Position Title: Manager of Equity and Inclusion
Open Date: September 24, 2018
Closing Date: First review of applications Oct 19, 2018
Status: Exempt, 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week)
Reports To: Director of Partnerships, Policy and Equity
Position Summary: The manager of equity and inclusion is the staff lead for equity and inclusion efforts across SWACH’s portfolio. This position will lead equity and inclusion work within SWACH and with SWACH’s external partners. This includes working to ensure that SWACH’s internal policies, practices and governance structure reflect and support SWACH’s values of having a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization. Externally, this position will work with partners funded by SWACH to further racial and health equity, reduce stigma and provide trauma-informed care. The position will lead a team of staff and/or consultants that facilitate shared learning cohorts of external partners and provide technical assistance. The first shared learning cohort will launch in early 2019. Most partners will focus on equity assessments and plans within their own organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Work with SWACH leadership and governance structure (board, committees and councils) to develop and adopt SWACH policies that are inclusive and advance equity regarding recruitment, retention and governance.
2. Facilitate a shared learning environment with SWACH partners working to further equity, reduce stigma and provide trauma-informed care within their organizations.
3. Lead a team of staff and/or consultants that provide technical assistance to partner organizations.
4. Work with SWACH staff to ensure equity is embedded across programs and initiatives, including community engagement and policy.
5. Liaison with other Accountable Communities of Health and regional efforts regarding equity work.
6. Share learning on best practices (this builds on item five, above).
1. Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and institutional racism.
2. Knowledge and understanding of experiences of communities suffering from marginalization, inequities of opportunity and access to services.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from various groups, backgrounds and organizations.
4. Knowledge of equity and empowerment frameworks for policy, program and organizational decision-making, anti-oppressive practices and best practices in furthering equity and addressing structural racism
5. Knowledge and experience in conducting equity assessments, creating equity plans and implementing equity initiatives.
6. Knowledge of and experience with appropriate communication strategies to reach diverse audiences.
7. Ability and experience communicating effectively with front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, the public and diverse stakeholder groups.
8. Ability and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports and other written materials.
9. Demonstrated skills in project and program design, implementation, management and evaluation.
10. Experience working across organizational sectors. Experience working with healthcare organizations preferred.
11. Experience facilitating conversations and meetings.
12. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
13. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
14. Ability to complete tasks accurately and on time with minimal supervision.
15. Thrives in a collaborative work environment and interfaces well with staff and external stakeholders.
16. Proven ability to maintain high ethical standards and confidentiality.
To apply send the below information to: email@example.com
1. A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please include the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title and a summary of your responsibilities.
2. A cover letter that states your interest in the position and expands on your experience operationalizing equity in an institutional setting. Please describe how your skill set aligns with the qualifications listed above.
Southwest Washington Accountable Community (SWACH) is a local nonprofit working to improve health in Southwest Washington. We bring together community members and other experts to address our region’s biggest health challenges. Through innovative partnerships and local resources, we’re working to create lasting changes and a healthier future – for everyone.
SWACH is one of nine organizations leading the state’s Healthier Washington Initiative in their regions. These Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) are building a healthier Washington that meets their communities’ unique needs.
SWACH is the state-designated ACH for the counties of Clark, Klickitat and Skamania. We partner to support members of the Cowlitz Tribe and Yakama Nation. We also work in Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties through the Healthy Living Collaborative, a SWACH program.
Learn more about SWACH at:
Our website – www.southwestach.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/swach.org
Twitter – www.twitter.com/swach_org