organizational equity practitioner
Title: Organizational Equity Practitioner
Division/Program: Organizational Change/Organizational Equity Practice
Status: Non-exempt, Full Time Employee (40 hours a week)
Reports To: Senior Director, OEP Division
Salary: $50,000+ annually depending upon experience, plus benefits
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC), a respected social justice nonprofit, is seeking an Organizational Equity Practitioner to join this dynamic community change organization. The mission of Trinity Boston Connects is to heal youth of color from the traumatic impact of systemic racism. We are looking for an individual who believes passionately in this mission and understands the necessity to address systemic racism from multiple angles.
If you are interested in working on a team that “walks-the-talk” and are seeking an opportunity to deepen and amplify the impact of our organization in the city of Boston for years to come, then please consider the following detailed description and apply!
TBC was born out of the social justice mission of Trinity Church in the City of Boston. We believe that healing the traumatic impact of systemic racism cannot take place without programmatic interventions that integrate three Community Practices: Trauma Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Racial Equity. The integration of these practices forms the basis of our programming, including both our direct services for youth and our convening, training, and consulting work with other youth-serving organizations throughout the City of Boston.
Our Youth Development & Leadership Division integrates programs that create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to develop the social 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) which together provide direct services to nearly 1,000 youth and families.
In addition, to truly heal the trauma, 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 in turn can be more supportive and nurturing of the youth they serve. To accomplish this, we develop and share best practices with other youth-serving organizations through our Trinity Boston Counseling Center and Organizational Equity Practice. We provide clinical services through TBCC, and through OEP we convene, train, coach, and consult to Boston youth-serving organizations to effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact an additional 15,000 youth and families.
TBC has a staff of 30 and an annual budget of over $3 million. Our revenue sources are divided roughly equally between grants from foundations and corporations, charitable contributions from individuals, and from contracts, events and Trinity Church grants designated for social justice work. TBC is governed by an independent 24-member Board of Directors.
TBC has just completed a strategic plan aimed at achieving deeper and broader impact in the community through clearer focus and increased integration of offerings. Over the next two to three years TBC will implement this new strategy, involving a reorganization of staff, with new roles and greater collaboration and integration, all with the aim of better, more holistic support of the youth and organizations that we serve.
The Organizational Equity Practitioner for Organizational Equity Practice works in support of and to advance TBC’s Three Essential Community Practices (racial equity, trauma-informed care, and restorative justice) as they work with client organizations to create a culture that embraces these practices. They serve as the primary point of contact with organizations seeking guidance and training to create a racially equitable organizational culture. The RE Practitioner provides assessment, design, guidance, coaching and support of racial equity practices within an organization.
• Plan, design and deliver consulting and coaching support and training for youth-serving nonprofit organizations striving to become equitable organizations
• Engage with prospective clients and Finance Department to plan and prepare proposals/scopes of work/contracts
• Execute well-managed and on-budget engagements with a healing-oriented perspective
• Execute high quality facilitation and training engagements
• Serve as a thought partner and work in collaboration with OEP team members, as well as other Division staff to develop seamless integration of 3 ECPs across Divisions
• Assist in codifying all existing OEP practices and trainings as well as develop, research, and disseminate tools, resources, and external trainings to advance the racial equity practices of TBC
Qualifications and Education
• At least 3 – 5 years of professional experience facilitating workshops and/or trainings on racial equity and/or DEI work
• Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in conducting organizational assessments, group dynamics and facilitation techniques to executive, management, and direct service staff
• Comfort discussing their own racial identity development, and facilitating conversations with others about race and other aspects of identity
• Exceptional relationship management and communication skills (written and oral) with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including clients, divisional staff, leadership, and executive teams
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining professional composure and attention to detail
• Demonstrable skills in utilizing culturally competent frameworks
• Excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a results-oriented culture
• Personal attributes including passion, humility, integrity, honesty, mission-driven, and self-directed
• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
• Willingness to travel locally
To submit a resume and cover letter, 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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