A principle role of the West Regional Project Manager will provide deep technical assistance and support for local and regional governmental jurisdictions working to advance racial equity in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Utah, building on significant work underway since the membership network initiated in 2015. Work includes developing cohorts of local governmental jurisdictions who work through ongoing training and capacity building processes and supporting the implementation of Racial Equity Action Plans that have resulted from work to date. This project will build off GARE’s substantive experience in operationalizing racial equity in local government. The Project Manager will weave together content, peer-to-peer learning and resources for participation, individual jurisdiction implementation strategies and communications support. There will also be similar work with other regions of the county as necessitated by the strategic direction of this member-led network. This wrap-around support for jurisdictions builds on the success of existing GARE strategies, and is a promising approach in encouraging jurisdictions to advance racial equity with the resources to succeed.
The Project Manager’s essential functions include the development and implementation of the regional cohorts, including coordinating workshops, convenings, trainings, facilitation, tool and curriculum development, and identifying opportunities for strategic action by the cohort. This includes cultivating relationships with partners, supporting cohort efforts and gatherings, conducting research and writing, policy development and advocacy work, and conducting relevant project management duties. The new position will join a robust team that includes a California Project Manager and a Vice President for Institutional and Sectoral Change, to whom the position reports.