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Position Summary: Cabinet Level Position
The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads and manages the programs and processes of Rochester Public Schools that promote and sustain educational equity and inclusiveness.
Promotes and maintains a focus on raising student achievement and closing the opportunity gap.
Works closely with fellow Cabinet members to support district initiatives.
Works with the Curriculum and Instruction department to develop training that promotes and supports equity, inclusion and diversity to hold the district accountable to the equity statements and equity policy.
Engages staff and students to develop anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and inclusive practices district wide.
Works with the Human Resources department to develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining staff with minoritized identities.
Ensures equal access to educational, employment, and promotional opportunities for all stakeholders.
Supports equitable opportunities for all students, leads cross-departmental efforts to ensure that practices are aligned with the District’s Strategic Plan and Equity Policy (in progress), and works closely with the District Cabinet Team to monitor the success of the district from a lens of equity and inclusion.
Provide professional learning experiences and coaching around equitable, inclusive, and anti-oppressive practices to develop a welcoming culture for district staff and students
Analyze data and systems of support to ensure equitable practices are in place for students, families, teachers, and staff
Coordinate a systematic systemic equity framework including, but not limited to systems and structures of opportunity and outcomes related to racial consciousness, cultural competence, and culturally responsive education
Create and maintain positive relationships and inclusive spaces for marginalized groups in our school district
Provide supports and resources for staff, students, and their families to overcome barriers and/or educational gaps
Support the Employees of Color Resource Group (EoCRG) and other Employee Resource Groups
Collaborate with local and national equity leaders to best support equitable educational practices for all students
Support administrators and staff in analyzing data, identifying trends, prioritizing needs, utilizing resources and incorporating strategies through an equity lens to improve student achievement, instructional practices, and overall district culture
Assist in recommending new policies and practices which support diversity and disrupts oppression, as well as regulations and procedures relating to equal access, equal opportunity, and outcomes measures
Attend all Board meetings, collaborate with Cabinet colleagues, and assist with presentations of information and/or recommendations
Collaborate with the Human Resources department in implementation of district recruiting efforts and development of strategies to attract, hire and support staff of marginalized backgrounds
Serve as a contributing member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and on committees as assigned
Collaborate with community partners to utilize the resources that present opportunities for the growth and development of our student body
Provide supervision to the district Equity Coordinators
Perform other duties as assigned
Experience in leadership and management in education
Comprehensive knowledge of diversity, cultural proficiency, and equity issues
Knowledge of current anti-oppressive educational policies and practices, civil rights initiatives, equal educational and equal employment opportunities and outcome measures
Demonstrate advocacy and commitment to anti-oppression, proactive equity, and inclusion in the school environment
Demonstrate the ability to create inclusive spaces in educational institutions
Skills in identification of how racism and other forms of oppression manifest in schools and has knowledge of appropriate strategies to address these
Knowledge of effective change processes, and can lead an organization through difficult and often contentious change, explores new ideas, and seeks innovative solutions
Knowledge of effective research procedures and ability to interpret data through an equity lens and make application to district needs
Ability to manage, supervise, motivate, lead, and challenge a team
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the variety of constituencies served by the district
Extensive knowledge of traditional PreK to Grade 12 systems and the experiences of students and staff marginalized within them
Proven success leading systemic change efforts
Deep familiarity with best practice research on systemic reform in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
Meaningful personal and/or professional experiences that have strengthened your DEI skills and understanding
Ability to model effective restorative and reflective practices
Significant skills in empathy and collaboration
Talent for maintaining optimism through demanding circumstances
Comfort with presenting to audiences of all types
BENEFITS: Benefits available.
District Application Guidelines
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Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Edison Building – Job ID # 14260
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