Racial Equity Education & Outreach Associate

Racial Equity Education & Outreach Associate

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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. In 2018, State of Vermont created the Racial Equity Advisory Panel ("the Panel") and the role of Executive Director of Racial Equity ("the Director"). The Panel and the Director are charged with ensuring that equity goals and objectives are incorporated throughout the State's operations and providing strategic and policy guidance on equity issues.

We are seeking an engaging Racial Equity Education & Outreach Associate with a passion for inspiring others and representing the mission and values of Vermont's equity work. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and is committed to serving all of Vermont's residents, visitors, and partners. The Associate reports to the Director and is part of the Office of Racial Equity ("the Office"), which is housed in the Agency of Administration.

The Racial Equity Education & Outreach Associate 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 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. Particular areas of focus relevant to Vermont include population growth, school policy and curriculum, environmental justice, workforce development, immigration, and economic development in rural or underserved communities. Due to the statewide scope of this work, the incumbent will need access to reliable transportation to travel frequently to locations around the state.

Who May Apply

This position, Racial Equity Education & Outreach Associate (Job Requisition #21525), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Xusana Davis at xusana.davis@vermont.gov. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely in an office setting, with some in-state travel required to attend meetings and to serve client organizations. Incumbents are required to have access to reliable transportation for frequent travel with-in the state. Some work outside of the normal work schedule may be required. Strong differences of opinion and emotionally charged situations may be encountered. 


Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of college/university level education in social justice, curriculum development, community organizing, teaching pedagogy, or a related field.
Three (3) years of experience in social justice, curriculum development, community organizing, teaching pedagogy, or a related field.
Combination of education and experience as described above that demonstrates expertise in structural inequity and justice totaling AT LEAST three (3) years.
Completion of certificate or accreditation program in social justice, curriculum development, community organizing, teaching pedagogy, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Direct experience demonstrating expertise in a field such as, but not limited to: health equity, housing and segregation, academic equity, criminal justice or organizational management.

Experience in equity work (i.e., racial equity, LGBTQIA+ equity, disability rights, socioeconomic equity, or other social justice work).

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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