Director of Racial Justice
Purpose: Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director Racial Justice (DRJ) is responsible for YWCA's participation on eliminating racism in the St. Louis region.
The DRJ must be a change agent who will be at the forefront to design and execute regional and national racial justice strategies and initiatives. Lead, develop, and foster a racial justice roadmap with a focus on achieving measurable and sustainable results.
The DRJ will drive leadership and community awareness, commitment and accountability. Create a cohesive approach to align and integrate a range of new and existing initiatives, policies, training and systems that foster a community where all can thrive, understanding that systemic racism has disproportionately hindered communities of color.
- Responsible for building and designing training and education curriculum towards the elimination of racism. Create and build community relationships and partnerships in the St. Louis Area.
- Represent YWCA Metro St. Louis on racial justice and public policy related issues both locally and nationally.
- Lead the vision, strategic development, delivery and assessment of YWCA's Racial Justice program and initiatives related to staff, volunteers, local and global outreach programs.
- Collaborate with Senior Leadership, Board and other stakeholders to create programs which demonstrate YWCA's commitment to racial justice for staff, volunteers, visitors, the local community and broader outreach.
- Create internal and external training around race and the critical race theory of education.
- Prepare monthly reports for the YWCA Board Meetings
- Develop surveys and measurement tools to measure the success and implementation of the training and processes.
- Must be well versed on the history, policies and practices of institutional and systemic racism in the United States.
- Create racial dialogue around race internally and externally.
- Provide website content on racial justice.
- Assist in creating and maintaining an organizational wide racial justice "philosophy" that is consistent with our core values to eliminate racism.
- Partner with leadership and the community to design and implement change initiatives that foster a culture of racial justice that drives employee and community engagement.
- Represent the organization at conferences, events, etc.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- A minimum of five years-experience in racial equity work.
- Ability to articulate the direction of Racial Justice and the intersection of racial justice and public policy in relation to YWCA's mission, strategy and goals.
- Previous work in leading organizational culture change.
- Ability to organize, manage and drive projects to completion. Supports a climate of high achievement and accountability.
- Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills.
- Prior experience creating and successfully developing Diversity and Inclusion programs.
- Experience in successful project management is preferred.
- Excellent collaboration skills; ability to work effectively across teams.
- Ability to manage and influence change throughout the organization.
- Proficient experience using Microsoft Office.
- Minimum Bachelor's Degree Public Policy, Organizational Development or related field. Master's Degree preferred.