Director of InclusionBoston

Mission Statement

YW Boston works to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We work across racial, gender, religious and social lines with organizations in all sectors to educate people about disparities and provide them with tools to dismantle them. We pride ourselves on being reflective, innovative, outcomes oriented, and passionate about our work.

General Statement of Duties

The Director will oversee the InclusionBoston, a program that works with groups within an institution to affect change both for the individuals in the program and the institution. The Director will lead their teams to manage partner relationships, deliver high quality program sessions, and follow-up that leads to organizational and individual change. This includes evaluating partner needs, adapting and innovating curricula, and managing delivery of services that include: organizational assessment and process design, in-person and virtual workshops targeted at specific inclusion goals, and dialogue-based sessions empowering individuals and groups to take positive action.

The Director will report to the Vice President of Programs.

Position Outcomes

The successful Director will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Lead a team of managers to meet aggressive goals
  • Use outcomes, partner feedback, and latest best practices to guide program development
  • Act as a master facilitator, organizational coach, project manager, and thought leader, internally and externally, on a variety of diversity, inclusion, and equity topics including individual and organizational change
  • Through stakeholder engagement and business development strategies, build successful and lasting relationships with partner organizations

Key Responsibilities

Program Development & Implementation

  • Provide thought leadership to ensure that the InclusionBoston Programs aligns with YW Boston’s Theory of Change and best practices in working with organizations to create more inclusive institutions
  • Lead InclusionBoston team to annually achieve or exceed program goals and outcomes
  • Design and strengthen curriculum to focus on behavioral change for individuals, organizations, and all of InclusionBoston services
  • Facilitate InclusionBoston sessions and workshops in organizations
  • Coach organizations through development and completion of actions to improve inclusion
  • Regularly assess, measure, and evaluate InclusionBoston outcomes through a data driven approach including assessment tools for participants
  • Hire, train and supervise all InclusionBoston staff and interns
  • Develop and manage program budget
  • Achieving performance goals through coaching, goal setting, staff development, and evaluation

Partnership Management

  • Work collaboratively with Partnerships Manager, and other staff to lead the development of InclusionBoston partnerships and deliver dialogue series and workshops
  • Provide excellent customer service to partner organizations and individual participants


  • Some travel is required, primarily local travel in and around Boston.


The Director of InclusionBoston must have excellent facilitation skills and an ability to coach others. Successful candidates will have content knowledge of organizational development and leadership, change management, and behavioral change with a focus on racial justice, gender equity, and intersectionality. They will exhibit a drive to reach goals and resiliency when setbacks occur. Successful candidates will be
intellectually curious, effective communicators, and strong relationship builders.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated facilitation skills, 7+ years facilitating conversations on race, racism, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to turn conflict into learning, training in conflict/mediation resolution preferred.
  • Awareness of their racial identity, personal biases and solid understanding of their own history related to racism.
  • Understanding of Boston’s history with racism and sexism
  • Knowledge of systems of oppression and the various ways it manifests in modern day society
  • Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, sociology, human resources, or related field, preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with the following required:
    • Individual Behavioral Change
    • Organizational Change
    • Racial & Gender Equity
    • Curriculum and/or workshop development
    • Coaching and/or training facilitators
    • Project management
    • Managing relationships with external partners
    • Fluency working within different organizational cultures and structures (e.g.,corporate, higher-education, government, and school settings)
    • Managing multiple priorities and communicating progress to stakeholders
    • Program evaluation – experience observing, gathering, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Style that is organized, innovative and results oriented
  • Familiarity with Salesforce database preferred
  • Openness to learning and willingness to give and receive feedback
  • Demonstrated commitment to YW Boston’s mission to promote racial, gender and social equity

Additional Organization Responsibilities

  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures for maintaining organizational culture and transparency, including use of regularly scheduled progress meetings with Vice President of Programs, Team meetings, scheduling, e-mail and other communications platforms.
  • Positively represent the Agency in all interactions with the public.
  • Support YW Boston fund development through participation in education, outreach,cultivation and stewardship efforts.
  • Participate in Agency events and perform additional tasks assigned by the Vice President of Programs, and/or President & CEO

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Annual salary range is $75,000-$84,500. Compensation is based on the overall number of years of experience as well as relevant experience to the position. YW Boston offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package including annual paid leave, health insurance, 403b option, and a flexible work environment

How to apply

YW Boston is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors. Diverse candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Send a cover letter and a resume to Please place the subject title “Director of InclusionBoston” in the headline of your email. Principals only. No phone calls, please.