Director of Organizational Transformation and Belonging


Posted: 01/06/2022

Position: Director of Organizational Transformation and Belonging

Full Time Equivalency: 1.0, Exempt

Hours/Week: 40

Compensation range: $55,000 -$60,000/year

Reports to: Chief Mission Impact Officer

Direct Report(s): Yes


Organization Overview

Since 1906 YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women – all women – will lead to stronger families and communities. YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services. In addition to our work in the area of family violence, the YWCA also reaches out broadly into the community with offerings for every woman, including a nationally accredited child care and early education center, leadership opportunities for women at all life stages, and opportunities to participate more fully in civic life.


Mission: YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women,

and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA Utah is an equal employment opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.


Position Summary

The Director of Organizational Transformation and Belonging helps the Chief Mission Impact Officer to shape, influence and implement how the Mission, Values and Vision are lived out through our programming and internal staff community.?With the direction of the CMIO, the Director of Organizational Transformation and Belonging will assist in the development and implementation of YWCA Utah’s Race and Gender Equity Initiatives. This role provides internal and external programmatic leadership in an effort to keep our services in alignment with our bold mission. Our Mission work impacts all aspects of our organization from governance, strategy, operations to program management and direct services.?


The Director of Organizational Transformation and Belonging is responsible for partnering with People & Culture, the Leadership Team and Program Directors to understand and deliver services through a race equity lens. The aim and scope of this work is geared towards sustaining a service delivery practice consistent with our?mission and values and requires?constant attention, especially during times of change and transition to ensure continuous alignment with whom we say we are.?


Essential Job functions:


Staff Development and Supervision -

  • Lead and facilitate our Race Equity Workgroup efforts.
  • Co-facilitate and support People & Culture with Affinity Group meetings.
  • Co-lead, facilitate and work with Coordinators of our Woke Words, Color Collective, Real Women Run and Women’s Leadership Cohorts.
  • Plan appropriate program priorities; create policies, implement procedures and practices that promote program excellence, accountability and integrity.
  • Partner with all Program Directors to ensure the centering of race equity in all program delivery including curricula, activities and case management.
  • Collaborate with the CMIO to develop and operationalize?a work plan to strengthen YWCA Utah’s structure for incorporating and implementing racial equity work.
  • Develop?baselines, metrics, and benchmarks for progress and ongoing assessment. Develop reporting mechanisms and other accountability measures to ensure racial equity work is?embedded within?the organization.??
  • Conduct reflective supervision with any member of the Mission Impact Team.
  • Partner with Finance, Human Resources, and Program Directors to ensure equitable hiring and professional development policies, including talent identification,?outreach,?and?recruitment?and retention strategies to?increase racial/ethnic diversity across every level of the organization.??
  • Partner with the CMIO to develop a Leadership Pipeline rooted in advancing Racial and Gender Equity,?including YWCA-sponsored opportunities for?professional development,?mentorships, etc.?
  • Partner with Marketing and Communications?Manager to ensure a racial equity?lens/context is integrated across all agency communications via?multiple platforms, including social media, newsletters,?visuals, website, interviews,?press briefings, etc.??
  • Partner with Development to?design campaigns,?research funding sources, cultivate and maintain relationships with?funders,?draft grant proposals and reports; emphasis?is?to be?on donors of color?to direct?priorities and?build collective power.?
  • Partner with Public Policy Director to?conduct?and?inform?research?around intersections of race and public policy.?
  • Serve as internal advisor to staff, management, and senior leadership on racial equity content, providing support?for incorporating diverse perspectives?and?advising leadership on?next steps.?
  • Ensure ongoing communication and partnership between staff, the racial equity workgroup, management team,?senior leadership,?executive director, and board.?
  • Collaborate with People & Culture and Race Equity Workgroup to source/develop curricula and materials (or coordinate external partners/resources) for internal training and education seminars on topics related to race and racism within YWCA Utah’s work (possible guiding framework?for curriculum development:?Prochaska?and?DiClemente’s?Transtheoretical?Model for Change).?
  • Regularly spend time with all staff in the various programs and shifts so staff become acquainted with you, feel confident that you understand their jobs, and become comfortable approaching you with questions and concerns.
  • Provide regular training, supportive supervision, and team-building opportunities for Program Directors and Coordinators to ensure staff learn and perform their job responsibilities well, in alignment with YWCA mission, vision, values, and strategic direction.

