|Director of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE)|
Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Location: Boston, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/17/2021
Expire Date: 07/17/2021
Job Categories: Social Services, Executive Management, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Director of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE)|
The IDE Director is the chief strategist for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) on matters of inclusion, diversity and equity and will lead the work of the IDE Office. This is a senior leadership position reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with the BGCB IDEA Committee, a cross-functional team comprised of BGCB staff dedicated to developing, implementing, assessing, and holding the organization accountable to its inclusion, diversity and equity goals and initiatives.
The IDE Director is accountable for leading the short and long-term planning and the execution of inclusion, diversity and equity efforts across BGCB, while also supporting BGCB to grow and sustain an equitable, inclusive, and supportive working, fundraising and programming environment for its staff, members/families, and other key constitutes.
The IDE Office
The IDE Director will lead and manage the IDE Office, which will provide guidance, communications, and host facilitated conversations when necessary to address and educate the BGCB community on issues of equity and intersectional dimensions of diversity.
The IDE Office will also adopt (1) core values, (2) structured processes, and a (3) prioritized set of behaviors that can be used to identify and interrupt bias where it enters and exists within the organization through the expertise of the IDE Director and the continued work of BGCB’s IDEA Committee. These values, processes, and behaviors will be embedded in strategic plans that focuses on driving equity outcomes in relation to Human Resources and hiring functions, Club programming, fundraising, and administrative/business processes. In addition, it is expected that this strategic plan will be expanded in the future as necessary to meet other institutional needs for inclusion, diversity and equity.
Functions of this Role
Serve as a consultant regarding the design and implementation of policy and procedures that could impact historically marginalized members of the BGCB community. Identify gaps in services and work culture, then work with departments to address the identified gaps to create a more consistently welcoming and inclusive climate for people of different backgrounds, experiences and social identities.
Recruit, train, and provide support for the IDEA Committee members. Develop rapport; provide guidance and feedback.
Advocate for historically marginalized BGCB community members and their allies concerning social, emotional, academic and vocational concerns. Refer Club and staff members to the appropriate resources to resolve solutions related to inequality.
Develop, implement, and manage diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings for all staff and any Club members.
Develop a comprehensive calendar of events and programs to promote a diverse intellectual and social environment for all students, with special attention to historically marginalized students and their allies. Examples of such programs could include: Latino/a and Hispanic Heritage month activities, LGBTQ History month activities, Black History month activities, Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Native American History month activities, Unity Week activities, new student reception, and Martin Luther King Day event. Oversee the promotion, execution, and assessment of all programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and oversee BGCB’s Equity Action Plan to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of how BGCB is addressing Inclusion, Diversity and Equity across all aspects of the organization.
Develop and conduct a capacity assessment across all Clubs/locations to identify priorities relative to IDE initiatives. Work with Directors on customizing plans to address IDE priorities.
Develop and recommend strategic policies and practices that promote IDE and can be implemented as part of BGCB’s company culture and daily
Develop, manage, and organize metrics and data related to IDE
Surface organizational, team, and intra-functional tensions within the organization related to IDE issues and create safe spaces for those tensions to be effectively processed and resolved.
Provide guidance and establish priorities for internal and external communications for issues and events related to IDE.
Develop, manage and facilitate the work of the IDEA
Work closely with Human Resources, Development, Finance and Operations Teams to develop and implement strategic priorities and drive strategic IDE
Work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to ensure Board alignment.
Develop and facilitate trainings for all staff during new hire orientation and annually, as needed, relative to IDE issues and new information on how bias arises in thinking.
Develop and facilitate trainings and workshops for Club members/families regarding IDE issues and the psychology of bias.
Provide guidance and training to staff and Club members/families on tension processing and other facilitation
Create space for intergenerational perspectives and expectations to be shared about work style and workplace
Recruiting, develop, manage and evaluate interns and volunteers to support the IDE Office.
Collaborate with other nonprofits for best practices and external resources.
General BGCB Expectations
Healthy Behavior Modeling – Teaching youth/teens the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a BGCB priority. As a result, all staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our members.
Inclusive Environment – BGCB values creating child-friendly environments, where youth/teens of all abilities can be successful and participate. BGCB expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of disability or developmental challenge.
Continuous Learning – Building the capacity of staff is central to BGCB. The organization encourages and requires that all staff participate in annual professional development opportunities that continue to cultivate their skills in the youth development field.
Safe Spaces – Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring BGCB is, and remains, an environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
5+ years of experience working in an Inclusion, Diversity & Equity capacity or in partnership with historically marginalized populations to advance the interests of such communities
3+ years of professional experience in youth development organizations or K-12 education
Experience working with a Board of Directors and managing up
Experience with utilizing restorative justice practices to resolve interpersonal conflict and mindfulness to help individuals resolve personal challenges preferred
Proven leadership and management skills working with diverse cultures
Excellent oral, facilitation, and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with advance practice in active listening and advocacy
Experience designing and delivering highly impactful social justice and diversity trainings and workshops
Must be able to travel/commute around the Boston area to attend Clubs, on-site meetings and events as needed
Company Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB), is the city’s leading youth services organization serving Boston’s youth since 1893. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.