Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer

The Jewish Board

Posted: 9/17/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Human Resources/Recruiting

Primary domain: Human Services

City: New York

Postal code: 10020

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services strengthens families and communities throughout New York City by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible.


Position Details:

Job Description:

The Jewish Board

Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer

New York, NY


The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services strengthens families and communities throughout New York City by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible.

The Jewish Board provides critical health and human services for all New Yorkers, regardless of religion, ethnicity, cultural background, gender identification, ability or age. We help adults and children living with mental illness, families and individuals who need supportive housing, adolescents who deserve a safe and protected environment within which to recover, people living with developmental disabilities, and New Yorkers who need counseling and mental health services to address specific issues.

For more information on The Jewish Board, please visit the website.

The Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer

The Jewish Board is seeking a Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer (CEIO) to lead its strategic diversity initiatives agency-wide. This is a newly created role reporting to the CEO, which is ideal for the experienced leader who is passionate about supporting communities and who views all things through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This leader will work towards an environment where anti-racism and inclusion act as key levers for improving internal culture and increasing staff engagement at The Jewish Board.


This person is a strategist, a content expert, a collaborative partner with senior leadership team members and committees, and a disruptor, as they think through how to best weave diversity, equity, and inclusion into the fabric of all the organization’s efforts. They will take a consultative approach grounded in collaborative partnership with regard to working with their peers and staff across the organization given its size and complexity. They will bring a deep level of empathy and emotional intelligence to the organization and will, above all else, bring a listen-first approach to the work and the process of getting to know the place and the people.

The CEIO will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategies that will promote a culture of equity and inclusion through the creation of practices, policies, and norms that foster deeper engagement and connection amongst staff across their 75 locations throughout the NYC area. They will hold deeply, the belief that in order to promote equity and tolerance, one must acknowledge systems of oppression that exist and work towards actively dismantling them. This is echoed in the mission of COR, a working group where much of this work has historically lived, which states – “COR is the driving force for anti-racist change, increased representation of people of color (POC), and accountable leadership at The Jewish Board so that all communities can thrive.”

The CEIO is familiar with changing culture within environments that require sensitivity and creativity in managing existing tensions and power dynamics. They will have significant experience advancing a diversity, equity and inclusion plan/program within an organization that includes many internal and external stakeholders. They will also have an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for diverse racial, socio-economic, ethnic, academic, religious and cultural backgrounds, knowledge and experience of Jewish culture and traditions, as well as various staff identities - gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, to name a few. They will possess a minimum of ten years of experience with a plus being prior experience in a nonprofit or large agency setting.

This is a full-time position located in New York City requiring a BA, with MA degree a plus.



Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


$140k - 155k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:


Miecha Ranea Forbes and Christy Farrell of Koya Leadership Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. Email Miecha Ranea Forbes and Christy Farrell directly at [email protected] and [email protected] All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

The Jewish Board respects diversity and accordingly is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

The Jewish Board will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.


Koya Leadership Partners, a member of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

Koya is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.

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