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Senior Education Equity Specialist

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Equity in education and social justice are at the heart of everything we do at MAEC. For over 25 years we have promoted equitable education for all students, regardless of race, gender, national origin (English Learners), sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religious beliefs. MAEC achieves this through a variety of programs. Among them is the Center for Education Equity, a regional center that works with schools and districts at the K-12 level.

MAEC collaborates with the U.S. Department of Education, the Offices for Civil Rights, the Department of Justice, state departments of education, districts, and schools to ensure that students are treated equitably and are given access to a rigorous curriculum regardless of race, gender, national origin (English Learners), sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religious beliefs. MAEC provides technical assistance and professional learning for state department personnel, administrators, principals, teachers, and families on culturally responsive pedagogy, violence and harassment prevention, prejudice reduction, family engagement, culturally proficient teacher training, compliance with educational laws and regulations, and other issues related to school improvement.

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, Zoom, 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.
  • 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.

This can be a remote or hybrid position. If you live in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area this position may be hybrid depending on your location.

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 Education Equity Specialist Position” in the title of your e-mail.

 

NO PHONE CALLS.

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