Health, Well-Being, and Special Projects Coordinator
Who We Are
The Montana Racial Equity Project (MTREP), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, advocates equity and justice for historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed peoples in Montana. We educate, train, and activate organizers, individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and businesses to invest in interrupting racism, bigotry, and prejudice whenever encountered.
Since its founding in 2015, The Montana Racial Equity Project has had a great impact on ending bias, bigotry, and racism here in Montana. We have activated and trained countless volunteers, community members, teachers, mental health providers, and social workers to challenge white supremacy and its institutions.
The Montana Racial Equity Project is at an exciting moment in its history. After three years of building, we are expanding and hiring, moving our organization into its next phase of growth and development.
We value diversity and strive to live an anti-racist existence. People who can speak to their lived experience around racial inequity, oppression, and institutional and systemic racism are strongly encouraged to apply. We are excited to work with someone who can continue turning our mission into reality. Ending racism, bigotry, and prejudice begins with YOU.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Health, Well-Being, and Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for project development, planning and research, execution, and evaluation, around issues of health and well-being as pertains to those experiencing racism and/or oppression, anti-Semitism, islamophobia, phobia over gender identity and/or sexual orientation, inclusionary of disability as assigned. This position involves driving long distances in-state, nights away from home, and requires the flexibility to work evenings and weekends. This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is $38,000 per year with a modest monthly health stipend.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organize and coordinate events such as meetings, community forums, and workshops.
- Form collaborations with supportive nonprofits, organizations, and health care providers that will benefit community members for whom MTREP advocates.
- Design and produce promotional materials.
- Calculate and adhere to budgets.
- Coordinate and monitor project and event timelines to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner and deadlines are met.
- Adhere to MTREP policies and procedures.
- Develop and maintain productive relationships with MTREP staff and volunteers, as well as other agencies, student groups, schools and colleges/universities that provide education and racial equity services, and the general public.
- Represent and advocate for MTREP in the community, demonstrate competence as an information source about MTREP.
- Other job-related duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be thoroughly committed to MTREP’s mission, extremely organized, and an excellent communicator with great time management skills. All candidates should have proven leadership, facilitation, and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate will be able to speak clearly and well to their lived experience around racial inequity, oppression, and institutional and systemic racism. An education/background in sociology and/or social work is a plus.
Specific requirements include:
- Demonstrated public relations, social/government/health systems experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
- Proven organizational skills including attention to detail, time management, ability to multitask, work well at a fast pace and in a sometimes quickly changing environment.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience planning, leading, and hosting workshops, meetings, and symposia.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and social media.
- Cross cultural competence and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of
- people of all ages and ability levels.
- Creativity and enthusiasm about trying new and inventive methods and techniques
- Ability to provide great customer service
- Foundational knowledge of racial justice and equity and broader social justice
- A track record of acting as a positive role model through enthusiasm for hard work, ethics, fairness, flexibility and displaying a no-compromise commitment to racial equity and justice.
- Possession of own vehicle, valid driver’s license, up-to-date car insurance, and an acceptable driving record.
- Passing an acceptable background check
The person in this position reports directly to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with other MTREP staff, volunteers, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer(s), and outside collaborators.
Level of Independent Discretion, Consequence of Actions
This person, within the parameters of MTREP policies and procedures, exercises a high level of independence in decision making. Significant errors in judgment may endanger the health and safety of the staff and may cause serious financial and/or legal repercussions for MTREP.
Exposure to difficult situations, racism, bigotry, and bias, and emotionally taxing circumstances will be encountered.
Submit résumé with a one-page cover letter (all in pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm MST, Feb. 24, 2020