Equity & Advocacy Coordinator 186 views4 applications

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 1-2
  • Education Some College

FUNCTION: The Urban League seeks to build an equitable Rochester by creating support and services for populations that have been historically marginalized.  The Equity and Advocacy Coordinator (Coordinator) will play a critical role in supporting the division’s anti-racism initiatives. The Coordinator must share the Urban League equity and advocacy vision and create awareness and enthusiasm about anti-racist practices and principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires a collaborative, innovative, organized, and effective team player with outstanding people and coordination skills. The Coordinator will be responsible for the administrative operations of the Equity and Advocacy Division (E&A) and assist with the implementation of the division’s efforts to dismantle structural racism and build equity throughout Rochester, including the RASE recommendations, Interrupt Racism cohorts, annual Interrupters’ Summit, and health equity agenda. The Coordinator demonstrates the skills to support a strategy to help the Greater Rochester community become more diverse, antiracist, equitable, and inclusive.

The Coordinator is innovative, creative, and organized and will: 

• Work closely with leaders internally and externally to implement ULR’s equity and advocacy vision for an equitable Rochester

•Assist with planning and implementing Interrupt Racism training, conferences, and advocacy efforts

• Provide coordination and guidance to Interrupt Racism Cohorts and Change Teams activities

• Help promote and represent ULR initiatives and E&A programs throughout the community

• Assist with ensuring E&A initiatives meet their measurable goals

• Lead the Internal Change Team and work closely with ULR team members to achieve the organization’s mission.

• Provide administrative support to the E&A division, including maintaining calendars, ensuring necessary resources are available, managing correspondence, and serving as a liaison for E&A with internal and external partners

• Develop consistent communication and feedback mechanisms to identify, discuss, and address equity issues affecting our partners, participants, and staff

• Coordinate consciousness-raising efforts, including affinity groups, monthly Interrupt Racism newsletter, regular workshops/presentations/ celebrations, etc.

• Coordinate and support strategic engagement and provide monthly written reports to the Senior Vice President (SVP) on department updates.


This work requires superb written and verbal communication skills and strong diplomacy skills. The Coordinator is a strong listener and can build a robust partnership network.

More specifically, s/he/they need to:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Zoom, WebEx, internet, Teams, Mailchimp, and other online resources

• Ability to support the needs of multiple leaders

• Highly organized with an attention to detail and timeliness in completing tasks

• Knowledgeable of research and best practices in antiracism, equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion

• Familiar with the grant writing process and can provide creative and innovative ideas

• Confidence in public speaking and presentation skills associated with equity

• Ability to engage with diverse staff, engender trust, collaboration, and partnership

• Strong interpersonal skills; able to quickly establish credibility to develop and manage productive relationships with internal and external individuals and agencies

• Content knowledge of the antiracism, diversity, equity, justice, and inclusiveness research base and best practices for organizations striving to become more antiracist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive

•Ability to manage the needs of multiple leaders and projects and move quickly from one to another

• Ability to remain solution-focused and respectful in all interactions

• Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork

• Ability to provide support and training to other staff

Minimum Qualifications

• Requires an equivalent combination of education and experience in antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion content of 1- 3 years. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

• Knowledgeable of resources available within the Rochester community.

• Effective intercultural communication skills and the ability to advocate/address issues of diversity

• Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers, which may lead to a lack of access and engagement

• Some experience supporting the implementation of programs, training, and initiatives

• Must adhere to ULR’s non-discrimination policies

• Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations and to treat each individual with respect and dignity

• Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed

• Bilingual is a plus

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