Racial Justice Coordinator
Description

 

Purpose:  The Racial Justice Coordinator will understand and promote Racial Justice, YWCA Programs, and lead equity and inclusion work within YWCA Northeast Indiana and in the communities we serve.  The focus will be on education and training, building partnerships, and organizing for change, with an intersectional approach, including YWCA focus areas.  


Expectations of every YWCA Staff Member: 

  • Uphold and promote the YWCA Mission. 
  • Maintain compliance with state standards.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to fund development efforts for support of all programs and the overall Association. 
  • Provide support to other departments and staff.

Essential Duties:

Internally:

  • Facilitate Internal Diversity Committee
  • Review policies & procedures for ways to improve equity and inclusion
  • Assist marketing with ensuring all efforts promote equity & inclusion 
  • Provide staff trainings around areas of racial diversity, decreasing bias, bystander intervention, being actively anti-racist, and more
  • Attend and support 5k Race to End Racism

Externally:

  • Move racial justice forward by identifying community priority areas  through relationships with BIPOC-led groups, grassroots organizations, and private and public entities
  • Facilitate Level Up Council 
  • Oversee coordination of external social/racial justice events, including: Diversity Dialogues, YWCA USA Social Justice Challenge, and any other additional events
  • Advance educational opportunities to include free training on topics related to racial justice, such as addressing bias, bystander intervention, reforming organizational structures to correct for bias, etc.
  • Work with marketing team to make opportunities for training available to the public.
  • Partner with community groups and grassroots organizations that promote racial justice, providing support with time, marketing, shared events, and organizing.
  • Utilize principles of Kingian Nonviolence to promote change.

Training Programs 

  • Develop new curriculums for trainings that do not already have curriculum.
  • Update curriculum at least annually.
  • Lead both free and income-generating trainings

Consultation

  • Develop a fee based program for consulting with businesses or other groups to assist them in developing their services, policies, and procedures for equity and inclusion.

Reporting and Grant Compliance 

  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting for all areas of work, in compliance with grant funding and agency policies and procedures.

Leadership and Supervision 

  • Provide leadership to community, staff, and clients relating to racial justice, equity, and inclusion.
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary.
Requirements

 

Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or  higher in Black Studies, African-American studies, ethnic studies, or sociology, women’s studies, human resources, or similar degrees with time spent on studying racial disparities and/or justice,  equity, & inclusion
  • Continuing Education within related field

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of racial justice, equity, and inclusion.
  • Proven ability to effectively and respectfully interact with diverse populations, including clients, co-workers, and agency.
  • Experience in networking, team building and public speaking.   
  • Strong customer service skills with ability to communicate in a professional manner with a wide range of people. Unequivocal commitment to pluralism.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion when handling potentially confidential or sensitive manners.
  • Strong time management skills; ability to take initiative to solve problems and work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Google, Word, and Excel.
  • Accurate, organized, and detail-oriented, with ability to work under pressure and shift priorities in response to changing needs.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and files
  • Must comply with organization's policy of automobile insurance: must have a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance coverage. 
  • Flexibility to change work hours to accommodate training, meetings, and events.

Physical/Mental Essential Requirements:

  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, moderate lifting and carrying (up to thirty (30) pounds).  
  • Full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. 
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer work station for extended periods of time.  
  • Occasional need to stand for long periods of time.  
  • Ability to drive.
  • Ability to focus on detail and accuracy of work product.  
  • Work is performed primarily in a non-smoking office environment, though travel may expose employee to inclement weather conditions. 
  • Occasional high stress may be experienced in dealing with clients, staff and volunteers.

The statements within this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.

Salary Description
$40,000-$45,000 depending on experience