ASSISTANT DIRECTOR RACE GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE TRANSFORMATION (ECI)

Posting Details

Security Sensitive Position? Yes Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Position Details

Posting Number TSU202427 Official TSU Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR RACE GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE TRANSFORMATION (ECI) Grant Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR RACE GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE TRANSFORMATION (ECI) Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision, works on policy advocacy and coalition building around race, gender and social justice. The ideal candidate would see to change the world by advancing a local and statewide race, equity, gender, economic, and social justice agenda. Collaborates with ECI’s advocates, community partners, and other legal aid programs to intentionally advance agendas to eradicate structural inequality based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation and gender identity, and ethnicity that persist around this country and is compounded and complicated by today’s challenges.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

• Develops advocacy strategies to advance the Institute’s mission and justice agenda.
• Works side by side with the Institutes community advocates while incorporating a racial justice lens and anti-racism strategies in their capacity of substantive advocacy.
• Attends events and meetings with community partners who reform.
• Builds and maintains relationships with community partners.
• Works with Executive Director to coordinate with other related projects and coalitions (i.e. in the same field) to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local and regional activities.
• Develops, maintains, and monitors set of pending and potential policy to support development of annual legislative agenda, policy and funding recommendations.
• Assists with building and supporting coalitions of community and grassroots groups.
• Provides support to partner organizations in aligning their work to the Strategic Plan (e.g., identifying opportunities for program work to support specific goals).
• Coordinates advocacy supporting activities of coalitions.
• Facilitates ongoing communication between coalition partners.
• Develops communications materials.
• Creates or manages creation of summary reports of progress.
• Actively work with media on addressing injustice issues and the intersection of systemic racism, gender, and poverty.
• Effectively write policy papers.
• Create state legislative proposals and local ordinances.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

% FTE

1.0

Hiring Range $48,273.00 - $60,341.00 Education

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field at least three (3) years of experience in a civil rights advocacy, or a related social justice organization.

Required Licensing/Certification

N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Policies, procedures, and practices.
• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
• Strong advocacy skills and commitment to racial, gender and social justice and strategically addressing the challenges of these injustice and disparities.
• Timely and detailed research, outstanding writing, and confident oral advocacy skills.
• Project management.
• Effective customer service.
• Problem-solving and decision-making.
• Multitasking and time management.
• Excellent both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
• Lead and work collaboratively with others.
• Dream beyond what seems possible and willingness to create a movement.
• Communicate effectively with the university community.
• Deliver strategic and tactical transformation work.

Work Experience

Professional experience working with individuals with disadvantage socioeconomic statuses.

Demonstrated experience working effectively with communities and broad-based coalitions.

Preferred, subsisted personal experience of racism, genderism and social injustice.

Experience in facilitating and participating in challenging conversations around injustice and systemic racism.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Routine office environment.
Limited standing and/or walking.
Use of video display terminal.

Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field at least three (3) years of experience in a civil rights advocacy, or a related social justice organization?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have professional experience working with individuals with disadvantage socioeconomic statuses?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience working effectively with communities and broad-based coalitions?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have subsisted personal experience of racism, genderism and social injustice?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in facilitating and participating in challenging conversations around injustice and systemic racism?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3


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