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K-12 Sr. Director of Equity, Inclusion and Culture

Company: Lotus School for Excellence
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

K-12 SR. DIRECTOR OF EQUITY, INCLUSION & CULTUREAbout Lotus School for Excellence: Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to develop academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.Position Summary: Visionary and transformational leader who serves as a catalyst to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and be engaged with greater access to effective teachers, administration and the executive director. Supports the K-12 school as a learning organization to improve the overall quality of instruction and ensure equity of educational opportunity. Responsible for operationalizing the LSE board's educational equity policy and leading efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, foster and cultivate equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the building.Administrator Competencies: Creative Visionary who is passionately focused on effecting change and has the ability to merge data and fact with intuition, imagination, and innovation in an effort to realize the possibilities rather than be content with the probabilities.Dedicated Professional who creates a supportive environment by modeling and expecting autonomy and accountability; who exemplifies ethics; who accepts and values the differences of others, exhibits empathy, and who has a sense of human wisdom, courage and compassion.Inspiring Catalyst who motivates and empowers others to become leaders and risk takers, and who acknowledges expertise, celebrates successes, and honors the lives of others.Life-long Learner who perpetuates self-motivated learning, and effectively drives transformation with continuous monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting.Essential Functions: Assume a leadership role that promotes a school's commitment to a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion through interaction with the LSE School Board, administration, employees, students and the community.Provide coordination, consultation, and assistance to the Executive Director and administration team on diversity, equity and inclusion matters related to students, staff and parents.Advise the Executive Director, designated staff, and LSE School Board on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.Promote and maintain a focus on continuous improvement of student achievement and eliminating achievement gaps.Provide leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of LSE's equity plan, including regular reports on progress toward goals.Review current data and conduct root causes analysis of outcomes as related to equity; develop strategies and plan for implementation of policies; and monitor progress and fidelity of equity strategy implementation.Develop and implement systems and procedures to address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, parents, and families.Work with HR to support the school's employee recruitment plan in order to attract a more diverse workforce and talent pool.Work with HR to review and provide recommendations to revise applicant assessment tools to promote a more diverse applicant pool.Support and guide the development of employee affinity groups to provide collegial support among individuals who share a particular background, interest, or issue to support attraction and retention of staff.Provide strategic guidance for training initiatives on topics such as cultural competency, gender differences, disability, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion.Assist educators in creating culturally supportive learning environments that ensure high expectations for the academic achievement of all students.Cultivate and model a working and learning environment respectful of the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural backgrounds of students, staff, and families.Promote and implement site-based approaches to community access and engagement.Represent LSE to external community, organizations, and agencies. Collaborates with external and internal constituency groups, including students, to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.Stay apprised of world, national, and local current events and provide guidance and strategic response for the school.Perform other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications: Master's degree in related field from an accredited university. Doctoral degree preferred.Progressively responsible experience developing, implementing and overseeing a diversity/inclusion program preferred. Experience as a campus or district administrator preferred.Skills: Knowledge of issues and trends related to education equity; diversity and inclusion best practices; leadership and managerial principles; strategy development; local, state and federal related regulations; conflict resolution and mediation methods, training methods and best practices.Skill in leading and responding to school issues relating to diversity, equity and inclusion; organization; public relations; oral and written communications; cultural competency; working with diverse student and staff background; managing change; dealing with sensitive topics; and problem solving.Ability to understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds of students and staff; communicate effectively; manage multiple priorities and projects; diffuse anger and establish or restore harmony; maintain professional demeanor during emotionally charged, difficult or high pressure situations and to use computer and application software.Reports to: Executive DirectorJob Type: Full-time (218-day schedule)Compensation and Benefits: $100,000 - $140,000 starting salary / year (BOE)Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution optionFunding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plansApproximately 3 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 9 days of PTO annuallyJob Type: Full-timePay: $100,000.00 - $140,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveProfessional development assistanceTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate:Aurora, CO 80012: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Education:Master's (Preferred)Experience:Campus or District Administrator: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location:One locationWork Location: One location

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