Engagement and Retention Experiences Partner (HRC4) DOH7098p
Washington State Department of Health
Location: Tumwater, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $5,136.00 - $6,908.00 Monthly
More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career. Like everyone, your first priority is ensuring that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.
Reporting to the Employee Engagement and Retention Manager, this Engagement and Retention Experiences (ERE) Partner is a member of the ERE Team. As the ERE Partner, your primary focus will be on supporting employee engagement and equity initiatives related to engagement and retention. These are complex and critical areas of focus for the agency. Key responsibilities will include:
Management of employee engagement and retention data collection and analysis efforts.
Assessment of engagement and retention concerns.
Coordination of Employee Resource Groups.
Management of Agency Awards and celebrations.
Key competencies will include cultural competence within an equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice framework; analytical thinking; communication of data analysis results and complex ideas to various audiences; collaboration towards action; and modeling of engagement attitudes and actions.
DOH realized that our efforts to achieve more equitable health outcomes for the communities we serve begins with our ability to operationalize and institutionalize equity throughout our internal policies, systems, and practices. Employee engagement and retention efforts must center equity to facilitate sustainable, inclusive change that improves employees’ work experiences. This position will have program and activity responsibilities in addition to supporting efforts to learn and act on the needs and interests of historically marginalized employee groups at DOH.
This position will work very closely with the Employee Retention and Engagement (ERE) Team; Equity & Social Justice (ESJ) Managers and other members of the Equity & Social Justice Collaborative; and other team members in People Services.
This is a full-time, permanent Human Resource Consultant 4 position.
The incumbent may be located anywhere within the State of Washington. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance, including telework and reporting to the Tumwater duty station for work activities, if needed.
Note: Experience defined below may have been gained through lived experience, volunteer experience, professional paid experience, or a combination of experiences.
Option 1: Six (6) or more years of experience leading, developing, or coordinating projects or programs that focus on equity, change management, employee engagement, employee retention, data analysis, community engagement, and/or working with historically marginalized groups.
Option 2: An associate degree or higher; AND four (4) or more years of demonstrated experience leading, developing, or coordinating projects or programs that focus on equity, change management, employee engagement, employee retention, data analysis, community engagement, and/or working with historically marginalized groups. Education and experience can be gained concurrently.
Option 3: A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, education, human resources management, psychology, sociology, or another field with demonstrable applicability; AND two (2) or more years of demonstrated experience leading, developing, or coordinating projects or programs that focus on equity, change management, employee engagement, employee retention, data analysis, community engagement, and/or working with historically marginalized groups. Education and experience can be gained concurrently.
Option 4: A master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, education, human resource management, adult education and training, psychology, sociology, or another related field with demonstrable applicability.
Demonstrated experience and skills to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate data with a focus on equity and action.
Demonstrated experience leading and managing large-scale and complex projects.
Excellent organizational and communication (i.e., verbal, written, and interpersonal) skills.
Experience engaging in difficult conversations on topics that relate to diversity and inclusion, oppression, racism, and/or inequity.
Ability to exercise a high level of emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and judgment during challenging or ambiguous situations.
Experience gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies