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OUR MISSION

Our Mission at The Door – A Center of Alternatives is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.

The Door, founded in 1972, The Door is New York City’s premiere youth development organization, providing comprehensive support to 11,000 vulnerable New Yorkers ages 12 to 24 each year. Our integrated programs – quality health and wellness care, innovative education and career programs, essential legal services, runaway and homeless youth support, and cutting-edge arts opportunities – are under one roof and all for free. The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth services in a diverse and caring environment. We recognize the importance of working beyond a young person’s vulnerabilities to help them develop connections to positive, supportive relationships and challenging, meaningful experiences.

In partnership with and co-located at The Door, Broome Street Academy is a unique charter high school that prepares New York City’s most vulnerable youth for a successful future through rigorous academics paired with supports of The Door. Broome Street Academy serves 330 students annually in grades 9 – 12.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff and the Executive Office, the Manager of Race Equity and Inclusion and Community Engagement is responsible for supporting Senior Leadership to hear and act upon staff and young people’s concerns, especially those that are not addressed through the formal channels of the union and Youth Council, respectively. The Manager of Race Equity and Inclusion and Community Engagement is also responsible for bringing to the attention of Senior Leadership cultural and organizational barriers that might lead to staff and youth dissatisfaction while at the same time helping to frame concerns in a productive manner and helping to build productive relationships.

Responsibilities:
  • Race Equity and Inclusion Work
  • Lead REI Committee—Facilitate meetings, set agendas, and identify other strategies to help make The Door a more racially equitable and inclusive organization
  • Drive activities on the REI workplan to completion
  • Collaborate with the Data and Evaluation team to regularly assess the impact of the REI work and administer, interpret, and follow up on staff survey
  • Sit on the Trauma Informed Care Committee and other Agency-wide learning groups to ensure race equity and inclusion is factored into that work
  • Lead Agency-wide meetings with all Affinity Groups, ensuring productive dialogue between with Senior Leadership and staff
  • Drive policies on working groups and committees to promote race equity and inclusion
  • Work with Senior Leadership team, Management team, and staff to ensure that work done across the organization is seen through a race equity lens
  • Commit to ongoing learning and training to keep up with the most up to date information regarding race equity and inclusion best practices
  • Special projects related to raced equity and inclusion as developed/assigned
Community Engagement
  • Act as Staff Ombudsman—collect and synthesize non-Union related concerns of staff for those to be productively addressed by senior leadership; address any concerns that are able to be addressed
  • Act as Young Person Ombudsman—collect and synthesize young people’s concerns for those to be productively addressed by senior leadership; address any concerns that are able to be addressed
  • Provide administrative support for the CEO’s Listening and Learning Tour
  • Provide administrative support for conversation sessions between staff and CEO aka “CEO Chat”
  • Provide administrative support for conversations sessions between young people and CEO aka “Konversations with Kelsey”
  • With the assistance of the Data team, administer staff and young person satisfaction surveys
  • Lead staff morale efforts through collaborative work with Senior Leadership
  • Develop and lead other initiatives to help promote staff engagement, improve staff morale, build bridges between staff and management in an impartial way, and help to build a culture of respect, fairness, and compassion at The Door
  • Special projects related to community engagement as developed/assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of experience working in a social service agency, or an equivalent combination
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, race equity and inclusion, youth development, and the missions of our agency
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with young people, staff, and management equally
  • Strong analytical, administrative, written, and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse team
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week

Salary: Starting at $55,000, Commensurate with experience

Please submit cover letter and resume to: APPLY

COVID -19 POLICY

The Door and Broome Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broome Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.