Director, Race Equity Assessment Process

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/16/2021 5:15 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Capacity Building
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Building Movement Project


For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project ( has cultivated the potential for nonprofit organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. Our research and practical resources help organizations innovate to meet the needs of the communities they serve and face the challenges of the external environment.


BMP concentrates on the following three main areas to accomplish our goals and advance social change:

  • Leadership: Analyzing how organizations can do their best work, encourage diverse leaders at every level, and promote the most effective and inclusive practices;
  • Movement Building: Acknowledging and building on the distinct role of nonprofit organizations in advancing movements for social change;
  • Service and Social Change: Developing the capacity of organizations to engage constituents in changing the systems that impact their lives.

 The Building Movement Project is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (



The Building Movement Project (BMP) is looking for a Director to promote, implement and expand its racial equity assessment process for nonprofit organizations. The assessment process involves a survey of all staff, a custom narrative report (generated by algorithms), and materials/tools to support cross-organization cohorts and internal change agents. The Director will work closely with BMP’s Co-Directors and a highly qualified team of staff and consultants to spread race equity practices throughout the sector and help nonprofit organizations become more equitable workplaces.


BMP has staff spread across seven states and offices in New York and Detroit, and is open to hiring someone to work remotely from anywhere in the United States. Once it is safe to travel, this position will require travel up to seven days a month (on average) to attend conferences and trainings, and to work directly with BMP team members and other on-the-ground partners.


As the Director of Race Equity Assessment Process, you will:

  • Work with a team (including the Directors and consultants) on the final stages of he development and releaseof BMP's Race Equity Assessment Process.
  • Introduce key audiences in the nonprofit sector to BMP's Race Equity Assessment Process and develop startegies to build momentum for its wide-scale use.
  • Create an exceptional experience for user-organizations by continually learning how to improve the assessment process and leading the development of hands-on materials for user-organizations to implement changes based on the assessment findings.
  • Grow a team of staff / consultants responsible for analysis and automation of the assessment, supporting cohorts of organizations, and continuously evaluating and improving the assessment instrument and reporting templates.
  • Learn from – and provide support to – organizations that use the assessment to craft real-world practices that make an impact and uncover stories of change that can inspire the sector more broadly.
  • Develop research, writing and thought leadership on racial equity for the nonprofit sector, by mining the data gathered through the assessment to identify internal change processes and core capacities that enable nonprofit organizations to become more equitable workplaces.
  • Develop a fundraising strategy and/or business model that ensures the long-term stability and scalability of this work.


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


The Director of Race Equity Assessment Process position could be the right role for you if:

  • You are committed to large-scale organizational change. You believe that nonprofit organizations can align their racial equity values with their operating practices.
  • You have deep knowledge of racial equity and real-world experience with change management, as well as education / training in areas that enhance this work.
  • You are energized by supporting consultants and organizations that are engaging in this work. You enjoy creating connections that enable groups to learn from one another and advance their racial equity practice.
  • You are curious and like working with a team. You value continuous learning and are comfortable with discussions that challenge assumptions.
  • You have a drive for excellence and impact. You strive to be ahead of the curve by identifying and addressing ways to make organizations more equitable.

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 remotely, from your home. 

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $105,000-$125,000/year and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:/is not eligible for benefits.

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/The Building Movement Project 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/The Building Movement Project 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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