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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist (working at the State Court Administrator's Office)

We are pleased to announce that the Programs and Ancillary Services Unit within the Court Services Division of the State Court Administrator’s Office is looking for an experienced Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist. This professional position is responsible for providing consultation and recommendations to leadership, committees, and workgroups with internal and external stakeholders around equity and inclusion. This work is critical to support the branch's vision of a court system that is accessible, fair, consistent, responsive, free of discrimination, independent, and well-managed.
The position is classified as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist and will work normal business hours, Monday-Friday. This position will work predominantly from a remote work location at this time, eventually working in an office setting at the Minnesota Judicial Center, in St. Paul, Minnesota. This position requires occasional travel throughout the state and to national events. The Minnesota Judicial Branch offers a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about benefits, click here

Example of Duties
The following are examples of major job duties this position is expected to perform.

  • Serve as staff lead for multiple committees and workgroups, including providing subject matter expertise, preparing for meetings, developing action plans and timetables, ensuring committee efforts align with leadership and organizational strategic vision, preparing final work product, and presenting work product to leadership groups and implementing recommendations.
  • Assist leadership in achieving organizational goals by designing and evaluating diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies; may participate in or lead strategic or operational planning efforts in these areas.
  • Coordinate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the State Court Administrator’s Office.
  • Provide information and consultation on diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization including policies, procedures, and strategic goals or other work efforts.
  • Establish a framework for bringing a race equity lens to the work efforts within Court Services using the tools from GARE in order to draw connections between daily work and impacting equity.
  • Compile and publish annual MJB Diversity and Inclusion report.

Typical Qualifications
Any combination of education, training, and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below will be considered. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in adult education, human resources, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of related experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong aptitude for seeing and understanding the big picture to develop strategy and implementation plans based on the unique context of the environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and with external justice partners, governmental and private agencies, and the public.
  • Proven understanding of and ability to implement leadership’s vision.
  • Proficient presentation skills.
  • Astute understanding of the various support, leadership, and advisory needs of multi-disciplinary task forces and committees.
  • High capacity to ensure collaborative action, when complicated by the presence of competing perspectives.
  • Experience leading or participating in organizational change.
  • Knowledge of multiculturalism, intercultural communications, anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or related content.
  • Skilled researcher, able to identify and implement best practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational and cultural boundaries with ease, with the capability to provide respectful feedback.
  • Demonstrated judgment, analysis, and decision-making skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the organization, programs, and administration of the court system.
  • Experience working within governmental organization and understanding of the pace and process of decision making, communication and change.
  • Experience writing grant proposals.
  • Experience building and implementing multi-year diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

Supplemental Information
The Minnesota Judicial Branch (MJB) is committed to providing fair and equal access to justice. If you share this same commitment, desire a meaningful career serving the public, and want the opportunity to make a difference for your community, consider a career with us. We celebrate and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and actively seek and encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. Minnesota Judicial Branch employees consistently express pride in their public service and in the quality of programs and services provided to customers, as well as appreciation for the teamwork and collaboration that is promoted within the MJB.

SALARY RANGE: $27.79 - $43.01/hour ($58,026 - $89,805 annually). 
TO APPLY: Visit Complete and submit your online application with resume and cover letter attached by February 25, 2021 at 11:59pm. Employment offers may be rescinded if the required criminal background check identifies job related convictions.

INTERVIEWS: Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for March 9, 2021.
It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding employment are made without discrimination on the basis of disability. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to participate in the employee selection process by contacting HR,
Minnesota Judicial Branch
Human Resources, Rm. G-08
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155
The Minnesota Judicial Branch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age. We value and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.