Assistant Superintendent - Ferguson-Florissant School District
Position: Assistant Superintendent
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Dec 02, 2023**
District: Ferguson-Florissant School District
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Telephone: 314-687-1930
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Job Description:
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be a trusted advisor and collaborator reporting directly to the Superintendent and partnering closely with other Cabinet members, administrators, school site staff, students, parents, and the community at large to lead the implementation of programs and strategies that provide high quality instruction to every student in every neighborhood while prioritizing equity and compassionate relationships in alignment with FFSD’s Anti-Racist Standards, Strategic Plan, and mission of “Equal Access for All.” 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and lead the implementation of the district’s identified strategies for equity, diversity, and inclusion, including reviewing the progress made to date and continue efforts in subsequent phases of system-wide strategic planning work.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor programs and processes that promote and sustain equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop and implement strategies to monitor and evaluate districtwide progress toward eliminating the achievement disparities among students of all racial and economic groups.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources, funds, and outreach to community partners to help support equity, diversity and inclusion work.
  • Collaborate with district committees and key stakeholders to develop and sustain classroom practices that maintain high performance and eliminate the inequities associated with student achievement of under-resourced and/or underrepresented student populations.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources to provide guidance on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups and monitor, evaluate, and assess the adequacy of the diversity of candidates in the screening and hiring process.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources to provide input and guidance as to processes and procedures by which the district investigates concerns and complaints in the areas of Title IX, FMLA, ADA, discrimination, harassment, interference, and/or retaliation.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director of Human Resources to design, develop, and implement professional development and ongoing training in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and restorative justice for certified and non-certified staff.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director of Human Resources to provide input and guidance into the district’s evaluation procedures.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services to provide guidance and input to identify and remove barriers to success to traditionally underestimated, underserved, and/or under-resourced students.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Staff, Associate and Assistant Superintendents for School Leadership, and other executive leaders to ensure an equitable and unbiased curriculum is in place.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications in support of districtwide communication that reflects a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Provide assistance, coaching and consultation to individuals, employees, and groups regarding equity and cultural consciousness/competence.
  • Solicit feedback and support efforts of parent and community groups advocating for traditionally underserved and/or under resourced students.
  • Support student-based equity initiatives at individual school sites.
  • Remain current with the scholarship, pedagogy, and theoretical underpinnings of equity education and cultural consciousness/competence, as well as efforts taking place at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the district’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and strategies.
 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with ten years of experience in a related field (Education, Business, Equity & Inclusion, etc.) developing, monitoring, implementing, and measuring initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of equity-based concepts such as critical race theory, intersectionality, identity development, cultural schema, and culturally responsive instruction.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organization, and time management skills.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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