Job Details

Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

Oregon Food Bank, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 03/12/2018

Application Deadline: 3/12/18 by 9pm PST

Pay Details: The pay range for this position is $50,000 to $58,000 per year. Depending on experience.

Who We Are:
At Oregon Food Bank (OFB), we hold people experiencing hunger and food insecurity in Oregon and SW Washington at the center of our actions and decisions. We envision a community where each person can participate, prosper and have access to food that is both nourishing and in keeping with their culture. We recognize that systemic injustices exist – such as racism, classism, and sexism – and that these create and perpetuate conditions that sustain poverty and hunger.

Understanding this, we commit to serve marginalized communities, in both urban and rural environments, in ways that value who they are and their lived experiences. We resolve to listen to and include these communities in our work, and to respond where bias and inequities appear. We will confront oppression and poverty by developing solutions to hunger that are community-driven, honor a diversity of needs, and value everyone. Our food programs and public policy efforts aim to build a society where everyone can thrive - celebrating our differences and working together to overcome injustices that might divide us...because no one should be hungry.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization. Over and above our commitment to non-discrimination, OFB actively seeks to employ members of the community who have experienced poverty or food insecurity and members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities. Please visit our website to read more about our commitment to equity.

Position Description:
The Equity & Inclusion Coordinator will help put Oregon Food Bank's equity plans into action, helping level-up our internal capacity to ultimately provide culturally-relevant services to clients we serve.

Primary Responsibilities:
Serves as a key member of OFB’s Equity Team (E-Team); assists co-chairs with implementing and evaluating team decisions and helping teams operationalize equity.
Composes and project-manages organizational Equity Plans; writes quarterly progress reports.
Provides regular communication, blogs, committee updates and facilitates employee dialogue sessions on equity topics.
Identifies and provides support or coordinate resources for ongoing training in equity foundations such as racial justice, urban/rural differences, gender/identities, sexism, and other contributors that keep people in poverty.
Assists with staff training and use of equity lens.
In partnership with the People & Culture team, creates and delivers introductory new hire and Board orientations related to equity; helps support supervisors to actively hire and retain people of color.
Supports staff of color (with resources, communication, consultation or advocacy).
Helps evaluate HR policies and programs to strengthen internal culture in support of equity.
Creates collaborative relationships with external community partners and organizations.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and are passionate about empowering them by helping to shape OFB’s equitable and inclusive practices that address the root causes of hunger. You are a courageous advocate who can both collaborate with others and also speak your truth. You have skill both in building relationships and “getting stuff done.” Staff at all levels feel comfortable seeking you out for advice knowing you start from a place of strength and partnership to assist them in problem-solving or mapping activities or changing processes to support our equity initiatives. An effective project manager, you are known for your ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines, and to move others into action. Inclusivity and equity is both a passion and a lived experience.

Prior application of equity initiatives; helping create equity work plans.
Facilitation or coordination of trainings or workshops relating to equity, inclusion, and challenging dominant-culture thinking and behavior.
Experience working cooperatively within and across teams; belief in the value and power of participatory decision-making.
Personal or professional connections with communities directly impacted by systemic inequities; interest in advocacy/economic/racial justice issues.
Experience with project management tools and techniques.
Outstanding interpersonal skills: good listener and thoughtful respondent; positive influencer; adept writer who can vary communications to fit cultural context and circumstances.
Motivated, passionate and courageous; can nudge and challenge staff and leaders to seek multiple perspectives and check assumptions.
Experience or familiarity with Human Resources practices.
Bilingual or multilingual.

The Fine Print:
Work is performed in an office environment while sitting at a computer screen for extended periods. Periodically walk throughout facility (warehouse and office) to communicate with staff and check on the status of projects. May lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Work outside normal working hours and occasionally drive vehicle for various projects.

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