Search for Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Officer of the REA

You are invited to apply for the Justice, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer (JDEI Officer) of the REA. Dr. Christine Jean Hong is taking another step after two years of dedicated service to the association. This individual would be someone with interest, commitment, 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 JDEI 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 JDEI Officer, working closely and collaboratively with the president, REA leadership and the staff, would also ensure 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 20 hours each month, plus REA Board & Steering Committee meetings and the Annual Meeting. This position reports to the Board of Directors. Compensation and many more details are available online.

Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Patricia Bonilla (bonillaxpatricia [at] gmail [dot] com). Please apply by May 31, 2024, by sending a letter, CV, and list of three references (please use a .doc format) to Dr. Patricia Bonilla (bonillaxpatricia [at] gmail [dot] com). Candidates will be accepted as long as the position remains open.

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