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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer


Reporting to the Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the incumbent will partner and collaborate with leadership to identify gaps in policy, practice, and allocation of resources in the pursuit of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for both the Enoch Pratt Free Library employees and the public that we serve. The DEI Officer must be an experienced, mission-driven leader who will play a critical role in shaping and sustaining a diverse and equitable culture of inclusion at EPFL.

Summary of Duties

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer:

Aligns and integrates a wide range of new and existing initiatives to support and promote EPFL's DEI objectives through recruitment and retention, training and development, outreach and collaboration. In addition, the DEI Officer will create strategies to codify the agency's strategic plan by applying a DEI lens to all programs, policies, and communications.

Negotiates cultural change and identifies perceived and actual barriers to change. Operates as a resource for all Department Heads and the Executive Leadership team. Remedies issues through facilitation, education, and coaching. Encourages courageous conversations and promotes change management.

Identifies and develops training to educate employees and managers on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences. Joins forces with Training Officer to coordinate and deliver educational events and activities to create a forward movement for cultural competency.

Stays current with diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional associations and educational groups and professional development efforts.

Serves as the Equity Coordinator for the agency-wide initiative for the City of Baltimore. Will develop, adopt, and oversee an equity program. Will produce a baseline analysis of the equity impacts of EPFL's existing and proposed actions and policies, encompassing programs, operations, and capital projects.

Leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Council in its strategic mission to review and recommend actions that will lead to an internal and external environment of cultural change and compatibility.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Psychology, or other closely related field required.
Master's degree with a focus in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Instructional Technology and Training, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, or a related field preferred.
Five (5) years of related Human Resource experience including preparation and implementation of training materials and diversity initiatives. Demonstrated ability to analyze and quantify data required. Professional Diversity Certification a plus. Experience in a Training and/or Educational environment a strong plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to analyze and quantify data. Demonstrated ability to build consensus and trust. Strong communication skills - both verbal and written. Ability to interface with all levels of management as well as influence leadership behavior. Demonstrated ability to lead others through teamwork and cooperation.

Supplemental Information

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.

Position of Trust

Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

Salary Range
$80,000 - $90,000
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Pamela Potter-Hennessey
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Benefit Package
Sick Leave Employees accrue sick leave if in pay status at any time during the payroll period containing the employee's monthly anniversary date. Employees are credited with 1 day of sick leave for each completed full month of active service. Vacation Leave Employees accrue vacation leave based upon classification grade. Employees earn vacation leave for each completed month of active service according to the below schedule. Unused vacation leave may be carried over to the next year, subject to limits determined by union (unrepresented) affiliation. Earned Vacation Classification Grade Days per Year 69-71 12 72-75 15 77 and Above 20 Personal Leave Employees are front-loaded 3 or 4 personal leave days as determined by union (unrepresented) affiliation. HEALTH BENEFITS (Full-time Employees Only) New employees have 45 days from date of hire to enroll into the Baltimore City group medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, optional life & AD&D and FSA (health and dependent) plans. Failure to enroll within this timeframe will forfeit benefit eligibility until the next open enrollment period. (Qualified life events may permit exceptions). Medical Insurance Employees may select from a selection of medical plans. Employees and the City of Baltimore share the cost for medical coverage monthly premiums. Medical coverage is effective on the first day of the month following completion of 30 days of service. Prescription Drug Prescription Drug coverage allows members to receive a 30-day supply at a local participating pharmacy or a 90-day supply at mail order. In either case the employee will pay a co-pay at the time of service. Prescription drug coverage is effective on the first day of the month following completion of 30 days of service. Dental Insurance The City offers two dental plans through Delta Dental. The Delta Dental USA (DHMO) is provided at no cost to benefits eligible employees. Covered services are available with a small co-payment when using in-networks dentists. A Dental buy-up option (DPPO) is also available under the Delta Dental Plan. The premium for the dental buy-up (DPPO) shared by the City of Baltimore and the employee. Dental coverage is effective on the first day of the month following completion of 30 days of service. Vision Coverage Vision coverage is available at no cost to benefit-eligible employees. Coverage includes an eye exam and one pair of eye glasses/contact lenses every two years. Vision coverage is effective on the first of the month following completion of 30 days of service. Additional Life & AD&D Additional Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage is available to benefit-eligible employees and is paid completely by the employee. Coverage is effective on the first pay date of premium deduction (if actively at work). Basic Life & AD&D Basic Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage is provided at no cost to benefit-eligible employees. Coverage is effective following completion of one year of service. Flexible Spending Accounts The City offers two Flexible Spending Account Plans (FSA), Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA. Employees may save pre-tax dollars for reimbursement of eligible health care and dependent care expenses incurred. The Health Care FSA includes a debit card program for eligible medical expenses. The FSA plans are administered by Vantagen, LLC. Payroll deductions begin within two pay periods of employment. Additional Benefits Information Additional information about the benefits provided to employees by the City of Baltimore can be found on the City's enrollment website: To access the website you will need to log into with your SSN and your 4-digit PIN (which is your 2-digit month and 2-digit date of birth), example, if your birthday was January 17, your PIN would be 0117. Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) Employees experiencing personal problems that may be affecting their job performance and quality of life may utilize the confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Through counseling and referral services, the EAP offers an opportunity to make positive changes in life which can reflect positively on work performance and improve their quality of life. Services are FREE to city employees. RETIREMENT PLANS All full-time employees are required to enroll into one of two retirement systems. Which retirement system you are required to enroll into is based upon your job classification and job description. Some part-time employees are required to enroll into the Maryland State Retirement System. Maryland State Retirement - requires a mandatory 7% deduction of salary before taxes and employees are considered vested after 10 years. For more information, visit their website at: Baltimore City Retirement – currently requires a 3% deduction of salary before taxes. Employees are vested after 11 years. For more information, visit their website at: OTHER BENEFITS Municipal Employee Credit Union (MECU) Baltimore City employees and their family may join Municipal Employee Credit Union (MECU) to utilize various financial services offered immediately upon hire. Direct Deposit Employees may elect to have their pay deposited directly into their bank or credit union accounts at any time throughout employment. Once in effect a deposit advice is produced for each pay period. Holidays New Year's Day Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday President's Day Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Receiving this information is not a guarantee of future or continued employment or benefits. Baltimore City Government reserves the right to terminate or change any plan at any time.

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