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Director of Equity & Accountability

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Summary Information:
Employer: Wichita Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Director
School / Org: Alvin E. Morris Admin Center (AMAC)
Location Wichita, Kansas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN12801
Posting Date: 1 February 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Wichita Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Director of Equity & Accountability

Location: Alvin E. Morris Admin Center (AMAC)

Position Function - Director of Equity & Accountability: The Director of Equity and Accountability is responsible, for supervising the Department of Equity and Accountability providing leadership to assure that the Wichita Public Schools addresses its equity and diversity goals throughout the District. The Director is also responsible for serving as the ex officio member of and staff liaison of the Diversity Equity Committee.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Works collaboratively with appropriate staff members to develop equity and accountability goals and to ensure that the District’s equity and diversity goals are addressed in the areas of curriculum and instruction, special education student support services, professional development, assessment and evaluation, student assignment, magnet schools assignment, staff recruitment and assignment, IX compliance and family/community engagement
- Develops and supports facilitation of professional development for diversity (cultural proficiency) trainings for classified employees, works collaboratively with district-wide infusion of diversity (culture proficiency) in instructional practices, includes
- Works collaboratively with appropriate staff members to gather and analyze data regarding student achievement of underserved students, students assignment, including the impact of student assignment on the ability of schools to recruit and maintain highly qualified diverse faculty and on the ability of schools to increase the involvement of students and parents in their schools
- Serves on committees as designated by the Deputy Superintendent, such as Magnet Advisory Committee, boundary committees, and other equity projects that are established
- Reviews district policies and procedures and system’s practices regarding equity and diversity goal; and makes recommendations for changes to the District Leadership Team
- Provides information to the Deputy Superintendent regarding programs and initiatives that might assist in maintaining and enhancing diversity and equity in the District and in individual schools
- Serves as ex-officio member of and the staff liaison to the Diversity Equity Committee, including developing agendas for meetings, notifying Committee members of meetings, drafting and maintaining minutes of meeting, providing data requested by Committee, assisting with facilitating meetings and assisting with preparation of annual report to the Board

Additional Duties: Performs other tasks and responsibilities assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: In-district and out-of-district travel required.

Physical and Mental Demands:
- Twelve month position
- Overtime evening, and/or weekends
- Attendance required at meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
- Ability to listen to external and internal customer needs
- Knowledge of public schools
- Ability to deal with confidential matters
- Capable of working effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds
- Ability to organize, be detail oriented, and a self-motivator
- Ability to perform a variety of tasks, changing assignments on short notice, performing under deadlines with pressure, ability to work in a calm and efficient manner
- Ability to work as a productive team member
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
- Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them

- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:
- MA degree in education, or equivalent, minimum
- School leadership license with a building leadership or district leadership endorsement
- District leadership endorsement must be obtained within two years of assuming position

FLSA Status: Exempt

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