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Equity Coordinator

Community Foundation Of Greater Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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Title:  Equity Coordinator

Reports to:  Director of Community Initiatives

Status:  Full Time

Direct Reports:  TBD

Benefits:  Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 403b Plan, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time and Parking



The Equity Coordinator serves as a key leader who embraces and champions the Foundation’s fundamental value of ensuring equity for all. The successful candidate for this position will be part of a broader leadership team who will play an important role in advancing the effectiveness of the Foundation’s work both within the organization and within the broader community.

This role puts in to action our belief that all people in our community should have the opportunity to participate and prosper with fair access to resources that enables everyone to pursue a healthy, fulfilling and productive life.     

Leveraging the Collective Impact model, this role will champion a structured approach to making collaboration work across business, government, philanthropy, non-profit organizations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social and systematic change.



Staff Team Member

  • Key team member of the broader Initiatives Team, responsible for championing both our internal and external focus on applying an equity lens to all initiatives and programs.


Inclusive Dubuque Network

  • Perform or manage the Coordinator position responsible for developing and supporting a network approach with Inclusive Dubuque partners
  • Facilitate and strengthen Inclusive Dubuque by assessing current partnerships and strategies, while integrating new information from fields of inclusion, diversity, equity, networks and collective impact
  • Plan and execute Inclusive Dubuque events including workshops, trainings, meetings, and conferences that support peer-learning and the mission


Business Cohort

  • Develops and staffs this business cohort consisting of key business leaders from across the region


External Equity Work

  • Best Practices Training Series focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Network Impact Council, Donors, Constituents, External Climate Survey (Loras)
  • NPO Training
  • Community Partner Engagement (e.g. IBM partnership on data analytics)
  • External Communications/Narrative Change initiatives


Internal Equity Work  

  • Board and staff Education/Training, Internal Climate Survey
  • Internal Communications/Narrative Change initiatives


Grant Making

  • Utilizing an equity lens


Sector Group Oversite

  • Arts & Culture
  • Neighborhood/Housing
  • Education



  • Stay informed on community issues and events, as well as current events and public policy, identifying opportunities to advance the Foundation’s work in its focus areas.
  • Represent the Foundation by serving on community committees, boards, and attending community and grantee meetings within focus areas to drive community improvement
  • Spend a significant amount of time in the community to demonstrate support of community partners, during the workday and also during evenings and weekends
  • Participate in regular staff and other internal meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • A minimum of 3-5 years of paid work experience in nonprofit or public organizations; added advantage for experience in philanthropy and/or the Foundation’s focus areas
  • Familiarity and experience working with social justice concepts and frameworks such as racial equity, economic justice, intersectionality, or structural bias
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture while remaining grounded in the day-to-day execution of tasks and responsibilities
  • A strong relationship-builder who can clearly communicate across constituencies both verbally and in writing and who can interact respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures
  • Ability to observe, navigate, and understand systems
  • Commitment to and understanding of racial equity
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strategic analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed research skills and the ability to synthesize new information readily
  • Well-organized and self-motivated
  • Familiarity with technology, ability to learn and adopt new computer programs, and ability to effectively integrate that technology into daily work
  • Comfortable with occasional travel and working evenings and occasional weekends



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.  This job description is general and may evolve over time.  The description is subject to periodic updating.  At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different and/or additional duties or responsibilities.

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ID 522690
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
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Human and Social Services
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