Greater Phoenix Leadership Seeks Director, Social Impact and Racial Equity Advancement Project

Job Title:       Director, Social Impact and Racial Equity Advancement Project

Reports to:   Executive Vice-President

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as GPL staff liaison for the Social Impact Standing Committee and related Task Forces: Arts & Culture, Attainable Housing Solutions, Criminal Justice Reform, Latino Attainment in AZ, and Racial Equity Advancement.
  • Work with President/CEO, Executive Vice-President and GPL leadership/members who are chairs/co-chairs of assigned committees/task forces on agenda creation, all meeting logistics, meeting minutes, follow-up, speakers/presenters, and briefing materials as requested within a “completed staff work” culture of accepting responsibility, start to finish
  • Create, prepare, and disseminate information and materials related to assigned committees/task forces, ensuring GPL members are kept abreast with accurate and timely information on issues in coordination with the GPL Director, Public Policy
  • Actively engage and participate externally in the broader community at levels necessary to maintain knowledge and relationships related to the Social Impact Committee’s issues and policies, represent GPL at meetings and gatherings of other groups and organizations working in similar areas
  • Design and implement a comprehensive, data-based and sustainable plan for education, engagement and advocacy on issues of racial equity and systemic racism to enable and prepare the GPL membership to provide community leadership
  • Utilize data and a historical focus on Arizona, ensure a thorough racial equity lens is applied across the GPL portfolio of policy issues at the Standing Committee and Task Force level of member engagement
  • Identify, monitor and engage on issues of racial equity across broader multi-sector communities, including local, regional and statewide jurisdictions, and ensure GPL members are aware of appropriate opportunities to partner, collaborate and provide advocacy
  • Provide leadership to further create and implement a Racial Equity Action Plan across the GPL portfolio of engagement with metrics and performance measures to track, evaluate and report progress
  • Create collaborations and partnerships to ensure CEO leaders are included and engaged in regional and statewide conversations and activities on racial equity and justice issues
  • Facilitate ongoing educational opportunities for CEO members through robust dialogues, cultural embeddedness, and other special events
  • Coordinate and execute other special projects as assigned, individually or in partnership with other staff/partners. These could be in relation to major events, communication and external relationships across the broad portfolio of GPL engagement, as needed

Knowledge and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a blended knowledge base and history of formal education and work experiences including, but not limited to:

  • Exemplary communication skills in all forms, strategic thinking and ability to provide senior-level quality work product in fast-changing, political and high-profile environment
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills creating tools for community and organizational leaders, such as presentations, written statements, talking points and other materials
  • Highly organized, focused and detail-oriented project management skills, meeting planning and execution experience, often working in cross-functional teams with other staff and representatives from varying organizations and sectors
  • Knowledge of the programs and information for sustaining a strong and vibrant business advocacy ecosystem. General knowledge of Arizona, the Greater Phoenix business community and the social impact and equity issues facing the community
  • A thorough understanding of and ability to clearly articulate the issues of racial equity, systemic racism and the historical role and impacts of such with a focus on the state of Arizona
  • Successful experience building coalitions and leading change among diverse groups of people working toward a common goal
  • Successful experience with program development and management, policies and practices related to racial equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated commitment and easily identified path of career or personal engagement success on issues of racial equity, cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion, social justice
  • Knowledge or utilization of basic design and presentation software (Adobe, Canva, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge or utilization of Microsoft Office 365 suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill GPL’s professional expectations of accountability, active collaboration, strong work ethic and a commitment to open communication, respect, diversity and professionalism
  • Experience with any combination of professional advocacy, legal, business and/or education sectors that speak to the required duties and responsibilities of the position
  • A high degree of comfort and expertise interacting with CEO level executives, elected and appointed officials in government at all levels as well as NGO leaders and broader community interaction
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the content of the position, and a minimum of 6-8 years’ experience performing similar work in a business, NGO, philanthropic or governmental setting; or more than eight years of professional experience.

Work Environment and Culture

The organization is currently operating within a hybrid work environment, allowing staff to work both virtually and on-site at 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 555, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Flexibility is respected while person-to-person interaction demands of the role are met and position demands and responsibilities are carried out successfully.

Salary and Benefits

GPL offers a market-based competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with duties and responsibilities. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

To Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter, with references, to No phone calls, please.

GREATER PHOENIX LEADERSHIP is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.