Openings & Location
Please note that this position is posted in multiple locations. We are only hiring to fill one vacancy which can be based in any of our three office locations (Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV). While working from one of our office locations is preferred, we open to hiring for other remote locations within the United States for the right candidate.
What You Will Be Doing
Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Director of Belonging and Strategic Learning will bring to life Raise the Future's commitment to being a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming organization for staff and for the youth and families we serve. The work will advance Raise's strategic plan, which includes a goal for the agency to be a leading expert in promoting diversity, championing equity, and modeling inclusivity. Using the well-being of the youth and families that we serve as our guidepost and recognizing the disproportionality and racial trauma they have likely experienced in the child welfare system, the Senior Director of Belonging and Strategic Learning will design, plan, lead, and integrate the DEI vision and strategy into all aspects of the organization including policy, programs, practice, human resources, board leadership, and development.
Job responsibilities include:
1. DEI Thought Leadership and Strategy
2. In Collaboration with Senior Staff, Lead and Manage Strategic Learning and Organizational Development
3. Become a Voice in the Child Welfare Community
4. Set and Monitor Standards for Ongoing Best Practices
Who We Are
At Raise the Future, we believe every young person goes through life knowing they have a caring adult by their side. So, every day, we show up for kids in foster care by listening to their needs and introducing them to adults they can rely on. We then surround those connections with support so that they grow into meaningful, lasting relationships that help our youth heal from the past. Because to truly raise the future, we must raise the bar for what it means to support vulnerable youth and families as they navigate life.
Since our founding in 1983, Raise the Future has designed and implemented evidence-based, wraparound services that reduce the amount of time youth in foster care live without a permanent family. Our programs increase the likelihood of forming and sustaining positive connections that help to transform their futures.
What We Offer
As a nonprofit organization, we are mission driven, and our employees are highly engaged in the work they do. The best reward is when our efforts payoff and youth leave the child welfare system and find lasting connections with families.
We offer a great culture and a full benefits package too. We value the need for work life balance offering four (4) weeks of PTO, one (1) week of paid personal time, 10+ paid holidays per year, plus much more--that's 35+ paid days off per year! Our benefits also include:
This is a full-time position with benefits. The hiring range for this position is $85,000-$105,000 annually*.
* This is the expected pay range for someone hired in Colorado. Actual hiring range may vary based on qualifications and geographic location.
Who We Are Seeking
The successful candidate is someone who has professional experience leading organizations in overcoming the challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion work, preferably in a child welfare field. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree preferably in social work, psychology, business, education, gender studies, race studies, or related field. Additional qualifications include:
Serious candidates should submit a cover letter.
Raise the Future is more than an equal opportunity organization. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people who are differently abled. We know there are great candidates who won't fit everything we've described above, or who have important skills we haven't considered. If that's you, please don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.