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Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

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Neighborhood House
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Seattle, WA
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Published 9 days ago

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Employee Type: Exempt

Job Category: Administration, Regular, Full Time, 12 months per year

Scope

Under the direction of the Executive Director, and in partnership with Program Directors, Managers, Staff, Clients, and Board Members, this position will move Neighborhood House forward on its journey of becoming a fully inclusive, multi-cultural, anti-racist organization. This role will work dynamically across teams and with internal and external stakeholders to provide educational resources, analyze systems, and develop/implement strategies that will lead to transformational organizational change. This role will take on complex, systemic issues – with the need to learn deeply, and partner collaboratively to build consensus and bring ideas to action. This role will focus on three major areas including Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed Program Service Delivery, Internal Agency Systems and Culture, and Advocacy and Systems Change.  

At Neighborhood House, we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.

Responsibilities

Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed, and Anti-Racist Program Service Delivery

  • Work collaboratively with NH program leadership, direct service staff and clients to access. 
  • Define and operationalize programmatic racial equity plans that deliver culturally responsive, trauma informed, and anti-racist programs and services.
  • Assess racial disparities in program outcomes, set goals and develop strategies that will eliminate these disparities.
  • Identify resources and provide support & coaching to individuals, managers, and groups to promote cross-cultural learning and healing.
  • Recommend and assist with the development and implementation of policies and practices that support culturally responsive, trauma informed, and anti-racist program service delivery.

Internal Agency Systems and Culture

  • Work collaboratively with Board, Executive Director, NH Leadership, Anti-Racism Challenge Team (ACT) and the Human Resources team to:
  • Assess ongoing agency-wide progress in racial equity and social justice strategic goals and work plans. Develop and facilitate implementation of action plans based on assessment results.
  • Facilitate a racial equity analysis and revision of policies, procedures and other systems.
  • Disrupt white supremacy culture and increase the centering of BIPOC, immigrant/refugee, youth and other diverse voices.
  • Evaluate and improve equity in leadership positions, promotional opportunities, evaluations, and pay structures.
  • In partnership with the ACT Training Subcommittee, Anti-Racism Training Team (ARTT), Affinity Groups, Human Resources, Department Professional Development Teams, and other internal stakeholders:
  • Refine and expand racial equity and inclusion training curriculum.
  • Conduct racial equity or social justice training for staff, clients, board and other audiences.
  • Curate external training opportunities and resources for individual and organizational learning.
  • Produce content for internal and external newsletter articles.
  • In partnership with ACT co-facilitators,Facilitate and/or liaise with lived experience client led groups including Planning and Evaluation Committee, Policy Council, and Youth Leaders to develop strong feedback loops and accountability to the communities we serve.Facilitate and/or liaise with lived experience client led groups including Planning and Evaluation Committee, Policy Council, and Youth Leaders to develop strong feedback loops and accountability to the communities we serve.
  • Coordinate ACT meetings, ACT sub committees and other groups focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts by establishing goals, work plans, meeting agendas, and overseeing adherence to the agency budget.
  • Facilitate the smooth transition of ACT members, recruiting, onboarding, and training of new ACT members.
  • Encourage and support the engagement participation of all ACT members.
  • Serve as liaison between NH staff and ACT.
  • Facilitate and/or liaise with lived experience client led groups including Planning and Evaluation Committee, Policy Council, and Youth Leaders to develop strong feedback loops and accountability to the communities we serve. 
  • Coordinate and support NH Affinity Groups and other staff led race and social justice initiatives. Convene NH Affinity Group co-facilitators to provide support and training.

Advocacy and Systems Change

  • Cultivate and maintain effective partnerships with diverse external organizations and thought leaders to inform NH’s equity work.
  • Partner with Communications Manager to develop and implement a communications plan that reinforces a culture of belonging and our commitment to equity.
  • Support advocacy and external communication to policy makers, donors and supporters on issues that will lead to equity, access and justice for BIPOC, immigrant, refugee and other historically excluded communities. Challenge systems that perpetuate sexist attitudes that devalue early learning and human services work.
  • Collaborate with development team to ensure equitable and inclusive fundraising strategies. 

Qualifications

  • Understands multiple cultural frameworks, values, and beliefs. Ability to adjust approach when faced with various dimensions of culture to be effective. Recognizes the dynamics of racism, sexism and other –isms, addressing problematic equity-related issues as they arise in systems and groups.
  • Demonstrated personal equity analysis, and willingness to talk about your own equity journey.
  • Leadership experience overseeing system changes in a diverse, complex, organization.
  • Experience working with a diverse groups, including English language learners, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC individuals
  • Prior experience organizing or facilitating diverse youth, adults or family leadership initiatives. Ability to define and implement authentic engagement of people with lived experience, BIPOC, immigrant, refugee and other historically excluded communities.
  • Ability to address equity issues directly and compassionately with diverse individuals. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to engage all levels of the agency, inspire others to act, build consensus internally and externally to get the work done.
  • Strong interpersonal and solution-oriented problem solving skills and exhibit independent judgment while applying consistent discretion to evaluate and resolve issues in the best interest of both the organization and employees.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication and facilitation skills, both written and verbal to diverse audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, project manage, and prioritize with relatively limited supervision.
  • Proven analytical skills including ability to evaluate, visualize, articulate, and solve complex concepts, to define a problem, present alternatives, analyze and quantify, relevant factors for decision-making.  
  • Must pass Neighborhood House Background Check requirement.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification (within 30 days of employment)
  • Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).

Desired Qualifications 

  • Anti-racist, equity inclusion education, training or certifications.
  • Lived experience similar to those of our clients and staff. Background could include having experienced poverty, discrimination, refugee or immigrant status, or having experienced homelessness.

Benefits

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Employment Practice

Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

For more information

Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@nhwa.org.


Apply Here: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6155635.careers?ShowJob=403054018

Employee Type: Exempt

Job Category: Administration, Regular, Full Time, 12 months per year

Scope

Under the direction of the Executive Director, and in partnership with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$88,000 - $98,000

Benefits

  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with Discretionary and Matching Contributions
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 11 Paid Holidays

Click here for more details about our benefits program.

  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
1225 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

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