Diversity Chair

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/9/2021 10:13 AM)
Job ID
2021-1788
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

Overview

The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) (moar-recovery.org) is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org), which organizes recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.

 

MOAR Values: Faces and Voices of Recovery – Visible, Vocal, Valuable

Responsibilities

The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is seeking a part-time, Diversity Chair, 5 – 15 hours per week, to support MOAR in centering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of its work.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership to MOAR’s diversity, equity & inclusion committee;
  • Support the committee in drafting DEI strategic goals and objectives that align with and support MOAR’s mission to present to the full staff and board of directors for approval;
  • Create a project management spreadsheet for tracking the DEI strategic plan, including: goals, objectives action steps, timeline;
  • Facilitate a plan with co-chairs for delegating responsibilities of the DEI strategic plan;
  • Provide support to and coordinate communication between the co-chairs of various DEI sub-committees;
  • Provide monthly updates to the MOAR staff and board on progress as well as any barriers that prevent progress on the DEI strategic plan;
  • Facilitate the creation of community partnerships to support MOAR in meeting its goals for amplifying diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of addiction recovery across the state;
  • Facilitate meetings; hold space for staff to engage in challenging dialogues with respect;
  • Engage with transparency, responsibility and accountability;
  • Other projects upon request.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Willingness to learn and experience with recovery communities;

  • Willingness to learn and make personal and professional connections to communities of color, especially Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Excellent facilitation skills with the ability to guide others to dialogue through conflict with respect and empathy;

  • Strong understanding of systemic forms of injustice including racism, sexism, gender discrimination, homophobia, ableism, classism, etc.;

  • Ability to communicate using respectful, non-stigmatizing language that honors the dignity of the full range of social identities;

  • Past experience with any type of project management, community organizing and/or group facilitation;

  • Experience with recovery pathways is preferred;

  • Bilingual (particularly English/Spanish) a strong plus;

  • The organization welcomes applicants from our communities of color.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location: Work will be primarily performed remote and will be required to attend in-person meetimgs from time to time. 

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

TSNE/Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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