The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works with BART’s faculty, staff, and administration to guide and establish programs, initiatives, events, and practices that promote inclusion, diversity, equity, social justice, and obstacle-free access within BART as well as enhance the sense of belonging and respect felt by all members of the BART community. The position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a full-time, twelve-month position, and the individual in the role provides strategic advice and counsel to the Executive Director and Principal, is a member of BART’s senior leadership team, may teach at least one course each year, and reports directly to the Executive Director.
EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with faculty, staff, and administration to ensure BART provides an exceptional academic program within a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment;
Collaborate as a curriculum coach with faculty in development of curricular elements that increase access, representation, and cultural competency;
Craft and execute with the Executive Director, Director of Finance & Operations, and Principal hiring plans and employee policies and practices that produce diverse pools of job applicants and retain faculty and staff of historically marginalized identities;
Serve as Chair of the BART Diversity Council and work with the Executive Director to ensure the Diversity Council is active, is strategic, and reflects BART’s broad, diverse, inclusive community;
Collaborate with the Principal, faculty, and other administrators to provide a cohesive and immersive professional development program that includes training in culturally relevant equity pedagogy and helps teachers create culturally responsive classrooms;
Seek with the Executive Director and Grants Coordinator extramural funding to engage all members of BART’s community in matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Collaborate with the Director of Student & Community Development in various ways to develop and strengthen BART’s community to represent and meet each member’s needs, interests, strengths, and goals; and
Be active, visible, and engaged with all aspects of the BART community.
Experience working with young people, preferably students at the middle and/or high school level, either as a classroom teacher or in another capacity. Preference will be given to candidates who also have school administrative experience.
Experience in advancing a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible community.
Educational achievement with the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, although Master’s degree or higher is preferred.
Commitment to the education of the whole child and to the success of all children.
Dedication to and experience with social justice and restorative practices and with elevating cultural competency within a school community.
Dedication to the belief that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is strong because of these qualities and provides an ideal and powerful learning environment for children.
Knowledge of and active participation in national discussions of public education, diversity and equity, social justice, and cultural competency.
Skilled in communicating orally and in writing with diverse audiences, including parents, students, faculty, and the community as a whole.
A tireless champion of diversity and inclusion who can move forward an institution while celebrating joyously the children we are educating.
Marvelous sense of humor and wonder at the world into which we guide our students.
Those who can see themselves in the role of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BART Charter Public School should send via email to email@example.com the following application elements: (1) cover letter; (2) résumé; (3) a statement that describes one’s educational philosophy; (4) a statement that describes one's philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (5) full contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should be addressed to BART’s Executive Director, Dr. James White. Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled.
BART Charter Public School is an equal opportunity employer. BART does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or age. For more information about BART and its programs, please visit www.bartcharter.org.