EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:

NEW HIRE SALARY RANGE: $58,000 - $67,000/year

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  

In support of our mission to provide services and programs that meet the needs of all of the people we serve, the Mental Health Center of Denver is expanding our Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness (DEI) team by adding a DEI Education Coordinator position.  The DEI team is committed to ensuring that the organization’s commitment to anti-racism, social justice, and equity is realized through providing all staff the training needed to increase their skills and knowledge in a wide variety of diversity, equity and inclusiveness topics. 

 

The DEI Education Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating anti-bias, anti-racism, and inclusiveness trainings across all levels of the organization starting immediately with the two required diversity and cultural awareness trainings.  In addition to facilitating trainings internally, the DEI Education Coordinator will facilitate community-based trainings and conference presentations.  A core responsibility of this role is developing additional curriculum and reviewing external trainings to be added to existing offerings.  The DEI Education Coordinator will collaborate with the Data Storyteller in collecting and analyzing data related to DEI work across the organization and will support the DEI Manager in coordinating grants and seeking out new funding opportunities. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Contribute to an organizational culture of respect, hope, and personal accountability regarding Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness. 
  • Facilitate trauma informed trainings and consultations in a variety of diversity, equity and inclusiveness related topics for individuals, small groups, and large groups.
  • Promote cultural proficiency in all aspects of the organization’s functions and programming.
  • Create opportunities to engage employees in cultural conversations, self-exploration, and intentional practice.
  • Provide support for team and one-on-one consultations related to DEI topics
  • Coordinate, write, and review DEI curriculum used or being considered at Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Moderate and support the facilitation of internal group discussions including DEI Roundtables (larger, open) and Kaleidoscope Conversations (smaller, breakouts)
  • Project management, scheduling, coordination
  • Coordinate community training relationships
  • Gather, analyze, and report data related to trainings through a culturally-proficient lens
  • Support with coordinating grants and seek funding opportunities
  • Contribute to media—written, visual, and social
  • Represent the DEI team and/or MHCD on internal and external committees
  • Collaborate on DEI team projects
  • Present at conferences (local, regional, national)
  • Support Employee Resource Groups development
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Local and Regional Travel required (post COVID-19)

 

EDUCATION: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communication, education, or related field

 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 4+ years of documented and demonstrated training experience specific to DEI topics in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated competency in a wide variety of DEI topics
  • Demonstrated curriculum and training development experience

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression, anti-racism and anti-bias
  • Demonstrated ability to make diversity, equity, and inclusiveness concepts accessible and relevant
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life
  • Organized, engaging presentation skills in both virtual and in-person settings
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Strong skills with the use of technology (Zoom, Teams, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Bilingual fluency a plus
  • LCSW or LPC or MSW with clinical experience a plus

 

 

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   None   

 

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.   Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

 

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MEET THE DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS TEAM: 

Leslye C. Steptoe, Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness (she/her)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Learner Achiever Context Positivity Arranger         “One of the best things about our department is that our work allows for a lot of variety. A day in the life of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness team member is never predictable! This position is a great opportunity for a person who thrives in that kind of environment, and who is deeply committed to culture and community.”

 

Shannon Alicea, ASL Staff Interpreter (she/her)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Responsibility, Individualization, Relator, Intellection, Developer     “Hello and Welcome! The Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team works together to emphasize the broader perception of the whole person. Working on this team will challenge you to stretch your thinking about culture, intersection, and accessibility, while supporting your journey and valuing you and your experiences.” 

 

Victor Alvarez, Spanish Interpreting Services Coordinator (he/him)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Positivity, Includer, Learner, Achiever, Intellection           “Welcome! I am proud to be a part of the fabric that makes up the Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team. Our team is involved in a vast variety of work, all interconnected and centered around mental health and well-being. My role is to facilitate communication for the people we serve and our providers, helping to make care equally accessible to everyone.” 

 

Lakeysha Molock, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Director (she/her)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Communication Achiever Input Woo Positivity                 “We have a dynamic Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team! I look forward to collaborating on a variety of engaging and interactive projects. I hope our new team members enjoy the art of storytelling, laughter, hard work and an everchanging environment.”

 

Hong Nguyen, Data Storyteller (she/her)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Individualization, Strategic, Achiever, Significance, Arranger      “I find it incredibly rewarding to be a part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness team. If you enjoy stretching yourself in new ways, both personally and professionally, having a team that has your back, and thriving in a nimble environment, you would make an excellent addition to our team. I am excited to work with you!”

 

Jes Rau, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Manager (they/them)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent ThemesAchiever, Connectedness, Relator, Learner, Developer      “As a new member of the DEI team, I have been amazed by the warm welcome, support, and the ability to jump right into the action.  Joining this team will offer exciting opportunities to learn and grow right from the start.” 

 

David Siso, Spanish Staff Interpreter (he/him)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Context Includer Arranger Connectedness Positivity         “I am happy to be part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness team. My role as an interpreter is to make sure communication between providers and the people we serve is accurate and correct. By making sure everyone has access to the care they need, makes our community stronger and more united!”

 

Lisa Stiefel, ASL Interpreting Services Coordinator (she/her)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Relator, Empathy, Positivity, Ideation and Adaptability      “Being a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team will offer an amazing opportunity for someone with the same passion for equity as we do. If you strive to make meaningful change in the community through access, education and inclusion, you will be a great fit for our team. I look forward to working with you in the future!”

 

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