Human Rights & Equity Analyst

Mural Coleman Center

Employee Status: Regular, non-represented

Initial salary: 59,000-84,000

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree and one year of experience

Posting Expires: Open until filled. First review May 27, 2022

Some of what you'll be doing

In this role, you will serve as a technical and program expert on social equity and human rights issues affecting our community. You will collaborate with leaders and staff across the organization on programs, policies, and procedures to foster a culture of belonging for all residents and visitors or Eugene.

You will provide staff support for our Human Rights Commission and its work groups. You will be the lead staff  supporting our hate and bias program, which tracks hate or bias crimes and discrimination and provide support for victims in the form of information and referrals. You will collaborate with the Eugene Police Department to prepare annual reports on hate crimes, maintain our reporting system, promote community awareness and coordinate public response as needed.  You will participate in community events and meetings and advise City leadership on the development of inclusive policies and programs. That may include delivering training for staff, consulting on City plans, policies, and programs, and facilitating advisory board and committee work.

Learn more:

City of Eugene Human Rights Commission

City of Eugene hate and Bias Program

HRNI Equity & Inclusion Services


The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. We will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications and demonstrate the abilities required to perform the job. 

Women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. If you identify with one of these groups and you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for this role. 

Experienced – You may have developed and applied the skills necessary for this position by working at a non-profit, a government agency, an educational institution, doing community organizing or volunteer work.   

Educated – You possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, law, social work, psychology, education, conflict resolution, or in a related field. You understand and know how to apply the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to work. Relevant professional level experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis

Experienced in community engagement and/or volunteer management– You have experience in designing and leading community engagement processes and/or supporting the work of volunteer boards and commissions. You know how to coordinate with city staff and community members to establish common goals, working agreements, and project timelines for successful engagement processes.

A collaboration expert – You know how to work well with staff across departments, how to identify opportunities for improvements, and how to address unintended consequences of policies and projects you provide consulting on. You know how to present criticism in a way that empowers people and move the work towards the desired outcomes.

You cultivate self-awareness and emotional intelligence – You recognize and understand your emotions and the emotions of others and you use this understanding to manage your behavior and relationships. You recognize your individual strengths and weaknesses and work on your weaknesses so that you can perform better individually and as part of a team. You are open to and accepting of other people’s perspectives and needs and you practice humility by giving others a chance to shine. 

A great facilitator – You possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You know how to facilitate the work of volunteer boards and commissions. You have ability to develop and deliver trainings for city staff on DEI topics, human rights, and inclusive public participation.

Experienced in policy analysis – You know how to analyze existing and proposed policies to identify unintended consequences or barriers with disparate on human rights and social equity. You know how to address the concerns of marginalized communities through the policy-making process and in the context of a Council-Manager format for city government. 

Speaking another language, particularly Spanish and Chinese, is also helpful.

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Healthcare and wellbeing– The City of Eugene offers an exceptional benefit package. Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family, including services for transgender individuals. Eugene has the highest score in the Municipal Equality Index, which measures how supportive an organization is of its LGBTQ+ employees. Click here to view information about Total Worker Health. A fitness center and free recreation classes are available to employees.

Belonging – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and organizational success in a way that celebrates an inclusive and engaged work environment. Some of the ways in which we create belonging and support staff to bring their whole selves to work is by: training all City staff on concepts of Belonging through a 3- part training (Inclusive Public Service, Working Better Together and Leading for Equity); offering additional DEI trainings that allow staff to grow their awareness and practice skills; and offering identity-based affinity groups.

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