Generation is a nonprofit that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. The global pandemic has led to an unprecedented surge in unemployment. Even before the pandemic, more than 75 million young adults were out of work globally, and three times as many were underemployed—and 375 million workers of all ages needed to learn new skills by 2030. At the same time, certain jobs remain in high-demand, and 40 percent of employers say a skills shortage leaves them with entry-level vacancies. To date, more than 38,000 people have graduated from Generation programs, which prepare them for meaningful careers in 14 countries. Generation works with more than 3,900 employer partners and many implementation partners and funders.
Generation is dedicated to creating an organization where staff and learners of all backgrounds and identities can achieve their full potential, in class and at work. We envision an organization that dismantles barriers to success for our learners, enables staff to fearlessly be themselves at work, and advances equity in the education and employment systems that we live within.
Generation USA is seeking an Equity Director who will serve as the leader and steward ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are at the heart of everything we do. The Equity Director will be responsible for the co-creation of Generation’s organizational-wide equity plan, incorporating employee and learner feedback to embed DEI in the organization’s operational structure through resource-sharing, learning opportunities, and personal development work. They will be passionate about social justice and operationalizing practices that build justice and equity for all marginalized groups. The Equity Director will report to the Chief of Staff, and work closely with the Chief People Officer.
This is a full-time and fully remote position.
You are passionate about building upon Generation’s stance against oppression of any marginalized community and dismantling systemic racism. You are willing to learn, be direct about addressing blind spots, and creating an inclusive environment for all employees and learners. You are committed to equity and model it in all your personal and professional endeavors. You are an excellent communicator and you recognize that building relationships is critical to DEI initiatives.
Specific requirements include, but are not limited to:
Please submit your resume and cover letter via Greenhouse. Your cover letter should be no more than one page and should answer the question: What experience do you have leading organizations in their DEI efforts?
Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.
“In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.”
Generation is a nonprofit that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. The global pandemic has led to an…