Director of Resource Equity

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/04/2018

Start Date

11/12/2018

Application Deadline

11/04/2018

Address

1250 H Street Northwest
Suite 700
Washington
District of Columbia
20005
United States

Description

The Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead development and implementation Ed Trust’s Resource Equity agenda, including but not limited to development of policy recommendations, research projects, and strategic partnerships with external organizations
  • Manage Resource Equity team by providing content expertise, project management, and professional development and growth opportunities
  • Write reports, briefs, and op-eds to communicate Ed Trust’s Resource Equity agenda to a broad range of audiences
  • Join leadership team of P-12 Division in guiding work-planning, fundraising, and team management
  • Working with the Director of Development, cultivate relationships with existing and prospective funders, seek new funding, and manage existing grants
  • Working with Ed Trust’s division of Partnerships and Engagement, actively support state-based equity advocates, by, for example, providing state specific data and policy analysis, testifying in legislative sessions, providing advice on draft legislation, and presenting to advocates on opportunities to enhance resource equity in their state or community
  • Represent The Education Trust with various audiences, including policymakers, journalists, educators, and advocates

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a combination of the following qualifications and experience:

  • At least 6 to 9 years of relevant experience (in professional and/or advanced educational environments)
  • Deep understanding of federal and state and/or local policies and practices that affect access to critical educational resources for students from low-income families and students of color, and a vision for improving these policies and practices
  • Experience in school finance is preferred but not required if the candidate has expertise in policy and practice impacting other critical education resources (e.g. access to excellent teaching, academic rigor, etc.)
  • Strong relationships with leaders in the resource equity field, or the proven ability to develop those relationships quickly
  • Demonstrated success communicating effectively with general audiences — in a variety of written and oral formats and contexts — about complex policy and practice issues
  • Excellent analytic skills and experience either using data directly to support policy development or managing analytic work of others to support policy development
  • Possession of an advanced degree (e.g., doctorate, master’s, JD, or equivalent) in public policy, education, psychology, sociology, law, or related field

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for improving the educational experiences and outcomes for low-income children and children of color, and an unwavering belief that these children could be much more successful if institutions better served them
  • Self-starter mentality
  • Creative thinker and leader
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
  • Goal-oriented, project-oriented, and achievement-oriented
  • Healthy respect for colleagues
  • Strong sense of honor and integrity
  • A warm, personable style with a good sense of humor

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree


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