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Program Coordinator ES Workforce & Equity

  • ... Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 56.72 per hour
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Program Coordinator ES Workforce & Equity   

JOB TITLE:

Program Coordinator ES Workforce & Equity

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Saint Paul Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

WHO WE ARE

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.
More information about us on our website.
MCES has two (2) Program Coordinator vacancies in the Workforce & Equity Unit.
This is a repost with some modifications to the original posting.

This position is posted as continuous until filled.
The first review of applications will be on March 27, 2024.
This posting may close after March 27, 2024, without further notice.
An eligible list may be created from this recruitment for future vacancies in this role.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Join an award-winning wastewater industry leader in protecting our environment!
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is an operating division of the Metropolitan Council.
MCES operates and maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system for the Minneapolis-St.
Paul seven-county metropolitan area, which includes approximately 600 miles of regional sanitary sewers and eight regional wastewater treatment plants.
MCES treats an average of 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, providing cost-effective service to more than 2.
6 million people in 109 customer communities.
MCES treatment plants consistently earn state and national awards for complete compliance with their environmental permits.
MCES also is nationally renowned for its superior work monitoring air and water quality and planning for a long-range water supply to meet future demand.
To find out how the Metropolitan Council and the Environmental Services division serve the Twin Cities region, please click on the links for more information: https://metrocouncil.
org/About-Us/The-Council-Who-We-Are.
aspx and https://metrocouncil.
org/Wastewater-Water.
aspx.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Workforce and Equity, the Workforce and Equity Program Coordinator will provide services for the entire Environmental Services division (MCES/ES) by leading and managing comprehensive programming in support of a teaming & collaboration-centered culture across all areas of employee engagement, employee development, organizational excellence & performance, and organizational culture.
This position will also lead, manage, and support various programs and initiatives related to the divisions regional work/external-facing services, regional planning, and customer service, and will ensure this divisional work is done through an equity lens.
Activities may include project management, data collection and interpretation, developing and leading teams, coordination of information, providing assistance and training specific to workforce, equity, and inclusion, and MCES representation on Council-wide teams.

This position is eligible for a hybrid (both remote and onsite) telework arrangement.
The candidate's permanent residence must be in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

What you would do in this job

  • Through a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) framework, develop, coordinate, and/or manage projects and initiatives including organizing and facilitating project teams, assisting in the development of project goals, priorities, and timelines, design work, and assisting with the creation of divisional communication plans.
  • Serve on division and Council training steering teams making recommendations for workforce and equity-related training and learning opportunities.
    May be assigned responsibilities to assist in the development of training or training materials.
  • Develop, maintain, or improve ES employee engagement programs including employee recognition, employee professional development, divisional communities of practice and knowledge-sharing programs.
  • In partnership with Human Resources and the Office of Equal Opportunity, support workforce and staffing strategies for ES, to develop and implement strategies to ensure equitable retention strategies, and to remedy division gaps under the Councils Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Keeps current on DEI programs and developments by building relationships with other professional associations and educational groups to continually broaden the impact of ES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts and provide ongoing guidance to division leadership and staff.
    Check throughout and make sure we're being consistent in the wording of DEI efforts and provide ongoing guidance to division leadership and staff.
  • Gather and analyze data, report results, and deliver presentations.
  • Utilize communication skills both verbally and in writing to various types of audiences Create and maintain classified, confidential, and/or protected information.

What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Any of the following combinations of professional experience in coordinating, managing, or leading projects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a completed educational degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Organizational Change, Equity and Inclusion, Project Management, or a closely related field.


Your experience must include the implementation of equity inclusion programs, including experience developing communication plans, gathering and analyzing data, and delivering presentations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.