Community Engagement, Resourcefulness and Liaising -

  • Connect YWCA Utah’s race equity work with other coalitions and grassroots organizations, identifying opportunities for partnership and collaboration. Ensure the YWCA is connected to appropriate collation partners, conferences, etc.??
  • Serve as an incubator for smaller race equity-focused programs?and organizations, utilizing the YWCA’s platform and visibility to amplify community voices?and raise public awareness.?
  • Strengthen connections?and?collaborative?programming?with organizations serving domestic violence survivors of color.?
  • Work with Development and Public Policy Director to coordinate events, conferences, seminars, etc.?
  • Work with Volunteer Operations and Development to recruit volunteers for applicable projects, including committees, events, campaign promotion, etc.?
  • Contribute articles/op-eds to local and national publications.?
  • Conduct public education workshops,?training, and outreach, including presentations at businesses, organizations, schools, etc.??
  • Increase institutional knowledge and capacity around race equity work. Establish YWCA Utah as a thought leader and trusted resource for information.?
  • Participate in regular, ongoing trainings for building racial equity.?
  • Manage, sustain, and grow?existing YWCA Utah programs for?communities of color, e.g., Woke Words, Women of Color Conversation Series; and work with community partners to develop additional programs.


Competencies & Essential Skills:

  • Problem Solving/Analytical Thinker: Ability to solve and analyze problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Ability to provide exceptional customer service to supporters, partners, board members and co-workers. Exceptional communication skills and ability to respond to difficult situations.
  • Time Management: Ability to multitask and work efficiently within close time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
  • Business Knowledge: Ability to master the components of a multi-disciplinary and multi-programmatic organization and partner organizations. Knowledge and understanding of Anti-racism, gender equity and violence against women.
  • Organization: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement and problem solving techniques in the decision-making process.
  • Technology/Tools: Ability to use various computer systems and applications including proficiency in online and electronic communication strategies.
  • Commitment to mission: Demonstrates commitment to YWCA Utah’s mission and philosophy. Actively engages in YWCA Utah’s anti-racism work.
  • Compliance: Adhere to YWCA Utah’s policies and is committed to act legally and ethically within the scope of the work.


Ideal candidates will have the following:

Welcoming & inclusive personality

General knowledge of direct victim services, violence against women and sexual violence issues; gender and race equity, from a feminist perspective.

Understanding of equity, anti-oppression and trauma-informed philosophies.




  • Minimum qualifications include a combined 6 or more years of education and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in ethnic, gender and/or women’s studies, political science, public policy, communications,?criminal justice, social work etc..? plus
  • 3 to 6 years of progressive professional experience?in community engagement, nonprofit sector, or program and project management. Proven record of?program goal achievement, direct service delivery,?supervisory experience and working with?volunteer?groups. ??
  • Or? Associates degree from an accredited college?plus?4 or more?years’ experience.?
  • Or? High school diploma?plus?6 or more?years of relevant demonstrated experience.?
  • Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
  • Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.
  • Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.
  • Demonstrated experience functioning within multidisciplinary settings.
  • Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.
  • Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
  • Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • If driving on business, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance required.

Physical/Sensory Demands

Work is generally performed in a safe and comfortable office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit for long periods of time; use computer to enter data; use telephone to converse with customers and employees; walk and stand for long periods of time; perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement. Travel to attend conferences, training, outreach and other events occurs routinely.

Equal Opportunity Employer

YWCA Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process due to disability, it is available upon request. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.