Reporting to the Deputy Vice President of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, the Equity and Justice intern provides programmatic and administrative support for equity initiatives at The Wilderness Society. This position plays a critical role by assisting the Deputy Vice President in maximizing the use of her time fulfilling all components of the 2021 equity work plan in addition to supporting all staff in embedding equity into all aspects of organizational policies and practices. The EJ Intern will support the development of the 2020 DEI report, organizing caucus meetings, and provide administrative support for setting up trainings and focus groups for TWS staff.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Contribute to the drafting and publication of the 2020 Annual Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
- Reviewing and analyzing staff data
- Drafting and copyediting sections of the report
- Communicating and organizing staff contributions to the report
- Support the organization of TWS Equity Programming
- Capture key takeaways and next steps from Caucus meetings.
- Assist in setting up potential focus groups and surveys for staff culture change work.
- Organize and follow-up on planning for TWS Equity trainings and staff retreat(s).
- Provides some administrative support to the Deputy Vice President.
- Designs presentations for sharing with staff and other stakeholders.
- Sorts and files key documents for equity initiatives.
- Supports the design and content development of the TBD equity intranet site.
- Performs data entry to better track TWS progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Coordinates and prepares materials for major meetings with Executive Team, Governing Council, All Staff and/or external presentations and meetings
- College student (junior or senior) or Graduate Student
- Understanding of and commitment to racial equity and social justice
- Experience facilitating or organizing equity initiatives (preferred)
- Some graphic design experience (preferred)
- Excellent writing and editorial skills. Ability to compose and edit a variety of correspondence. Excellent attention to detail and quality control on all documents produced.
- Strong initiative, motivation, and follow through required. Must be able to anticipate the needs of the manager and react accordingly in a timely manner.
- Excellent problem solving skills required. The successful candidate enjoys seeking out sources of problems, considering creative alternatives, engaging in resolving issues, and is willing to implement his/her own solutions within the bounds of authority.
- Excellent interpersonal skills required. Ability to communicate and work effectively with internal and external constituents at all levels of authority. Ability to tailor messages and communication style to the audience.
- Highly resourceful team player with an ability to also work independently.
- Absolute reliability and dependability.
TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.