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Senior Educational Equity Specialist

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

MAEC is looking for a dynamic individual to develop and deliver customized trainings, professional development, and technical assistance to schools and school districts on civil rights and educational equity issues (race, gender, national origin (ELs), socioeconomic diversity, and/or religion). This individual will also evaluate the effectiveness of training programs to provide feedback to clients and to improve MAEC services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical assistance and training that address equity issues pertaining to race, gender, national origin (ELs), socioeconomic diversity, and/or religious beliefs;
  • Develop new trainings, services, and products related to educational equity, school improvement, and/or teaching and learning that are relevant to State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs);
  • Support MAEC communication strategies, including bimonthly newsletters, social media, podcasts, conferences, and webinars;
  • Work collaboratively with MAEC leadership and staff to ensure high quality services, products, and trainings;
  • Model and participate in a highly collaborative team environment;
  • Gather data for programmatic and organizational improvement;
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships, with other equity and education focused organizations, to expand organizational opportunities available to clients;
  • Participate in development efforts including, but not limited to, writing public and private grant applications; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Knowledge of current K-12 education issues, especially as related to civil rights, equity, access, and opportunity;
  • Experience in group facilitation and/or training;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to MAEC’s guiding principles;
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Examples: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google docs, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms;
  • Proven ability to build and leverage relationships with diverse audiences and partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, prioritize time, and manage implementation plans in fast-moving, changeable environments;
  • Flexible schedule, including willingness to travel, and ability to work evening, and weekend hours, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in an education or comparable field.
  • At least five years of research experience related to equity and/or education work.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of current K-12 education issues, especially as related to civil rights, equity, access, and opportunity;
  • Experience in conducting project evaluations and/or research;
  • Experience in group facilitation and/or training;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency with SPSS, Stata, and/or other analysis statistical programs;
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Examples: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google docs, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, prioritize time, and conduct research and/or evaluations in fast-moving, changeable environments; and
  • Flexible schedule, including willingness to travel.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in an education or comparable field.
  • Five or more years of equity, compliance, civil rights, special education, or elementary/secondary education related experience required, including at least three years designing and running high-impact technical assistance or professional development at a district or school level.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. MAEC offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, and a 401K retirement program.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@maec.org. Both cover letter and Resume must be sent as attachments and not in the body of the e-mail. Also please use “Application: Senior Educational Equity Specialist Position” in the title of your e-mail.

 

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