|Senior Manager of Education- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion|
Company: National Recreation and Park Association
Location: Ashburn , VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/21/2021
Expire Date: 08/21/2021
Job Categories: Education
Senior Manager of Education- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion|
Job Title: Senior Manager of Education- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Location: Remotely from anywhere in the US or Ashburn, VA
Salary Range: $75,168 – $88,433
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.
NRPA is currently seeking a Senior Manager for Education-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to join our Education department.
In collaboration with subject matter experts, develops and implements continuing education and professional development offerings focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Manages the delivery of innovative and high-quality education content online and in-person, including the curricula, budgets, instructors, consultants, and logistics. Facilitates and leads in-person and online educational opportunities.
This Senior Manager of Education will focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for programs at NRPA (internal) and members and other constituents (external) across the following five categories of work:
Content Research, Creation, & Curation
• Serve as a general subject matter expert for diversity, equity, and inclusion (focus on identity, power, and privilege, microaggressions, bias, bystander intervention, cultural capacity, inclusive pedagogy, diversity recruiting, hiring and retention practices, difficult conversations, etc.)
• Research & stay up to date on established practices & emerging trends in DEI and anti-racism work.
• Inventory & curate existing DEI materials in archives and access, & license additional materials from other sources as needed (in collaboration with Senior Manager for Information).
• Research & write original content; translate & group/organize existing content as needed.
Program Development & Design
• Co-conceptualize, design, and administratively plan the new DEI Communities of Practice program with the Director of Learning & Chief Equity Officer.
• Research & identify learning needs and resources for staff (internal) and for constituents (members, pay-as-you-go subscribers, Community of Practice cohorts, etc.)
• Design structured (i.e., workshops, trainings, seminars, webinars, courses, etc.) and emergent (i.e., learning circles, communities of practice, action research groups, etc.) learning experiences for online, in-person, & hybrid settings.
• Create virtual learning opportunities using NRPA’s Learning Management System (Elevate) and third-party knowledge management systems (wikis, etc.)
• Assist in auditing and updating existing NRPA’s educational offerings (certificates, certification trainings, webinars, communities of practice) to reflect established practices in adult learning theory & practice and include new content on DEI.
Learning Facilitation & Evaluation
• Facilitate & coordinate formal & informal learning experiences with a special focus on upcoming DEI Communities of Practice.
• Identify, recruit, train, and retain thought leaders and subject matter experts to serve as speakers and guest instructors across learning experiences.
• Reassess project plans regularly, realign as appropriate, and communicate status with Director of Learning.
• Partner with the Research team to establish, track and report to senior management appropriate metrics and make recommendations for improvement based on analysis of trends.
Department Development & Program Administration
• Manage budget in consultation with Director of Learning and VP of Education & Chief Equity Officer.
• Coordinate marketing & communication efforts, including writing magazine articles and blog postings, in consultation with other department staff.
• Recruit, admit, onboard, & continuously coordinate Community of Practice cohorts, including organizing, administering, & participating in all CoP and other committee teleconferences and personal meetings at conferences.
• Develops & maintains sponsor and underwriting partnerships and alternative revenue sources that financially support the communities.
• Develop and implement engagement & communications plan to ensure a cohesive, motivated, engaged community.
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent industry experience. Master’s degree preferred.
• 5-8 years of related experience, including education management & adult learning, passion for and deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations, as demonstrated through education, work, or volunteer experience; preparation, facilitation, and implementation of training materials on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
• Demonstrated project management, written & verbal communication skills.
• 3-5 years of facilitation and/or formal training experience on a variety of soft skill topics (e. g., conflict management, diversity and inclusion, leadership, etc.) and with a variety of audiences (e. g., both junior, mid, and senior-level audiences) including:
o Demonstrated commitment and successful track record in training in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion education and outreach.
o Demonstrated expertise in best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
o Proven ability to initiate and oversee major programs and initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
o Strong leadership, self-awareness and relationships building abilities; willingness to engage with cultural humility and an awareness of one’s identity and privilege.
o Comfort with having difficult conversations and engaging in emotional labor.
o Ability to effectively handle information that is confidential and/or sensitive. Embrace an institutional culture of care, social justice, equity, and access.
o Experience in justice frameworks, social justice education and restorative practices would be an asset.
• Experience working in an association and/or managing groups or cultivating engagements with high-level external stakeholders or clients is highly desirable.
• Able to expertly shift among multiple training delivery methodologies as needed to meet project-specific requirements, such as lecture, case study, leading small group exercises, or simulation.
• Commitment to contributing to an inclusive work culture.
• Experience with Microsoft Office products, association and learning management systems, and other software as required.
Candidate Work Style
• Excels in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
• Self-directed and detail-oriented with a collaborative and professional team spirit to contribute to a collegial, team-oriented environment.
Willing to travel up to 15 days per year outside of the Washington Metropolitan Area or your remote work location. Remote workers must visit NRPA Headquarters periodically including attendance at the NRPA annual conference.
Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position:
• Cover Letter detailing your background and description how your experience and education would make you a successful candidate for this position (limit 2 pages).
Applicants will first be evaluated on the completeness and qualifications of application materials. Qualified applicants will then be invited for a phone screen and selected applicants will be invited to a Zoom interview. Finalists will be required to submit references for a reference and background check.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
NRPA values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to integrating these core values more deeply into all elements of our daily work. NRPA is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, ethnic minorities, new Americans (immigrants and refugees), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, native people, and veterans.
Discover the Benefits at NRPA!
To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour workweek, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, and more. NRPA also offers a competitive Heath benefits package, generous PTO program where employees accrue 26 days of paid time per year, parental leave, and retirement and savings benefits.
Company Name: National Recreation and Park Association
NRPA values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to integrating these core values more deeply into all elements of our daily work. NRPA is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, ethnic minorities, new Americans (immigrants and refugees), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, native people, and veterans. To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, and more. NRPA also offers a competitive Heath benefits package, generous PTO program where employees accrue 26 days of paid time per year, parental leave, and retirement and savings benefits.