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Equity Project Manager

  • February 20, 2024 4:28 PM
    Message # 13318422

    Position open until filled. We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply. Please apply on our website with a resume and cover letter. 

    Position Description

    The Equity Project Manager is responsible for managing the ongoing Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity strategies of Outward Bound California (OBCA). This position works closely with the board of directors, senior leadership, and reports to the Executive Director. Core responsibilities include developing and implementing equity-focused initiatives across all levels of the organization to reach the equity goals outlined in the Strategic Plan.

    Compensation & Schedule 
    This is a Part-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt position. Approximately 44 hours per month with an hourly pay range of $25-$30 an hour.


    • Sick Pay: 72 hours of sick pay annually thereafter
    • 401k Retirement Savings Plan: You are eligible to enroll in OBCA’s 401k after 1 year from your start date. Currently, OBCA offers a 3% match. 
    • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP): The EAP is a program available to you, your household members and dependents at no cost. They offer access to Mental Health Counseling, Legal/Financial Resources, Work/Life Resources, and Life Coaching.
    • Professional Development: This position is eligible for professional development opportunities.


    Remote from WA, UT, CA, or OR 

    Who We Are

    Outward Bound California (OBCA) is a non-profit that uses challenging experiences in outdoor settings to create social-emotional learning opportunities for our students (ages 12 and up, including adults & veterans). 

    Equity and Inclusion Statement

    We believe that all people should have safe access to the outdoors and culturally relevant and responsive educational programming. OBCA is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and honored for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture where we are always learning and improving toward a vision for equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are also committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply. 

    Who You Are

    Outward Bound California does not expect every applicant to have every skill and qualification listed here. If you have 75% of the following qualifications, we encourage you to submit an application.
    Knowledge & Skills

    • Ability to develop and facilitate DEIJ trainings and content for a diverse group of staff, many with a strong equity-work background, marginalized identities, and lived experience of this work
    • Have in-depth knowledge of intersectional equity work, specifically in the non-profit and outdoor recreation sector
    • Informed about relevant laws, regulations,  industry standards and best practices as it pertains to DEIJ work in the outdoor industry
    • 5 years of experience working in racial equity, public policy, community building, strategic planning, project management, non-profit management, or a related field
    • Experience managing multiple complex projects concurrently and seeing them through to completion
    • Experience leading and implementing equity and inclusion efforts at an organization
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or significant  years of experience 

    Project Management 

    • Support the development of equity-focused initiatives, working in close collaboration with our Executive Director and leadership teams.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify DEIJ priorities and establish measurable objectives.
    Equity Vision & Organizational Culture Work
    • Collaborate with department heads to implement equity-focused initiatives to accomplish equity goals outlined in strategic plan
    • Assess and evaluate equity goals, setting new time frames or objectives as needed 
    • Implementing the vision for org-wide work related to Equity in collaboration with the Equity Committee
    • Organizing/coordinating regular Equity-focused conversations, trainings, learning opportunities within OBCA
    • Supports in the creation of internal and external communications surrounding our Equity, Inclusion and Belonging work
    • Provides support to staff members across the organization in reviewing or analyzing workstreams to ensure they align with OBCA’s equity vision and goals
    • Reviews materials, policies, systems, or specific circumstances to ensure they are equitable, inclusive, culturally relevant, and aligned with our organizational values
    • Work collaboratively with OBCA Board members, Executive Director, leadership team, staff, and representatives from the Outward Bound USA network
    • Lead equity work by example, including but not limited to: continued personal growth in intersectional equity work, role modeling accountability & humility, and being responsibility for the positional power of this role
    • Communicate regularly with leadership, employees, and stakeholders to provide updates on DEIJ initiatives and promote transparency
    • Uphold Outward Bound’s zero-tolerance policy for incidents of child abuse and neglect as protecting our minor students against abuse and neglect is of the highest priority
    • Additional duties as assigned 

    Outward Bound California is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Outward Bound California also promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics.

    Last modified: February 20, 2024 4:32 PM | Anonymous member


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