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Kindred is a relatively new organization that builds relationships among parents of diverse backgrounds in elementary schools in Washington DC. Our vision is a society where communities care for all children as if they were their own and families are active agents in leading this change. Grounded in participatory action, we support parents in working collectively toward educational equity in their children’s school through the lens of racial justice.

Interns! Kindred seeks interns year-round to support our programmatic work. If you believe in our mission and are looking for hands-on experience in a results-driven, justice-oriented nonprofit, please send a CV and cover letter describing your interest and availability to: info@kindredcommunities.org.

Lead Entrepreneur, Families for Equity Online Community

Full-time

Washington, D.C.

In today’s segregated society, there are few opportunities for parents to connect meaningfully with one another across racial and socioeconomic difference, and this leads to families having connections with different networks of people and resources that provide inequitable access to educational opportunities, cultural knowledge and economic advancement. Washington, DC is home to more than 45 elementary schools with diverse student bodies where developing connections across difference is possible, but does not tend to happen on its own.  Parents need brave, safe spaces and skilled facilitation to build trust and relationships with one another. Kindred establishes these spaces by facilitating dialogues among families of diverse backgrounds that culminate in their taking collective action to benefit all students.

Kindred’s vision is a society where communities care for all children as if they were their own, with parents leading this change. Grounded in participatory action, Kindred is on the cutting edge of a new approach to organizing and engaging families. We seek individuals to join our organization who are captivated and driven by our mission and thrive in work environments with big goals and a scrappy team to accomplish them.

About this Role

Kindred strives to create an active network of parents who connect with one another in a vibrant online community to share ideas, resources, and drive each other’s belief and motivation to eliminate educational inequity in the communities where they reside in our lifetime. In service of building this digital community, Kindred must carve out and source the tributaries to fuel and grow its base of users while engaging and energizing the users already poised to do and engage more. As such, we are seeking an individual who exhibits a track record of success and passion in three core competencies in network building and communications: vision creation, strategy development and implementation. As a new role in unchartered territory, the responsibilities will evolve as we learn from the families we serve. 

Online community development and management (70%)

From initiation to implementation, own and manage all elements of developing Kindred’s online network of parents and associated allies into a successful, self-sustaining part of Kindred’s model, including:

  • Using design thinking (e.g., empathy interviews and focus groups, rapid prototyping testing, developing a beta), deeply understand the interests of the audience
  • Aggregate and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to inform the ongoing content and direction of Kindred’s online network
  • Using the data, develop a vision and strategy to develop and run a beta of the network
  • Run the beta, testing various hypotheses and modifying the beta accordingly
  • Content development. Develop content that is compelling and motivates engagement of parents on the digital network, growing our user base to 5,000 parents within one year; connected to this goal, manage Kindred’s Facebook account, including posting content and growing its traffic and activity
  • Synthesis of lessons. Synthesize the lessons from the network, including communications messaging and tactics, so that they may be integrated into all relevant elements of Kindred’s work, especially communications

All of the above are a part of the Lean Impact model of product development. Knowledge of this model is critical for success in this role.

Parent leadership and coaching (15%)

  • Develop and lead the parent advisory council (PAC), a body that will provide regular feedback and serve as a sounding board for key messages and strategy for the organization and the network. This includes:
    • In partnership with the executive director, develop a vision, goals and implementation plan for the advisory council
    • Develop and run the selection process for council membership
    • On-board and provide on-going support to members, including mentoring them to become spokespeople and leaders for advancing educational equity in the city
    • Develop a curriculum for PAC members
    • Facilitate all aspects of quarterly council meetings
    • Work with the executive director to maintain funding to support the PAC

Facilitation (5-10%)

  • To ground oneself in the needs and interests of families, co-facilitate (or possibly lead) a dialogue group with other Kindred staff
  • Play a role recruiting and retaining a diverse set of parents to be part of a 10-week dialogue about identity, race, systemic racism, equity and parent activism

Contribute to the vision and direction of Kindred as a member of the team (5-10%)

  • Participate in weekly team meetings
  • Aggregate and present data from your areas of work to influence the vision and direction of Kindred’s work.
  • Thought partner with colleagues to improve progress to outcomes.

