities are equitably engaged and represented in Tacoma’s economic, cultural, and civic life.
  • Engage in equity-focused community outreach and engagement projects.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and work on a staff team that values lifelong learning, courage, resilience, inclusion, and a commitment to antiracist systems transformation at the City of Tacoma.

Essential Duties:

  • Work with City Departments to support the implementation of their Racial Equity Action Plans (REAPs) and other efforts to build equity into policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Support Tacoma’s Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (CIRA) by serving as staff liaison between CIRA and City Government.
  • Serve as a credible source of knowledge and information to community members and City staff on immigrant and refugee affairs and public safety efforts within the City.
  • Coordinate activities with multilingual communities and ensure proper translation and interpretation services are provided. Ensure timely scheduling, translation and interpretation services, agenda building, and minutes-taking for CIRA and ensure that CIRA has the necessary information to make informed recommendations to the City.
  • Develop and engage in a variety of community outreach projects that address disparities experienced by people of color in Tacoma.
  • Collaborate with and convene community partners on activities that support Equity and Empowerment Framework goals.
  • Conduct program, policy, and service analysis and recommend changes to support equity goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

A successful applicant for this position will have a passion for social justice, find teamwork compelling, build collaborative relationships, manage tight deadlines and competing priorities, and advocate for underrepresented communities.


Desirable Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred and 3 - 4 years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses. A strong combination of other education and experience may substitute:
  • A strong combination of education and experience in community development and/or organizing, human/civil rights work, community-based services, and/or volunteer work comparable to professional work.
  • A strong understanding of the history of race and racism in America and how that history has led to the racial disparities experienced by black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC community members).
  • An ability to effectively engage in challenging conversations about race, racism, antiracism, and equity.
  • Lived, experienced and/or work experience in and with immigrant and refugee communities and a specific understanding of the issues facing immigrants and refugees in and around Tacoma.
  • Multilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Licensing, Certifications and Other Legal Requirements
  • There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Requisitos recomendables Un título universitario en un campo relacionado es una preferencia firme, pero una buena combinación de otra educación y experiencia puede ser válida:

Una buena combinación de educación y experiencia en el desarrollo y/u organización de la comunidad, trabajo en derechos humanos/civiles, servicios a la comunidad y/o trabajo voluntario comparable a un trabajo profesional.

Un profundo conocimiento de la historia de las razas y el racismo en América y cómo esa historia ha llevado a disparidades raciales que han sufrido las personas de raza negra, indígena y otras personas de color (miembros de la comunidad BIPOC, por su sigla en inglés).

Una capacidad para participar de manera efectiva en conversaciones difíciles sobre raza, racismo, anti-racismo y equidad.

Experiencia de vida y/o experiencia laboral en y con comunidades de inmigrantes y refugiados y un conocimiento específico sobre los problemas que sufren los inmigrantes y refugiados de la ciudad de Tacoma y alrededores.

Alentamos a presentarse especialmente a candidatos multilingües.

Licencias, Certificaciones y otros requisitos legales Pueden existir instancias en que cargos individuales requieran licencias o certificaciones adicionales. Es responsabilidad del empleador asegurarse de obtener las licencias/certificaciones adecuadas para cada cargo.