|Anti-Racism Program Manager|
|30 Hours/Week .75 FTE|
|We believe our community can move beyond poverty and oppression to a place where all people have access to quality housing, nutritious food, equal justice and opportunities to thrive. We are committed to working with compassion, integrity, accountability, creativity and an anti-oppression approach to end homelessness, hunger, inequality and other barriers to social justice. We value collaboration and leadership from the communities we serve. As our workforce evolves to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, our agency and workplace will be enriched and strengthened and as such we will:
• Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism, cultural competency and an understanding of oppression and its impact.
• Participate in intentional learning efforts, including events relating to understanding and dismantling institutional racism and building cultural competency.
JOB SUMMARY: Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Initiative works to undo racism and other oppressions by identifying and addressing institutional practices and policies that are barriers to the full participation of people of color in our society. We work to address racism and other oppressions in our own organization as well as in the broader community. The Anti-Racism Program Manager is responsible for implementing plans, activities and events designed to undo institutional racism at Solid Ground and in the broader community. The Anti-Racism Program Manager facilitates organizational learning, develops systems, activities, and events to foster a learning environment. Leads and coordinates various staff committees and acts as liaison to Senior Leadership and staff.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS:
25% Lead Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Initiative in conjunction with the CEO, COSO, Senior Leadership Team, Anti-Racism Steering Committee and Board. Develop and implement strategies for addressing barriers to accomplishing program goals and objectives, including cultural competency issues in order to serve Solid Ground clients more effectively; Promote, engage, and publicize the Anti-Racism Program. Develop measurement and evaluative tools to assess ongoing progress and give ongoing reports to Senior Leadership and Board of Directors. Support the ARI Steering Committee in planning and implementing monthly meetings of Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Committee (ARC).
15% Facilitate individual and organizational learning regarding racial justice issues and other oppressions by helping the agency establish both informal and formal systems within the organization, including staff training. Serve as a resource to assess department and organizational progress and offer learning opportunities, resources or other development opportunities. Identify training resources related to institutional racism and other oppressions that support agency ARI activities and goals, including HR department’s ARI related training activities
15% Strengthen Solid Ground’s connection and accountability to its clients and the communities it serves. Recruit and coordinate the agency’s Community Advisory Council and related client/community input and feedback activities (such as tracking client feedback forms). Provide input to the agency’s community needs assessment process.
15% Provide oversight and support to facilitate day-to-day ARI program activities, including administrative tasks. Oversee an annual budget for Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Initiative) and monitor expenditures on a regular basis. Analyze policies and procedures to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Provide ongoing support to Solid Ground Department Directors in development and implementation of departmental ARI Action Team plans. Work with department directors to develop new methods for integrating anti-racist policies, procedures and goals into their programs.
10% Develop and maintain ongoing working relationships with other anti-racism groups in the community to facilitate Solid Ground’s support of these organizing efforts. Plan and implement community forums designed to educate the public about institutional racism. Serve as Solid Ground’s representative to various anti-racism groups; including giving presentations at conferences, workshops and meetings;
20% Work with the Human Resources Director and department directors to improve existing methods for recruiting and retaining people of color in staff and volunteer positions; Collaborate with the Human Resources Director to develop effective methods for resolving race-based issues among staff in a way that reflect agency understanding regarding how institutional racism creates barriers to the full participation, professional development, and advancement of people of color in the organization. Work with Resource Development staff in the development of grant proposals and/or fundraising activities to support Solid Ground anti-racist work.
The duties listed above are intended only as generally defining of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
|EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Requires one of the following:
(a) Five-seven years of comparable management or leadership experience in the field of human services including six years of experience in anti-racism or anti-oppression work; OR
(b) Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 4-6 years of comparable management or leadership experience in the field of human services and four years of leadership experience in anti-racism or anti-oppression work; OR
(c) Master's degree in a related field plus 4 years of comparable management or leadership experience in the field of human services plus four years of leadership experience in anti-racism or anti-oppression work; OR
(d) Any equivalent combination of education, comparable management experience and measurable performance, which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position
• Experience organizing community events and/or training activities;
• Experience staffing a board or other working group
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Strong knowledge of anti-racism principles;
• A strong working knowledge and understanding of institutional racism and it’s impacts on oneself, low income people, and the communities we serve:
• Demonstrated commitment to applying ARI principles personally and professionally;
• Strong management skills
• Excellent problem solving, facilitation and conflict resolution skills;
• Excellent administrative coordination skills including arranging meetings and presentations,
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written;
• Ability to work independently and coordinate the work of a diverse group of people;
• Proven capacity to perform effectively as a member of a diverse agency leadership team;
• Foster discussion and learning among staff to better understand and dismantle institutional racism.
• Ability to research issues and formulate options;
• Ability to represent the anti-racist principles and values of Solid Ground to the broader community;
• Willingness and proven ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages;
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task;
• Ability and willingness to work outside of normal business hours to attend meetings, perform outreach, etc.
• Creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
• Team focused person who can share information, goals, opportunities, and successes with the appropriate individuals and groups.
• Proficient knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word and Outlook);
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works performing general office duties. Employees spend 50% of their time working on the computer and 50% of their time answering phone, copying, filing, reports, meetings, and mail. Occasionally attend outside meetings and trainings. Position requires employee to lift/carry up to 20 pounds rarely, 5-10 pounds occasionally and push/pull 10 pounds seldom, 1-5 pounds frequently. Position has the ability to sit/stand as needed. Must have reliable transportation for various meetings and worksites.
|HOURS & COMPENSATION: This is a part-time position paying $27.04/hour with benefits including medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability, generous paid personal leave package, holiday pay, pension plan and a tax sheltered health care and dependent care accounts.
How to Apply
|Applicants must complete the Solid Ground application form specific to this position, attached below. You may submit your completed application at email@example.com. You may also leave a message on our job line at 206.694.6840 requesting a specific job application, or you may apply in person at 1501 North 45th Street in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
Applicants may submit completed applications by mail to: Solid Ground, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6708.
Please attach a cover letter and resume. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.