Desired Attributes, Experience, and Skills

If you possess an unwavering commitment to the advancement of educational equity and racial justice, you love accomplishing tasks quickly and effectively, you are an ambitious learner, and you are a visionary, strategic, social entrepreneur, we invite you to join us at Kindred. Because we are a start-up, we are looking for individuals who want to be part of creating something exciting and new and people for whom this work is much more than a job; it’s your calling. We are seeking candidates able to toggle successfully between thinking big and implementing with attention to detail, willing to roll up one’s sleeves and dig in, and who demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Social entrepreneurialism
    • You think big – you believe that social change is possible, and you eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • You are so committed to your vision that you feel restless until it becomes a new pattern of behavior among those you seek to influence. You are willing to spend years grappling with the practical “how to” challenges (e.g., how to get to national scale, how to make the pieces fit together, etc.) – thinking about it all the time in various aspects of your daily life, seeking inspiration from unexpected places, employing creative approaches.
    • You have examples of translating those big ideas into a vision that compels others to contribute their skills and resources to advancing that vision.
    • You have a track record of breaking that vision down into a strategy with clear priorities and implementable chunks of work with measurable ways to assess progress.
    • You see patterns among things and connect those patterns to things that need to change or be done differently.
    • You thrive in new environments without a lot of guidelines and where you need to pivot quickly (we are a start up!).
  • Exceptional implementation skills
    • At this stage in your career, you can list the projects you have implemented successfully and have systems for organizing your tasks and independently ensuring you stay on task. This should not be a growth area for you.
    • You accomplish many tasks in a short amount of time with few to no mistakes.
    • You know how to prioritize – you pay attention to getting the most important things done first without getting distracted or overwhelmed.
    • You possess a strong sense of judgment, grounded in life experience, about what things are most important to do first, or you know enough to know when to ask for input from others about this.
  • Data- and results-driven
    • You produce results without a lot of supervision, and you have practiced managing up successfully.
    • Your natural instinct is to rely on data regularly to assess how your work is going.
    • Setting concrete goals and achieving them is in your DNA, and, because of this, you are willing to scrap what you are doing if it isn’t working and start over when it means achieving a better outcome, including during periods of stress and/or ambiguity.
  • Excellent communication skills
    • You are a clear writer with strong command over standard English grammar and punctuation
    • You are adept at connection with all types of people for a variety of reasons, from building warmth and commitment to explaining processes to delivering difficult-to-hear messages
    • You pay attention to detail and have a high bar for excellence in the final product you deliver
  • Strong intuition for visually appealing design
    • You have created compelling, clear presentations, flyers and invitations that are attractive and demonstrate basic visual design principles while convey complex information in a manner easy-to-understand by your audience
    • You are comfortable working at a basic level to edit photos, videos and have a sense for what looks good and is compelling to various audiences
    • You can complete basic graphic design tasks and video editing projects using programs like Canva and iMovie
  • Technology savvy
    • You are an expert in Microsoft Office suite
    • You are comfortable learning online apps, such as Expensify
  • Committed to demonstrating our core values: Our core values are Equity, Love, Humility and Impact.
    • Equity: We envision a society where each of us embraces our roles in perpetuating and interrupting oppression to realize our collective liberation.
    • Love: We have a responsibility to each person with whom we interact to show up with open hearts and minds by critically reflecting on our interactions in terms of our identity and repairing any ruptures.
    • Humility: We seek to be influenced by the ideas of others and collaboratively create change.
    • Impact: Everything we do, every day, is in pursuit of measurable, sustainable outcomes toward a more just society.

Desired experience and skills

  • Experience with traditionally marginalized populations – You have experience working with and valuing people who our system often has not likely because you are a person of color or because you have deep, immersive experience working with African American and Latinx communities.
  • Experience growing a base of users/members online – You have demonstrated success in growing a following online.
  • Self- and cross-cultural awareness – An essential part of this role is to be able to engage productively in courageous conversations about identity, race and equity, regardless of whether it is the boss or an assistant who needs help seeing a new perspective.
  • Connection with the substance of our work – Successful candidates will have worked in education, psychology, parenting, online community management or a related field.
  • Education and years of experience – Successful candidates will have real-world experience practicing the elements listed above. This is more important to us than any specific degree. We are looking for previous evidence of success in alignment with the work outlined above.

Timing, Location, and Compensation

All elements of the role begin immediately. Candidates must be located in Washington DC. We offer a very competitive benefits package including health, retirement matching, flexible work location (within DC area) and paid leave for individuals working full-time. The salary range for this role is $90,000-$120,000, commensurate with experience level.

Equal Opportunity

Kindred provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This role requires physical activity in the form of moving among schools, among rooms in schools (some of which requires climbing stairs, bending and crouching) and carrying approximately 20 pounds of materials.

