Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI) works to undo racism and other oppressions by identifying and addressing personal, institutional and systemic practices and policies that are barriers to the full participation of people of color in our society. The ARI Manager is responsible for guiding development and implementing plans, activities, and events designed to undo institutional racism and other oppressions in the broader community as well as at Solid Ground. The ARI Manager will facilitate organizational learning and develop systems, activities, and events to foster a learning environment. The ARI Manager leads, coordinates and participates in various committees and teams.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks
20% Lead Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Initiative in conjunction with stakeholders, including Senior Leadership Team; agency-wide anti-racism groups; the Community Advisory Council; the Board of Directors; staff; labor; and other internal and external groups. Develop and implement strategies to sustain the ARI and to support stakeholder impact. Promote, and publicize the ARI internally and externally to the agency. Provide ongoing support to the stakeholders in development and implementation of ARI activities.
20% Provide oversight and support to facilitate day-to-day ARI activities at all Solid Ground work locations. Develop work plans, performance measurement and evaluation tools, and regular reporting systems to assess quantitative and qualitative progress outcome and impact. Facilitate analysis of policies, procedures and other system reviews to improve agency and program efficiency and effectiveness, and develop new strategies for integrating anti-racist policies, procedures and goals into programs and planning.
20% Strengthen Solid Ground’s connection and accountability to its residents, clients, and the communities it serves. Recruit and staff the agency’s Community Advisory Council and develop a strong feedback loop to the agency. Promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency within the group. Working with the President & CEO and with the Director of Resource Development support the Board Development Committee and assist in the recruitment and retention of new board members including supporting the Human Resources team with the development of board orientation and training materials.
15% Working with the HR Director, facilitate individual and organizational learning regarding equity and social justice issues including racial justice and other oppressions by guiding the development of informal and formal systems and identify, recommend, and support training and development opportunities across the agency. Develop and monitor an ARI training program and budget. Serve as a resource on ARI to stakeholders.
15% Develop and maintain ongoing working relationships with other anti-racism groups in the community to facilitate Solid Ground’s support for these 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. Work with Resource Development staff in the development of grant proposals and/or fundraising activities to support Solid Ground anti-racism work; assist the communication department with stakeholder messaging.
10% Participate as part of a team to support intentional efforts to recruit and retain a diverse workforce for both staff and volunteer positions. Assist the agency in developing effective methods for resolving race-based issues in a way that reflects agency understanding of personal, institutional and structural racism and barriers they create.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations 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.Full Job Description