About the Position
Graham Windham seeks consultant(s) who can conduct an assessment, develop a recommended plan and work with us to facilitate organizational change related to combating racism and any practices or procedures that perpetuate them. The framework will be highlighted through the lens of the African diaspora and will work to shift the paradigm and narrative surrounding services to our respective communities. Graham Windham is a 214-year-old Family and Youth Development Organization, which has led multiple structural and cultural changes, including recent transformations related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Conduct an assessment, develop a recommended plan and work with us to facilitate organizational change related to Racism and to identify what Graham can do to change our own practices within programs that are embedded in racist systems.
- Complete an assessment of staff, kids’ and families’ perspectives and the organization’s current state of practices that disrupt and perpetuate racism against people of color particularly Black families. This will include a critical review of program plans in addition to policies and protocols that impact staff, children and families.
- Recognizing that our work is embedded in racist systems, the assessment should include a review of the organizational structures we have in place to make systemic change and sustain our advocacy work.
- Based on the assessment, create a customized plan for sustaining Graham’s strengths and transforming policies, practices and structures that will impact our organizational culture.
- Use the assessment to design a framework with a common language grounded in culture equity, inclusion, organizational reform and Graham’s Pillars.
- Recommend and facilitate a set of organization-wide, learning opportunities that enable self-awareness, create a critical racial equity framework in all arenas of the organization.
- Collaborate with our organization on how to integrate the ongoing framework that creates a safe space for critical assessment, implementation and accountability. Support a sustainable change in our policies, practices, and interactions in reference to the four levels of oppression (individual, interpersonal, institutional, societal) as it relates to combating racism.
- Create a framework that can be used as a means for self-evaluation through incremental milestones.