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Race Equity Learning Manager 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Administration  


Serves as an essential member of the Racial Justice and Public Policy team: leading projects, implementing internal initiatives, and growing the effectiveness of our racial equity and social change practices. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge of equity, anti-racism and social change frameworks, the ability to facilitate trainings and conversations across all audiences, excellent wring, organizational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to travel for training and consulting engagements.


Lead in the development of mission-aligned racial justice learning strategies for internal and external based audiences; proactively build and maintain community partnerships; provide learning engagement opportunities to staff and community members support racial equity consulting functions. This includes coordinating and leading all aspects of the Racial Justice Facilitator Training Program, designing and leading equity learning programs, weaving social justice content and frameworks into existing programmatic structures, and moving teams from theory to collective action from an intersectional lens.

Racial Justice Learning Strategies (50%)

  • Design race equity learning programming for internal and external audiences
  • Building meaningful relationships with clients, partners, and community members; facilitating creative and inclusive experiences
  • Navigating complex conversations; and growing our organizational capacity to do action-based work that reduces inequity and disparity
  • Assure our initiative authentically engages people of color communities and other marginalized groups
  • Develop and maintain all aspects of Racial Justice community workshops

Facilitator Program Management (40%)

  • Actively recruit, support, coordinate, and communicate with facilitators for Racial Justice Facilitator programming
  • Partner with Marketing to update and maintain Facilitator page
  • Coordinate facilitator training and training schedule
  • Implement communication strategy with Racial Justice Facilitators
  • Coordinate clear communication of facilitation expectations (quality, skills, continuing education) with facilitators regarding Racial Justice facilitation skills
  • Develop and implement Racial Justice Facilitators communication strategy with VP of Racial Justice & Public Policy and Engagement team
  • Develop and implement quality assurance and feedback system for facilitator performance
  • Execute clear communication of facilitation expectations (quality, skills, continuing education) with facilitators regarding Racial Justice facilitation skills
  • Network and develop collaborations, internal and external, that enhance and meet the needs and scope of the Facilitator Program


  • Assist with the Racial Justice and Public Policy department trainings as an IDI Qualified Administrator
  • Serve as a Racial Justice facilitator, on an as-needed basis.
  • Ensure high quality programs and services are offered and delivered to customers, clients and participants
  • Source leads for new business and maintain existing relationships
  • Generate creative new ideas and innovative content delivery methods
  • Serve as YWCA Minneapolis ambassador/leader and race equity representative
  • Lead and facilitate race equity workshops and other offerings
  • Generate creative new offering ideas, innovative content and delivery methods
  • Develop and prepare educational/training aids and materials, as needed and partner with Marketing where appropriate
  • Assist Vice President and Racial Justice and Public Policy Team with strategy for racial justice and public policy initiatives rollout, team strategic planning, etc.
  • Serve on other organizational committees, as needed

Compensation: $50,000 to $54,000

Position Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University in social sciences, communication, education, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years volunteer management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development
  • Strong facilitation skills experience
  • Demonstrated excellent oral communication to effectively and respectfully respond to common inquiries, regulatory agencies, grantors, volunteers, or members of the community.
  • Must have exceptional written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, boards of directors, staff, volunteers, and community groups
  • Must be comfortable in working with a variety of cultures, styles, backgrounds and perspectives
  • Proficient in word processing and electronic spreadsheet (Word and Excel software), database management
  • Possess understanding of database management and its role
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with business partners, internally and externally
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills
  • Strong training background


  • Experience with circle facilitation and/or Mindful Facilitation methods
  • Professional experience with social media
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator


  • Exhibits Ethics, Integrity, and Values
  • Is Customer Focused
  • Leverages Differences and Practices Inclusion
  • Drives for Results
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Contributes and Empowers for a Successful Team engagement
  • Effectively Solves Problems/Is Solution Focused
  • Copes Well with Transition/Is Resilient and Adaptable


  • Must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Individuals must have the ability to get to and from various sites/events/meetings in the metro area as needed.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: This job description represents the major functions but is not intended to be all-inclusive. YWCA Minneapolis is dedicated to building an inclusive and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but perhaps your experience doesn’t align with every requirement, we welcome you to apply.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary $50,000 to $54,000  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Downtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

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