Job Title: Equity, Diversity & Family Partnership TOSA
SALARY RANGE: Licensed Teacher
LOCATION: District Office
Plan, direct, coordinate, assist and is the internal consultant to the executive leadership team, directors and principals regarding equity and diversity matters concerning staff, students and families. Provides coordination, consultation, guidance, support, and assistance to schools in working with parents and families. Assist schools in addressing the needs of low-income and culturally and/or linguistically diverse students and families. Establish partnerships with public and private stakeholders. Internal consultant on multicultural concerns providing staff support; coordinates committees, task forces and community groups focusing on diversity and multicultural matters. Assist in furthering the diversity goals of the district.
Ability to communicate and work harmoniously with administrative personnel, staff, parents and community, state and federal agencies.
A Master’s degree in Education, Sociology, Ethnic Studies or related fields. Three years experience in a multicultural, multiethnic school/community environment, preferably as a teacher or social worker.
An equivalent combination of training, experience, and qualifications is considered.
Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.
Understanding of State and Federal regulations and the ability to assist all student populations with improving academic achievement.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide assistance and support to the District leadership team to work toward equity practices in our district.
Support the District leadership team in administrative efforts; interpret the District leadership team ideas and decisions to staff and public; keep the District leadership team informed of pertinent developments and events; seek the District leadership team counsel or decision as necessary.
Works with district staff to identify actions the district and schools can take to support parents, families, and communities to ensure all students are ready and able to reach their full educational potential. Provides coordination, consultation and assistance to the superintendent and the executive leadership team on equity and diversity matters related to staff, students, and families.
Facilitate the district’s efforts to assure educational equity and academic success for all students. Supports parents and families in understanding their educational options and provides comprehensive information, resources, and support to assist them in making informed choices for their children.
Provide guidance, resources, and technical assistance to schools by developing parent and family engagement plans. Help community organizations and related stakeholders (e.g. family support, early childhood education, child care, health and mental health, social services, etc.) connect with students, parents and families in need of services.
Develop strategic plans for parent and family engagement that considers the role of parents, families and communities in the academic success of their children and that addresses the social, cultural and economic factors affecting the educational readiness of children.
Increase district staff awareness of racial and equity issues through positive coaching and training. Works collaboratively with building administrators in implementing site based approaches to improving community access and involvement. Works collaboratively with policy-makers to add to the district’s diversity and multicultural efforts aimed at improving the climate of the workplace and learning environment. Serves as staff support to the district’s Equity Committee. Design, monitor and coordinate efforts to implement and evaluate appropriate equity practices throughout the district to meet the needs of diverse students and their families.
Plan, implement and support professional development activities designed to improve equity in school programs and procedures using an inclusive lens.
Collect, evaluate, monitor, and share data-based evidence of progress toward district equity goals and school-based equity priorities.
Collaborate with district stakeholders to resolve problems related to equity affecting students and their families.
Collaborate with school personnel, parents, individuals, and community agencies to promote culturally relevant activities, opportunities and resources that support the advancement of students from traditionally underserved minority groups.
Collaborate with the Human Resources department for the purpose of identifying barriers and implementing proactive strategies to grow and maintain a culturally diverse workforce that is representative of the community.
Work toward ensuring educational equity in programs and outcomes for students at all levels by employing data review, program evaluation, and ongoing professional development to implement best practices.
Lead with a racial equity lens and actively use equity tools in meaningful ways.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assume a leadership role in developing programs necessary to implement state, federal and local mandates.
Represent the district at relevant local, state and regional equity-based professional organizations as agreed upon by the Superintendent.
Assumes other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.
Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean, and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
Have regular and punctual attendance.
Confer regularly with the immediate supervisor.
Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by proper authority.
Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or District patrons.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit, and use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.
Terms of Employment: 225 Contract Days. Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of staff.
Note: The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. Employees who hold this position may be asked to perform duties in other Administrative roles as requested by the Superintendent.
McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact director of human resources for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.