Our ideal Equity Institute Director is a dynamic and visionary leader with a demonstrated, measurable, record of guiding organizations toward increased institutional racial equity. The Director is skilled at developing programming, training curricula, and consulting services that integrate the intersectionality of equity issues. You will be building on eight years of YWCA racial equity community work, positioning the organization to expand its impact and its profile as a regional leader on organizational equity consulting, education, and training. The Director will support and foster a highly motivated, passionate team committed to a standard of excellence and innovation in the field of organizational and community equity.
Our current Equity Institute programs educate, train, and activate individuals and organizations and consist of a calendar of single and comprehensive trainings, organizational equity consulting, community education programs and events. We are seeking a leader who can deepen the complexity, reach, and impact of our work.
· Program Management – Set a dynamic, growth oriented vision to expand current program capacity and impact with individuals and organizations moving participants from knowledge acquisition to measurable action. The Director will oversee all aspects of Equity Institute operations and be responsible for the expansion of our organizational consulting portfolio. In addition to external equity programs and services, the Director will provide strategic leadership in guiding our internal equity initiative ensuring YWCA Evanston/North Shore “walks the walk” and role models to other organizations how to do critical equity work. Staffing the Equity Institute Board Committee, the Director will engage key stakeholders in visioning and planning for program growth and hallmark events, including the annual race summit, and the Stand Against Racism, a national day of action that engages over 10,000 members a year in our community.
· Staff Supervision – Hire, train, and develop a team of deeply committed racial equity professionals and volunteers in accordance with agency policies.
· Community Outreach and Education – Actively initiate community partnerships and represent the YWCA at coalitions, community meetings, and critical decision making tables ensuring YWCA is identified as a visible and substantive leader on issues of racial equity training and organizational consultation. This position will work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders from all backgrounds. Key to successful outreach is collaborating with our communications team in developing an annual marketing plan with measurable benchmarks resulting in the production of professional written, electronic, and social media materials and content driving an increase in fee-based consulting services.
Education Bachelor’s Degree, Master's Degree in related field preferred
Experience and/or Training
· 10 years providing community based and institutional training and consulting on intersectional equity issues with an emphasis on racial equity
· Experienced in the application of intersectional equity frameworks to increase systemic equity
· Experienced in the application of best practices in training, facilitation, and adult education to increase systemic equity
Licenses/Certificates Valid driver’s license, insurance required and reliable access to personal transportation for business purposes
Technology/Equipment Microsoft Office Suite, Sophisticated Power Point ability
About YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Founded in 1858, the YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world and has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as an advocate for social change. Dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore has made a difference in the lives of women, children and families by working to end domestic violence; nurturing women’s economic empowerment and leadership; fostering racial, gender and economic equity; and empowering youth through swimming.