The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. The Montgomery County Department of Parks has a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents. We manage 422 parks on nearly 37,000 acres of parkland. Go to our website to learn more: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/
DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology or status as a Veteran.
The Montgomery County Department of Parks understands that we are a central part of communities where people live, work and play and that we can play a pivotal role in advancing racial equity by bring communities together and helping to break down social, racial and cultural barriers. We can also reduce or eliminate social and economic fragmentation by revitalizing and connecting public spaces to bring together people from different backgrounds. To advance that goal, we are seeking an innovative, motivated, big picture thinking Equity Analyst.
Equity Analyst: This position will create and manage an equity strategy for the Department of Parks that will help guide the Department’s efforts to better achieve inclusion in all aspects of park programs, operations, and management. This position will work with the department’s senior management team to ensure that we are focusing resources and responding effectively and appropriately to economic, social, racial, and demographic changing in our community.
Examples of Important Duties:
Design and administer data collection and analysis.
Determine and monitor equity areas and other demographic disparities in the county.
Examine and identify disparities in CIP (Capital Improvement Plan), parks, programs, fees, and services between equity and non-equity areas.
Review policies and decisions for the Department and make recommendations to leadership to achieve equitable outcomes.
Actively reach out to communities of color to determine their needs.
Develop a strategic plan that will utilize innovative, data-driven, and measurable approaches and strategies to design, plan, develop, and deliver services in our parks with an equity lens.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
Best practices concerning racial/ethnic and social equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Application of quantitative methods for decision making.
Proven track record with data collection, statistics, data analytics, and a record of applying these disciplines to equity and inclusion initiatives.
Planning and administering research projects involving complex issues and statistical analysis.
Sophisticated understanding of issues related to equity and inclusion.
Proficient in MS Office, enterprise software and specialized software for planning, scheduling, communicating (email), word processing, collecting and reporting data (Access Database), preparing presentations, researching (Internet), and performing other computer functions.
Proven ability to lead a team with in-depth experience in diversity management.
Empathic listener with proven ability facilitating difficult conversations.
Collaborative decision-making style, with a proven track record of working effectively with diverse individuals to drive decision-making and results.
Ability to synthesize data and transform it into coherent, strategic workplans.
Ability to address biases where they may exist, coach and consult with senior leaders and managers on challenging equity issues.
Demonstrate ability to manage complex problem-solving, emerging with strategic plans and equitable deliverables.
Advanced GIS skills
Experience working within large and complex government organizations
Proficiency in public speaking.
Superb written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of local, State and Federal laws and policies related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Ability to communicate in another language a plus.
The position requires a combination of field and office work and includes exposure to inclement weather and outdoor hazards. References links for more information. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. We have a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents. We manage 422 parks on nearly 37,000 acres of parkland. Click links below to learn more:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Statistics, Data Analytics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Finance, Human Resource, or any related field.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in Business, Statistics, Data Analytics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Finance, Human Resource, or any related field
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total eight (8) years.
Internal Number: 13945
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Created in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission embodies the vision of forward-looking community leaders who saw the need to plan for orderly development and protection of the natural resources in the two suburban counties bordering the District of Columbia. During the Commission's proud 80 plus years of existence, the population of the area it serves has increased to more than 1.6 million residents who inhabit a bi-county area of great economic, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.The Commission's facilities, programs and responsibilities have constantly evolved and expanded to keep pace with the needs of this vibrant community. From assuming responsibility for the entire public recreation program in Prince George's County in the '70s, to building and strengthening ongoing regional business partnerships, the Commission has continued to plan, fund and deliver quality, innovative programs, facilities and services for over three-quarters of a century. M-NCPPC benefits the citizens of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties by Turning Visions Into Reality.