Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator
This is a part time position, consisting of 20 hours per week, working with the Executive Director, Administration, Program Directors, Coordinators, and the DEI Committee to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in staffing, service programs, training, forms, and policy throughout Spectrum.
- Oversee a comprehensive organizational review to identify any potential systemic racism and inequities within Spectrum and inventory systems in place that engender disparities.
- Oversee a review of pay equity within the organization.
- Coordinate and facilitate the work of the DEI Committee in conjunction with the committee co-chairs.
- Manage and oversee organization-wide collection of race-based data as well as other data points related to equity and inclusion and develop an action plan for improvement.
- Conduct a review of all organization policies through the lens of DEI and recommend policy revisions.
- Work to develop performance targets and performance measures to improve systems for recruitment and inclusion in staffing and clients.
- Develop and conduct training for Spectrum programs, those we serve and the board of directors.
- Represent Spectrum on local, regional, and statewide committees to promote justice, racial equity and injustice.
- Report out to the Executive Director, the leadership team, the DEI Committee, and the board of directors regarding the current state of the work.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services or other appropriate discipline, and 2 years of relevant experience working in racial equity, diversity or social justice, including relevant management experience; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated knowledge of both federal and Vermont state laws prohibiting discrimination.
- Excellent oral presentation, facilitation and communication skills, with experience in providing professional trainings to diverse audiences.
- Excellent writing ability to prepare written reports, proposals and analyses.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain trusted relationships among leaders and stakeholders in the social justice and racial equity arena.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; bilingual abilities are a plus.
- Valid driver’s license preferred with private transportation and a willingness and ability to travel occasionally throughout the state.
- Ability to uphold safety standards
This is an office and field position.