Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

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Mass Audubon

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Lincoln, MA, United States

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2 days ago

Location: Lincoln, MA

Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Mass Audubon is seeking an energetic and collaborative D&I Division Coordinator to help the newly created Diversity & Inclusion Division, as it spearheads our goals to create a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just organization.

Last year, Mass Audubon launched our ambitious Action Agenda, a five-year strategic plan to address some of the greatest threats to the environment and to humanity - rapid loss of wildlife habitat, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. Successfully solving these problems requires us to confront system inequities, center the voices of people who have been historically marginalized, and co-create spaces of belonging and community. To guide this work through a lens of equity, inclusion, and accessibility, Mass Audubon created the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Division, led by the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice (VP for DEIJ).

The D&I Division Coordinator will be an integral member of the dynamic, new D&I team, helping to advance equity programs that will have impacts at individual and organizational levels. Reporting to the VP for DEIJ, they will have the opportunity to tackle some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our time while working alongside a passionate and dedicated team of professionals.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project Coordination

  • Collaborate with project leaders to plan and coordinate internal and external DEIJA (diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility) events, training, and engagement activities
  • Assist with the coordination of D&I Division projects and programs by creating assignments, tracking progress, and resolving issues
  • Attend project meetings and coordinate communications and resources between teams and departments
  • Oversee short-term initiatives

Communication & Collaboration

  • Serve as a liaison between the D&I Division and other divisions, departments, and teams throughout the organization
  • Serve as a thought partner to the VP for DEIJ and the rest of the division team, as they consider new projects and initiatives
  • Act as liaison between the D&I Division and Mass Audubon members and the public
  • Support the management of external relationships with partner organizations, agencies, schools, and institutions

Administration

  • Assist the VP for DEIJ in managing and coordinating their schedule
  • Support the VP for DEIJ by researching topics, preparing background information, and organizing other meeting-related information
  • Prepare and maintain operations documents and reports
  • Manage daily operational activities for the division

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Haves:

The strongest candidates will be motivated self-starters with exceptional organization and communication skills, a desire to advance equity in the environmental movement, a meaningful connection to Mass Audubon’s mission and values, and the desire to play an important role on a collaborative team. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2-3 years of professional work experience that includes project coordination, office administration, or team support
  • A proven passion for equity and social justice
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong task management skills
  • Ability to promote, embrace, and respect ethnic, cultural, physical, intellectual, and linguistic diversity
  • Exhibit a growth mindset and a desire for innovative solutions
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to work effectively across disciplines and departments
  • Strong project coordination skills
  • Proficiency with current office technologies, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and Microsoft Teams
  • Willingness to travel to Mass Audubon sites throughout the state, as necessary

Nice to Haves:

  • Solid skills with Google Workspace and Zoom
  • Previous experience in the field of environmental justice, climate justice, conservation, science, environmental education, outdoor recreation, community engagement, or a related field
  • A valid driver’s license

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $25.50 - $28.00; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits and Perks
Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

This is a full time position, Monday through Friday.

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Nia Keith, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
DEIJjobs@massaudubon.org

Job# 3839