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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator/Specialist-Part Time

Employer
Columbia River Mental Health Services
Location
Vancouver, Washington
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Other
Organization Type
Nonprofit
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Job Description
Lives Change Here! We are GROWING...Columbia River Mental Health Services provides comprehensive behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults and families in the communities of SW Washington. We are the largest and oldest not-for-profit provider of mental/chemical dependency treatment in southwest Washington with 200 employees and a history dating back to 1942.

Our Mission: Providing behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults, and families in the communities of SW Washington.

Why Work Here?

CRMHS offers AMAZING benefits aside from health and wellness (medical/dental/vision etc.) Work life balance benefits: 10 paid holidays per year, 5 weeks of PTO days in the first year that grows year after year. Career development: $325 annual allowance for career development and education with an additional 40 hours of paid time off for career development/education! And so many More!

Starting Pay Range: $19.35 - $21.30/hr

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator reports to the Chief Policy and Compliance Officer. Responsible for managing the CRMHS Equity Council and coordinate DEI activities and trainings recommended by the council, Executive Leadership Team, and the CRMHS Board. The DEI Coordinator will make recommendations and edits to agency forms to meet DEI expectations. The DEI Coordinator will conduct an annual CRMHS Equity Survey and synthesis results to be reviewed by the agency. DEI Coordinator will conduct outreach to partner agencies to support DEI at CRMHS. DEI Coordinator may attend department meetings to provide DEI education and activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Develops and implement ongoing training for staff and volunteers to promote cultural understanding and competency and a climate of equity and inclusion. Ensure all employees complete cultural competency training on an annual basis at a minimum.
  • Collaborate with the Chief HR Officer to develop initiatives to recruit and retain staff and volunteers from underserved and new communities, create a culture of care and connectedness for people from all different backgrounds, as well as to address barriers to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for potential staff and volunteers from diverse communities.
  • Promotes commitment to diversity and a climate of equity and inclusion through interaction with the Board of Directors, employees, volunteers, and community leaders from all ethno-cultural groups.
  • Develops agendas and keeps minutes for Equity Council
  • Coach and mentor members of the Equity Council.
  • Creates flyers and other informational material for staff and clients relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CRMHS
  • Attends community DEI events as a representative of CRMHS
  • Maintain relationships with community partners and staff from various departments
  • Assist in reviewing policy and procedures and forms with a focus on equity.

Non-Essential Job Functions
  • Supports Agency mission, goals and objectives.
  • Maintain communication and cooperative working relationships both within the agency and the community at large.
  • Attend staff and planning meetings as scheduled.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Licensing and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in sociology, social anthropology, public administration, human resource management or other related field.
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector.
  • Knowledge about workplace diversity, equity and inclusion strategic thinking and best practices.
  • High cultural competency & humility and the ability to train others to become more culturally competent.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions:

Columbia River Mental Health Services supplies every staff member with masks to be replenished as needed. All Columbia River Mental Health Services employees must be fully vaccinated or have a medical/religious exemption per mandate by the State of Washington by October 18th 2021.

Columbia River Mental Health Services is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and we seek applicants from all backgrounds to join our teams. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. We encourage our employees to bring their authentic selves to work and do not tolerate discrimination at the workplace.
Company DescriptionLives Change Here! Columbia River Mental Health Services provides comprehensive behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults and families in the communities of SW Washington. We are the largest and oldest not-for-profit provider of mental/chemical dependency treatment in southwest Washington with 200 employees and an agency history dating back to 1942.

Columbia River Mental Health Service stands out from the crowd with terrific benefits! AMAZING life balance benefits -10 paid holidays annually; 5 weeks of PTO days in the first year with 3 additional days the next and so on! Plus $325 annual allowance for career development/education with an additional 40 hours of PAID leave!
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