Our Equity Institute Coordinator is a catalyst for change, a dynamic trainer and facilitator, skilled at coordinating and delivering training, translating vision into action. The coordinator under the leadership of the Equity Institute Director will facilitate learning with a diverse audience and ensures timely and accurate completion of critical administrative tasks including administration of training curricula and collection of data. This role works closely with the Equity Institute Director and Manager supporting program design, program planning, inter-sectional equity training and consulting services emphasizing racial equity. The Equity Institute Coordinator represents the organization with a diverse community audience, partnering in a manner that positions the organization as a regional leader on equity training and consultation.
Training and Facilitation
- Co-facilitates Equity Institute training curricula in multiple locations with diverse audiences.
- Collaborates on development of training curricula and other racial and gender equity programming.
- Supports volunteer and facilitator recruitment and training.
- Plays a key role in supporting YWCA's own internal equity initiative in collaboration with the Equity Institute Director.
- Coordinates all aspects of training and event registration processes in collaboration with multiple departments.
- Coordinates essential tasks of annual community events including the Stand Against Racism and YWCA Equity Summit including registration, booking of speakers, space, creation of contracts and tracking of payments.
- Initial point of contact for all training and consulting inquiries, assesses need and directs inquiry to appropriate staff.
- Monitors and coordinates administrative support for all consulting contracts.
- Collects data to inform ongoing program design and improvement.
- Coordinates the implementation of comprehensive program evaluation.
- 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.
- Attends agency meetings and participates in committees as requested.
- Pursues professional development.
- Understands and adheres to all of YWCA Evanston/North Shore procedures and policies as well as YWCA Employee Handbook.
- Performs other duties as assigned by management.
- Associate's degree in the social sciences, human services, criminal justice or related field, or commensurate experience below
- Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, training and development or the equivalent level of education in communication, public speaking or training and development preferred
- At least two years of designing and delivering community-based training on inter-sectional equity issues with an emphasis on racial equity.
- Experience working with diverse populations on issues of equity.
- Fluency in Spanish a plus
- Experience with special event coordination desired
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Valid driver’s license required with reliable transportation and valid auto insurance.
- Frequent nights and/or weekends required for events or meetings
- Frequent local and intermittent statewide travel required
- Must be able to safely operate a vehicle to get to off-site meetings and training
- Tolerance of prolonged and continuous stationary periods at a desk/computer
- 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 equipment
- Employee may be required to share office space
- Employee will frequently have meetings or work in other buildings
The 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.