Department: Community Education
Reports to: Director of Community Education
FLSA: Non-Exempt-Part Time
Provides leadership in the development and implementation of racial justice and social justice programming and services, based on the concept of the “beloved community”, to support YWCA York’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Part time position, up to 25 hours per week, four days a week (some evenings and weekends required).
Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2021.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organizes racial and social justice advocacy efforts and related activities across the Association and in the community. To include the five principles of social justice; access to resources, equity, participation, diversity and human rights.
- Facilitates and plans community Courageous Conversations which are dialogues in which participants commit to engage each other with honesty, open-mindedness, and vulnerability.
- Recruits, trains and schedules program facilitators for conversations and the Leadership Summit for high school students.
- Provides innovative diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and programming for YWCA York staff and the community.
- Cultivates and maintains relationships and partnerships with staff, businesses, school districts, community agencies, funders, faith-based organizations and governmental agencies.
- With peers across the YWCA USA network to enhance YWCA York’s racial and social justice efforts.
- Contributes content for grants in coordination with the Grants Director.
- Manages grant activities and submits timely data reports, as needed.
- Supervises interns and coordinates volunteers.
- Serves as staff liaison to the Racial Justice Committee.
- Serves on the Board Advocacy Committee.
- Works with the Events and Marketing Director to develop the messaging for the annual Race Against Racism.
- Attends relevant community meetings. Participates in professional organizations related to racial and social justice.
- Provides weekly educational and event content for social media postings. Works with the Events and Marketing Director and provides website and marketing updates, as needed.
- Monitors local and national events and recommends timely messaging and actions.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality when working with sensitive information related to services provided to businesses, schools and organizations.
- Proponent of mindfulness and the value of self-care.
- Adheres to all YWCA York policies and procedures.
- Some evening and weekend work required.
- Performs other duties as required.
General Requirements & Skills
Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university is required. Those with master’s level training in the fields of social work, public policy, gender or critical race studies, or the history of oppression are especially encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will be skilled in working collaboratively with community partners, as well as influencing without authority. They will be adept at close listening, facilitating difficult conversations, accepting and offering constructive feedback, and engaging with diverse perspectives.
This individual will complete PCAR/PCADV advocate training within 90 days of hire. The training is provided by YWCA York.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated commitment to YWCA York’s Mission.
- Solid facilitation skills including reflective listening and conflict management.
- Understanding of the core concepts related to all forms of racism, bias and oppression; white privilege and supremacy; and intersectionality.
- Ability to research field-related, intersectional topics, and develop/deliver written reports and presentations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and public speaking skills.
- Ability to maintain composure during constructive dialogue about sensitive subjects.
- Proven track record of interpersonal and institutional consensus building.
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with short deadlines.
- Ability to collaborate with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and social media platforms.
- Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
- Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
- Observes safety and security procedures.
- Adapts to changes in the work environment.
In addition to the duties listed above, this position also has physical components as listed below. The list is intended to give an overview of the position as performed by a person without disabilities. In conformance with the Americans With Act, YWCA York will make reasonable adjustments to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation where necessary.
- Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 25 pounds.
- May require driving in inclement weather.
- Frequent sitting, standing and walking.