CTC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist
Position Title: CTC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist
Reports to: MA CTC Project Director, and the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy
Employment Type: Full time, Temporary, may require evenings and weekends
The CTC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist will report to the MA CTC Project Director, and the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, leading efforts to achieve equity in the Community Tracing Collaborative's (CTC) internal and external work. The DE&I Strategist will work in a horizontal, collaborative, and intersectional fashion across the CTC, holding its members and workforce accountable to its commitment to diversity and equity in its contact tracing and accompaniment efforts. The Strategist will advise on communications, process, and policy through an equity lens, promoting a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist environment in the CTC that addresses structural racism with intentionality.
- Co-Chair the new COVID-19 Accompaniment, Resource, and Equity (CARE) Task Force to improve coordination in the CTC’s external work, closely aligned with the equity-based, MA Accompaniment agenda. This work must be done in close collaboration with the Care Resource Manager and the Senior Government Affairs Advisor.
- Liaise directly with the PIH Senior Director of DEI Strategy, CTC Steering Committee, and Human Resources to ensure the CTC workstreams and workforce planning are coordinated and aligned with organizational ethos on equity and inclusion.
- Liaise directly with Senior Government Affairs Advisor on external stakeholder engagement; for example, by informing CTC-specific outreach to key civil society and government partners and decision-makers to share and inform the CTC’s work in addressing needs of the most vulnerable people in pandemic response.
- Serve as CTC’s inaugural representative on the MA Emergency Taskforce on Coronavirus and Equity, organized by the Massachusetts Public Health Association.
- Work with PIH’s CTC Training Lead to ensure all CTC trainings reflect an equity-based approach.
- Work with the CTC Communications Team to ensure communications are culturally-appropriate, effectively tailored to audiences, and address language access.
- Identify and advise on metrics/lessons learned to senior CTC management on gaps to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Develop a targeted recruitment plan in coordination with HR to include participation of trusted community partners to ensure the CTC workforce reflects knowledge of the community we aim to serve. Building off of the successful partnership with Community Health Centers, program designers must identify various talent pipelines.
- Collaborate with CTC Local Boards of Health Liaisons to accompany the public sector to advance an equity agenda through CTC data analysis and information sharing.
- 5-8 years of experience in facilitation, teaching, coaching and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion topics, initiatives, and strategies.
- Bachelors Degree preferred; work and lived experience will also be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience managing complex relationships, preferably in the public and nonprofit sectors.
- Practical knowledge and experience in the frameworks of public health service delivery.
- Professional practice working with racial and ethnic disparities in health and familiarity with the socio-cultural issues facing communities throughout the Commonwealth.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills
- Demonstrated experience facilitating trainings on diversity awareness, anti-racist policies, sexual harassment awareness, workplace violence prevention, and related topics.
- Ability to constructively arbitrate conflicts and confrontations and to make decisions in high-pressure situations.
- Possess critical and creative thinking skills to drive innovative solutions.
- Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information
- Familiarity with and experience working in Massachusetts health system.
- Candidates preferred to have experience working with community resources and social services in different parts of Massachusetts.
- Resident of Massachusetts required.
- Demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.