To Apply

Please send a 1-2 page cover letter describing who you are: how do you identify, what drives you, and how have you lived out your values as related to the aspects of this role. Please include why you are personally compelled by Kindred’s mission. Cover letters that do not reflect thoughtful response to this prompt will be dismissed. Please also include your CV. Email both documents to info@kindredcommunities.org with Director, Network and Communications in the subject line.

Director, Parent Leadership

Full-time

Washington, D.C.

While most schools aspire to engage the families of their students, and staff demonstrate   tremendous investment in supporting all children to succeed, educators often lack the knowledge, skills and capacity to engage families in a manner that (1) overcomes the negative experiences related to racism and dominant culture that parents of color especially have had with school and/or with public institutions more broadly, and 2. supports families from privileged backgrounds to contribute to inclusive, equitable school communities.  Instead, schools that do engage families, traditionally do so such that parents get involved solely to  support their own child’s success, rather than to ensure all children in the school succeed. As a consequence, families represent one of the most untapped resources in advancing educational equity and racial justice.

Kindred’s vision is a society where communities care for all children as if they were their own, with parents leading this change. Grounded in participatory action, Kindred is on the cutting edge of a new approach to organizing and engaging families. We seek individuals to join our organization who are captivated and driven by our mission and thrive in work environments with big goals and a scrappy team to accomplish them.

About this Role

Kindred strives to create a pathway for parents who want to lead family engagement work within our education system to receive the training, coaching and experiential learning that lead to jobs where they can shape the way families are engaged to support the collective well-being of children. Kindred currently offers parents unique, but disconnected leadership opportunities to play various roles in their schools. The director of parent leadership will bring these pathways under one roof, providing cohesive, sequenced opportunities for interested parents to grow personally and professionally in their family engagement craft and racial equity work. We are seeking an individual who has an established track record in the three core areas of this role: curriculum development, adult learning and relationship-building. As this is a new role, we anticipate responsibilities will evolve as we learn from the families we serve. Key responsibilities include the following:

Program design (40%)

  • Learn from Kindred’s current approach to parent leadership development and other apprenticeship programs, and build a plan to integrate the three primary components of the parent leadership pipeline: parent facilitators, parent advisory council members and apprentices.
  • Develop curricula for the parent leadership program, including sequencing and aligning the current strands that exist as part of parent facilitator training, parent coordinator support and the contours of our early parent apprenticeship work.
  • Fully develop the parent apprenticeship program, including:
    • Applying human-centered design to developing the program – centering all components on deep knowledge and learning from future apprentices
    • Developing a curriculum that supports participants in building the mindsets, knowledge and skills to flourish in family engagement and racial equity facilitator roles
    • Identifying organizations offering complementary components to our programs so that we can learn from them and build formal partnerships with them as appropriate to prevent duplication of work.
    • Creating a process for recruitment and retention of apprentices, including identifying key traits of successful participants and caring for their well-being both while they are active in the apprenticeship and as alumni
  • Codify and integrate the parent facilitator program with other parent leadership channels, including:
    • Deeply understanding the role of parent facilitators, their training and coaching, and the outcomes they achieve through observation and from learning from Kindred colleagues
    • Identifying the building blocks of training and coaching parent facilitators to achieve success and then codifying them into a curriculum
  • Develop and lead the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), a body that will provide regular feedback and serve as a sounding board for key messages and strategy for the organization and the network. This includes:
    • In partnership with the executive director, developing goals and an implementation plan for the advisory council
    • Developing and running the selection process for council membership
    • Developing a curriculum for PAC members
  • Codify and track changes to all curricula to increase their impact with each iteration.

Program implementation (45%)

  • Stand up the apprenticeship program from soup to nuts, including developing a recruitment and selection process, running the program and tracking progress to outcomes. This component will involve building close relationships with participants and supporting and coaching them to succeed.
  • In partnership with colleagues, implement the parent facilitator training curriculum, establishing regular touchpoints with team members implementing the program and tracking progress to outcomes.
  • Implement the Parent Advisory Council plan, including:
    • On-boarding and providing ongoing support to members, including mentoring them to become spokespeople and leaders for advancing educational equity in the city
    • Facilitating all aspects of quarterly council meetings
  • Test the effectiveness of each element of the curricula by integrating rapid feedback cycles into the implementation of the program.

