senior director, organizational equity practice
Title: Senior 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: $70,000+ annually depending upon experience, plus benefits
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC), a respected social justice nonprofit, is seeking a Senior Director, Organizational Equity Practice 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 Senior Director, Organizational Equity Practice is a newly created position reporting directly to the Chief Program Officer. They will lead the creation of the new Organizational Equity Practice (OEP) Division. The OEP Division focuses on connecting individuals, organizations and systems committed to racial equity to dynamic holistic learning opportunities. Specifically, the OEP Division provides consulting, training, coaching and facilitation support for nonprofits striving to become racial equitable organizations. The OEP Division Senior Director will provide leadership, advocacy and outreach in the areas of TBC’s Three Essential Community Practices: racial equity, restorative justice and trauma-informed care.
• Manage a dynamic, multiracial, team of practitioners and contract-based consultants with diverse backgrounds (identity, education, training, and professional experiences)
• Crystallize the strategic vision and drive the implementation of the strategy for the Organizational Equity Practice Division
• Strengthen alignment, integration and tracking of strategy with Clinical Care and Youth Development & Leadership Divisions, to effectively advance racial equity internally, among partner organizations, clients and individuals
• Work with CPO and OEP team to co-create and implement structures to support the ongoing sustainability and smooth functioning of the program and Division. These structures include billing, internal tracking, and communication, current and projected financial state, revenue needs and constraints
• Serve as lead consultant on high level client engagements including leading the Racial Equity Senior Leaders Learning Circle and Emerging Leaders Learning Circle
• As strategic leader for the division, elevate key findings of impact so that external communications can be aligned to our racial equity work and goals with client partners, funders and other thought leaders
• Co-create Theory of Change and Logic Model for the Division
• Ensure the accurate and comprehensive codification of all OEP and Organizational Change training and facilitation material
• Set clear goals for the Division and measure performance while managing the team’s capacity and caseload
• In collaboration with other Senior Directors, ensure that organizational change practices provided to Youth Development & Leadership and Clinical Care Divisions are coordinated and fully integrated with measurable outcomes for continual improvement
• Participate in the development of the annual operating budget for the Division
• Provide regular one-on-one supervision to team members. Ensure regular feedback and guidance and professional development opportunities are provided for employee development and enhanced productivity. Oversee the timely completion of staff performance evaluations and performance management process
• Actively demonstrate behaviors that reinforce our organizational culture and core values
• Work collaboratively with the Chief Development & Communication Officer and Development and Communications team to support fundraising, media and communications efforts that advance the Division and program goals
• 7+ years of relevant experience supervising a highly talented and diverse team
• Exceptional understanding of their racial identity and ability to lead in depth conversations and analysis about race and other forms of identity
• Proven experience providing consulting, facilitation and trainings services to nonprofit organizations, schools and/or government entities
• Exceptional relationship management and communication skills (written and oral) with a variety of stakeholders, including divisional staff, leadership and executive teams
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in nonprofit management and group dynamics
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and projects with attention to detail
• 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 required; Master’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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