RACC Opportunity: People & Culture / Leadership Team

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

As a RACC team member, your work will help to engage and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.

The Opportunity: People & Culture / Leadership Team

Position Summary:
The People & Culture / Leadership Team position directs, develops, and implements key equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives. The position drives a high-performance culture for RACC by leading organizational development, culture, and change management initiatives.

This position also directs, develops, and implements team engagement, growth, and performance management; providing solutions to organizational challenges. This position is responsible for driving talent acquisition and all general functions of human resources.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies, design processes and lead all talent management practices including onboarding and recruitment.
  • Conduct in-house training and recruit outside trainers to accomplish organizational and team development needs
  • Provide strategic leadership on the implementation of diversity, racial equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Assess organizational needs and drive comprehensive solutions in areas such as performance management, training, supervision, and team development.
  • Coach and counsel Department Leads on organizational matters, performance issues, and equitable practices.
  • Co-develop effective change management strategies and ensure successful implementation.
  • Conduct legal research to ensure that RACC policies and procedures meet compliance standards and legal requirements.
  • Help build and maintain a culture that fosters high performance, growth, innovation, collaboration, and support.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Abilities and Experience: 

  • Thorough knowledge of HR practices, procedures, laws, and regulations (including hiring, performance management, and organizational development).
  • Demonstrated success in helping achieve diversity, racial equity & inclusion as an organizational value.
  • Experience applying a racial equity analysis to one’s work; demonstrated experience developing solutions that address institutional and structural bias.
  • Excellent strategic and intellectual abilities coupled with pragmatism and a roll-up-one’s-sleeves attitude.
  • Strong project, time, and budget management skills; an ability to thrive working under deadlines and handling multiple tasks without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Exceptional qualitative and quantitative analytic skills. Experience using both objective data and informed opinions to evaluate the impact of an organization’s work.
  • Experience in assessing nonprofits’ health through analyzing staff recruitment, development and retention data, and assessing management, leadership, and organizational capacity.
  • Experience building strong, positive, collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. The ability to listen to new ideas, encourage open dialogue, and inspire people to work towards common goals.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving high level results across multiple HR disciplines.
  • Demonstrated success at creating and implementing HR strategies and achieving results.
  • Demonstrated success leading organizational change and helping others adjust to a constantly changing environment of high expectations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Demonstrated success in coaching/counseling managers and employees across a wide spectrum of HR, performance, and talent management issues.
  • Demonstrated success building collaboration within and across team; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels to obtain successful organizational outcomes and move projects forward.
  • Demonstrated success applying analytics and solving complex human resource and organizational challenges.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively with diverse populations and in high-pressure situations is essential.
  • Proven ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals and collateral materials.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Desired Skills, Abilities and Experience: 

  • Five years of experience in Human Resource Management in an organization similar in complexity required.
  • SPHR/PHR preferred.
  • A substantive background supporting non-profits, including experience working with the arts and culture sector, as well as a substantive understanding of Portland’s arts and culture ecosystem.
  • Capacity to balance prior knowledge and experience in arts and culture with an objective open-mindedness about new solutions.
  • Experience negotiating agreements and managing contracts.
  • Commitment to RACC’s mission, vision and values.
  • Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Status:                         Full Time, Exempt

Schedule:                    8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Flexibility will be required to accommodate events and business needs

Supervisor:                 Executive Director

Compensation:          $80,000 – 90,000 DOE; Medical and Dental benefits; Disability and Life Insurance; Paid Time Off (PTO); and 401(k) retirement plan.

RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

Open until filled. Application review begins Dec. 7, 2020.

Portland, OR