Associate Director for International Diversity and Inclusion
Classification: Full Time, Exempt 37.5 hours/week
Reports to Moderator
Work location: Flexible
Posting: 1 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
Start date: 1 October 2017 preferred
Please submit resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter by 17 September 2017 to Jack Hutter,
Assistant to the Moderator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary responsibilities include leading Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) from local congregations to networks and denomination around the world to live into the Core Values of Inclusion, Community, Spiritual Transformation, and Social Action. The Associate Director for International Diversity and Inclusion (AD for IDI) develops, implements and monitors programs that promote diversity and inclusion at the local church, network, and denominational levels. The AD for IDI understands the intersectional complexities of diversity, inclusion, and multi-cultural needs in multiple contexts, however is sensitive enough to facilitate sensitive conversations during trainings or one-on-ones. This role is responsible for developing training and initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment according to context within key diversity areas.
Key Diversity Competency Areas include but are not limited to:
- Transgender and Non-Binary Persons
- Bisexual persons
- Queer identities and families
- Persons of African Descent
- Latinx Persons
- Heterosexual Inclusion
- Mental Health and
- Persons with HIV/AIDS
- Young Adults
- Older Adults
- Language translation services (professional and volunteer)
- Determines the appropriateness of diversity initiatives and considers the unique needs of the denomination, churches and networks.
- Review of existing working groups and metrics to determine best practices for addressing issues of International diversity and inclusion current issues.
- Creates or coordinates in-person and e-learning diversity and inclusion training materials and coordinates training.
- Develops training schedules to educate International denominational employees, managers, and volunteers on how to recognize, accommodate and integrate individual differences to existing programs.
- Talent acquisition as needed.
- Assists with the development of policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the denomination, local churches, and volunteer positions at every level of MCC.
- Develops metrics for measuring the effectiveness of local church and denominational International diversity and inclusion initiatives implemented.
- Prepares quarterly reports to appropriate leadership bodies on the value of the initiatives.
- Sits on the Strategic Leadership Team to bring voices of International diversity and inclusion into strategic discussion and planning at every level of the denomination.
- Utilizes the Theologies Team and other denominational resources to ground initiatives in the MCC Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Statement of Faith.
- Consults with MCC denominational staff, Network leaders, to volunteers to bring a diversity and inclusion lens to leadership, church and ministry development programs.
- Informs Moderator of diversity issues and potential problems;
- Seeks advice and guidance as needed.
- Keeps current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups, and professional development efforts).
- Proficiency in organizational diversity and global inclusion.
- Global & Cultural Awareness.
- Leadership including Volunteer Supervision and Coordination.
- Relationship Management.
- Training and Small Group Facilitation.
- Action oriented.
- Confidence in dealing with ambiguity and leadership through change.
- Business Acumen.
- Analytical skills.
- Effectiveness in managing high-volume workload.
Preferred Education and Experience
Graduate/master’s degree in human resource management, business, public administration or closely related field. Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), Cornell Certified Diversity Professional (CCDP), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential, or other related diversity certification and education from various global areas.
Two years of management-level experience, including preparation, implementation, and facilitation of training materials and diversity initiatives.
Proven track record in diversity and inclusion training and multi-cultural awareness.
Experience with LGBTQ issues, activism, and organizations. Understanding of MCC history, culture, and polity.
This job operates in a home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers. MCC will provide necessary equipment, hardware, and software as needed. Internet and phone subsidies are available.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable all individuals to perform essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work based on global training and coordination may be required as job duties demand.
Travel Frequent travel, including International travel, may be required.
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status or relationship status, age, national origin or ancestry, height, weight, appearance, physical or mental ability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other discrimination made unlawful against the religious organization by federal, state, or local laws. It also includes a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Salary and benefits are negotiable for qualified persons.