Communications (5%)

  • Develop publicly-facing descriptions of the parent leadership program, including marketing materials to attract a pool of candidates to facilitate and become apprentices
  • Attend meetings and present information with the executive director on all components of the parent leadership program

Contribute to the vision and direction of Kindred as a member of the team (10%)

  • Participate in weekly team meetings
  • Aggregate and present data from your areas of work to influence the vision and direction of Kindred’s work.
  • Thought partner with colleagues to improve progress to outcomes.

Desired Attributes, Experience, and Skills

If you possess an unwavering commitment to the advancement of educational equity and racial justice and you love tackling ambiguous, ambitious ideas and honing them into effective models, we invite you to join us at Kindred. Because we are a start-up, we are looking for individuals who want to be part of creating something exciting and new and people for whom this work is much more than a job; it’s your calling. We are seeking candidates who are able to toggle successfully between thinking big and implementing with attention to detail, who are willing to roll up their sleeves and dig in, and who demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Program design
    • You are familiar with human-centered design and the concepts in Lean Impact that focus on rapid-cycle prototyping and testing.
    • You have designed programs from scratch and have practice in codification to the degree that your work products can be picked up by others and implemented with fidelity.
    • You are a clear writer with a strong command over standard English grammar and syntax.
  • Strategic planning
    • You have examples of translating big ideas into a plan that compels others to contribute their skills and resources to advancing that vision.
    • You have a track record of breaking that vision down into a strategy with clear priorities and implementable chunks of work with measurable ways to assess progress.
    • You see patterns among things and connect those patterns to things that need to change or be done differently.
    • You thrive in new environments without a lot of guidelines and where you need to pivot quickly (we are a start up!).
  • Exceptional implementation skills
    • At this stage in your career, you can list the projects you have implemented successfully and have systems for organizing your tasks and independently ensuring you stay on task. This should not be a growth area for you.
    • You accomplish many tasks in a short amount of time with few to no mistakes.
    • You know how to prioritize – you pay attention to getting the most important things done first without getting distracted or overwhelmed.
    • You possess a strong sense of judgment, grounded in life experience, about what things are most important to do first, or you know enough to know when to ask for input from others about this.
    • You pay attention to detail and have a high bar for excellence in the final product you deliver.
  • Data- and-results-driven
    • You produce results without a lot of supervision, and you have practiced managing up successfully.
    • Your natural instinct is to rely on data regularly to assess how your work is going.
    • Setting concrete goals and achieving them is in your DNA, and, because of this, you are willing to scrap what you are doing if it isn’t working and start over when it means achieving a better outcome, including during periods of stress and/or ambiguity.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
    • You are adept at connection with all types of people for a variety of reasons, from building warmth and commitment to explaining processes and delivering difficult-to-hear messages.
    • You love connecting with people on a human level; empathy is a strength.
  • Committed to demonstrating our core values: Our core values are Equity, Love, Humility and Impact.
    • Equity: We envision a society where each of us embraces our roles in perpetuating and interrupting oppression to realize our collective liberation.
    • Love: We have a responsibility to each person with whom we interact to show up with open hearts and minds by critically reflecting on our interactions in terms of our identity and repairing any ruptures.
    • Humility: We seek to be influenced by the ideas of others and collaboratively create change.
    • Impact: Everything we do, every day, is in pursuit of measurable, sustainable outcomes toward a more just society.

Desired experience and skills

  • Adult learning – You are experienced working successfully with adults and understand the research on adult learning.
  • Experience with traditionally marginalized populations – You have experience working with and valuing people who our system often has not, likely because you are a person of color or because you have deep, immersive experience working with African American and Latinx communities.
  • Self- and-cross-cultural awareness – An essential part of this role is to be able to engage productively in courageous conversations about identity, race and equity, regardless of whether it is the boss or an assistant who needs help seeing a new perspective.
  • Connection with the substance of our work – Successful candidates will have worked in education, psychology, parenting, training or a related field.
  • Education and years of experience – Successful candidates will have real-world experience practicing the elements listed above. This is more important to us than any specific degree. We are looking for previous evidence of success in alignment with the work outlined above.

Timing, Location, and Compensation

All elements of the role begin immediately. Candidates must be located in Washington DC. We offer a very competitive benefits package including health, retirement matching, flexible work location (within DC area) and paid leave for individuals working full-time. The salary range for this role is $75,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience level.

Equal Opportunity

Kindred provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This role requires physical activity in the form of moving among schools, among rooms in schools (some of which requires climbing stairs, bending and crouching) and carrying approximately 20 pounds of materials.

