This position will be working with the Executive Director, Administration, Program Directors, Coordinators, and the DEI Committee to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in staffing, service programs, training, forms, and policy throughout Spectrum. The salary for this position is $50,00. Willing to discuss a part time opportunity.
- Oversee a comprehensive organizational review to identify any potential systemic racism and inequities within Spectrum and inventory systems in place that engender disparities.
- Coordinate and facilitate the work of the DEI Committee in conjunction with the committee co-chairs.
- Collaborating with each program and department to set and meet their DEI Goals.
- Conduct a review of all organization policies through the lens of DEI and recommend policy revisions. This will be performed in conjunction with a DEI committee and with the collaboration of the HR Manager.
- Work to develop performance targets and performance measures to improve systems for recruitment and inclusion in staffing and clients.
- Attend Spectrum program leaders’ meetings and attend meetings of program staff on a monthly or quarterly basis.
- Develop and conduct training for Spectrum programs, those we serve and the board of directors.
- Represent Spectrum on local, regional, and statewide committees to promote justice, racial equity, and injustice.
- Report out to the Executive Director, the leadership team, the DEI Committee, and the board of directors regarding the current state of the work.
Knowledge and Skills Required
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services or other appropriate discipline, and 2 years of relevant experience working in racial equity, diversity, or social justice, including relevant management experience; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Demonstrated knowledge of both federal and Vermont state laws prohibiting discrimination.
- Excellent oral presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, with experience in providing professional trainings to diverse audiences.
- Excellent writing ability to prepare written reports, proposals, and analyses.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain trusted relationships among leaders and stakeholders in the social justice and racial equity arena.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; bilingual abilities are a plus.
- Valid driver’s license is preferred. Private transportation, willingness and ability to travel occasionally throughout the state.
- Ability to uphold safety standards
This is an office and field position, and some travel is required. The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job
Spectrum’s Diversity Commitment
Youth and adults of all social and cultural identities; including race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, country of origin, immigration status, and mobility; should be treated with respect, dignity, and equity.
Spectrum Youth and Family Services is committed to creating and maintaining an environment and community that:
•is free from racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of injustice and inequity;
•is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear;
•is uncompromised in physical and emotional safety; and
•fosters and practices civil and respectful dialogue.