Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Jobs in Virginia Beach, VA at Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Title: Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Company: Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Under the guidance of the Superintendent of Schools, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the Division’s strategic plan to create a teaching and learning environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. The Director champions the importance and value of diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment and leads the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a culture for diversity, equity and inclusion; actively engages students, staff, and the community to further behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support diversity, equity and inclusion; collaborates with internal and external stakeholder groups to assess the need for, and recommend training and initiatives on issues of diversity that include but are not limited to: Ancestry, Color, Creed, Gender, Gender Identity, Handicap or Physical Condition, Homeless Status, National Origin, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Social-Emotional Learning or any other characteristic protected by law. The Director is a senior-level management position reporting directly to the Superintendent and serves as a member of the Superintendent’s senior leadership team.
Plan, guide and advise the Superintendent and senior-level management on diversity, equity, and inclusion action matters.
Collaborate with senior-level management to create, implement and monitor programs and initiatives designed to ensure equitable access and opportunity for students, staff and families.
Collaborate with senior-level management and other division-level leaders to develop division and school-based processes and practices that promote equitable access and opportunity for underrepresented student populations.
Support programs and services that enhance the social-emotional and academic success for all students.
Engage staff, students and the community to build a welcoming and inclusive culture in the Division.
Lead and coordinate cross-departmental efforts to promote and sustain educational equity and inclusiveness to include achievement gaps, diverse workforce, discipline disproportionality, and rigorous learning opportunities for underrepresented student groups.
Establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of Division educational programs.
Assess and monitor program effectiveness and inform management of equitable opportunity progress and issues through periodic reports.
Represent the Division to the community, organizations, and agencies.
Collaborate with external and internal stakeholder groups, including students and families, to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Provide strategic direction for training initiatives on issues that build a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values and maintain compliance with applicable laws in collaboration with Division stakeholders. These include but are not limited to: Ancestry, Color, Creed, Gender, Gender Identity, Handicap or Physical Condition, Homeless Status, National Origin, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, and SocialEmotional Learning.
Promote Division commitment to a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion through interaction with the School Board, Senior-Level Management, division staff, students and the community.
Set forth recommendations regarding the reallocation of and request for financial and human resources across the division in support of equity and inclusiveness, based on the analysis of the current usage of resources.
Provide guidance for development of policy and staff regulations for alignment with Division equity emphases and goals.
Respond to questions from schools and citizens about programs and services as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion; direct inquiries to appropriate individuals and processes.
Direct and evaluate the work of all assigned staff.
Expand the capacity of the Division as it relates to equity and inclusiveness by serving as a resource on these matters.
Chair the division’s Equity Council and other applicable groups, including being a liaison to City of Virginia Beach organizations.
Serve as a liaison between the Division and City of Virginia Beach diverse organizations.
Seek advice from Division Counsel on certain matters.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have knowledge of issues relating to race, diversity, culturally responsive practices and/or proficiencies, social-emotional learning, and equity affairs; knowledge of local, state and federal laws related to schools, employment and protected classes, leadership and managerial principles, program management and development principles, and diversity, equity and inclusion bestpractices. Must have strong written and oral communication and public speaking skills, experience developing, leading and supervising staff, collaboration and consensus-building, managing sensitive topics, managing multiple priorities simultaneously, evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolving problems or providing information, and developing and facilitating professional development to diverse groups. Must have the ability to understand, be sensitive to, and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disabilities, gender identity, and sexual orientation of students, staff, and division leaders. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations within the organization and the community; ability to maintain a professional demeanor during emotionally charged, difficult, or high-pressure situations; ability to manage thoughtfully the personal, political, and organizational dynamics related to equity issues within the division; ability to analyze statistical facts and present recommendations effectively in oral and written forms; and above all, a personal interest and commitment to student achievement, diversity, multiculturalism, and issues of equity. Must have a capacity for teamwork and for developing sensitive working relationships with students and staff. Must be open to new ideas and demonstrate adaptability and flexibility to work through challenging issues. Must be able to access the internet when working remotely. Extended work hours are common.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Master’s Degree in education or related field and an Administration and Supervision Prek-12 endorsement required. Experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in a K-12 and/or non-profit organization. Previous experience in the design and facilitation of professional development for adults.
Preferred: A minimum of three (3) years of successful administrative experience in K-12 public schools, either at the school building level or central office.
HOW TO APPLY
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Full Time or Part Time?
Salary Range: From/To
Salary range: $87442-127458
Salary will be based on job-related creditable years of full-time, verified work experience. Entry-level salary will be awarded at the time of hire. Upon the return of employment verification forms from the candidate’s current and previous employers, the salary will be adjusted if creditable full-time experience is confirmed.
VBCPS offers a full range of benefits including health insurance, paid life insurance, paid sick/annual leave, tuition reimbursement, professional development and membership in the Virginia Retirement System.
Unified Experience Based Step Pay Scale: U23
Additional Job Information
All applicants, both internal and external, must attach a current detailed resume to your electronic application.
A minimum of three references are required in the reference section of your application. One of the three must be a current or most recent former supervisor.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, disability, marital status, age, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, 4-6)
To seek resolution of grievances resulting from alleged discrimination or to report violations of these policies, please contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at (757) 263-1133, 2512 George Mason Drive, Municipal Center, Building 6, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456.
Alternative formats of this application which may include taped, Braille, or large print materials are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Call or write the Department of Human Resources, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, 2512 George Mason Drive, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0038. Telephone: (757) 263-1133 (voice); (757) 263-1240 (TDD) or email at: [email protected]