Jul 28, 2021

Senior Associate for Organizational Equity

  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Remote
Full-Time Client/Customer Service Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging Education/Training

Job Description

Title: Senior Associate for Organizational Equity

Reports To: Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Location: US Home Based Office

Start Date: August 15, 2021


Summary: Facing History and Ourselves is looking for a Senior Associate for Organizational Equity who will help administer the design, development, and execution of initiatives to support our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy. This role reports to a Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer within the team and serves as an essential part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) team. This role will work closely with the OEI team and internal and external stakeholders. 

Who You Are: You are a leader who has experience driving strategic initiatives for Staff engagement in various DEI spaces.  You are a curious and adaptable person who’s eager to identify ways to apply their experience to our organization. You can create and deliver educational materials and training programs to cultivate our culture of inclusion.  You are a lifelong learner, an experienced and skilled facilitator.  You call people in and are willing to meet them where they are, skillfully navigating complex topics, dialogues and group dynamics. You can demonstrate a career built on trust-based relationships with people with a wide variety of personality types, seniority levels, and roles. 

Who We Are:  We are a team that deeply values opportunities for community-building and camaraderie as we engage in challenging yet meaningful work both with our organizational community and our external stakeholders.  We are an avid community of learners that consistently seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth with the intention of sharing our learnings with one another. We are strongly anchored in our values to stand up, create space for each other, act with empathy and kindness, listen, and be curious. 

Responsibilities Include: 

Facing History’s Internal DEl Work (70%):

  • Working closely with the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, help to structure, build and direct the implementation of the organizational-wide DEI strategy.  This includes but is not limited to  a clearly articulated mission, guiding principles, goals, priorities, and metrics. Fluently engage with and influence partners at all levels across the organization in the planning and execution process. 
  • Develop strategic approaches for the creation and effective adoption of DEI and related programs.
  • Lead  the design,  implementation, and management of Employee Resource Groups.
  • Set the learning agenda for our teams, identify what resources we should provide, and help develop content when needed. Look for opportunities to scale learning resources across teams. 
  • Partner closely with HR and Talent to bring DEI lens to organization-wide policies, processes, and procedures including talent attraction and recruitment, onboarding, development, performance management, and recognition. Ensure teams are following agreed-upon processes and when they are not, help to mitigate that risk. Document and manage new processes that would arise from identified opportunities.
  • Serve as a key member of the DEI Strategy team, helping to guide the team and implement strategic decisions. Lead the Facing History DEI advisory team, which advises on organization-wide strategy around DEI initiatives. 
  • Partner closely with the Advancement team around Facing History’s corporate engagement initiative to design corporate enrichment events, train facilitation team, and serve as lead facilitator for corporate engagement activities.
  • Act as liaison between OEI and Institutional Partnerships, especially corporate engagement. 
  • Help to lead the corporate engagement program from a DEI perspective. 

Office of Equity and Inclusion School-based Equity Work (30%):

  • In partnership with Associate Director, help deliver our current and relevant model of Facing History’s Program Equity work with educators and schools.

Hiring Organization

Facing History and Ourselves


Experience / Skills / Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in similar role, creating measurable DEI impact.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, with experience leading training sessions and discussions that shift mindset and adaptation of behavior changes.  
  • Ability to work and thrive in fast paced environment, balancing time across a wide range of activities and prioritizing the most impactful work.
  • Broad and diverse experience around DEI work in a multitude of settings, including corporate, education, non-profit.
  • Demonstrated understanding of allyship in both theory and practice. 
  • Commitment and ability to articulate Facing History’s mission; commitment to social justice approach.
  • Proven excellence in verbal and written communication.
  • Certification in DEI work preferred but not required.

Industry/Service Area



Mid-Senior level


Full Time Benefits: In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program,  generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity. To read our full statement on diversity, please follow this link.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Application Instructions

Please apply online: http://facinghistory.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1681853&&#job

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