Social Justice Sr. Manager
Job Details
Woodmont - Nashville, TN
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the management of YWCA racial justice, gender equity and advocacy services. The Social Justice Sr. Manager ensures that programs advance the mission of the YWCA by educating staff and community members about issues related to advancing racial justice and gender equity.

Relationships and Contacts

Within the organization: Maintains frequent and close working relationships with the leadership team, program staff and VP of Community Programs, and CEO.

Outside the organization: Maintains frequent and close working relationships with program funders, community partners, Board of Directors, relevant board sub-committees, volunteers and community leaders.

Position Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Direct the development, planning, training, and implementation of diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and race relations programming internally and externally.
  2. In collaboration with the YWCA Advocacy Committee and YWCA Communications staff, assists with the development and implementation of an annual advocacy plan.
    • Develops and implements metrics intended to measure and demonstrate the impact of the advocacy plan and related activities.
  3. Uses the YWCA persimmon paper as a foundation for developing and implementing local programs and services to challenge institutional and structural barriers, particularly at the intersection of gender, age, class and race.
  4. Facilitates programming and activities for the community including on-going evaluation and continuous program improvement.
  5. Identifies and secures engagements highlighting racial justice and gender equity.
  6. Stays abreast of changing needs of populations served and identifies opportunities to implement tailored racial justice, gender equity and advocacy services.
  7. Educate and work with Board and staff (including newly hired staff) to understand and promote diversity, inclusion and racial & social justice and to support the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  8. Develops relationships with appropriate professional organizations and community groups in partnership with relevant YWCA staff.
  9. Maintains tracking and reporting systems to provide statistical data as required by funding sources and internal stakeholders.
  10. Ensures compliance with all funding source requirements, goals and expectations.
  11. Professionally represents the YWCA brand at appropriate community meetings and forums.
  12. Provides guidance and facilitation for the Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. In collaboration with program leaders, identifies and initiates improvements related to social justice programs and procedures.
  2. Promotes goodwill through establishing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, organizations and volunteers engaged in social justice work.
  3. Ensures coordination of related volunteer program, including training, supervising and recognizing volunteers.
  4. Stays informed about funding changes, seeks opportunities and participates in the grant writing process to meet program needs with potential impact on the YWCA.
  5. Attends All Staff, relevant community collaboration meetings and other meetings as requested.
  6. Gathers and maintains a variety of diversity educational resources for employees, leadership teams, community partners and volunteers.
  7. Identifies boards or committees directly related to social justice and shared with team members.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

Requires Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Policy or a related field and a minimum of five years relevant experience in related field.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to carrying boxes with various weights up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to carrying materials to outreach events weighing 25lbs.
  • Bending and standing for extending periods of time of 1-2 hours
  • Ability to work in excess of a 40 hours week, if necessary
  • Ability to speak concisely

Other Requirements

Position requires incumbent to have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a clear driving record for the last three years.

Skill Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated success in small and large group facilitation and public speaking.
  • Possesses a strong foundational knowledge of civic leadership and processes.
  • Demonstrated success in program development.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse background and social economic level.
  • Familiarity with the issue of racism and its effects on people of color.
  • Demonstrated commitment to end racism.
  • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated success relating to people of diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQIA community.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Competency with MS Office and database management.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and effectively manage change.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in group situations.
  • Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity policy.
  • Demonstrates a strong belief in the mission of the YWCA and ability to convey its importance.