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YWCA of Madison

Race & Gender Equity Director

Racial Justice – Madison, Wisconsin
Department Racial Justice
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

YWCA Madison is seeking candidates for a Race and Gender Equity Director.

The Race & Gender Equity Director is part of the executive team and partners with the CEO on operational and strategic issues.  The Race & Gender Equity Director is responsible for the management and supervision of the YWCA Race & Gender Equity programs. The Race & Gender Equity Director ensures that programs advance the mission of the YWCA by educating community members about Racial & Gender Equity, bringing equitable practices and policies to organizations wherever and whenever possible.

The Race & Gender Equity Director will provide a vision for mission-related opportunities and creative solutions to meet the changing needs and demands of the community, as related to race and gender equity, develops, supervises and implements racial justice and gender equity related programs, including public and contracted educational workshops and the annual Racial Justice Summit and Moxie Conference, Works with YWCA staff and community agencies and businesses to develop new participants or contracts and to explore new, innovative programs.

In conjunction with appropriate staff, develops and implements program criteria and procedures, and evaluates program effectiveness.   In addition this position is responsible for being aware of changing needs of populations served and opportunities for appropriate staff training and inter-agency cooperation and ensures effective program operations and compliance with funder requirements, goals and expectations.

This is a full-time (36 hours per week), salaried position.  We offer an excellent benefits package. 

The ideal candidate will have Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in social sciences or related field from a four-year college or university or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years related experience, two years’ experience (paid or unpaid) with, and knowledge of, already existing community programs and organizations involved in eliminating racism and empowering women,  two years’ supervisory/management experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, experience with group facilitation process, clear understanding of racial justice and gender equity and a demonstrated commitment to advancing race and gender equity, demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, ability to work with diverse populations, ability to resolve conflicts in group situations and knowledge of EEO policy.

Candidates must support the mission of the YWCA: elimination of racism and empowerment of women; demonstrate multi-cultural competency and the ability to work with diverse populations.  People of color and individuals bilingual/bi-cultural in English/Spanish are encouraged to apply.  Must pass a caregivers background check due to the vulnerable populations served in our residential facility.

Please visit our website http://ywcamadison.org/who-we-are/job-opportunities/ for full position description.

Preference will be given to applications received by August 17, 2018, applications accepted until position filled. 


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