Opening Date: 9/10/2021 Closing Date: Open until position is filled Job Title: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant · Support development and dissemination of KDE’s Equity Toolkit (high-quality standards and resources, Equity Dashboard, Equity Playbook, A4 Modules and supporting the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching initiative by working to diversify the educator workforce). · Collaborate with the Chief Equity Officer (and staff) from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Office of Teaching and Learning, the Division of Educator Recruitment, the Division of Student Success on Social and Emotional Learning (with the end goal of implementing state-wide frameworks/standards) and other offices at the Kentucky Department of Education as necessary. · Lead CRRSA team on equity desk audits for a minimum of 3 and no more than 5 school districts per year (which includes policies, procedures, academic achievement, behavior, attendance and participation in rigorous courses and CTE pathways). · Presents to stakeholders about diversity, equity and inclusion in schools/districts (as needed and requested). · Works with the Office of Special Education on providing resources to prevent disproportionality in special education to build capacity in IDEA Co-op/District Teams. · Collaborates with the CRRSA team to support the implementation of culturally proficient/sustaining multi- tiered systems of support. · Collaborate with the CRRSA team and other co-op staff to provide resources to model the creation and implementation of inclusive curricula connected to Kentucky Academic Standards for schools and districts. · Partners with the CRRSA team by collaborating with academic consultants in the Office of Teaching and Learning to ensure standards are inclusive and relevant to the lives of traditionally underrepresented students and shares this work with key district leaders. · Joins KDE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. · Support the integration and implementation of trauma informed approaches (especially as it pertains to race-based stress and trauma and trauma endured by underrepresented populations. · Provide information and advocate for the sustainability of recruitment efforts and strategies to bolster our educator preparation programs. Terms of Employment: Position includes 210 contract days with salary based on SESC salary schedule. Qualified retirees may apply with TRS restrictions in place. Employee must be available to work atypical work hours such as early morning arrival or late evening meetings. Must be able to drive at least four hours per day (as needed) with some overnight travel required. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with SESC policies and procedures. To Apply: Letter of application, resume, and copy of Kentucky teaching certificate or other certifications must be submitted to Johnda Bales at [email protected]. Hiring for the position may occur at any time.. or mail hardcopy to: Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant PO Box 1777 Richmond, KY 40475-1777
Opening Date: 9/17/2021 Closing Date: Open until filled Postion: College Success Coach Qualifications: Graduate from college with four-year degree and proven success overcoming obstacles as an Appalachian student matriculating to and through college and a proven track record of relationship building, at times across lines of difference. Experience communicating effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of formats. Coaches must possess persistence, exceptional organizational skills and habits, and the ability to prioritize, focus, and self-reflect for personal and professional growth, especially around diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Coaches must also be willing and able to engage in potentially difficult conversations as well as possess intermediate technological/ computer skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, be a self-starter and independent worker. Finally, coaches must be able to maintain professional relationships, operating in an ethical manner at all times. Reports: SESC Executive Director/Designee and College Success Project Director Responsibilities: · In partnership with your manager, devise, use, and execute organizational techniques that allow you to be in close contact with students, family members, and school staff members. · Effectively track and keep records of your work with the students on your caseload, maximizing organizational tools to your priorities with each student · Maintain systems that demonstrate students’ individual goals, progress, and needs · Work closely with districts and schools to identify individual students for your cohort, as well as broader cohort needs and opportunities. · Co-create a personal development plan for each student as they seek to gain the skills and competencies needed to achieve their college and career goals, grounded in culturally responsive practices. · Work virtually with students 1:1, in small groups and at the cohort level to teach skills, engage in reflective conversations, and coordinate supports to ensure students are prepared to thrive at the college of their choosing. · Build relationships with families in relation to creating expectations and support toward college enrollment and success · Serve as an active and engaged member of the SESC, TFAA and community networks in which your students live, seeking to understand the bigger picture and your role in the system. · Engage in ongoing training with your manager and other regional experts on topics such as college readiness, effective mentoring, and family engagement. · Communicate and interact with outside agencies in professional manner that promotes positive relationships and perceptions of SESC and TFAA. · Serve as a positive member of the SESC and TFAA teams, contributing and taking initiative, within reasonable limits, to promote the mission and vision of the coop. · Recognize potential problems within assigned responsibilities and communicate them to supervisor in timely fashion. · Stay up-to-date and comply with requirements of law, regulations, and/or policies related to responsibilities. · Maintains and submits appropriate documentation/paperwork in timely and accurate manner. · Performs assigned duties in a timely, professional, and accurate manner. · Other duties as assigned. Job Role: As one of the premier partners for school districts and employees in Southeastern and South-Central Kentucky, our organization’s bright future includes a compelling vision for increasing the number of Appalachian youth who attend and succeed in college. As someone who has proven this possible through your own journey, you will serve as a personal college coach to a cohort of 25 students attending high school in the counties of Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, and Whitley counties in Appalachian Kentucky. If you are a college graduate with a powerful vision for our region’s future and a deep belief in our students, this role represents an opportunity to make a tremendous impact in the region you call home. As a natural and gifted relationship builder, you will create an ecosystem of support for your students to engage them in reflection about their future goals, teach them concrete skills as they navigate the application and matriculation process to college, and build their self-efficacy and resilience as lifelong leaders and learners. A highly organized and self-motivated person, you will be in a cohort of 16 other coaches who are committed to learning, growing, and doing whatever it takes to get Appalachia’s incredible students to and through the postsecondary institution of their dreams. Terms of Employment: 215-day contract prorated based on starting date.Salary will be based on the SESC certified salary schedule – Rank VI salary of $133.00 daily rate. Employee must be available to work atypical work hours such as early morning arrival or late evening meetings. Must be able to drive at least four hours per day (as needed) with some overnight travel required. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Satisfactory criminal records check is required to complete the employment process. Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with SESC policies and procedures. To Apply: Letter of application, resume, and verification of college degree must be submitted to Johnda Bales at [email protected] Or, hardcopy can be mailed to: Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative PO Box 1777 Richmond, KY 40476-1777 For more information, contact Sarah Evans at [email protected] .
SESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veterans. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor *This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing information about compensation. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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