Race & Gender Equity Practitioner

Race & Gender Equity · Madison, Wisconsin
Department Race & Gender Equity
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Starting Salary $50,000 annually

Race & Gender Equity Practitioner

The Race and Gender Equity department at YWCA Madison creates opportunities for learning in community and capacity building for deep racial justice learning and unlearning, as well as offers collaborative consulting services for transformative change that centers, deepens and broadens racial justice, equity and belonging within organizational systems and culture.

Our services invite people and organizations to embrace the need to develop an ongoing racial justice practice that is rooted in both:

  • Recognizing, unlearning and dismantling beliefs, behaviors and practices that perpetuate racism, harm and inequity. 
  • Identifying, learning and strengthening beliefs, behaviors and practices that co-create equity, healing and belonging.

Our philosophy and method of service across our programming is holistic (whole person and systems capacity building), experiential (content, skill building, embodied, as well as emotional based learning focused on the development of ongoing practice), collaborative (co-creative partnership, community of practice and shared accountability) and restorative (healing centered practices for conflict transformation).

Please watch this video prepared by the Race and Gender Equity Director with a brief message about our department’s philosophy, approach and practice: https://www.loom.com/share/4b6aca2aeeb1474a8d10d4d4d299af18

YWCA Madison is seeking candidates for two Race and Gender Equity Practitioner positions. Both persons will be joining the Race and Gender Equity (RGE) team and would need to be highly steeped in the practice of facilitating deep racial justice learning, unlearning and practice i.e. facilitating deep listening and transformative conversations, embodied and experiential learning for system awareness, conflict transformation, etc . 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least two years of demonstrated facilitation practice for racial justice learning and/or equity consulting.
  • A deep commitment to ongoing learning, and creative collaboration as well as the capacity to integrate new learning into their own practice. 
  • A developing holistic practice that integrates a systemic, intersectional, embodied, and healing approach for racial justice and organizational transformative change.

Candidates need to embrace YWCA Madison’s mission: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all; and our core values of Humanity, Community, Growth and Restoration, as a living practice.  Black, Indigenous, People of Color, people of marginalized genders, and people that are bilingual/bi-cultural are encouraged to apply.

Primary Role

The Race & Gender Equity Practitioner will collaborate with both Race and Gender Equity director and lead practitioner in multiple areas of work with a high emphasis on the co-facilitation of learning experiences as well as support the logistic  implementation within Race and Gender Equity programming such as: Racial Justice Series offered three times a year, annual Racial Justice Summit, a portfolio of 8+ organizational partners contracting with the Race and Gender Equity department for collaborative consulting, Black Thought Wall and Amplify Madison. For a brief description for each of these programs please refer to the job description for this position. 

RGE Practitioner must have the capacity to be engaged in multiple projects at a time as well as to respond to the different needs as emerge from the broad range of programming that the RGE department offers.   For example, within a given week, this person could be working in collaboration with the RGE Director or Lead Practitioner, or their own on tasks for services with a contracted Creating Equitable Organizations partner, while supporting tasks for a designated area of planning/implementation for our Racial Justice Summit, while also planning for the co-facilitation of our Racial Justice Series offerings, as well as supporting tasks for the coordination of Black Thought Wall community offerings throughout 2021. 

YWCA Madison offers an excellent benefit package, and the Race and Gender Equity Practitioner position is full time (36 hours per week) with a salary range starting at $50,000.

For a full job description, please use the following link:  https://www.ywcamadison.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/75/RGE-Practitioner-Job-Description.pdf


Preference will be given to applications received by Monday  March 1, 2021, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  


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  • Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Department
    Race & Gender Equity
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Starting Salary $50,000 annually