Diversity and Inclusion Data Analyst

This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #080822-MUAA15-160300

Summary Statement

The class incumbent is responsible for working with diverse staff to support the execution of DEI strategic initiatives focused on hiring and retaining  diverse staff, building the capacity of staff to influence the State’s culture and climate to create an environment where employees thrive, and enhancing outreach and communications to the community to increase awareness of DEI activity and progress.  Forge strong relationships with agency leads to create a network, leverage resources, and strengthen efforts to support DEI strategic goals. The Diversity and Inclusion Analyst reports to the Chief Diversity Officer.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the division. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts research, collects data, and gathers information from employees, managers, applicants, or the public; participates in the analysis of data collected and assists with the formulation of recommendations
  • Compiles data and prepares reports, statistics and statistical summaries, narrative summaries, or other representations of data
  • Participates in meetings and conference calls with employees, managers, and/or the public to gather information and understand human resource problems; may participate in interviews and focus groups
  • Creates, monitors, and tracks an annual calendar of D&I projects, events, and initiatives, identifying potential conflicts with other DHR activities
  • Works as a collaborative teammate across D&I to further the impact of the enterprise strategy
  • Interviews agency staff, observes work processes, and gathers data relating to operational and managerial practices and procedures for use in evaluating services provided and/or determining compliance with goals and objectives
  • Reviews, performs statistical analysis and interpretation of collected data relating to policies, procedures, organizational, managerial and operational practices
  • Analyzes data gathered and develops solutions or alternative methods of proceeding to achieve results
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of operations in meeting established goals and objectives
  • Studies pertinent background material such as legislation, administrative orders, and regulations and keeps leadership apprised of changes
  • Makes recommendations for and assists in the implementation of new techniques, practices, or procedures to improve methods of operations, strengthen controls, and effective use of resources
  • Documents findings of studies and prepares recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of a system for continuously monitoring internal services provided by agency staff and/or outside agencies for operational and fiscal compliance with departmental, state, and federal rules and regulations and/or to determine if services meet goals and objectives
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge and understanding of state government, culture, and DEI issues related to underrepresented groups in state government 
  • Evidence of experience collaborating and building strategic partnerships
  • Knowledge and/or training in diversity-related fields, topics, and subjects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trust with state employees and community constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
  • Ability to work effectively across state agencies as a liaison and valued colleague
  • Strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
  • Discretion and good judgment to handle confidential information 
  • Ability to prioritize competing priorities and implement the system or process enhancements as preferred
  • Ability to pivot within multiple competing priorities across multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work discreetly and independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines


Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Experience working to effect organizational change
  2. High School Diploma is required
  3. An advanced degree is highly preferred (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree)
  4. A minimum of four (4) years of administrative experience is required
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  7. A sense of urgency while maintaining a high degree of organization is required 
  8. Comfortable working with minimal supervision and achieve results in a fast-paced environment

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.