Radian is a nonprofit architecture and urban design group with the mission to advance social equity in the built environment. Radian envisions a world where residents, who have been traditionally underrepresented in design and planning, have the agency, power, and resources they need to shape their own communities and neighborhoods.
Radian’s work is based in the acknowledgement that discriminatory policies and institutionalized racism, woven throughout the built environment, have created gross inequities in health, wealth, and power that have compounded over time. To confront this reality, we center residents’ expertise and lived experiences through community partnerships and design processes that are inclusive, collaborative, and responsive.
Who We Support
Radian partners with trusted community groups and leaders in neighborhoods that have been historically excluded in design and planning. Our projects support BIPOC, low-income families, immigrants and refugees, our unhoused neighbors, and other groups that are vulnerable to involuntary displacement.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Don’t worry if you don’t match every single qualification and preference. If this board position speaks to you, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for versatile individuals who are uniquely qualified to support our mission, and we value the full breadth of education and/or experience that advancing social equity includes.
Radian is committed to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and we are actively working to make sure these values are wholly integrated throughout our organization and work. We value and welcome diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.
After conducting a board gaps analysis, we are encouraging and prioritizing applications from women, BIPOC, community leaders, those who have lived experience in areas we support, and built environment specialists (architects, urban planners, real estate experts).
Equity and Design in the Built Environment (Architecture, Urban Planning, Real Estate)
Volunteer Board Member
Radian’s Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to advancing social equity in the built environment. While the role of the Radian Board includes fulfilling legal duties and serving as a fiduciary of the organization’s assets, it also provides guidance and support for the organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability.
Board members are expected to attend six board meetings per year, to serve on one or more committees of the board, and to actively participate in committee work.
We are looking for board members who are committed to:
- Supporting Radian in the advancement of our mission and alignment to our values
- Operationalizing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) into organization’s culture and systems
- Showing up and engaging with curiosity, radical empathy, and compassion
- Centering the voices of those who are impacted by our work
- Leaning into difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversations
- Embracing the complexities that are inherent in community-centered design and organizational change
- Challenging white supremacist systems and structures
Interested in applying?
Please email one file containing a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Radian Board Member Application”
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.