  • High school diploma or/GED with seven (7) years of experience.
  • Associate degree with five (5) years of experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher with three (3) years of experience.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
  • Experience having a lead role in creating and implementing large-scale organizational culture change programs, projects, or initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the Metropolitan Council and Metropolitan Council Environmental Services.
  • Experience working in a union environment covered by multiple bargaining agreements, preferably in the public sector.
  • Workplace Culture Change or similar certification related to organizational change or project management.
  • Experience working with diverse populations of internal and external customers.
  • Skills in conflict resolution in order to diffuse stressful situations.
  • Ability to think critically in order to make sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Intermediate to advanced -level proficiency with Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, PeopleSoft, or similar types of programs.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Afro-Asiatic Languages (such as Amharic or Somali), Hmong, Chinese, or Vietnamese in addition to English.
What knowledge, skills, and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
  • Knowledge of and understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities in the Twin Cities.
  • Strong ability, to participate and sometimes guide conversations about race and equity.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment regulations, including Affirmative Action, Title VII, and the ADA and their application to workforce programs and daily business activities.
  • Knowledge of labor unions and bargaining agreements.
  • Intermediate to advanced -level proficiency with Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, PeopleSoft or similar types of programs.
  • Knowledge of the Metropolitan Council and the serves that we provide to the region.
What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!

Additional information

Union/Grade: Non-Represented Plan/Grade G
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
Full Salary Range: $34.
95 -$56.
72/ hourly / $72,696 -$117,978

What your work environment would be:
Work is performed in a standard office setting in the administration building of the large Metropolitan treatment plant in St.
Paul.
Reliable, personal transportation is required as travel will be required between the primary work site and other site offices and treatment plants in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
Other work sites may not be accessible by public transit.


Steps of the selection process:
1.
We review your minimum qualifications, education, and experience.

2.
We rate your education and experience
3.
We conduct a structured panel interview.

4.
We conduct a selection interview.


Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a background check, which verifies education and employment and any criminal record.
If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail.
The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.


If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a background check which verifies your education and employment.


IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.


The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer.
The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply.
If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email
HR-OCCHealth@metc.
state.
mn.
us
.


We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success! In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels.
Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:

  • Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
  • Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
  • Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
  • Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council.
You will have access to free:
  • Well@Work clinic
  • bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
  • parking at many job locations
  • fitness centers at many job locations
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • extensive health and wellness programs and resources

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

56.72 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710392683-2033198e4509e1096ccb67ce7ee058d9

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Saint Paul

Job Origin:

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Full job description

WHO WE ARE

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.
MCES has two (2) Program Coordinator vacancies in the Workforce & Equity Unit. This is a repost with some modifications to the original posting.

This position is posted as continuous until filled. The first review of applications will be on March 27, 2024. This posting may close after March 27, 2024, without further notice. An eligible list may be created from this recruitment for future vacancies in this role.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Join an award-winning wastewater industry leader in protecting our environment!
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is an operating division of the Metropolitan Council. MCES operates and maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system for the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area, which includes approximately 600 miles of regional sanitary sewers and eight regional wastewater treatment plants. MCES treats an average of 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, providing cost-effective service to more than 2.6 million people in 109 customer communities. MCES treatment plants consistently earn state and national awards for complete compliance with their environmental permits. MCES also is nationally renowned for its superior work monitoring air and water quality and planning for a long-range water supply to meet future demand. To find out how the Metropolitan Council and the Environmental Services division serve the Twin Cities region, please click on the links for more information: https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/The-Council-Who-We-Are.aspx and https://metrocouncil.org/Wastewater-Water.aspx.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Workforce and Equity, the Workforce and Equity Program Coordinator will provide services for the entire Environmental Services division (MCES/ES) by leading and managing comprehensive programming in support of a teaming & collaboration-centered culture across all areas of employee engagement, employee development, organizational excellence & performance, and organizational culture. This position will also lead, manage, and support various programs and initiatives related to the divisions regional work/external-facing services, regional planning, and customer service, and will ensure this divisional work is done through an equity lens. Activities may include project management, data collection and interpretation, developing and leading teams, coordination of information, providing assistance and training specific to workforce, equity, and inclusion, and MCES representation on Council-wide teams.

