DIRECTOR, HATE & BIAS PREVENTION UNIT

July 12th, 2022
DIRECTOR, HATE & BIAS PREVENTION UNIT

DIRECTOR, HATE & BIAS PREVENTION UNIT

  • Full Time
  • Senior Level
Job Category: Administrative, Executive, Other, Policy/Advocacy
Location: The Bronx
Job Sectors: Community Improvement, Human Services, Legal, Other

 TITLE: DIRECTOR, HATE & BIAS PREVENTION UNIT 

 GRADE/NEGOTIATING UNIT NS / M/C 

 JURISDICTIONAL CLASS EXEMPT 

 ANNUAL SALARY $100,000 $120,000 (PLUS $3,026 LOCATION PAY) 

 LOCATION: BRONX, NY 

 WHO WE ARE:  

The New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) is dedicated to eliminating discrimination, remedying injustice, and promoting equal opportunity, access and dignity through enforcement of the Human Rights Law. We accomplish our mission by: investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating discrimination cases; educating the public about their rights and responsibilities; creating policy and proposing legislation; and building community. To learn more about DHR, please visit https://dhr.ny.gov 

DHR is launching a Hate & Bias Prevention Unit (HBPU), aimed at providing a coordinated, rapid, and community-focused response to hate and bias incidents across the state. The Unit will lead efforts around public education and outreach, serve as an early warning detection system in local communities, and rapidly mobilize to areas and communities in which a bias incident or incidents have occurred.  

Specifically, the Unit will consist of two broad initiatives:   

              • Regional Councils: Hate & Bias Prevention Councils will be organized by region.  The Councils will provide a place for community members to, for example, share concerns, organize educational programming, host hate and bias prevention and community healing events, provide trainings in conflict resolution and facilitate the filing of complaints with DHR and other relevant agencies.   

              • Rapid Response Team: The Rapid Response Team (RRT) will mobilize to communities impacted by a bias or hate incident.  Once mobilized, the RRT will participate in community healing and support, including through rallies, conflict resolution meetings, restorative justice practices, public education, referrals and will facilitate the filing of complaints with relevant State agencies.

DUTIES DESCRIPTION 

Reporting directly to the DHR Commissioner, and with latitude for initiative, judgment and action, the Director of Hate & Bias Prevention will lead and help shape innovative solutions to hate and bias incidents across New York State.  The ideal candidate will have years of experience in building and implementing transformational, large-scale coalition-building, and community engagement. Specifically, the role will include: 

 Administration 

Program and Coordination Management 

Community Engagement and Public Relations 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years of relevant experience (Note: An associate’s degree and an additional two years of relevant experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree).  

Demonstrated operational leadership, problem-solving skills and success designing and implementing innovative programs.  

Demonstrated experience in community organizing and coalition-building. 

Passion for supporting marginalized and historically underrepresented community members. 

Expertise in hate and bias issues and demonstrated knowledge of the field. 

Strong relationship builder and experience working in or with coalitions. 

Effective oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. 

Strong interpersonal, planning, coordinating, budgeting and managerial skills to lead a strong team. 

A desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people and a range of national, state, and local stakeholders in the hate & bias space. 

Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively to effect key strategies.   

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

An advanced degree in policy, law, or a related discipline. 

Written and verbal fluency in a language other than English. 

 WHAT WE OFFER: 

DHR offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time. Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). 

Please visit our Employment Oppurtunites section on the website to apply NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ny.gov)

 

 

 

 

 

New York State Division of Human Rights

  • 1 Fordham Plaza 4th floor
  • Bronx, NY 10458
  • United States of America
  • Phone:

To apply for this job please visit dhr.ny.gov.

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