Racial Equity and Leadership Initiative Consultant

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Position Type
Programs, Community Outreach
Employment Type
Part Time

Brief Overview:

HRiA is looking to contract with approximately 20 Real Consultant Trainers who will provide racial equity trainings for the City of Boston’s Racial Equity and Leadership Initiative. Racial equity trainings will be conducted virtually and synchronously for groups of up to 30 City of Boston staff, and will ultimately reach the city’s 18,000 employees.

Position Description:

Trainers will utilize their facilitative expertise to deliver thoughtful and responsive racial equity training based on the REAL core curriculum developed in partnership with leaders from the City. REAL Consultant Trainers will employ their experience and expertise to connect with training participants, build effective learning experiences, and consistently reach learning objectives.

Because trainings will be held virtually, consultants can be located in Boston or elsewhere (Hourly rate: up to $100/hour based on skills and experience, with a 20 hour/week commitment for a set number of weeks). See Engagement Schedule for more details, below.

Training Consultants will work collaboratively with a cross-disciplinary team to deliver the REAL training curriculum to city staff with high fidelity and with a spirit of ongoing learning and continuous quality improvement. The REAL training is six hours in length, to be delivered in 2 three-hour synchronous, virtual sessions:

  • Part 1: Laying the Foundation to Advance Racial Equity (to be delivered between June 2021-October 2021)

This training will engage staff across different City of Boston departments, in groups of up to 30.

  • Part 2: Transforming Our Systems to Advance Racial Equity (to be delivered between August 2021-October 2021).

This training will occur by City of Boston departments, in groups of up to 30.

Trainers will attend a virtual Training of Trainers in June 2021 to learn and be equipped to deliver the content, activities, and approaches of the REAL Training Curriculum.

Once trained, trainers will co-facilitate these 3-hour trainings with another training consultant, ideally in mixed race pairs. Training pairs will be matched based on scheduling availability, and as much as possible will be kept consistent throughout the duration of the consultant engagement to facilitate relationship and trust building. Consultants can apply individually, or as a training pair, if preferred.

The 20 training consultants together will be a supportive learning community and will be supported by and report to HRiA’s Training Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Training consultants will:

  • Attend a virtual Training of Trainers in June 2021 to learn and be equipped to deliver the content, activities, and approaches of the REAL Training Curriculum.
  • Commit to working 20 hours per week (e.g., one 3-hour training per day for 4 days a week, including time to prepare for and debrief trainings). See Engagement Schedule, below.
  • Facilitate sessions with high fidelity to the REAL training curriculum.
  • Work collaboratively with a co-trainer to equitably divide delivery of sessions, and support one another before, during, and after the trainings.
  • Actively engage participants and use “call-in” techniques to engage participants’ resistance, hesitancy, and challenges.
  • Collect evaluation data for each session and record individual reflections following each training.
  • Identify and enact opportunities for continuous quality improvement through reflection, co-consultation, and feedback, in collaboration with the REAL team, the Training Director, and training consultants.
  • Attend weekly debrief sessions.

Candidate Qualifications:

We are soliciting facilitators/trainers for three different “engagement schedule” options.

Each schedule assumes that consultants will work 20 hours per week. Please follow the application link to see the schedules. You will be able to select the schedule that you are applying for when you submit your application.

*No trainings will be held the weeks of July 5th, September 6th, and November 1st.

**Some consultants will have the opportunity to conduct two trainings in a day during certain months.

Highly qualified candidates may be able to participate with a different schedule. Please inform us if you are interested in the position but cannot commit to one of the current options.

Qualifications: 

  • 5-8 years relevant work and/or life experience, or bachelor’s degree plus 5 years relevant work and/or life experience.
  • Extensive experience and skills in training development, delivery, and facilitation, particularly in the areas of racial equity.
  • Experience and passion for facilitating racial equity conversations for diverse, multisector audiences with varied backgrounds and exposure to racial equity concepts and lived experiences.
  • Ability to encourage, inspire, and mobilize others toward collective and strategic actions.
  • Significant experience implementing racial or social justice training initiatives or related topics, preferably 4+ years of experience with facilitation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) area.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of varying identities including those of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, mental/physical ability, class, or other elements of diversity.
  • Experience training groups virtually and in-person and managing large-group dynamics.
  • Strong group workshop facilitation, active listening, and training skills.
  • Ability to manage different components of an interactive training (balancing content delivery, activities, and facilitated conversations), while keeping to the allotted timing.
  • Ability to provide and receive professional feedback and coaching support.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams).
  • Proficiency in or capability of learning new online training tools and software (e.g., Zoom, Google Suite – Google Slides, Notes, etc.).
  • Ability to work virtually with access to a computer with video conference capabilities with a strong and stable internet connection.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor.
  • 5-8 years relevant work and/or life experience, or bachelor’s degree plus 5 years relevant work and/or life experience.
  • Extensive experience and skills in training development, delivery, and facilitation, particularly in the areas of racial equity.
  • Experience and passion for facilitating racial equity conversations for diverse, multisector audiences with varied backgrounds and exposure to racial equity concepts and lived experiences.
  • Ability to encourage, inspire, and mobilize others toward collective and strategic actions.
  • Significant experience implementing racial or social justice training initiatives or related topics, preferably 4+ years of experience with facilitation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) area.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of varying identities including those of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, mental/physical ability, class, or other elements of diversity.
  • Experience training groups virtually and in-person and managing large-group dynamics.
  • Strong group workshop facilitation, active listening, and training skills.
  • Ability to manage different components of an interactive training (balancing content delivery, activities, and facilitated conversations), while keeping to the allotted timing.
  • Ability to provide and receive professional feedback and coaching support.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams).
  • Proficiency in or capability of learning new online training tools and software (e.g., Zoom, Google Suite – Google Slides, Notes, etc.).
  • Ability to work virtually with access to a computer with video conference capabilities with a strong and stable internet connection.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor.

How to Apply:

Diversity in organizational practices is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter.

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