This position is eligible for a hybrid (both remote and onsite) telework arrangement. The candidate's permanent residence must be in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

What you would do in this job

  • Through a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) framework, develop, coordinate, and/or manage projects and initiatives including organizing and facilitating project teams, assisting in the development of project goals, priorities, and timelines, design work, and assisting with the creation of divisional communication plans.
  • Serve on division and Council training steering teams making recommendations for workforce and equity-related training and learning opportunities. May be assigned responsibilities to assist in the development of training or training materials.
  • Develop, maintain, or improve ES employee engagement programs including employee recognition, employee professional development, divisional communities of practice and knowledge-sharing programs.
  • In partnership with Human Resources and the Office of Equal Opportunity, support workforce and staffing strategies for ES, to develop and implement strategies to ensure equitable retention strategies, and to remedy division gaps under the Councils Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Keeps current on DEI programs and developments by building relationships with other professional associations and educational groups to continually broaden the impact of ES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts and provide ongoing guidance to division leadership and staff. Check throughout and make sure we're being consistent in the wording of DEI efforts and provide ongoing guidance to division leadership and staff.
  • Gather and analyze data, report results, and deliver presentations.
  • Utilize communication skills both verbally and in writing to various types of audiences Create and maintain classified, confidential, and/or protected information.

What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Any of the following combinations of professional experience in coordinating, managing, or leading projects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a completed educational degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Organizational Change, Equity and Inclusion, Project Management, or a closely related field.

Your experience must include the implementation of equity inclusion programs, including experience developing communication plans, gathering and analyzing data, and delivering presentations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.


  • High school diploma or/GED with seven (7) years of experience.
  • Associate degree with five (5) years of experience
  • Bachelors degree or higher with three (3) years of experience.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
  • Experience having a lead role in creating and implementing large-scale organizational culture change programs, projects, or initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the Metropolitan Council and Metropolitan Council Environmental Services.
  • Experience working in a union environment covered by multiple bargaining agreements, preferably in the public sector.
  • Workplace Culture Change or similar certification related to organizational change or project management.
  • Experience working with diverse populations of internal and external customers.
  • Skills in conflict resolution in order to diffuse stressful situations.
  • Ability to think critically in order to make sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Intermediate to advanced -level proficiency with Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, PeopleSoft, or similar types of programs.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Afro-Asiatic Languages (such as Amharic or Somali), Hmong, Chinese, or Vietnamese in addition to English.
What knowledge, skills, and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
  • Knowledge of and understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities in the Twin Cities.
  • Strong ability, to participate and sometimes guide conversations about race and equity.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment regulations, including Affirmative Action, Title VII, and the ADA and their application to workforce programs and daily business activities.
  • Knowledge of labor unions and bargaining agreements.
  • Intermediate to advanced -level proficiency with Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, PeopleSoft or similar types of programs.
  • Knowledge of the Metropolitan Council and the serves that we provide to the region.
What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!

Additional information

Union/Grade: Non-Represented Plan/Grade G
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
Full Salary Range: $34.95 -$56.72/ hourly / $72,696 -$117,978

What your work environment would be:
Work is performed in a standard office setting in the administration building of the large Metropolitan treatment plant in St. Paul. Reliable, personal transportation is required as travel will be required between the primary work site and other site offices and treatment plants in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. Other work sites may not be accessible by public transit.

Steps of the selection process:
1. We review your minimum qualifications, education, and experience.
2. We rate your education and experience
3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
4. We conduct a selection interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a background check, which verifies education and employment and any criminal record. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a background check which verifies your education and employment.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email HR-OCCHealth@metc.state.mn.us.


We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success! In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels. Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:

  • Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
  • Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
  • Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
  • Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council. You will have access to free:
  • Well@Work clinic
  • bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
  • parking at many job locations
  • fitness centers at many job locations
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • extensive health and wellness programs and resources

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