The Director, Equity Initiative is responsible for designing and delivering a plan for ensuring the intentional inclusion of bi-racial, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities, including the Latinx community, in the activities, both internal and external, that propel forward National Disability Institute’s (NDI) mission of financial capability and economic advancement for people with disabilities. The Director is responsible for leading the work and working across NDI staff, projects and partners to ensure the Equity Initiative is not a standalone project but, rather is integrated across the organization’s many facets. This includes providing technical assistance, training and support on strategies, policies, and practices that promote equity to internal staff and external partners and audiences of NDI. The Director must support the development needs of this body of work, meet deadlines, create deliverables, and work collaboratively across NDI projects and partners. Importantly, the Director must maintain technical expertise in financial empowerment strategies and serving people with disabilities across the spectrum of disability, ethnicity and race. The Director reports to the Deputy Director.
This is a full-time position with NDI. NDI headquarters are located in downtown Washington, DC. This position does allow for candidates outside the DC area to work remotely. This position may require additional time commitments outside of a typical work day to complete all tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Including, but not limited to:
- Serve as the lead on the intentional inclusion of the BIPOC and BIPOC disability communities in both internal and external activities.
- Improve BIPOC engagement across NDI projects and activities.
- Execute activities and deliverables directly related to the intentional inclusion of BIPOC communities and other equity issues.
- Promote internal and external collaboration.
- For example, internal to NDI, ensuring that BIPOC communities are more intentionally included within all projects.
- Develop external partnerships with organizations working on equity issues, including working with Fellows at other organizations.
- Ensure on-time completion of deliverables and projects.
- Provide regular updates on work to Supervisor and be prepared to brief Executive Director and/or Deputy Director as requested.
- Prepare monthly report for internal use and prepare and deliver reports to funders, as required.
- Monitor and support completion of project deliverables including the development and implementation of technical assistance, training, material development, and capacity building across projects.
- Monitor and support compilation, review, analysis and dissemination of workplans and report deliverables as dictated by each project contract.
- Work with Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Finance to complete projects within budget constraints.
- Actively research and pursue additional funding opportunities to further this work and NDI’s mission, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and other team members.
- Supervise staff in line with the values and culture of NDI.
- Approve timesheets and project expenses, including travel.
- Serve as a member of a staff team for monthly staff meetings.
- Attend in-person and virtual Board of Director meetings, as requested.
- Travel approximately 30% of time (when NDI COVID travel restrictions are lifted).
- Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Master’s Degree in any relevant field strongly preferred, Bachelor’s degree considered.
- Minimum 8 years’ experience working on equity issues with a focus on underserved communities and financial inclusion.
- Content knowledge on equity strategies for people with disabilities from BIPOC communities and/or BIPOC communities.
- Content knowledge on financial inclusion strategies for people with disabilities and/or BIPOC communities with a clear understanding of the financial challenges this population faces and the strategies to mitigate these issues.
- Demonstrated experience creating systems change to improve equity.
- Demonstrated experience managing/coordinating national projects.
- Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks/projects.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Demonstrated success in facilitating internal and external collaborative efforts.
- Strong skills in oral and written communication, including technical writing
- Experience and high level of comfort and skill presenting at conferences/on webinars.
- Flexibility, adaptability to changing circumstances.
- Ability to seek ways to constantly improve efficiency of work processes.
- Ability to work independently and in a team.
- Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and information when requested.
- Ability to travel (when NDI COVID travel restrictions are lifted).
- Familiarity with NDI’s research.
Salary commensurate with experience. NDI offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
People with disabilities and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. NDI is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. Bi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Gail Watson, Director of Finance & HR, at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 9, 2021