Senior Director for Race and Equity, OOL (13166)

Board of Education of City of New York New York, NY
Position Summary: The New York City public school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 75,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools.

The Senior Director for Race and Equity will build OOL capacity regarding internalizing and applying the Courageous Conversation Protocol in their job embedded roles while leading, supporting, and envisioning the expansion of OOL Racial Equity initiatives, e.g., Equity Curriculum Team, Book Study, CIT Coaching, etc. The Senior Director will recruit, support, and leverage current, former, and new PEG Affiliates, lead on calendaring and central coordination of Racial Equity team and external facilitators, and create application/vetting process for principals that seek Root Cause support. The Senior Director will lead, design, and facilitate ongoing racial equity facilitation training during summer intensive and throughout the year via cycles of feedback and observation, facilitate Beyond Diversity two-day professional learning sessions for OOL office and partnering districts and central offices, and develop professional development experiences for Equity Coaches. The Senior Director will plan and facilitate Racial Equity training sessions for select districts and offices within the Department of Education, and coach superintendents, principals, and Central office leaders in order to support the strategic implementation of Root Cause Analysis remedies.

The Senior Director for Race and Equity is expected to master the Root Cause Analysis process, Data Analysis, Courageous Conversation about Race Protocol, and the Quality Review Rubric in order to continuously build their own capacity and contribute to the professional growth and development of school and system leaders as well as Leadership Equity Coaches, to narrow gaps of disproportionality. The Senior Director of Race and Equity will partner with leaders and corresponding teams to identify contributing factors towards disproportionality, design remedies, build capacity, and support the implementation of action plans to address disparity areas. Performs related work.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct Reports: Leadership Equity Coaches

Key Relationships: Field Support Centers (FSCs), Superintendents, Principals, Central staff, Office of Leadership

Responsibilities

* Lead, design, and facilitate ongoing racial equity facilitation training during summer intensive and throughout the year via cycles of feedback and observation.

* Facilitate Beyond Diversity two-day professional learning sessions for OOL office and partnering districts and Central offices.

* Develop professional development experiences for Equity Coaches.

* Plan and facilitate Racial Equity Training sessions for select districts and offices within the Department of Education.

* Coach superintendents, principals, and Central office leaders in order to support with strategic implementation of Root Cause Analysis remedies.

* Organize the Pacific Educational Group Affiliate Program within the Office of Leadership.

* Recruit, support, and leverage current, former and new PEG Affiliates.

* Lead on calendaring and central coordination of Racial Equity team and external facilitators.

* Create application/vetting process for principals that seek Root Cause support.

* Coach principals in order to support with strategic implementation of Root Cause Analysis remedies.

* Identify process gaps that feed disparity outcomes.

* Support teams in designing remedies to impact disparity issues.

* Coach principals in framing and facilitating professional learning to deepen awareness and commitment to action.

* Support the internal growth of OOL's Equity work by supporting and co-facilitating OOL Racial Equity groups.

* Attend bi-monthly Professional Learning meetings to deepen the capacity of school, district, and central leaders to address equity disparities.

* Conduct site visits for participants' schools and central offices to support implementation.

* Collect and analyze data on equity disparities to inform racial equity content development.

Qualification Requirements:

Minimum

Must currently possess a New York State Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL). Please note: We do not accept internship certificates.

Preferred

* Experience as a successful NYCDOE school principal and in addressing racial disparities.

* Evidence of high impact facilitation in both small and large group settings.

* Experience with facilitating learning for leaders.

* Experience in supporting adult learning and leadership development.

* Experience in improving outcomes for all students.

* Respected, highly skilled instructional leader with broad experience as an educator across roles and student populations, including general education, English Language Learners (ELL), and special education.

* Commitment to outcome-based accountability, data-driven decision-making, differentiated instruction, and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.

* Sophisticated understanding and ability to apply theories of and effective practices for:

* student learning, growth and development;

* group process, communications, and organizational planning;

* extensively contextualized professional development;

* a broad range of instructional technologies;

* differentiated instructional strategies especially for high-needs students;

* standardized, observational, performance-based and alternative assessments; and

* continuous principal, teacher, and student learning, including evaluation, self-evaluation, and evidence-driven adjustment of instruction and interventions.

* Understanding and ability to support the instructional needs of:

* English Language Learners at all stages of English acquisition;

* students with disabilities; and

* students identified as gifted.

* Completed Beyond Diversity 1 and 2.

* Completed PEG Affiliate Program.

* Experience in facilitation of Racial Equity Professional Learning.

* Exposure to Courageous Conversations about Race Protocol.

* Exposure to Critical Race Theory.

* Exposure to Root Cause Analysis processes.

* Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $120,098+

Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digit NYCDOE file number that was issued.

Applications will be accepted through June 26, 2018 at 3pm.

Please Note: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO