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JUNIOR EEO INVESTIGATOR AND DEI COORDINATOR

New York City Campaign Finance Board

New York City Campaign Finance Board

People & HR · Full-time
New York, NY, USA
50,000 – 60,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is a centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The CFB’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) aids the CFB in complying with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. The EEO Office works to ensure that employment decisions are made on the basis of merit, with equality of opportunity, and without unlawful discrimination. The Office develops and administers training, conducts policy review, investigates allegations of discrimination and reviews requests for reasonable accommodations. This office also works to ensure our agency strategy is built on accessibility.

The CFB’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) supports the CFB’s efforts at creating a workplace culture that values diversity, equity, inclusion and weaves those principles into every aspect of our work. The Office manages the work of the DEI committee, agency-wide events, provides guidance to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and much more.

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks a Junior EEO Investigator/DEI Coordinator. Specifically, this person will serve to support members of the EEO/DEI office in investigating allegations of violations of the EEO policy, responding to requests of reasonable accommodations, creating DEI programming, and complying with the agency’s mandates under federal, state, and local laws; as well as other applicable laws/policies. The Junior EEO Investigator and DEI Coordinator will initially report to the Chief EEO/DEI Officer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist members of the EEO/DEI office in managing EEO complaints and inquiry processes by ensuring the timely review, analysis and resolution of assigned EEO matters as assigned.
  • Assist in the preparation of required EEO reports, responses to audits, annual statements, and other EEO-related reporting to external parties, including coordinating the collection and analysis of EEO data and information.
  • Work to promote an inclusive culture at the agency.
  • Assist in the drafting, implementation, and monitoring a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan for the agency by engaging staff.
  • Attend quarterly DEI committee meetings.
  • Provide support for DEI Committee events and activities.
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance, and coordination of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Affinity Groups.
  • Assist ERG group leaders, Affinity Group leaders, the DEI Committee, and its subcommittees in their facilitation of inclusion-related activities including regular meeting planning and assistance with organizing internal and external events.
  • Keep up to date with best practices within DEI field, through engagement with scientific journals, current events/news, thought leaders, DEI-based books, laws and policies, and more.
  • Assist with managing internal DEI efforts via internal communications (i.e. newsletter, holiday communications), programming (i.e. trainings), and events (i.e. cultural celebrations).
  • Participate in new staff hiring process when assigned.
  • Ensure that CFB employees or those who seek employment with the CFB know their rights under the relevant Federal, New York State, and New York City employment laws.
  • Assist members of the EEO/DEI office in developing, conducting, and assigning both live and computer-based, EEO/DEI trainings to maintain compliance with the City of New York’s training requirements.
  • Assist with monitoring agency compliance with city EEO, COIB, and DOI training requirements.
  • Participate in reviewing requests for reasonable accommodations and related processes.
  • Assist in the preparation and conveyance of training(s) and related materials in EEO and/or DEI.
  • Ensure adherence to the CFB’s EEO policies and complaint procedures.
  • Model all EEO prescribed behaviors and advance EEO objectives.
  • Support and provide assistance to members of the EEO/DEI office, as needed.
  • Assist the agency in achieving its mission.
  • Carrying out special projects/assignments as assigned.

Preferred Skills

  • 2-3 years of relevant city, state or federal government experience.
  • Must be familiar with federal, state, and local EEO and anti-discrimination laws.
  • Familiar with creating/developing and administering trainings (i.e. EEO).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • A motivated, self-starter who adjusts readily to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change; shows versatility in handling people and situations.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and research skills.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills required. Adept at quickly synthesizing information to distill critical issues and formulate recommendations that consider risks, benefits and alternative perspectives.
  • Has strong people skills and is able to understand and effectively navigate within an organizational structure.

Additional Information

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule, opportunities for career development, learning & development (leadership training, coaching), wellness programs, and much more!

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York (https://cityjobs.nyc.gov/)

  • Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least twelve semester credits (or the equivalent of twelve semester credits) in accounting, auditing, business or public administration, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related area of study and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing (including compliance or investigative auditing), business or public administration, business analysis, computer science, database administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related field; or
  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five-years of experience as described in “1” above; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

New York City Campaign Finance Board is an equal opportunity employer.