501 3rd Street Northwest
District of Columbia
Children’s Law Center fights so every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to advocate for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With more than 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 9 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Learn more at childrenslawcenter.org.
The Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Talent is a new position that will facilitate the development of an organizational culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural humility (inclusion initiatives) while strengthening Children’s Law Center’s culture of excellence and its flexible, family-friendly and supportive work environment.
Children’s Law Center provides legal services to at-risk children and their families, and by using the knowledge we gain from representing our individual clients to advocate for changes in the law and its implementation. The Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Talent will work with senior staff and the leadership team to ensure that Children’s Law Center’s strategies, programs, client engagement, and external communications reflect cultural humility and inclusion.
The Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Talent reports to the COO and works with the Legal Director on cultural humility and inclusion initiatives.
- Inclusion Initiatives Planning and Evaluation: Work with the leadership team and senior program directors to ensure that inclusion initiatives are incorporated into all organizational planning, internal and external work. Help to develop and implement metrics for regularly evaluating the effectiveness of this work.
- Organizational Culture and Values: Work with the leadership team and senior program directors to ensure that all staff engagement, as well as, personnel and management policies and practices, enable each staff member to thrive and be their best selves. Ensure cultural humility in client representation, external communications, and policy strategy.
Staff Recruitment, Hiring, Assessment and Recognition: Lead the development and implementation of a program to recruit, develop retain and assess a diverse, high- quality staff. Create a rewards and recognition process consistent with the organization’s culture and values.
- Training and Development: Design and implement an organization-wide curriculum to build the necessary skills for staff at all levels to advance inclusion initiatives and organizational values, and engage in ongoing conversations with co-workers regarding diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural humility.
Level of Language Proficiency
- Demonstrated success in diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural humility training, program development, and program implementation
- Experience, and comfort with, disrupting systems
- Experience in conflict resolution, including helping to prepare for, and moderating, crucial conversations
- Strong training design and presentation skills
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, including cascading communications
- Demonstrated success with designing and implementing recruitment, candidate selection, and on-boarding systems that results in high quality, diverse staff
- Discretion with confidential material and information
- Excellent relationship-building skills
- Effective time and project management ability
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
No telephone calls please. Send resume, cover letter, three references, and two page writing sample via mail, fax, or email to:
Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Talent Search Committee
Children’s Law Center
501 3rd Street, NW · 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medication, status as a veteran, tobacco use, or other classification protected by law.
Children’s Law Center has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. Our aim is to maintain an inclusive, respectful and equitable workplace and ensure all employees are culturally competent in order to most effectively achieve our mission and secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.