REA Staff position in inclusive excellence

REA is seeking a part-time Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer (DEI Officer). This individual would be someone with interest, commitments and expertise in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces and events. This individual would be someone with interest and expertise in connections among diverse groups of individuals – through social media, pop-up workshops, and other events —a colleague in religious education who will enable REA members and friends to not only see and understand the necessity of diversity, inclusion and equity work, but to experience it in action through various events, conversations, and organizational actions.

The DEI Officer will collaborate with the REA leadership to assess the need for, and recommend and/or lead training initiatives on racial justice, cultural diversity, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values. The DEI Officer, working closely and collaboratively with the president, REA leadership and the staff, would also make sure that REA’s leadership make-up, programs, and operations embody its declared diverse, equitable and inclusive commitments. The DEI officer will help with building more inclusive and equitable relationships across our current membership and with other groups and organizations, providing leadership in hosting regional gatherings and listening sessions, and naming areas where diversity, equity and inclusion are needed.

Time commitment would be approximately 15 hours each month, plus REA Board & Steering Committee meetings and the Annual Meeting. This position reports to the Board of Directors. Many more details are available online.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 20, 2021. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to secretary [at] religiouseducation [dot] net.  

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