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2021-22) Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Company: KIPP Foundation
Location: Columbus
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

(2021-22) Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Next year opening Company Description KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 255 KIPP schools across the nation and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating at 3x the national average for low-income students.
    Founded in 2008 with 50 students in 5th grade, KIPP Columbus currently serves nearly 2,000 students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth. During the 2018-2019 school year, and for the third year in a row, KIPP Columbus had the highest amount of academic growth of any community school in Ohio.
    The mission of KIPP Columbus is to create a system of schools where students develop the intellectual, academic, and social skills needed to understand and take action on issues they encounter in everyday life. By establishing a rigorous, safe, and personalized learning environment, KIPP Columbus will foster a culture of responsibility and service and
    empower all students to become active and engaged citizens. Our vision is to ensure that all students in our community will have access to a transformational education that empowers them with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary or success in college and life. The Opportunity Under the direction of the Head of Schools, the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is responsible for executing and expanding KIPP Columbus' DEI strategic planning, providing direct training to teams throughout the organization, serving as a consultant to teams to build internal training capacity, and progress monitoring DEI indicators to ensure we are growing as an organization. This is a critical position requiring strong collaboration and communication skills, the ability to influence and develop productive partnerships, and to develop creative, innovative solutions. The Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion takes appropriate actions to support and create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Job Description Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Strategic Planning Lead all KIPP Columbus' Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy and associated plans Develop communication strategies to support DEI awareness and engagement among staff at all levels Recommend policies, procedures and/or actions for the purpose of meeting the goals and objectives of the strategic plan Stay abreast of advances in the area of diversity through networking, research and benchmarking Training and Consulting Design, coordinate, and deliver DEI learning opportunities including: workshops, training, on-boarding content, toolkits, etc.-- Ensure all staff have opportunities for professional development on DEI topics Provide expertise and knowledge of DEI best practices effectively tailored to KIPP Columbus' needs and team Collaborate and serve as a subject matter expert for other departments to ensure all our services, systems and processes are culturally competent, inclusive, and reduce barriers to equity Ensure broad ownership of equity and inclusion goals through cross-functional partnerships Develop, collect, and disseminate resources and activities to support the development of inclusive mindsets, behaviors, and practices across the organization-- Support development of people managers and DEI ambassadors, including their ability to effectively engage and educate others Provide coaching and consultation to individuals, managers and groups regarding cross-cultural interactions and conflicts Serve as a positive change agent and disruptor of processes, practices and policies that no longer serve the mission and intentions of a growing organization committed to diversity, equity and inclusion Progress Monitoring Develop processes and systems to evaluate progress and measure the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts Research and benchmark world-class industry practices for approaches to advance diversity and inclusion within KIPP Columbus, using data driven practices that have proven results Partner with the Head of Schools and KIPP Foundation to review and analyze data sources-- Qualifications The following is required of all Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion candidates: Master's Degree in Education, or related field A minimum of 5 years of professional experience diversity, equity and inclusion related roles and responsibilities Experience creating and facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion workshops, professional development sessions and discussions Experience in strategic planning development, execution and progress monitoring Experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and/or projects involving cross-functional/team alignment Experience working in a non-profit or government agency-- Excellent communication and influencing skills to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and the school network Exceptional strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills Belief that outstanding school leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students Ability to persevere with a sense of optimism, strong problem solving skills, and desire to learn and grow in a collaborative professional learning community Willingness, and commitment, to go above and beyond to prove the possible with students Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment, while driving toward clarity and solutions Excellent written and oral communication skills Demonstrate extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities Model the values of KIPP Columbus (Imagine, Navigate, Seek, Persevere, Integrity, Responsibility, and Empathy) Additional Information Compensation and Benefits KIPP Columbus offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit plan including medical and dental insurance, as well as group term life insurance, retirement plan and paid time off. About KIPP Columbus KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public school dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 224 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating at 3x the national average for low-income students. Founded in 2008 with 50 students in 5th grade, KIPP Columbus currently serves 1,800 students infant through eleventh grade at a campus built--on the grounds of a former golf course in Northeast Columbus. By 2021--KIPP Columbus will serve nearly 2,000 students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth. During the 2017-2018 school year, and for the second year in a row, KIPP Columbus had the highest amount of academic growth of any community school in Ohio. The mission of KIPP Columbus is to create a system of schools where students develop the intellectual, academic, and social skills needed to understand and take action on issues they encounter in everyday life. By establishing a rigorous, safe, and personalized learning environment, KIPP Columbus will foster a culture of responsibility and service and empower all students to become active and engaged citizens. Our vision is to ensure that all students in our community will have access to a transformational education that empowers them with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary for success in college and life. Statement of Non-Disclosure KIPP Columbus is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school for consideration of any position (admission, employment, etc.). KIPP Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 4112.02 of the Ohio Revised Code. (2021-22) Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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