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Equity and Culture Manager
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About NARAL Pro-Choice America
For more than 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom—including access to abortion and contraception—for every body. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support the legal right to abortion.
As the oldest and largest national membership organization primarily focused on advocating for abortion access, we organize and mobilize, galvanizing millions of people to take action to defend reproductive freedom, and shining a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others. We also work to elect champions for reproductive freedom and advance state and federal legislation to safeguard it.
NARAL Pro-Choice America centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our work. Continuously learning from our history, we strive to hold ourselves accountable so we can realize our vision for a world where reproductive freedom is a reality for all.
About the Role
Reporting to the Director of Equity and Culture (“Director”), the Equity and Culture Manager (“Manager”) will serve a critical role in supporting the implementation of diversity and inclusion efforts across the organization and supporting the Department’s goal of maintaining an equitable and inclusive organization, including our work to center anti-racism and other diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) successful practices both internally and externally. Leading with our values of collaboration, equity, excellence, inclusion, and transparency, the incumbent will support the implementation of the organization’s vision for the DEI work envisioned in the Board of Director’s Road Map to Equity, and as strategically constructed by the Chief of Equity, Culture, and Talent (“Chief”).
Specifically, the Manager will partner with the Director to implement processes, protocols, programs, and initiatives to build the organization’s infrastructure and to ensure staff wellness, engagement, and sense of belonging.
This is an ideal role for someone who is strong in communication skills, is creative, and has strong project management and organization skills. The job responsibilities, described below, do not reflect other responsibilities that may be delegated.
Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Director, Equity and Culture
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Works Closely with: Talent Specialist
This Position is: Exempt, Confidential
- Implement projects and initiatives that create a strong organizational infrastructure.
- Support the creation/revision of internal processes and protocols that allow for equity through transparency and consistency across the organization, to include
- Collaborate across departments to ensure an equitable and transparent contracting/procurement process;
- Maintain and track the system by which demographic information is responsibly collected and maintained for purposes of ensuring the organization lives its values;
- Monitor and update as necessary internal norms and other documents to provide transparency and clarity for the internal work; and
- Support the process for investigating internal allegations of violations of the organization’s policies.
- In collaboration with the Director, support employee working groups to help inform the work of the Equity, Culture, and Talent Department.
Identify, create, and maintain opportunities for staff, Board, and member learning and development
- Support the implementation of DEI training, to include foundational training during staff onboarding, annual refresher training, and deep-dive training series
- Manage the implementation of annual anti-harassment/discrimination training for staff and Board members
- In collaboration with Department Directors, collaborate on relevant DEI training for members, volunteers, and organizers, to include unconscious bias and working with diverse communities
Ensure Staff Wellness, Engagement, and Sense of Belonging
- In collaboration with the Director, lead in staff engagement and wellness programs, to include workshops and heritage month celebrations
- In collaboration with the Talent Specialist, manage the Intern and Fellow Programs
- Support the implementation of tools that assess the cultural health of the organization
- Review applicant pools for hiring managers to ensure a diverse pool of applicants
Experience or Proven Ability:
- An implementer who works with urgency. Proven experience of supporting a vision by executing its action steps from strategic planning goals. Has an appreciation for sequencing to ensure the right things are done at the right times; high standards for success and a healthy impatience for progress. Knows how to keep projects moving while supporting the work of others.
- Clear-thinker and solutions-oriented, with excellent judgment and collaborative ways to overcome obstacles and execute on initiatives.
- Excellent communicator, both written and oral. Must be able to draft policies, protocols, and review documents that create the foundation of the organization’s infrastructure. Has a strong ability to communicate in writing and in person.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and with transparency, building trust, credibility, and strengthening relationships with organization staff across lines of race, sexuality, gender and other identities.
- Experience with supporting workplace culture. Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice principles and demonstrated ability or experience having implemented operational aspects of an organization.
What you will bring:
- The successful candidate for this position will be an energetic, innovative, positive, and outgoing professional with many of the following attributes:
- A minimum of 4 years of professional experience.
- Experience creating, implementing, or directly supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in organizational settings.
- Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility among staff and peers.
- Varied experience with or the demonstrated ability to learn organizational systems, like Monday.com, Lever, and other project management and automated tracking systems.
- Demonstrated ability to support curricula for professional development and learning.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities.
- Experience in or demonstrated skill at successful conflict resolution.
- A personal passion and commitment to the organization’s mission and an understanding of the reproductive freedom issue.
- A commitment to furthering DEI principles in a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported.
- Experience in non-profit and/or reproductive rights is a plus.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and a substantive cover letter to:
Subject line: Equity and Culture Manager
NARAL Pro-Choice America is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender or sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientations, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color (including bilingual and bicultural individuals), LGBTQ+ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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