The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (NYU Metro Center) at New York University seeks a qualified candidate for the role of Director of the Integration and Innovation Initiative to oversee, identify, and manage key relationships with school, district and community partners, and ensure the delivery of services that advance the Center's integration and school desegregation portfolio. The Director will leverage existing resources of NYU Metro Center to offer comprehensive strategic and technical support to develop policy, practice, and mindset alignment towards school integration/desegregation.
The applicant must have demonstrated interest in issues of equity and social justice in education (e.g., culturally responsive education, anti-racist education, trauma informed practices, restorative justice), privileging a strengths-based framework in her, his, or their work experience. The applicant must be interested in joining NYU Metro Center to further its mission (see below).
The applicant must have demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment. The successful candidate will be committed to the success of all NYU Metro Center projects and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join NYU in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
In addition to the items detailed above, the candidate should have:
a Master's degree or equivalent which focuses on improving public education and making its outcomes more equitable;
two or more years of specific research experience in education improvement;
excellent verbal (written and spoken) communication skills;
fluency in written and oral Spanish a plus;
demonstrated analytic and writing skills;
considerable interpersonal and collaborative skills;
willingness to travel as needed.
Preference will be given to individuals with interests in equity in education, including those individuals focusing on school integration, poverty studies in education, critical race studies in education, cultural studies in education, ability studies in education, urban education, gender studies in education, structural biases in education, teaching and teachers of vulnerable students.
Ensure intersectional racial justice is central to our services including policy, advocacy, and applied research work
Oversee day-to-day operations of the initiative
Recruit and manage support team members
Identify and secure clients to offer services
Partnerships and External Engagement
Manage strategic projects that position the organization to continue and grow our leadership around school integration
Develop and sustain constructive relationships with key partners including statewide and local civil rights, student, parent, faith, business, and advocacy groups; legislators; practitioners; and the public
Travel, and represent i3 and NYU Metro Center in meetings and at events
Please submit electronically (via Interfolio) a letter of application and a curriculum vita/resume in one single pdf file. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
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