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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources Coordinator
Through its education programs NAPD helps advocates improve their trials skills, communication, team-building and focus on specific initiatives. Through its Leadership Institutes, NAPD supports current leaders and cultivates the next generation of public defender leaders. Through listservs, online meet-ups, and strategic staffing, NAPD supports communities of public defense investigators/social workers/mitigation staff/administrator and other professionals to share information and lend case-based support. Through its public defense library MyGideon, thousands of resources are archived for public defenders to access whenever they need them. Through its active committee work, public defenders are engaged to advance reform in the areas that matter most to them and their clients: amicus work, workloads advocacy, education, systems building, reforming the practice of fines/fees/cash bond, ensuring specialized resources for juvenile defense, racial justice, IT improvements, ethics, and communications.

NAPD presently has 25,000 members – including 25 statewide public defense programs and more than 100 county-administered programs. It also offers membership to hundreds of individually appointed counsel and contracted public defense professionals. NAPD has members in all 50 states and US Territories and includes a joint membership option with the National Association of Federal Defenders. We encourage applicants to read our Foundational Principles here: https://www.publicdefenders.us/foundationalprinciples
NAPD’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We strive to be an organization where our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our clients, members, and communities. We will support our members as they seek to create a culture grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

The DEI Resource Coordinator scope of responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and leadership team to create meaningful and sustained organizational change within NAPD and the offices of its vast membership.
  • Collaborate with DEI staff in public defender offices around the country and the NAPD Racial Justice committee to develop the committee’s mission, values, and goals.  
  • Assist in strengthening NAPD’s inclusive practices to support member offices as they attempt to attract, engage, support, and retain diverse members and support the exchange of ideas and implementation of programs around this initiative in public defender offices throughout country.
  • Collaborate with NAPD’s Executive Director and leadership team to evaluate and report on the organizations’ (NAPD’s) growth in the area of DEI.
  • Support the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to in defining and developing NAPD as an anti-racist organization.
  • Lead DEI strategic projects, including educational programming, communication projects, and DEI assessments for our members and key stakeholders.
  • Seek funding to support anti-racism and DEI goals and programs.
Position: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources Coordinator
Organization: he National Association for Public Defense (“NAPD”)
Location: Virtual,  Virtual 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with experience - (42K-50K)
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/23/2021
Requirements The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a content expert and have relevant experience in the field.
  • Have experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Understand and articulate the specific experiences of historically marginalized racial groups in the criminal legal system, particularly Black, Indigenous, and Latinx groups.
  • Possess the ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds.
  • Possess superior communication skills.
  • Possess heightened emotional intelligence and have experiences in empathetic leadership.
  • Excel at program collaboration and teamwork.
  • Have successful project management experience.
  • Have a background in research and implementing evidence-based recommendations that drive organizational and cultural change.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to motivate, influence, and inspire others, particularly in challenging environments.

  • Commensurate with experience.
  • Hourly wage, capped between 15-20 hours per week (42K-50K annually).
  • The budget supports travel and equipment expenses.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email a cover letter stating why you are interested in becoming the NAPD DEI Resources Coordinator, your resume, and 3-5 professional references to jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us with the subject line, “DEI Resources Coordinator.” Please send your application as one document, preferably PDF. Apply by October 29, 2021.

As applicants advance through the selection process, additional materials will be requested. 

NAPD is committed to ensuring that as it grows and adds new staff that its recruiting and hiring policies are consistent with the values of NAPD. The values that NAPD follows when recruiting and hiring are excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion, and client centeredness.  NAPD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, is committed to inclusive hiring, and is dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/29/2021
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he National Association for Public Defense (“NAPD”)

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United States