To Apply

Please send a 1-2 page cover letter describing who you are including how you identify, what drives you, and how you have lived out your values as related to the aspects of this role. Please include why you are personally compelled by Kindred’s mission. Cover letters that do not reflect thoughtful responses to this prompt will be dismissed. Please also include your CV. Email both documents to info@kindredcommunities.org with Director, Parent Leadership in the subject line.

Facilitator and Organizer

Full-time

Washington, D.C.

In today’s segregated society, there are few opportunities for parents to connect meaningfully with one another across racial and socioeconomic difference. This leads to families having connections to different networks of resources that provide inequitable access to educational opportunities and economic advancement.  It also prevents us from realizing our shared humanity and raising the next generation to value those different from themselves.

Washington, DC is home to more than 45 elementary schools with diverse student bodies where developing connections across difference is possible but does not tend to happen on its own.  Parents need brave, safe spaces and skilled facilitation to build trust and relationships with one another. Kindred establishes these spaces by facilitating dialogues among families of diverse backgrounds that culminate in their taking collective action to benefit all students.

Kindred envisions a world where children and families thrive – without difference by economic situation, racial or ethnic identity, ability or other designation – by collaborating for each other’s well-being. Grounded in participatory action, Kindred is on the cutting edge of a new approach to organizing and engaging families. We seek individuals to join our organization who are captivated and driven by our mission and thrive in work environments with big goals and a committed team to accomplish them.

About this Role

Kindred strives to create an active network of parents and school staff who connect with one another in a vibrant community to exchange ideas, share resources, and drive each other’s belief and motivation to eliminate educational inequity in the communities where they reside. To build community, Kindred begins in elementary schools with parents and staff, facilitating small group dialogues about identity, racism, classism, and educational inequity that conclude with participants taking an action together to cultivate inclusivity, advance equity, and support a school community where everyone can thrive. We are seeking an individual who exhibits a track record of success and passion in organizing, facilitation and coaching to lead the work in 2-4 school sites in the 2019-20 school year. Responsibilities include:

Direct Program Implementation (80%)

Organizing & Dialogue Facilitation

  • Meet with parents and/or school staff 1:1 to build trust, understand their challenges and aspirations, and invest them in joining a dialogue group that will advance educational equity and racial justice.
  • Using provided curriculum, co-facilitate dialogue sessions to meet desired outcomes – during dialogue, parents and/or staff discuss their identities, histories, and aspirations toward the goal of developing authentic relationships and taking collective action to advance educational equity and racial justice in their school
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents and staff in between dialogue sessions to ensure they feel supported and to attain 80% attendance rates.
  • Motivate 40% of dialogue participants to facilitate their own dialogue groups.
  • Coordinate logistics, including food and childcare, for dialogue groups.

Organizational Development

  • Guide the development and efficacy of equity committees, supporting parent and/or staff alumni to lead the committee in taking actions that advance education and racial equity at the school.
  • Recruit alumni participants to join the equity committee at their school following their participation in dialogue.

Alumni Coaching & Cultivation

  • In schools where you are supporting parents and/or staff to facilitate dialogue groups or lead equity committees, lead bi-weekly group supervision and 1-1 coaching of parent and/or staff facilitators and leaders, designed to increase their reflective capacity, deepen their awareness of their own cultural identities, and strengthen their facilitation and leadership skills.
  • Conduct observations of staff and parent-led dialogues to ensure fidelity to model across school sites and support the learning and growth of facilitators and leaders.
  • Connect dialogue alumni to the digital network of Kindred communities across the city, as well as opportunities to continue their engagement beyond their school to city-level advocacy opportunities.

Principal Coaching & Communication

  • Maintain ongoing communication with school leadership about the progress of dialogue groups.
  • Meet regularly with school leadership to align Kindred’s work with their strategy for incorporating family voice into the school’s policies and practices.

Strategic Planning and Implementation

  • Using the information gained from multiple conversations with families, observation of school events and conversations with the school leadership, develop a strategy for accomplishing the identified goals of Kindred’s partnership with the school.
  • Develop a plan to implement this data-informed strategy, identifying benchmarks and regularly reflecting on progress to outcomes.

Organizational & Program Design & Data Analysis (20%)

Critical Thinking and Design

  • Contribute your lived experiences and insights to the co-design practices of the organization, including staff policies, organizational priorities and program design.

Data Maintenance & Analysis

  • Weekly, update Kindred database with a record of your meetings and attendance.
  • Using Kindred’s rubrics and reflection tools, review weekly progress of your dialogue groups to achieving goals.
  • Weekly, synthesize the reflections from your data analysis as part of your check-in with your manager and to inform ongoing session design and organizational planning.

