Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst

Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst

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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 a Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst who will help standardize and craft Vermont's continued equity policy work. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, and is committed to serving all of Vermont's residents, visitors, and partners. The Analyst reports to the Director and is part of the Office of Racial Equity, which is housed in the Agency of Administration.

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. This position 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. Particular areas of research 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 occasionally to meeting locations around the state.

Who May Apply

This position, Racial Equity Policy & Research Associate (Job Requisition #21526), 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

Four (4) years of experience in policy research and analysis, policy development, organizational development, data analytics, law, or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

Professional or volunteer experience in a field related to equity, social justice, and/or diversity/inclusion.

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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