Dec 01, 2020

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • TrulyHired
  • Burlington, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads the Burlington Public Schools efforts to build an organization based on equity, inclusion and belonging for all students, their families, staff, and community members, by promoting the ideals of embracing differences and elevating them as opportunities. The Burlington Public Schools recognize that the existing systems disproportionately impact the most marginalized students and communities in our society. We believe that these margi nalized voices must be centered and amplified in the work of the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion so that all feel that they belong. For this reason, we strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

The Director of Diversity, Equity , and Inclusion will repo rt directly to the Superintendent, or designee, and will be a member of the Superintendent's leadership team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the district leadership team to identify, assess, and create action plans to address institutional biases and structural racism in district programs and practices, and their associated impacts on underserved and underrepresented communities.
    • Using disaggregated data, prepare actionable items and metrics to close the opportunity gap and reduce discipline and attendance disparities, when present.
    • In addition to these outputs, help to reshape programs and solutions that are creating the disparities.
  • Engage directly with students and staff to establish support groups and networks for underserved communities.
  • Determine needs of staff and students. Create a plan to provide district-wide training for faculty, staff, and students in order to establish a better understanding of the intersection between social and emotional learning, equity, and culturally responsive teaching strategies for student achievement.
  • Work with the leadership team to support the hiring, retention, and promotion of a diverse workforce.

  • Collaborate with curriculum leaders to identify more culturally responsive and justice-oriented learning opportunities and to modify curricula, as needed.
  • Advance equity in leveling and course enrollment, including, but not limited to honors and advanced placement courses, dual credit classes, and academic electives, as well as extracurricular activities.

  • Provide administrators and staff with support and guidance in addressing and responding to specific incidents, including modeling inclusive communication and equitable discipline.

  • Establish transparent protocols and a robust system for reporting, appropriately responding to, tracking, and monitoring incidents of bias and discrimination. Ensure the delivery of the requisite associated training for faculty and staff.

  • Produce, analyze, and present to the superintendent and school committee qualitative and quantitative data reports on the Equity Action Plan implementation including metrics and on-going focal areas for improvement.

  • Facilitate district and site-based equity committee meetings and provide support on action items.
  • Partner with the District Equity team and other community groups to support the community's understanding of the existence and impact of bias, discrimination, disability, and racism among members of the school community.
  • Other duties assigned by the Superintendent.

As the founding Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following skills and experiences.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Pedagogy and curriculum frameworks that promote equitable and inclusive educational experiences
  • Federal and state laws, rules, and policies governing curriculum and instruction standards and accountability
  • Public school organization and operations
  • Community building and engagement
  • Technical and Adaptive Strategies to promote change

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Master's degree and 5+ years of related experience in a school setting or
    • Bachelor's degree plus 7-10 years of related experience in a school setting, willingness to pursue Master's or Doctoral degree a plus.
  • Experience working with students, families, and staff from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Teaching and/or Administrative licensure preferred, but not required.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual skills preferred, but not required.
COMPENSATION:

Directors' salary range

START DATE:

Negotiable

Burlington is a diverse community and we welcome dynamic, forward thinking individuals who reflect our student body, and who are committed to promoting student growth.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Burlington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Equal Opportunity Employer
Burlington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Superintendent Office
  • 123 Cambridge Street
  • Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

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