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Diversity & Inclusion Fellow 

Open Date 3/16/2021  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Mayor's Office  
Location Mayor's Office  
Reports To Diversity & Inclusion Officer  
Schedule Varied hours, up to 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Schedule may vary, including weekends and evenings, based on departmental needs.  
Pay Rate $10.10/hr.  
Description

SUMMARY
The Diversity and Inclusion Fellow reports to the Diversity and Inclusion Officer. The Diversity and Inclusion Fellow will focus on projects in compliance with City Diversity Purchasing Ordinance, Human Rights Ordinance, and City Diversity and Inclusion Plan, that require significant research, analysis, and engagement, multi-tasking, marketing, and correspondence.

EXPECTED INTERNSHIP OUTCOMES
• An understanding of the importance, necessity, and challenges of increasing the participation of underrepresented populations in municipal government workplace, workforce and community engagement
• Demonstrated administrative and soft skills that are applicable to entry-level employment
• Experience with researching policy, analyzing data, and organizing municipal programs
• An understanding of the importance of multiracial and intersectional coalition-building

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Not applicable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Conduct municipal diversity and inclusion policy research and data analysis for housing, pay equity, transportation, municipal employee engagement, education, public safety and restorative justice, neighborhoods, jobs, economic development and wealth building
• Support city Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) and Executive Champions
• Prepare for North Central Indiana Small Business Conference program, a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) conference co-hosted with IDOA annually
• Support partnership with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Program and Government Procurement Innovators Program
• Support the Diversity Utilization Board quarterly meetings
• Support MWBE, DVBE, VBE, SBE, DBE, LGBTE, HUBzone partnership organizations
• Set up and implement infrastructure in preparation for Partnership for Inclusive Economy Community Engagement Meetings
• Support Human Rights Commission of South Bend’s Human Rights Day Luncheon
• Provide other support as needed.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as apparent or as delegated.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Currently enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university or:
• Successfully completed/graduated from accredited high school, college or university program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• Basic knowledge of marketing and communication
• Demonstrated mature sensitivity to working with people of diverse identities and backgrounds
• Demonstrated experience with community and or organizational coalition building
• Demonstrated skills for timely multi-tasking
• Demonstrated professional writing and communication skills
• Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
• Basic proficiency in graphic design software a plus
• Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish or other second language spoken in City of South Bend a plus

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• Valid Driver’s License required.

EQUIPMENT
Computer, Telephone, Printer, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Scanner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds or more for transporting materials to community events. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in office settings, with moderate inside temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office. Entire office is smoke free.

We strongly encourage city of South Bend residents, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people of different physical abilities, women, veterans, and LGBTQ persons to apply.

 
Required Pre-employment drug screen required  
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.


***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at aderose@southbendin.gov and Office of Human Resources at humanresources@southbendin.gov to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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