Desired Attributes, Experience, and Skills 

If you possess an unwavering commitment to the advancement of educational equity and racial justice, and you love building connections among people, helping them uncover critical parts of their identity and cultivating positive energy toward collective change, this is the role for you. Because we are a start-up, we are looking for someone who wants to be part of creating something exciting and new and someone for whom this work is much more than a job; it’s your calling. We are seeking candidates with the following competencies:

  • Advanced facilitation skills
    • Demonstrated comfort managing group dynamics while facilitating the dialogue process
    • Ability to make observations about group dynamics and make adjustments or intervene as necessary to cultivate a safe space and ensure the active participation of all members of the group – you notice who is doing the talking and who isn’t, and you can intervene without making the talker or the quieter group members feel badly
    • Ability to synthesize information for clarity and understanding
    • Ability to keep the group focused on goals and outcomes while simultaneously providing the space necessary for group members to develop authentic relationships and experience growth in their self-awareness and racial consciousness
  • Exceptional interpersonal and political skills
    • Ability to build relationships with others that foster trust quickly across race, class, and other social identity markers
    • Ability to navigate power dynamics and develop political maps to diagnose sources of influence within a community
    • Clear, approachable communication instincts, appropriate to audience – people get what you say most of the time and you can notice and respond when you sense misunderstanding
    • Clear written communication skills using standard grammar and syntax
  • Self-motivation and sense of responsibility
    • You produce results without a lot of supervision and have practiced “managing up” to a supervisor, including pro-actively sharing information and seeking thought partnership
    • You love setting concrete goals and achieving them
    • You thrive in new environments without a lot of guidelines (we are a start-up!)
    • You are timely and prepared for all of your meetings
    • You have practiced systems for keeping yourself and information organized
  • Critical thinking and results-focused
    • You collect data (qualitative and quantitative) and analyze it as part of your regular practice because you want to make decisions based on the best set of information available
    • You are willing to change course when data indicates we should, and you are able to shift priorities and approaches to maintain excellent performance during periods of stress and/or ambiguity
    • You have a track record of seeing patterns among things and being able to connect those patterns to things that need to change or be done differently
  • Self- and cross-cultural awareness
    • We talk about race and class in these dialogue groups and as a staff. As the facilitator and a leader of facilitators, you must be comfortable in your own skin and able to talk productively about race and class with all people, with some help and guidance from your teammates as needed.
    • You effectively guide group members along their respective journeys toward cultural proficiency, with a focus on building racial consciousness.

Additional desired attributes, experience, and skills

  • Education or mental health – Our model is a crossbreed of educator-meets-psychologist – we would like you to have experience or knowledge in one of these areas either as a teacher, social worker or something related.
  • Technology – You have used the Microsoft Office suite, Gmail, Google Drive, calendars and basic social media (Facebook and Twitter) effectively without guidance.
  • Parent-child relationship knowledge – You are familiar with the norms of child development and have experience with parents and children – either as a parent yourself or through working with parents.
  • Experience with traditionally marginalized populations – You have experience working with and valuing people who our system historically has not and whose communities continue to experience systematic oppression in our nation. We are especially seeking deep experience working with Latinx and African American populations.
  • Spanish – while we will consider exceptional candidates who meet all of the above criteria but are not fluent in Spanish, very strong preference will go to those fluent in Spanish.
  • Education and years of experience – We envision successful candidates having real-world experience practicing elements of what we have listed above. This is more important to us than any specific degree.

Timing, Location, and Compensation

The role begins June/July 2020. Candidates must be located in metro-Washington DC. We offer a very competitive benefits package including health, retirement matching, flexible work location (within DC area) and paid leave for individuals working full-time. The salary range for this role is $65,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience level.

Equal Opportunity

Kindred strongly values equity and challenges historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism. We work towards a more just society, and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. This role requires physical activity in the form of moving among schools, among rooms in schools (some of which requires climbing stairs, bending and crouching) and carrying approximately 20 pounds of materials.

To Apply

Please send a 1-2 page cover letter describing who you are: how you identify, what drives you, and how you have lived out your values as related to the aspects of this role. Please include why you are personally compelled by Kindred’s mission. Cover letters that do not reflect thoughtful response to this prompt will be dismissed. Please also include your CV. Email both documents to info@kindredcommunities.org with Facilitator & Organizer in the subject line.

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