Administrative K-16, Administrative K-16 for Bilingual Education or ELLs, Superintendents
4 Year Degree
Position OverviewThe Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools.Under the leadership of the Chancellor, with day-to-day oversight by the Deputy Chancellor, Social Emotional Academic Development, the Chief, Equity and Diversity will promote a culture of inclusion and embracing differences as a strategic opportunity towards leading the District's efforts to build a culture of equity and inclusion for all students, families, employees, and community. The position has the responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture, and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational resource. The position defines the District's mission by providing direction and coordinating leadership for promoting equity through a cross disciplinary approach District-wide.The Chief, Equity and Diversity will report to the Deputy Chancellor, Social Emotional Academic Development.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.Leads the District's efforts to implement, socialize, evaluate, and operationalize an Equity policy.Plans, guides, and advises DCPS leaders on matters related to diversity and equity for students, parents, communities, and employees; and collaborates with DCPS management to create, implement, and monitor programs designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of students, faculty, and staff.Supervises the Empowering Males of Color Program and Reign and Empowering Young Women as Leaders Program; and works with the team to expand the programs’ reach to support increased achievement for all students of color in DCPS.Builds and nurtures strategic partnerships with organizations and community stakeholders focused on uplifting achievement of diverse groups of students, e.g., Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LBGTQ, etc.Collaborates with other academic leaders to support inclusion of equity work throughout core District processes related to the hiring and induction of educators, the training of staff, and community engagement (training may include online tools, diversity training, and ad-hoc presentations).Builds relationships with other Districts, state organizations, and national efforts and agencies focused on equity-related issues and initiatives focused on improving outcomes for students furthest away from opportunity.Promotes DCPS’ commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion through interaction with individuals and agencies inside and outside the District, including executive staff, supervisory staff, employees, students, public, community leaders from all ethno-cultural groups, civic and grassroots organizations, attorneys, political figures, and Federal, District, and local government enforcing authorities.Represents and serves as the DCPS content expert on diversity-related matters.Assists the District and schools in resolving educational and diversity issues affecting educators, students, parents, and the community.Assists educators in creating culturally supportive learning environments that ensure high expectations for the academic achievement of all students.Supports school administrators on equity-related issues for effective administration of all aspects of school programs; and works cross-functionally with members of the school support teams and leadership development teams.Provides analysis of legislation and regulations related to equity and affirmative action.Manages the department budget, including developing budget proposals, justifying expenses, and monitoring accounts.Represents the District in regional and local associations, civic organizations, and ethnic and non-profit organizations' Boards.Supervises, evaluates, and holds accountable the performance and professionalism of assigned staff; interviews and selects employees, and recommends transfers, reassignments, terminations, and disciplinary actions; and plans, coordinates, and arranges for appropriate training of assigned staff.
QualificationsBachelor's degree and ten to fifteen years of related work experience.Master's degree strongly preferred.Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering large initiatives while utilizing project management methodologies, best practices, techniques, and tools.An inspired visionary who can foster employee excitement and understanding.Demonstrated track record of leading equity and diversity work for large organizations.Strong understanding of cultural competency and cross-cultural dynamics that include race, equity, class, and perceptions around these topics.Personal interest and commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and issues of equity.Thorough understanding of organizational change management theories and practices.Excellent interpersonal, analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills.Superior and savvy meeting facilitation and training skills.Case management related to offering coaching for departments and school leaders.Experience in effectively resolving process blocks and conflicts.
Our public school students need your expertise, passion and leadership.
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central offi...ce employees. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation. In order to accomplish this goal, DCPS seeks to have a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.