Date Posted: 4/24/2023
Location: Bexley City Schools
Date of Availability: 08/01/2023
Date Closing: 05/04/2023
Leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Reports to: Superintendent
Description: Provides strategic leadership in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice. Responsibilities of this position are accomplished by building collaborative and productive working relationships with administrators, staff, students, families, community members and organizations, and external agencies in order to develop and maintain excellent service in the areas of staff and student operations.
Note please: the below lists are not ranked in order of importance.Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred or higher in education, social work, counseling psychology, or administration, or an advanced degree in a program aligned to the position description;
Experience preparing and delivering high quality presentations and professional development to stakeholders;
Demonstrated competencies in equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts;
Genuine enthusiasm for working with students and staff;
Proven leadership abilities and organizational skills; a commitment to collaboration and collegiality;
Attention to detail in legal and policy issues;
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with team building;
Intellectual curiosity, creativity, excellent writing and speaking skills;
Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication using up-to-date technology;
Such alternatives to the above as deemed by the Superintendent and the Board of Education.
Monitor, evaluate, and advise regarding processes – develop and implement strategies to monitor and evaluate processes toward ensuring student success among students of all groups – particularly racial and economic groups.
Evaluate, advise, and support development of inclusive and multicultural curriculum across the disciplines and also across extracurricular opportunity and access.
Develop and sustain practices and procedures – collaborate to develop and sustain practices and procedures to maintain high achievement and eliminate racial and economic disproportionality of student achievement.
Provide insight, direction, and education for student-facing policies in line with diversity, equity and inclusion, including discipline policies, student curriculum and behavioral expectations, and restorative practices.
Examine district policies & practices that consistently benefit/include majority students over minority students. Work with district leaders to re-imagine longstanding practices.
Work to move from racial disparity to systems that promote belonging, dignity, and justice for each student.
Assist, coach, and consult – provide assistance, coaching and consultation to staff and students regarding equity and cultural competency.
Collaborate with faculty and appropriate administrators to provide essential training in culturally relevant equity pedagogy and the creation of culturally responsive classrooms.
Advocate – advocate for underrepresented and marginalized students/staff to support and sustain a district culture of collaboration, inclusion, and equity.
Improve effectiveness of and success in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, students and staff in all opportunities.
Research, write, obtain, and coordinate DEI-related district grants from local, regional, state, and national sources.
Collaboratively partner – develop and sustain collaborative internal and external partnerships to enhance the work of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Create and implement professional development plans to support and assure a culturally competent and responsive faculty, staff and organizational culture.
Act as liaison between the district and both school and community organizations that support the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Program opportunities – develop and ensure program opportunities support the needs of students/staff of various: races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, socio-economic classes, spiritual traditions, ages & abilities.
Participate actively in event-planning and execution for said events, including student-parent orientations, school open houses, etc.
Publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, and workshops for students, faculty, families, and the local community.
Network with diversity coordinators at other schools, school districts, industries, and cultural resource organizations.
Represent the district at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the superintendent.
Work with the Superintendent to create and implement an equity plan.
Prepare reports for the Board of Education as needed.
Ensure safety of students.
Ability to interact in a positive and supportive manner with staff, students, families, and community and be respectful of the variability of cultures, including socioeconomic status, family types, etc.
Serve as a role model for students.
Provide internal and external reports and presentations as requested.
Maintain respect at all times for confidential information, e.g. student/personnel information.
Successfully completes all district training requirements in a timely manner.
Other duties as assigned by Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Commitment to professional growth, continuous improvement, and the district’s mission.
Ability to work collaboratively with others to solve problems.
Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Effective active listening skills.
Organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
Commensurate with education and experience. Range: $97,396. - $123,656.
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