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Director for Equity and Learning

Ashland School District

Director for Equity & Learning

Salary Schedule: $99,566 - $ 126,675

The Director for Equity and Inclusion leads the District's efforts to build an organization based on equity and inclusion for all students, by promoting the ideals of embracing differences and elevating them as strategic opportunities. With specific focus toward historically underrepresented populations, the incumbent provides direction and coordinates leadership activities that serve to promote a culture of equity system-wide. The Director for Equity and Inclusion serves as the key advisor to the Superintendent and the leadership team on practices that eliminate disparities in student success and prepare all students to be college and career ready.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Coordinate district compliance with the Black and African American Student Success grant.
Identify and address institutional biases preventing historically underrepresented students from reaching their full potential.
Coordinate and conduct equity, diversity, and inclusion training with all staff groups.
Support culturally responsive teaching strategies for student achievement.
Model and support the district strategic plan goals.
Support administrators and teachers in addressing and responding to specific events, including modeling inclusive communication and equitable discipline.
Facilitate and participate in district and site-based equity committee meetings; support specific agenda and follow up on actions.
Produce, analyze and deliver quarterly qualitative and quantitative data reports to the leadership team, superintendent, and school board.
Using disaggregated data, support closing the achievement gap and the reduction of discipline and attendance disparities.
Support curriculum development, ensuring equity and inclusivity in instructional materials and lessons.
Promote district commitment to equitable student success through collaboration with individuals and groups inside and outside the district, including participation on community equity committees and organizations.
Ensure equity and inclusivity in English Language Learner programs.
Support cultural diversity in advanced placement courses, dual credit classes, academic electives/clubs, and the arts.
Work with leadership team to support the growth and retention of a diverse district workforce.
Attend school and district-based student events; cultural, sports, arts, etc.
Contribute to District leadership in a responsible and collaborative manner, creating a strong school district.
As a state mandated mandatory reporter, report safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to appropriate governmental authority.
Model compliance with applicable district policies and procedures.
Participate effectively at regular team meetings with teacher and other support staff, as needed.
Maintain safe environment for students at all times.
Interact thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff and parents and resolve conflict in a professional manner.
Maintain professionalism and confidentiality.
Maintain appropriate certifications and training as required for the role.
This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s goals.

As a member of the leadership team this position will have some supervisory responsibility throughout the district and is responsible for modeling professional, respectful, and collaborative leadership.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Masters’ degree or minimum 3 years experience leading equity initiatives in a school or organizational environment. Prior teaching experience a plus.
License/Certification: Teaching and/or Administrative licensure not required.
Interpersonal Skills: Works well with diverse populations of students and adults. Models direct, open, credible communication and active listening skills. Maintains a growth mindset in all communication and interactions.
Computer Skills: Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills. Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, One Note, and SharePoint preferred.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most work will occur in an office or classroom setting; noise level is generally low to moderate, buildings vary from single story to 3-story and while most work will be conducted indoors, occasionally there will be a need to work outside. Any position working within schools may result in exposure to blood borne pathogens.

The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. ASD is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service. Ashland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as needed.

Ashland School District appreciates the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Ashland School District Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.

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