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NJEDA Diversity & Inclusion Program Analyst in Trenton, New Jersey

Job Summary

The Diversity and Inclusion Analyst shall support the D&I department with metrics and data to support measurement of diversity effectiveness of external (public facing) programs and internal (staff focused) workplace inclusion strategy development. The D&I Program Analyst/Equity Officer is responsible for carrying out research, analytic work, and collecting internal data and external benchmarks to support diversity strategy development as well as develop and sustain a data repository of best practices and benchmark data for functional utilization.

$48,540.00/Yr.- $60,675.00/Yr.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, track, and report on primary and secondary diversity, equity, and inclusion data as part of analyses, planning, performance monitoring, and accountability.

  • Collect, analyze, share, and maintain diversity, equity, and inclusion data and information to identity and aid in understanding disparities, community needs, and priorities, trends, impacts, and performance.

  • Work with the CDO to develop and revise performance measures and equity metrics to evaluate progress towards benchmark goals and consider how data may be further refined to better understand how to best reach benchmark goals.

  • Provide data insights for external programs using equity-focused framework.

  • Provide data insights and recommendations to support Talent Management, Recruitment, Retention, Learning and Development and other internal D&I Strategies.

  • Plan and conduct analytical studies that involve identifying needs, formulating and clarifying objective, identifying data sources, designing data collection tools, and collecting data.

  • Develop holistic tracking methods to effectively measure and report on D&I progress as well as ensure goals are achieved.

  • Conduct research on key D&I topics, programs and initiatives to advance and support Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Create, analyze and assess data trends to provide insights and measure the effectiveness of the Authority’s overall D & I strategy.

  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders; interpret data analysis, compile results from studies to a wide variety of audiences – officials, community engagement stakeholders, executive committee, and other staff.

  • Support internal and external diversity council engagements coordinates exchanges of information and best practices

  • Support diversity council meeting preparation (information gathering & sharing, logistics, etc.)

  • Collaborates with other NJEDA divisions, including Finance & Development, Policy & Communications, OET, TLS and the Business Development team.

  • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative, and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff, and external customers.

  • Must complete annual and semiannual self-assessments as required.

  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Experience supporting diversity initiatives

  • Data collection and reporting experience

  • General interest in economic justice, development and small business

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to analyze data, reports and summarizing findings

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with government and business audiences; proficient in grammar, spelling and editing; and foster communications with business professionals and NJEDA staff

  • Ability to talk professionally in a public setting

  • Ability to prioritize workload, must be resourceful and highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

  • Ability to learn and understand NJEDA programs and products and highlight them with external customers and stakeholders

  • Strong work ethic, ability to be proactive and responsive in a team environment

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and NJEDA staff

  • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Power Point and ability to learn new software packages

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in business, accounting, finance, program evaluation or economics

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in a business environment

  • Demonstrated track record of strong academic performance

Advanced degree or industry specific certification may be substituted for 1 year of experience

Physical Demands

  • Attendance at events outside normal working hours.

  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed.


  • As necessary to events, meetings, businesses, etc.; occasional international travel for conferences, trade and investment roadshows, and to support business attraction missions

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Valid driver’s license.

ID: 2021-1589

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