Greater Spokane Progress

Greater Spokane Progress (GSP) is hiring a Racial Equity and Network Manager to lead our work to operationalize racial equity (both internally and externally with network members) and coordinate the GSP network to support BIPOC led organizing and engage GSP members. This position provides opportunities for learning and growth.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about advancing values of equity, justice, and grassroots community power. They will have strong program management and coordination skills, and a proven ability to build relationships and center the leadership of BIPOC and other impacted people to effect real, lasting change in Spokane.


Who We Are
Greater Spokane Progress (GSP) is a collaborative network of close to 40 organizations working together to build political strength and equity in our community. As a permanent alliance, GSP drives progressive change by connecting, coordinating, and supporting diverse organizations.

GSP supports organizing efforts of aligned organizations, coalitions, and BIPOC and other impacted communities throughout our region. Our members developed the Spokane Progress Plan which drives our work, lifting up the intersectional work of our members.


What You’ll Do
The Racial Equity and Network Manager, who is based in Spokane County and reports to the GSP Director, is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and implementing a racial equity plan for GSP with the GSP Board of Directors and GSP Racial Equity Committee.
  • Coordinating the work of the GSP Racial Equity Committee: Facilitating racial equity workshops for GSP members and other community organizations to build the understanding and capacity of organizations in using an intersectional racial equity lens and support organizations in advancing racial equity; supporting the liberation development and learning of a multi-racial team of racial equity trainers and leaders and racial healing for BIPOC leaders; and supporting fundraising for this program.
  • Network coordination: Relationship building, member engagement, member communications, organizing member meetings, and managing the network's
  • membership process.
  • Supporting BIPOC led organizing, which could include providing coordination, coalition convening, facilitation, organizing, communications, and engaging and mobilizing GSP members in taking action.
  • Supporting Greater Spokane Action campaigns (our affiliated 501(c)(4) organization).

Required qualifications and must haves:

  • Ability to connect, build relationships, and engage individuals and organizations across race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith, age, ability, and other identities to create diverse committees and coalitions.
  • Commitment to building collective power and creating equity in our community.
  • Proven ability to apply an intersectional racial equity lens and structural analysis of racial inequities.
  • Project management and inclusive leadership skills
  • Coordination and facilitation skills
  • Technology skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Lived experience and impacted by GSP’s works
  • Existing ties with BIPOC communities in Spokane
  • Social justice organizing and advocacy experience
  • Experience using a racial equity tool, leading racial equity trainings, and familiarity with race-based caucusing
  • Experience with curriculum development, and designing presentations and materials for workshops
  • Fundraising experience
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Zoom
  • Experience creating social media and website content

What Else You should know
The position is a full-time salary position. GSP staff can work remotely or in combination with time in the office based on best practices for safety. All meetings currently take place on Zoom.

Compensation range: $52,000-60,000 DOE. Benefits include a 100% employer-paid healthcare premium for medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 11 paid holidays and 5 weeks of paid leave.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume along with three references to info@spokaneprogress.org.
The position will be open until filled, but please submit your application by June 30th to be in the first round of applications we review.
For more information about Greater Spokane Progress, go to: spokaneprogress.org.