TITLE:

Equity Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Master’s Degree in education or related field.  

·         School Administrator for 5 Years

·         Highly developed communication skills: oral, written, and presentation that will enable the incumbent to represent the district as an ambassador in one-on-one settings, small group meetings, or large conference presentations.

·         Applicable/transferable experience in:

o    Leading strategic educational initiatives

o    Coalition and relationship building across a diverse group of stakeholders

o    Leading significant cross-functional initiatives in diverse and complex organizational settings

o    Result/action-orientation; project management skills

o    Highly developed communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal savvy.

o    Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities):

·         Administrator Certification.

·         Experience in an urban school district.

REPORTS TO:

Chief of Human Capital

 

 

 

 

JOB GOAL:

The Equity Coordinator serves as a key strategic advisor and problem-solver. The Coordinator works closely with and assists the Chief of Human Capital, Human Capital staff, and outside legal counsel with District’s compliance and educational efforts with regards to District’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Civil Rights Policy including, but not limited to, adherence to Title VI and Title IX requirements as well as other laws and rules related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender, sexual assault, and related policy violations. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring District’s compliance with Title IX obligations, including, but not limited to, conducting investigations of reported staff and student sex-based infractions, such as sexual harassment; serving as the Title IX advisor to school sites and their leadership; collaborating with local, state, and federal authorities to ensure compliance with requirements for monitoring and reporting Title IX incidents; and reviewing data to identify and respond to trends related to Title IX and sex discrimination.

 

The Title IX/Diversity Equity Coordinator fosters a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to academic pursuits and the healthy personal development of all persons.

 

The position requires an individual that must be committed to improved student and employee results, including growth and achievement, college and career readiness, and closing opportunity and learning gaps.  

 

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·         Serves as District’s Equity Coordinator for purposes of compliance with Title IX. Accountable for all phases of compliance with and implementation of requirements of the District’s Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedures.

·         Responsible for receiving and responding to all reported violations of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and other anti-discrimination laws. Investigates allegations of violations of protected class status, including sex and gender, and completes written reports of findings and conclusions within established reporting guidelines.

·         Maintains accurate and complete records of reported violations of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and other anti-discrimination laws.

·         Assists in the evaluation and modification of current District policies, regulations, and procedures regarding compliance with non-discrimination laws. Prepares and delivers updates to the Superintendent and/or the Board of Education, as necessary.

·         Attends meetings of the Board of Education, as necessary.

·         Develops and implements educational programs and professional development regarding discrimination and sexual harassment.

·         Ensuring faculty, staff, and students understand their rights and, where applicable, responsibilities under the law.

·         Maintains awareness of legislative and other news bulletins regarding pertinent changes in laws and regulations.

·         Collaborates with principals, Human Capital, and other members of the District leadership team to identify and address systemic problems.

·         Provides leadership and strategic direction in regard to equity and diversity initiatives related to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

·         Provides leadership and strategic direction for District initiatives related to testing, data reporting and analysis, information, and technology.

·         Provides leadership and strategic direction and continuous improvement functions, including advancing culture that combines strong staff morale and meaningful accountability.

·         Facilitates external relationships with community groups, policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders.

·         Collaborates with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate conversations that lead to consensus, buy-in, and course correction as needed.

·         Ensures that expectations and deadlines are clearly communicated to/from Human Capital and that issues are dealt with in a timely fashion.

·         Leads key initiatives, solves problems, oversees staff culture, and facilitates communication.

·         Responsible for working with legal counsel to keep board policy updated.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

·         To ensure continuity of services, remote work may be necessary in the event of a health crisis or disruptive situation that requires the closing of school and/or office buildings. An employee’s eligibility for remote work will be determined by the superintendent of schools. Expectations and guidelines for remote work will be distributed by the employee’s supervisor, based on his/her role and responsibilities.

 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor or appropriate administrator. Putnam City Schools reserves the right to, update, revise or change job duties as the need prevails. This document is for communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment. The Board of Education and Superintendent may approve alternatives to the listed qualifications.

 

 

 

Physical Demands:

 

•        Standing, sitting, and/or walking

•        Ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing

•        Use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations

•        Periodic bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, and reaching

•        Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull light weight items

     

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

216 day contract.  Eleven month, salary and work year to be established by the Board of Education per Certified Pay Table.

 

 

 

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of administrative personnel.