Big Brothers Big Sisters of America ("BBBSA") is hiring a Director of JEDI (justice, equity, diversity , inclusion) to join the National Office of the nation's largest youth empowerment organization. This position will work in a full time remote capacity.

The Director of JEDI will collaborate with the VP of JEDI & HR in shaping the JEDI strategy for key stakeholders within the National Office and the network of affiliated Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. The Director will serve as a subject matter expert on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, both internally and externally. The Director will guide projects associated with community engagement activities, committees, and learning and development curriculum to accelerate awareness of JEDI practices and principles and create engaging content for use internally and externally.

The Director of JEDI will be highly knowledgeable in current trends of diversity, equity and inclusion work, have excellent team working skills with the ability to collaborate with diverse groups to achieve JEDI objectives, be proficient in presentations, including creation of and delivery of PowerPoint materials, and hold the ability to manage complex, highly sensitive matters. The Director will have a High School diploma or GED equivalent and 7 years of experience in related diversity, equity and inclusion work.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the Director of JEDI include, but are not limited to:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

JEDI Capacity Building & Support for BBBS Agencies

  • Identifies, creates, and supports leadership development, capacity building and community engagement opportunities, tools and resources for National Office and BBBS agency, leaders and staff.
  • Assists in the design, development, implementation, and innovations of measurable pathways for agencies to integrate JEDI-centric work through agency operations and program support​
  • Stays abreast of and informs BBBS community about best practices and trends in social justice, equity, anti-poverty, and anti-racism from both external sources and local agency activities.
  • Creates and delivers visually appealing and informative presentations for use in JEDI curriculum for internal and external.
  • Designs and creates toolkits to be used for awareness-building of JEDI strategy and objectives.
  • Oversees the incident response reporting database, related investigations, interim and final investigative reports.
  • Collaborates with DEI consultants.
  • Liaison for advisory councils and committee meetings.
  • Drafts, curates and/or reviews JEDI centric newsletters, blogs, op-eds, or social copy for national and/or local engagement communication initiatives.
  • Presents at regional/national conferences on JEDI-focused material as needed.
  • Cultivates and delivers JEDI content that is inspiring, informative, and compelling for internal and external audiences.
  • Builds surveys and other feedback tools to periodically assess the climate of the national office and BBBS agencies growth in JEDI concepts.

Community Relations & Stewardship

  • Serves as a facilitator and/or liaison to JEDI-focused internal and external committees, organizing working groups and subcommittees including scheduling meetings, tracking projects and maintaining regular status updates.
  • Creates and implement innovative pathways that integrate National Partnerships and MOU's into local agency programs, initiatives, and operations
  • Collaborates and partners with external partners and cross-functional teams to expand and activate JEDI-centric initiatives and program components in response to community-oriented and equitable goals, strengths, and needs.
  • Actively tracks, coordinates, facilitates, and stewards JEDI centric activations, including, but not limited to: volunteerism, employee engagement resources and opportunities​, match relationships, and partnership efforts.
  • Assists with Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) development, servicing, and engagement of current and prospective JEDI partnerships​.
  • Establishes credibility, trust, and positive communication infrastructures with diverse community leaders and groups.

Technical Assistance

  • Ensures the deliverables of JEDI grant funds are within the scope (budget, capacity, and reports) and guidance of grant award.
  • Develops strategies for community engagement and incorporates equity centric frameworks and best practices into innovative and impactful programming.
  • Alongside other key stakeholders, reviews marketing and messaging of various collateral materials to ensure JEDI lens
  • Builds action plans, offers technical assistance and information for groups including but not limited to the JEDI Advisory Council, internal BBBSA JEDI groups, and the Nationwide Leadership Council DEI Committee.
  • Plans and develops community participation processes to ensure representation and input from priority population groups and priority organizations/systems.
  • Detects appropriate strategies for overcoming barriers and ensures effective and equitable planning and implementation occurs effectively.
  • Guides community members/groups in the implementation of processes building their leadership capacity and thought leadership within their community.
  • Analyzes reports and tracks JEDI-related data from internal Information Technology department’s database to produce trends and develop strategies that align with JEDI goals and objectives.

Culture

  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion that reflects BBBSA’s commitment to JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion).
  • Champions internal and external culture of the organization focusing on being a JEDI-focused youth empowerment and equity organization.
  • Provides consistent follow-up regarding assigned projects and after meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BBBSA Commitments

JEDI Commitment

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.

Equal Employment Opportunity

BBBSA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial or marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is directly recruiting and hiring for this position. We are not engaging any staffing/recruitment firms or agencies for this position. If any candidate profile/resume/identifying information is sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies we will not pay any referral or firm fees in relation to this information.