• Hackensack, NJ

Website YWCA Northern New Jersey


The Director of Equity will serve as a member of the YWCA Northern New Jersey leadership team to develop strategies to carry out the mission in accordance with its strategic plan and provide direction to the organization and staff. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. They will oversee the development, implementation and management of programs and services which will ensure program quality, participant satisfaction and staff retention and growth. They will supervise staff in the areas of equity promoting fairness and justice for all by creating pathways to empowerment, economic sufficiency, leadership development for women and girls and creating allies to remove systemic barriers that reinforce racism.


Provide leadership and consultation at all levels of the organization to overcome barriers and identify and implement policies that advance the work and meet goals. • Supervise and oversee all Equity Programs and staff. • Trains internally and externally, as appropriate, on topics such as diversity and inclusion, racial equity, belonging, gender, disability, and LGBTQ+ inclusivity, etc. • Assist in the coordination of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) trainings and programs, including scheduling, logistics/preparation, materials, technical setup and troubleshooting, on-site coordination, and follow-up (e.g. drafting agendas and postmeeting follow-up correspondence, etc.). • In coordination with HR, identify and research potential DEIB issues within the organization.

Supports the administering of employee engagement surveys, among other staff engagement and informational surveys. • Assist with communication efforts by partnering with internal/external Communications/Marketing teams to influence creative direction and create content for DEIB communications both internal and external. • Adeptly facilitates organizational-wide DEIB learning sessions and critical conversations (virtually and in-house) to promote cultural understanding and competency, and a climate of DEIB throughout the organization. • Participates in the new employee onboarding process, delivering various DEIB trainings during orientation.

Identifies and helps research potential DEIB issues within the organization. • Supports projects related to the development, implementation, and oversight of health equity. • Schedule and implement advocacy, racial justice, gender equity, and health equity programs, including educational workshops. • Responsible for coalition building, legislative advocacy, and the mobilization of public support for the YWCA Northern New Jersey’s advocacy agenda. • Develop and maintain relationships with regional associates, community groups, and other key partners, policymakers, and their staff. • Draft policy analyses, reports, agenda, minutes, and other written documents. • Create newsletters, legislative action alerts, and social media campaign material for Communication staff. • Develop, manage, and evaluate program outcome objectives as defined by the organization and its funders.

Represent YWCA Northern New Jersey at appropriate community meetings, forum collaborations and coalitions that further our mission. • Manage and coordinate events and outreach activities with regard to mission and signature events such as Women’s Leadership Conference, Racial Justice Awards, and others, including scheduling, logistics/preparation, materials, technical setup and troubleshooting, on-site coordination, and follow-up (e.g. drafting agendas and postmeeting follow-up correspondence, etc.). • Works creatively and continuously to name opportunities for people most impacted by inequalities to participate in solution development. • Ensure all systems and management tools are in place to complete required deliverables. • Complete project reports as required. • Review and process all grant-related expenses.• Be responsible for completing accurate and timely records, including data metrics for organization and funders. • Participate in staff meetings, trainings, and awareness events as needed. • Function in accordance with agency standards, policies and procedures. • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.


Acts in accordance with YWCA Northern New Jersey Mission. • Organizational skills. • Demonstration of cultural awareness, sensitivity, and commitment to social justice. • Collaborative work style. • Compassion and empathy when interacting with all people. • Relationship building skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills. • Excellent skills in performing administrative support functions requiring independent judgement, decision making and problem resolution. • Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality.


Master’s degree in a social science discipline such as Social Work, Women’s & Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, or related field. • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. • Five (5+) plus years’ experience in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging program management. • Proven ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds. • Minimum of five (5) years project coordination, community organizing or team building, or experience with developing successful collaborations. • Must have ability to adjust schedule to accommodate off-hour meetings and events. • Must be computer proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, and Internet, and electronic database systems. • Must be able to work independently, be flexible and dependable, and demonstrate initiative and creativity.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel throughout the service area.

Benefits – What We Offer:

Flexible Work Schedule and Hybrid Work Model
Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA
403 (b)
Employee Benefits Perks Program
Voluntary Benefits
Learning & Development Opportunities
Professional Work Environment
Mission Driven Organization

Compensation: $70,000 - $80,000
How to apply:

Please submit resumes to:  ywjobopportunities@ywcannj.org. Only qualified applicants considered for the position will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

YWCA Northern New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, and service partners. Therefore, YWCA Northern New Jersey does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, military, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by law.