director, organizational equity practice
Title: Director, Organizational Equity Practice
Division/Program: Organizational Change/Organizational Equity Practice
Status: Non-exempt, Full Time Employee (40 hours a week)
Reports To: Chief Program Officer
Salary: $65,000+ annually depending upon experience, plus benefits
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is looking for an experienced professional to join this dynamic and fast-growing community change organization. With a mission to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston, TBC delivers programs that serve youth and families and build dense networks of relationships and community support for youth city-wide.
TBC was born out of the social justice mission of Trinity Church in the City of Boston. We believe that Boston’s future cannot be changed without programmatic interventions that integrate three Community Practices deemed essential for effective youth programming and organizational development: Racial Equity, Restorative Justice, and Trauma Inclusion. The integration of these practices forms the basis of our programming, including our convening, training, and consulting work with other youth serving organizations throughout the City of Boston.
Our youth development programs create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to develop the socio emotional learning (SEL) skills necessary for academic, life and career success. These programs include: Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, Trinity@McCormack, and Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) providing direct services to nearly 1000 youth and families.
To truly change the odds, the communities in which our youth live, learn, and develop must also change. It is not enough to help young people navigate oppressive environments. We strive to help change the schools, institutions, and organizations within which our programs operate so that they can be more supportive and nurturing. As a learning organization, we develop and share best practices with other youth-serving organizations through our Organizational Equity Practice (OEP) and Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC). These two programs provide clinical services, convenings, trainings, coaching, and consulting offerings to Boston youth-serving organizations.
Trinity Boston Connects is a subsidiary of Trinity Church in the City of Boston and all employees are entitled to receive all church benefits.
Organizational Equity Practice
Organizational Equity Practice (OEP) of Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) provides internal, systemic, strategic interventions that support mission-driven organizations as they strive toward equity. We co-create healthy communities where staff are able to bring their whole selves to their work.
Our approach and practices set the context which allows people to engage in deep, courageous conversations. These dialogues are required for diversity, equity, and inclusion change work to take hold and sustain itself in organizational cultures. We believe this holistic approach comprehensively supports organizations in living out their values.
We are a diverse, dynamic, high trust, high impact team. We want to be known as consultants who make organizations better—especially for people of color. We are willing to have hard conversations with compassion because we believe the possibilities on the other side are worth the work. We recognize this work can be draining in many ways—we are deeply committed to caring for each other through both challenges and celebrations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Organizational Equity Practice (OEP) is responsible for managing the overall functioning of this growing program. This includes managing and developing the OEP Team, setting the strategic vision and leading the implementation of that vision, maintaining relationships with clients and ensuring satisfaction, developing new offerings for the program, and identifying potential new clients in alignment with TBC’s mission and vision.
• Manage team: The OEP team includes Client Operations Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, full-time program facilitators, and contract-based consultants. Ensure that each team member is developing professionally, working in alignment with their strengths toward overall program goals. Model a culture of care on the team to deepen relationships and prevent burnout. Provide weekly individual supervision and conduct regular team meetings to ensure communication and alignment across individual roles.
• Develop program strategy: Develop a clear program strategy (internally and externally) that is aligned with the organization; ensure that program model is documented and refinements are based on outcomes evaluation
• Strategic goal setting and implementation: Maintain alignment with TBC’s priorities to achieve organization-wide goals, while responding to the emerging landscape and needs of clients.
• Ongoing model development and refinement of service delivery: Refine model as indicated by data gathered, lived experience, and commitment to best practice approaches to service delivery.
• Ensure financial sustainability through managing expenses and diversified revenue sources (contracts, grant support, donor engagement)
• Serve as a key member of TBC’s Leadership Team (LT), working towards cross-programmatic goals
Skills and Qualifications:
• 4+ years of experience managing a team, plus experience in training, facilitation, education or related practice.
• Experience or exposure to clinical theory and frameworks is preferred but not required
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice with analysis of systemic racism and oppression, especially within the context of TBC’s mission.
• Deep commitment to and experience dismantling and decolonizing white supremacy and white supremacy culture.
• Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively teach and inspire others.
• Knowledge of social emotional learning skills and community practices of racial equity, restorative justice, and trauma-inclusive care.
• Organizational and problem-solving skills
• The ability to identify and analyze systemic organizational problems and develop corresponding content.
• Proven ability to establish and sustain positive and collaborative working relationships with clients.
• Excellent, clear, and cohesive written and oral communications skills (writing/editing, professional phone manner).
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Self-directed, professional, and resourceful style, the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects.
• Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment and fast-paced which requires both tactical and strategic skills.
• Experience working in multi-racial teams.
• High levels of emotional intelligence. Someone who is able to give and take feedback honestly and compassionately.
• Experience and success in coaching and guiding adult learners towards specific goals and objectives.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred.
To submit a cover letter and resume, please email our Chief Program Officer, Rebecca Jackson, at rjackson@trinityconnects.
Trinity Boston Connects is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds
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