Director, Equity Initiative
Company: National Disability Institute
Posted on: April 10, 2021
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:Please submit cover letter, resume
and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Gail Watson, Director
of Finance & HR, at . No phone calls, please.Deadline to apply:
Friday, April 9, 2021
The Director, Equity Initiative is responsible for designing and
delivering a plan for ensuring the intentional inclusion of Black,
Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, including the
Latinx community, in the activities, both internal and external,
that propel forward National Disability Institute's (NDI) mission
of financial capability and economic advancement for people with
disabilities. The Director is responsible for leading the work and
working across NDI staff, projects and partners to ensure the
Equity Initiative is not a standalone project but, rather is
integrated across the organization's many facets. This includes
providing technical assistance, training and support on strategies,
policies, and practices that promote equity to internal staff and
external partners and audiences of NDI. The Director must support
the development needs of this body of work, meet deadlines, create
deliverables, and work collaboratively across NDI projects and
partners. Importantly, the Director must maintain technical
expertise in financial empowerment strategies and serving people
with disabilities across the spectrum of disability, ethnicity and
race. The Director reports to the Deputy Director.This is a
full-time position with NDI. NDI headquarters are located in
downtown Washington, DC. This position does allow for candidates
outside the DC area to work remotely. This position may require
additional time commitments outside of a typical work day to
complete all tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIncluding, but not limited
- Serve as the lead on the intentional inclusion of the BIPOC and
BIPOC disability communities in both internal and external
- Improve BIPOC engagement across NDI projects and
- Execute activities and deliverables directly related to the
intentional inclusion of BIPOC communities and other equity
- Promote internal and external collaboration.
- For example, internal to NDI, ensuring that BIPOC communities
are more intentionally included within all projects.
- Develop external partnerships with organizations working on
equity issues, including working with Fellows at other
- Ensure on-time completion of deliverables and projects.
- Provide regular updates on work to Supervisor and be prepared
to brief Executive Director and/or Deputy Director as
- Prepare monthly report for internal use and prepare and deliver
reports to funders, as required.
- Monitor and support completion of project deliverables
including the development and implementation of technical
assistance, training, material development, and capacity building
- Monitor and support compilation, review, analysis and
dissemination of workplans and report deliverables as dictated by
each project contract.
- Work with Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of
Finance to complete projects within budget constraints.
- Actively research and pursue additional funding opportunities
to further this work and NDI's mission, in collaboration with the
Executive Director, Deputy Director and other team members.
- Supervise staff in line with the values and culture of
- Approve timesheets and project expenses, including travel.
- Serve as a member of a staff team for monthly staff
- Attend in-person and virtual Board of Director meetings, as
- Travel approximately 30% of time (when NDI COVID travel
restrictions are lifted).
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Master's Degree in any relevant field strongly preferred,
Bachelor's degree considered.
- Minimum 8 years' experience working on equity issues with a
focus on underserved communities and financial inclusion.
- Content knowledge on equity strategies for people with
disabilities from BIPOC communities and/or BIPOC communities.
- Content knowledge on financial inclusion strategies for people
with disabilities and/or BIPOC communities with a clear
understanding of the financial challenges this population faces and
the strategies to mitigate these issues.
- Demonstrated experience creating systems change to improve
- Demonstrated experience managing/coordinating national
- Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks/projects.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Demonstrated success in facilitating internal and external
- Strong skills in oral and written communication, including
- Experience and high level of comfort and skill presenting at
- Flexibility, adaptability to changing circumstances.
- Ability to seek ways to constantly improve efficiency of work
- Ability to work independently and in a team.
- Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines and
work under pressure.
- Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and information when
- Ability to travel (when NDI COVID travel restrictions are
- Familiarity with NDI's research.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSalary commensurate with experience. NDI
offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including a
401K, health insurance, dental insurance, short-term and long-term
disability insurance and life insurance.People with disabilities
and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. NDI is an equal
opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. Bi-lingual
candidates encouraged to apply.
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