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Boston Public Schools Manager, Equity and Strategy (SY24-25) in Boston, Massachusetts

Reports to: Director, Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices Development Summary At Boston Public Schools, every child in every classroom is entitled to an equitable, world-class, high-quality education. We must eliminate the structural and institutional barriers to educational opportunity. This requires a commitment to systemic change in the way we allocate funding, provide access to information and instruction, and make resources available to meet the needs of students to ensure equitable outcomes. The pursuit of educational equity recognizes the historical conditions and barriers that have prevented opportunity and success in learning for students based on their race, ethnicity, income, and other social conditions. The Boston Public Schools Office of Opportunity Gaps aims to ensure every student in every classroom gets what they need. By ensuring effective implementation of the OAG Policy, Strategic Planning and Quality School Plans, the Office of Opportunity Gaps aims to focus exclusively on positive student outcomes. The purpose of this position is to build capacity and provide a through-line between CLSP practices, Antiracist Conceptual Development, Racial Equity Planning Tool, Early Warning Indicator Systems, and School-based Equity Roundtables (BPS C.A.R.E.S). We firmly believe that if each school implements all identified practices with fidelity, every student, in every classroom will get what they need to thrive. RESPONSIBILITIES Overall Job Description Boston Public Schools is currently seeking a visionary and dynamic individual to serve as Manager, Equity and Strategy. We are seeking a highly motivated, exceptional, results-oriented professional who is committed to high standards of performance and achievement by students, educators, and school leaders. The Manager, Equity & Strategy will work in the Office of Opportunity Gaps to execute Targeted Programmatic Advising and Consultation to teachers, school leaders, district-level staff around district-wide Anti-racist goals, initiatives, and implementation plans to improve the academic and social-emotional outcomes of historically marginalized student populations. Ensure there is a clear through-line and alignment of all of Office of Opportunity Gaps PD and consultation offerings (C.A.R.E.S) Most of the professional learning leadership in this position will focus on the implementation of Racial Equity Planning Tool and School-Based Equity Roundtables In collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent, Office of Opportunity Gaps, Executive Director, Immigrant and Targeted Populations, and Chief of ESOG, implement a framework for School-Based Equity Roundtables Provide school-based professional development, support, and programmatic consultation, and targeted advising for school administration, teachers, and families, regarding the consistent implementation of School-Based Equity Roundtables within their schools. Ongoing collaboration with Recruitment, Cultivation, and Diversity on the implementation of school-based Affinity Groups that serve to support schools in addressing barriers that impact their ability to hold effective racially, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse School Based Equity Roundtables Through the School-Based Equity Roundtable platform, work with school leaders and thier teams to collaborate with families, students, and stakeholders to create individualized student support plans with specific measurable goals and frequent checkpoints to ensure student success. Through the School-Based Equity Roundtable platform, identify community partners such as community centers, after-school programs, mental health services, mentors, businesses, clergy, etc., to create wrap-around services that accelerate students' academic and social-emotional progress. Provide ongoing professional development to central office staff and school leadership teams on the Racial Equity Planning Tool and support the planning and implementation process as needed. Provide professional development and targeted consultation to school leaders and teachers that focus on creating culturally competent school environments. Provide observation and feedback using CLSP / CRIOP, Anti Racism Continuum, Racial Equity Planning Tool, Early Warning Indicator System Capacity Tools, and School-Based Equity Roundtables resources and materials. Work with central offices to help adapt their support towards BPS C.A.R.E.S. Planning and facilitating community Equity Roundtables and division leadership meetings as needed. Provide observation, feedback, and whole school evaluation using the CRIOP tool Use a trauma-informed lens to provide feedback on school-based MTSS systems and structures. Provide facilitation and review of school and department-based Equity Roundtables and Racial Equity Planning Tool implementation. Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS- REQUIRED Education & Experience Familiarity with the academic standards and operations of urban school districts; familiarity with Boston Public Schools strongly preferred Master’s degree in education or equivalent of experience Have experience as a school administrator in BPS Have a minimum of ten (10) years as a teacher, counselor and/or supervisor/administrator in urban education Hold and maintain a valid Massachusetts Teaching and/or Administrator license as outlined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Demonstrate strong knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and stay abreast of the latest research in these areas Deep experience and knowledge of research around key education policy and reforms aimed at progressing culturally and linguistically sustaining practices and racial equity Skills Ability to establish a multicultural atmosphere that enhances individual growth and promotes a positive self-image Strong communications skills, including but not limited to: presentations to key stakeholders, staff performance/feedback conversations, meeting facilitation, and execution and delivery of written reports Demonstrated analytical ability, using Microsoft Excel and/or other database platforms Proven ability to practice effective change management strategies in complex organizational systems Ability to work cross-functionally, across multiple teams and projects, while still achieving desired outcomes and meeting project timelines Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment and to engage effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders Ability to manage and supervise and evaluate multiple projects and personnel Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment Pace: 9am – 5pm, steady with peak periods; some evening and weekend responsibilities driven by public meeting schedules and occasional operational needs. TERMS: Managerial, C52. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Manager, Equity and Strategy (SY24-25)

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Primary Location Central Office - Opportunity Gaps

Salary Range C52 ($111,095) / 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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