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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

Team Survivor Northwest Seattle, WA, USA

Employment Type

Contractor

Why Work Here?

“This is a great opportunity to make an impact on the ongoing survivorship of women who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer.”

POSITION SUMMARY
Team Survivor Northwest (TSNW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing. Team Survivor is actively trying to be a diverse, welcoming place for all, yet we know that women of color may experience additional barriers to timely, effective cancer care. TSNW is seeking an accomplished expert who can offer advice, perspective, and connections to the greater Seattle community, especially connected to communities of color. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a good cause, make a difference in the lives of women who have had a cancer diagnosis, and ensure that this important work supports communities where healthcare disparities exist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and develop strategies and methods to design, create and implement a strategic plan for the diversity committee. (Implementation is subject to board approval and coordination with staff.)
  • Work with committee members, staff, and board to prioritize the diversity plan to allow for transparency, accountability, responsiveness to new information, setting measurable goals, and implementing tangible policies.
  • Collaborate with staff to launch 3 new programs – a fitness class in Spanish, a fitness class in the South Sound, and a fitness class in Columbia City.
  • Collaborate with staff to complete the focus group for the Columbia City program, including analyzing results.
  • Reach out to new organizations and connections to support new classes; Continue relationship-building after initial outreach.
  • Identify and acquire locations for new classes.
  • Identify barriers for attendance at new classes and solutions to address them.
  • Make recommendations to TSNW board and staff in support of inclusion, diversity, equity and multicultural literacy.
  • Lead the analysis of outcomes and performance measures from an equity-lens and use this information to guide improvements in outreach, programs, and meeting our mission.
  • Provide regular updates on DEI activities and progress to the Executive Director.
  • Help TSNW amplify the voices of the communities TNSW wishes to serve by recommending people, especially from target communities, to be committee members, instructors, speakers or otherwise contribute skills and perspectives to strengthen the organization.
  • Act as the liaison between staff and the DEI Committee to recommend possible strategies and timelines, and relay decisions back to the committee.
  • Create and implement plans to promote and embrace diversity; Identify actionable ways to support an atmosphere of sensitivity and inclusion within TSNW.
  • Further the mission and vision of Team Survivor Northwest, especially in serving the needs of a more diverse audience.
  • Attend regular meetings of the DEI Committee. Meetings will be twice a month.
  • Help TSNW to network with medical professionals or health care centers in communities we wish to reach under the direction of the staff
  • Represent the organization to potential partners as requested by the staff (sponsors, fitness space donations, etc.); Be familiar with the TSNW mission, vision, programs, needs, upcoming events and partnership opportunities

MEASURABLES

  • A DEI Strategic Plan is written and approved by the board
  • An agreement in writing for a new physical space for a weekly class in the South Sound
  • The new Spanish-speaking class has launched and average attendance is above 8 women
  • The new class in the South Sound has launched and average attendance is above 8 BIPOC women
  • The Columbia City focus group has occurred and results analyzed
  • The new class in Columbia City has launched and average attendance is above 8 women
  • Brief survey written, completed and evaluated to analyze new classes 6 weeks after they begin
  • Classes have been adjusted for any barriers that arise
  • Attendance and participation in DEI meetings twice per month
  • Meetings have taken place at least twice per month with the ED and/or PM to update and make recommendations
  • New connections and networks have been identified and shared with staff
  • A plan is written and implemented to promote and embrace diversity with all TSNW members

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities including sensitivity to racial equity/diversity
  • 3-5 years experience advancing an organizational culture into one of inclusivity, equity, and diversity, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills with an emphasis on the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing equity, diversity and inclusion programs
  • Excellent facilitation, organizational and analytical skills
  • Respect for, knowledge of, and skills to engage with people from various cultures and backgrounds
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while managing deadlines
  • Passion for supporting women cancer survivors and addressing healthcare disparities
  • Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

COMPENSATION
This is a unique opportunity in a consultant role with flexible hours. Pay is $5,000 for completion of the above measurables. It is anticipated that the role will take approximately 8-10 hours per week for 6 months. No benefits. Further details of payment can be discussed.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Team Survivor Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status or other factors protected by law.

Team Survivor Northwest

About Team Survivor Northwest:

Team Survivor Northwest is a nonprofit organization that provides a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing. This is accomplished through a variety of fitness programs including fitness classes, hiking, dragon boating, mountain climbing, triathlon training, fitness retreats and more. The research supports that the work this organization does improves and saves the lives of women who have had a cancer diagnosis. Learn more at TeamSurvivorNW.org.

Company website: http://www.teamsurvivornw.org

Company address: 200 NE Pacific St, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98105

Posted date: 16 days ago

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