Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change (IESC) at the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is seeking a Senior Equity Associate to partner with and lead districts, schools and educational organization in advancing equity.
IESC provides professional development, technical assistance, and consultancy to educational institutions in general and special education focusing on advancing equity through disrupting, dismantling, and eliminating disproportionality by building the capacity of educators to implement Culturally Responsive Sustainable Equity-Based Systems that meet the needs of every student and family. IESC leverages community local knowledge and educators' skills alongside Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (CR-SE), improvement science, and school reform in partnerships to transform systemic beliefs, policies, procedure and policies that are leading to inequities.
The Senior Equity Associate will provide training and technical assistance in a variety of key educational reform areas in districts and schools related to leadership, capacity building, instructional practices, curriculum, family and community engagement, among others and how each area intersects with equity, race and culture.
We are seeking a Full-Time Senior Equity Associate to support our team in the following ways:
The Senior Equity Associate will support our team in the following ways:
Trainer and Technical Assistance Provider (50%)
Provide quality effective training and technical assistance support to State Education Agencies (SEAs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and education partners.
Develop and implement comprehensive culturally responsive school improvement plans for schools, districts, and state education agencies.
Serve as a specialist on issues related to disproportionality in general and special education and equity, culturally responsive sustaining education, education reform, among other education areas.
Stay up to date with current research, district initiatives and the national dialogue around issues regarding equity, disproportionality and race/racism work to effectively support partners with technical assistance and training.
Innovative training and technical assistance that lead to transformative systemic change.
District Leadership and Coordination (20%)
Leads assigned district(s)/school(s), including timely, efficient responsive communication, execution of scope of work, and designated documentation of work.
Liaise with district personnel before, during and after trainings.
Develops effective relationships with partnering districts/schools and organizations.
Disseminates timely, quality relevant resources to partners.
Training Content Development (20%)
Adapt IESC curriculum to be responsive to partner's needs.
Create training and technical assistance content, and resources to adapt to partner's needs.
Adapt IESC tools to efficaciously implement with partners.
Team Problem Solving and Collaboration (10%)
Coordinate and collaborate effectively with team members.
Effectively problem solve and consult with team members on issues that arise with partners.
The ideal candidate is, first and foremost, committed to our organizational mission and vision and reflects the following qualifications:
A Master's degree or higher in Pre-K-12 education, special education, psychology, education administration, or social work.
At least 5 years of experience working in schools.
At least 1 year of experience providing technical assistance to schools and working with racially, culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Required Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
Substantive knowledge on education reform, improvement science, academic and discipline disparities research, English as a New Language (ENL), disproportionality in special education and discipline, race in schools, race and gender equity, and culture responsive sustaining education.
Ability to be a self-starter, self-directed, and innovative around ideas for school change and reform.
Creative and independent thinker.
Able to work under pressure and time constraints.
Proven ability to effectively work and collaborate across differences, such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, culture, and demonstrated competency to engage in and facilitate conversations about racism and systemic oppression.
Available to travel 30-40% of the time.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
K-12 teaching and coaching experience is preferred
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to make a 3-4 year commitment.
All interested individuals, including people of all races and national origin, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply.
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