Aug 21Mercy Housing is Hiring a Senior Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The nation’s leading affordable housing nonprofit searches for an innovative changemaker to spearhead their racial equity initiatives.
DENVER — Housing, racial, and social justice are at the core of Mercy Housing’s mission. With nearly 40 years of experience and a presence in 41 states, they serve over 45,000 residents with low incomes through affordable housing with services. The creation of this role reflects the organization’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that the communities they serve are racially equitable and inclusive — continuing their Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) team’s work, and reinforced in their 2020-2024 strategic plan.
Systemic racism has disproportionately hindered communities of color, and Mercy Housing’s REDI team guides the organization to infuse racial equity, diversity, and inclusion into all their policies and practices. Mercy Housing’s REDI team’s focus areas include:
- Resident Services: Pilot inclusive resident meetings that build community to promote inclusion, equity, and Mercy Housing’s core values of respect, justice, and mercy
- Administration: Incorporate racial equity into Mercy Housing’s core value of justice. Embed racial equity into values-based behaviors and annual performance reviews
- Property Management: Review all community rules and regulations through a racial equity lens
- Affordable Housing Portfolio: Require a racial equity analysis for each deal in consideration
Mercy Housing’s SVP of REDI will be a culture builder, thought leader, and a developer of partnerships to create an inspiring vision across the organization. This position comes at a prolific time in our nation’s history, as communities work to end systemic racism and cycles of poverty. Mercy Housing has always been a firm believer that housing justice is social justice. They create affordable homes that offer families, veterans, seniors, and people with special needs that earn low incomes, the opportunity to pursue their dreams for brighter futures.
Interested parties should contact mercyhousingSVP@divsearch.com to learn more about this groundbreaking opportunity.
About Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI)
Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI) is a leading national affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1981, and in operation in 41 states, MHI has more than 39 years’ experience developing, preserving, managing, and financing affordable housing. MHI supplements much of its housing with Resident Services, programs that help residents build stable lives. MHI’s subsidiaries further the organization’s mission: Mercy Housing Management Group (MHMG) offers professional property management and Mercy Community Capital (MCC) finances nonprofit organizations.
MHI serves tens of thousands of people with low incomes, including families, seniors, veterans, people who have experienced homelessness, and people with disabilities. Its mission is to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can live to their full potential. To learn more about MHI and the services it provides, visit mercyhousing.org.
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