Program Facilitator, Diversity and Equity Leader

Posted: April 12, 2019
Who We Are

Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design is a non-profit organization that works with teachers to reinvent schools so that youth who faced personal and structural adversity in the past, are empowered to achieve their potential and make our society better in the future. We believe that teachers have the solutions to the challenges schools face. We partner with teachers, school principals, and school district staff to understand the data they already possess as well as the current academic research on learning. We complement this site-based work with coaching to school district staff and research on school-based work to better understand how change occurs in public schools.

 

Our Values

We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to exhibit respect, focus, balance, integrity, and justice. To that end, Eskolta strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by supporting a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity in our schools. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice has impacted the experience of underserved students.

Eskolta is seeking to build our team of talented staff serving schools and district partners as they research and redesign practices and facilitate continuous improvement to re-engage students to paths of success.

 

The Opportunity

The Program Facilitator, Diversity and Equity Leader, will sit at the crux of two important strands of work. As a Program Facilitator, the position includes the responsibility to facilitate school improvement projects in schools serving youth who have been failed by the system. They are also responsible for independently facilitating discussions, writing publications, and analyzing data.

As the Diversity and Equity Leader for the organization, this person will lead the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across teams, serving as a thought leader, strategic planner, supportive resource and community builder.  This role must have the ability to thoughtfully manage the personal, political, and institutional dynamics in schools (as the Program Facilitator) and related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and our work (as the Diversity and Equity Leader).

The Program Facilitator works as part of the Knowledge Development Team and must have keen project management skills, perseverance, and attention to detail.  People in this role must have an exceptional ability to help others articulate their thinking, engage in a process of reflective inquiry to problem solve, and identify, analyze, and explain patterns in data.

 

Responsibilities Include
  • Identifying and developing diversity and inclusion focused professional development opportunities in partnership with the Director of Knowledge Development, the Director of Operations, and other members of the management team
  • Working collaboratively with program teams and academic leaders to support the further development of multicultural/culturally relevant curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Developing and defining organizational antiracist research methodologies through research and literature review.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and results of the initiatives and plan adjustments through pre-and post-event surveys, analyze event performance and prepares metrics for programmatic success.

 

Requirements
  • A graduate degree or an undergraduate degree with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant field, including education, adult learning, organizational change strategy and management, and sociology.
  • Strong research skills through both Internet and academic sources.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to quickly synthesize information into clear, cogent writing.
  • A self-starter with the ability to move a project forward in a small, flexible, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience leading teams and facilitating workshops on diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence
  • A knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice has impacted the experience of underserved students.

 

To Apply

Submit a resume, a writing sample, and thoughtful cover letter to Danielle L. Green, Director of Operations (jobs@eskolta.org) with the position of interest in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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