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Equity Institute Assistant Director

Company: YWCA Evanston North Shore
Location: Evanston
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Description:About YWCA Equity InstituteYWCA Evanston/North Shore works to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA is one of the oldest international social justice organizations working to support women, their children, and their communities. YWCA Evanston/North Shore's Equity Institute is dedicated to promoting racial equity at all levels and engages with individuals, community groups, and organizations through consulting, training and education, community engagement programs, racial equity resources, and annual events. For-profit DEI work has become an expensive and inaccessible proposition for many, and we are committed to keeping it accessible to the broadest audience possible.We seek a mission-driven, passionate, innovative thinker with a strong grounding in anti-racist training and education who can join our growing team to propel the work forward and deeper. YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers a flexible work culture, competitive benefits, including an employer-funded pension, 16 PTO days in the first year of employment, and a community of individuals committed to creating a more just world. Position SummaryThe Equity Institute Assistant Director plays a leadership role in implementing the Equity Institute's mission to dismantle racism by coordinating consulting services and developing programs that work at the individual, organizational, community, and systems change levels. The Assistant Director works with prospective consulting clients to assess readiness, scope work, develop proposals, and manage the delivery of contractual services; collaborates with team members to develop, launch, and evaluate racial equity curricula, workshops, and trainings; and develops and tracks Equity Institute goals, milestones, and outcomes.The Assistant Director represents the organization within a diverse community audience, partnering in a manner that positions the organization as a regional leader on equity training and consultation and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of department strategies, coordination of daily activities, and contributes recommendations to agency policies, department priorities, and procedures.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESBusiness Services (50%)

  • Responds to RFPs and leads discussions with prospective consulting clients on services provided and assesses initial needs, readiness, and scope of work with prospective clients, with support from Equity Institute Coordinator, and develops proposals.
  • Leads client onboarding processes, including creating and updating onboarding modules and facilitation of start-up presentations.
  • Monitors administrative support for all client contracts.
  • Manages all external contractor scheduling and contracts.
  • Collects data to inform ongoing equity consulting design and improvement.
  • Ensures the implementation of comprehensive program evaluation to inform outcomes and recommendations.
  • Manages client tracking and financial management processes in partnership with the Finance department.Curriculum Development and Training (30%)
    • Tracks trends in the DEI and anti-racist training space to ensure YWCA training offerings align with best practices and new developments in the anti-racist practitioner field.
    • Collaborates with the team to identify new training content for development and opportunities to enhance or refine existing curricula.
    • Develops tools and resources to complement racial equity training curricula and other racial and gender equity programming.
    • Facilitates standardized and customized racial equity workshops and trainings for public and consulting clients.
    • With the support of the Equity Institute Coordinator, ensures implementation of efficient protocols to support set up, registration, marketing, and delivery of all trainings.
    • Collaborates with YWCA staff to support internal equity initiatives with an emphasis on developing and delivering racial equity trainings that advance a more equitable workplace culture.
    • Supports volunteer and facilitator recruitment and training.Marketing and Outreach (15%)
      • Sustains community partnerships and represents YWCA at coalitions, community meetings, and networking tables to ensure YWCA is identified as a visible and substantive leader on issues of racial and gender equity training and organizational consultation.
      • Fosters positive relationships with a diverse community of residents, community and civic leaders, volunteers, and funders.
      • Writes educational and outreach content for newsletters, websites, and/or social media as needed.
      • Collaborates with the marketing and communications team in the development of Equity Institute marketing strategies.ADDITIONAL DUTIES (5%)
        • Attends staff trainings and participates in agency committees.
        • Pursues professional development
        • Understands and adheres to all YWCA Evanston/North Shore procedures and policies as well as YWCA Employee Handbook.
        • Performs other duties as assigned by management.An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.Requirements:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: High School Diploma or GEDExperience and/or Training:
          • At least four years of client services or project management experience
          • At least four years of developing equity-focused training curricula that helps learners explore issues at the individual, organizational, community, and systems level
          • At least four years facilitating learning opportunities with diverse populations on issues of equity
          • Intermediate proficiency in written and verbal communication
          • Experience with meeting and/or event coordinationLicense/Certification: Valid driver's licenseTechnology/Equipment:
            • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
            • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Teams
            • Intermediate proficiency in Zoom PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Advanced degree with a focus on issues of social justice and systems change.License/Certification: Valid driver's license and proof of auto insuranceExperience and/or Training:
              • At least six years of client services or project management experience
              • At least three years' experience assessing readiness of prospective consulting clients and developing proposals
              • At least six years of experience developing equity-focused training curricula for diverse audiences of adult learners
              • Experience working on equity-focused systems change initiatives
              • Experience developing equity-focused marketing content for social media or other forms of marketingLanguages: Fluency in Spanish.Technology/Equipment: Access to reliable personal auto for business use.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSIntermittent (less than 15%), Occasional (15-45%), Frequent (50-75%), and Continuous (over 75%).
                • Frequent nights and/or weekends required for events or meetings
                • Frequent local and intermittent statewide travel required to conduct business
                • Tolerance of prolonged and continuous stationary periods at a desk/computer
                • Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb stairs, reach with hands and arms, and reach above shoulders
                • Occasionally required to push, pull, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
                • Must be able to move about the facility
                • Must be able to operate controls for computers and other equipmentThe mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
                  • Employee may be required to share office space
                  • Employee may be required to work from home
                  • Employee will frequently have meetings or work in other buildingsThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Note: YWCA is committed to pay range transparency. Candidates are offered compensation based on how their qualifications meet those of the position.PM22


Keywords: YWCA Evanston North Shore, Evanston , Equity Institute Assistant Director, Executive , Evanston, Illinois

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