Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Projects

Description

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is America’s civil rights membership organization of blind people. As a volunteer membership organization, connecting members, protecting and advancing the rights of blind people, and providing resources and training to build membership capacity is one of the core activities essential to creating opportunities for the organized blind movement. The Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Projects works directly in the Office of the President and is responsible for supporting the programs, events, and staff of the organization by coordinating activities intended to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion. This role requires a customer-service oriented, multitasking individual capable of coordinating projects under the direction of the organization’s elected President. This individual will need to be able to work with a diverse range of members and staff, understand and articulate organizational policies and practices, assist in the development of training and resources, and facilitate connections across the organization. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, and may include evening, weekend, and overnight travel, as well as various day trips in order to meet a variety of needs of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the coordination of diversity related activities
  • Coordinate centralized activities of the organization intended to enhance access by members and employees (e.g., captioning services and Spanish interpretation)
  • Identify gaps in programs and support improvements to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
  • Draft communications
  • Assist in the response process for the organization’s code of conduct
  • Work in partnership with the NFB Membership Committee
  • Coordinate the onboarding of new staff and support team building efforts
  • Support events hosted by the Federation
  • Assist in the training of leaders on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  • Support the activities of the elected President
  • Collaborate in tracking and communicating organizational priorities and resources
  • Support implementation of the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and code of conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated strength in communicating with a diverse range of individuals
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out organizational practices
  • Demonstrated skills using technology in a professional environment
  • Ability to organize data into a format for efficient tracking and reporting
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive membership information
  • Ability to function on teams or individually, depending upon task required, and to move quickly and efficiently from one task to another
  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher educational attainment
  • Experience with the organized blind movement (preferred, not required)

How to Apply

We seek individuals who wish to identify with a cause and to assist in advocacy for a group long denied equal opportunity to succeed or fail on the basis of ability, and not be denied opportunity on the basis of society’s stereotypes.

This job is open until filled. Applicants should send, via email, a cover letter, resume with wage history, and the contact information of two professional references to NFB Human Resources: [email protected].

The National Federation of the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. For more detailed information about our commitment to equal opportunity in employment, please email a request to [email protected].