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Director of Equity and Inclusion

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Treehouse
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Seattle, WA

Treehouse


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Published 16 days ago

February 5, 2021
$85,000 - $85,000Exempt

About Treehouse:   Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Our services operate throughout Washington State, and we are an emerging leader in the national foster care conversation.

Nationwide only about half of youth in foster care graduate from high school. That’s why Treehouse partners with youth in care statewide as they set and achieve goals to earn their diplomas and make plans for the future.

Join a team that is passionately committed to youth succeeding. With a mission of giving kids and youth in foster care a childhood and a future, we provide education-focused coaching. We partner to offer experiences and essentials that foster community connections, exploration and growth. We fight for systems changes and join forces to pass landmark reforms that reduce inequities responsible for unjust barriers.

Well-loved, community-based and fiercely optimistic, Treehouse is uniquely positioned to partner with youth, schools, organizations, caregivers, social workers and funders. Together, we improve outcomes from childhood through high school graduation and beyond, including a successful launch into adulthood. 


Position Summary: As a member of the Treehouse People & Equity (P&E) team, the Director of Equity & Inclusion leads the strategy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs and initiatives for Treehouse. The incumbent will work with the Executive Team, People and Equity team, Directors Group, Management & Culture, Affinity Groups, Immigrant and Refugee Council, and Equity & Inclusion Board to support our evolving DEI Work and strategic goals. The incumbent will partner with staff across the organization to operationalize our work towards becoming an anti-racist multicultural organization. 


We welcome alumni of care and encourage qualified individuals of every race, national origin, religion, age, disability or ability status, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to apply. 


Essential Functions: 

·      Develop, lead, and support initiatives that have a measurable impact on DEI at Treehouse.

·      Guide the evolution of DEI strategy and programs and Treehouse’s Racial Equity Plan.

·      Collaborate with Executive Team to embed DEI values within all business and program strategies.

·      Collaborate with the Director of Talent Development and Director of People Practices on building and maintaining inclusive and equitable employee engagement, employee retention, performance management, and policy development.

·      Oversee an equitable and inclusive recruitment and hiring process which supports a workforce reflective of the communities Treehouse serves.

·      Build and facilitate DEI curriculum that increases organization leadership, board, and staff DEI knowledge, acumen, and intercultural competency.

·      Lead strategy to implement and maintain Specific, Measurable. Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound, Inclusive, and Equitable (SMARTIE) goal development across the organization.

·      Collaborate with the Community Engagement Manager to create internal and external events designed to amplify the importance of DEI work and Treehouse’s efforts to become an anti-racist organization.

·      Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to write blogs and communications content for internal and external audiences that elevates DEI.

·      Partner with Tribal Engagement Manager to embed opportunities for organizational learning and building intercultural acumen around Washington State’s indigenous peoples and cultures. 

·      Partner with Affinity Groups, Immigrant and Refugee Council, and Equity & Inclusion Board to support DEI efforts and engagement.

·      Collaborate and partner with People and Equity colleagues to implement and support P&E projects and initiatives.

·      Cultivate effective relationships across the organization to increase awareness and understanding of DEI as strategic focus and critical role in achieving Treehouse’s mission.


Additional Functions:

·      Facilitate HR related trainings.

·      Attend regular program meetings, as determined by supervisor, monthly all-staff meetings and bi-annual retreats.

·      Serve on organization committees, task forces, and/or work groups.

·      Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

·      Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Psychology or closely allied field OR equivalent experience leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

·      +3 years’ progressive experience leading and/or creating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

·      Demonstrated knowledge of equitable recruitment, hiring, and retention practices.

·      Demonstrated ability to build positive and effective working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities.

·      Working knowledge of federal and state anti-discrimination laws; such as, FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and RCW 49.60.

·      Demonstrated experience conducting DEI, equitable hiring, and/or unconscious bias training.

·      Demonstrated knowledge of equitable recruitment, hiring, and practices.

·      Demonstrated experience working with multiple levels of internal and external stakeholders.

·      Demonstrated ability to manage projects across multiple departments and with diverse stakeholders.

·      Ability and aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite and other technology necessary for successful day-to-day functioning in business environment.

·      Reliable transportation and if driving on Treehouse business, current driver's license and minimum WA State driver insurance coverage required. Driving record must be approved by Treehouse insurance provider.

·      Must satisfy Washington State criminal background requirements for working with youth and vulnerable adults.


Desired

·      Deep knowledge of Washington State Indigenous cultures and histories.

·      Fluent in Spanish (both verbal and written) and deep knowledge of Hispanic/Latinx culture

·      Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or closely allied field.

·      Experience using HR Information and Talent Acquisition Systems such as Paylocity.

·      Qualified Administrator Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

·      Human Resources Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP).


Physical and Mental Requirements:

·      Mental Effort - attention to detail, effectively communicate with others, apply critical thinking skills to evaluate and apply policies and procedures, synthesize knowledge and skills, evaluate outcomes, prioritize and solve problems, active participation in meetings, influence decision-making, influence and/or advocate for others

·      Emotional Effort – recognize and respect personal boundaries of self and others and adapt to changing environment/stress.

·      Physical Requirements - long periods of sitting, extensive computer work, working with other office/computer equipment.

·      Working Conditions – Business/office environment, working remotely, and attending meetings virtually. Up to10-20% travel to meet with employees at all Treehouse locations or attend meetings or all-staff retreats. Treehouse’s Seattle office is a dog friendly work environment.


This position pays $85,000.00 annually, exempt. Treehouse also offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site, www.treehouseforkids.org/careers, explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. This position will be posted until February 5, 2021.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application system as a result of a disability, you may request an accommodation by contacting the People & Equity department at jobs@treehouseforkids.org.

The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Treehouse reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and experience required.

About Treehouse:   Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Our services operate throughout…

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Benefits

Treehouse offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

Treehouse offers a generous paid time off plan, free medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) plan.

Level of Language Proficiency

Desired: Fluent in Spanish (both verbal and written) and deep knowledge of Hispanic/Latinx culture

Desired: Fluent in Spanish (both verbal and written) and deep knowledge of Hispanic/Latinx culture

Location

2100 24th Avenue South, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98144

How to Apply

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site, www.treehouseforkids.org/careers, explaining how you meet the required skills and abilities. This position will be posted until January 21, 2021.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter through Treehouse’s Careers site, www.treehouseforkids.org/careers, explaining how you meet the required skills and…

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