Recruitment #2403-4298-001


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider this opportunity.


Under the direction of the Chief Equity Officer (CEO), the REI Coordinator implements, monitors and provides consultation regarding cross-departmental racial equity and inclusion initiatives and works with City departments to develop basic standards of equity and inclusion that create uniform guidance, as directed in Substitute Resolution 221278 and the City’s Racial Equity Plan.

Essential Functions

REI Consultation

  • Review policies, programs and initiatives with a racial equity lens to involve communities of color in investment and service decisions.
  • Seek staff input regarding racial equity work; including aspects related to their work culture.
  • Provide advice on allocating departmental resources and planned budgets that are inclusive and on re-calibrating equity and inclusion in service delivery.
  • Provide technical assistance and resources to City departments and divisions related to staff recruitment, feedback, motivation and retention, using a racial equity lens intersected with gender and accessibility priorities.
  • Serve as a resource in the implementation of the city-wide engagement survey as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion and racial equity and inclusion goals.

Coordinating REI’s Intersectionality with Civil Rights Protections

  • Schedule and staff the monthly Racial Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team meetings by inviting departmental, divisional and community leaders to inspiring and experiential presentations.
  • Serve as a point of contact for designated City staff in designing and creating marketing material featuring various racial and ethnic celebrations in line with the Principles of Targeted Universalism.
  • Create and maintain opportunities to promote the efforts of the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
  • Maintain a cadence of activities from the Government Alliance on Racial Equity (GARE) and report on their activities at each monthly REI leadership team meeting.
  • Schedule, prepare minutes and assist the CEO at REI related meetings; present on the CEO’s behalf in their absence.

Assessment and Presentation of Data

  • Work with the Data Analyst to report on data collected, tracked, and evaluated for racial/ethnic make-up as it relates to advisory boards, commissions, work groups, or other relevant bodies.
  • Collect and evaluate disaggregated demographic data to understand the impact of decisions or accessibility of services to communities of color.
  • Coordinate REI records with the Data Analyst for the annual report to the Common Council.

 We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Able to lift and move items weighing up to 10 pounds occasionally.
  • Willing and able to work week days, evening, and weekend hours as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in political science, gender studies, social work, organizational psychology, public or business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Two years of experience related to equity and inclusion initiatives.
  3. Ability to travel independently throughout the City of Milwaukee by public transportation, walking, bicycling, or driving.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Hmong.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of current issues related to racial equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to learn and navigate the operations of City government, including the legislative process and City Council mandates.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities of information technology to transform and enhance operations and services.
  • Ability to read and understand complex documents such as laws, policies, and technical publications.
  • Ability to serve as a subject matter expert on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skill in data and information analysis and interpretation.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Excellent verbal communication skills to make presentations to groups of various sizes and to speak persuasively, including before committees and boards.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with elected officials, colleagues, staff, professionals, academics, community groups, and the public.
  • Ability to engage diverse staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnerships between City departments, leaders, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively represent the department before public bodies and the media.
  • Superior written communication skills to compose well-crafted policies, narratives, reports, articles, presentations, and correspondence.

Critical Thinking

  • Political acumen to work collaboratively with colleagues, elected officials, professionals, community groups and the public.
  • Critical thinking and planning skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Decision-making skills and sound judgment.
  • Organizational skills to effectively oversee workflow processes.


  • Ability to provide responsible stewardship of City resources and to represent the City of Milwaukee professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and challenges under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality regarding all aspects of the role.

Current Salary

The current salary range (PR 2HX) is $61,110- $81,507 annually and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $62,943- $83,952 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible base upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

Full-time employees are eligible for the City of Milwaukee’s comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit: http://city.milwaukee.gov/Benefits.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee. 

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.