Education, Program and Community Development·YW Boston·
YW Boston Director of Inclusion Boston
ABOUT YW BOSTON
YW Boston works to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YW Boston is at the vanguard of thought leadership on issues at the intersection of race and gender, helping organizations create more inclusive environments where women, people of color, and in particular, women of color can succeed.
YW Boston invests in our internal culture, including our own racial equity practices. We seek candidates that thrive in adaptive organizations, are comfortable working amidst organizational change, and are excited about helping YW Boston deepen its impact in Boston. Key organizational values at YW Boston that are crucial to this role include People, Collaboration, Liberation, Courage, Shared Leadership.
The Director will oversee the InclusionBoston, a program that works with groups within an institution to affect change both for the individuals in the program and the institution. The Director will lead their teams to manage partner relationships, deliver high quality program sessions, and follow-up that leads to organizational and individual change. This includes evaluating partner needs, adapting and innovating curricula, and managing delivery of services that include: organizational assessment and process design, in-person and virtual workshops targeted at specific inclusion goals, and dialogue-based sessions empowering individuals and groups to take positive action. The Director will develop a strategy for the overall success of the program.
The Director will report to the Vice President of Programs.
Lead a team of managers to meet ambitious goals
Use outcomes, partner feedback, and latest best practices to guide program development
Act as a master facilitator, organizational coach, project manager, and thought leader, internally and externally, on a variety of diversity, inclusion, and equity topics including individual and organizational change
Through stakeholder engagement and business development strategies, build successful and lasting relationships with partner organizations
Program Development & Implementation
Provide thought leadership to ensure that the InclusionBoston Program aligns with YW Boston’s Theory of Change and best practices in working with organizations to create more inclusive institutions
Lead InclusionBoston team to annually achieve or exceed program goals and outcomes
Design and strengthen curriculum to focus on behavioral change for individuals, organizations, and all of InclusionBoston services
Facilitate InclusionBoston sessions and workshops in organizations
Coach organizations through development and completion of actions to improve inclusion
Regularly assess, measure, and evaluate InclusionBoston outcomes through a data driven approach including assessment tools for participants
Hire, train and supervise all InclusionBoston staff and interns
Develop and manage program budget
Achieve performance goals through coaching, goal setting, staff development, and evaluation
Work collaboratively with Partnerships Team, and other staff to lead the development of InclusionBoston partnerships and deliver dialogue series and workshops
Provide excellent customer service to partner organizations and individual participants
The Director of InclusionBoston must have excellent facilitation skills and an ability to coach others. We seek candidates with content knowledge of organizational development and leadership, change management, and behavioral change with a focus on racial justice, gender equity, and intersectionality. Successful candidates will exhibit a drive to reach goals and resiliency when setbacks occur. They will be intellectually curious, effective communicators, and strong relationship builders.
Demonstrated commitment to YW Boston’s mission to promote racial, gender and social equity
Progressive experience facilitating conversations on race, racism, diversity and inclusion
Awareness of one's own racial and gender identity, personal biases and understanding of one's own history related to racism and sexism
Understanding of Boston’s history with racism and sexism
Knowledge of systems of oppression and the various ways it manifests in modern day society
Ability to turn conflict into learning, training in conflict/mediation resolution preferred
Knowledge of and experience with the following:
Individual Behavioral Change
Racial & Gender Equity
Curriculum and/or workshop development
Coaching and/or training facilitators
Managing relationships with external partners
Fluency working within different organizational cultures and structures (e.g., corporate, higher-education, government, and school settings)
Managing multiple priorities and communicating progress to stakeholders
Program evaluation – experience observing, gathering, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data
ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Adhere to agency policies and procedures for maintaining organizational culture and transparency, including use of regularly scheduled progress meetings with Vice President of Programs, Team meetings, scheduling, e-mail and other communications platforms
Positively represent the Agency in all interactions with the public
Support YW Boston fund development through participation in education, outreach, cultivation and stewardship efforts
Participate in Agency events and perform additional tasks assigned by the Vice President of Programs and/or President & CEO
Some travel is required, primarily local travel in and around Boston.
SALARY + BENEFITS
This is a full-time, exempt position, based in Massachusetts. The salary range for this position is $76,000-$89,000. Salary scales are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant market data is analyzed when setting ranges for each role. To ensure internal parity, YW Boston will analyze the overall number of years of experience as well as relevant experience pertaining to the position of the candidate and in comparison with staff in the same job group to make the offer salary. Because salary ranges are small and the internal parity review is thorough, offers are firm.
YW Boston provides employees a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, flexible schedule options, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, accidental death, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
HOW TO APPLY
YW Boston is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. At this time, YW Boston is not able to offer employment VISA sponsorships. For applicants living outside of Massachusetts, YW Boston does not cover any relocation expenses. There be a few times during the year when the organization will require staff to be in person for events and travel expenses are expected to be covered by employees. YW Boston requires all employees to be fully vaccinated per YW Boston’s COVID-19 policy.
YW Boston strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that people from structurally marginalized groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications, despite the reality that applicants rarely ever meet 100% of the qualifications. If this position aligns with your experience and interests, please apply!
We partner with nonprofits and socially-minded organizations that want to make a difference in people's lives. Since organizations are most impactful when there is alignment between its mission and their employee's values, and employees are most engaged when their strengths, purpose and attitude align with their role, our goal is to match qualified applicants with organizations that align with their strengths, purpose and values.
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Education, Program and Community Development·YW Boston·