Full-Time Content Specialist, Equity & Leadership
Our mission is to ensure high academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color, by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.
“We believe that every student, in every circumstance, can achieve the highest levels of academic excellence.”
Who We Are
To afford students real opportunities in life and build schools that reflect and foster a more just and equitable world, we need determined, unwavering school leaders committed to the truth that every student can excel. New Leaders is an educational leadership organization whose mission is driven by racial equity and social justice, and by an unwavering belief in the potential of every student. Building schools and systems that lift up Black and brown students and children from low-income communities is at our core. We forge deep partnerships to equip school leaders at all levels to be powerful and positive forces for change, especially in our most marginalized communities. We provide best-in-class leadership training that ensures schools are set up to provide all students with challenging, engaging learning experiences in every classroom, every day, year after year. To date, we have developed nearly 4,000 leaders who annually reach more than half a million students across the country. To support even more children and communities, we champion evidence-based policies that reflect the transformative power of exceptional school leadership and that break down inequitable structural and institutional barriers to student achievement and educational equity. By transforming our schools, we’ll transform our society.
Who You Are
The Content Specialist, Equity & Leadership fills a key role working with and reporting to the Senior Executive Director, Content Development to ensure content and facilitation related to equity and principal leadership throughout New Leaders programs and pathways is aligned to standards and research in the field. In addition, this position will play a key role in supporting New Leaders’ facilitators to ensure strong content knowledge of equity and leadership to ensure high-quality facilitation of adult learning and application. The position is directly responsible for conducting research to find and create content that results in high-quality professional development that meets the needs of our school system partners and results in changes to participants’ work practices in order to improve student achievement outcomes, with a special emphasis on equity and principal leadership.
The Content Specialist, Equity & Leadership will be based out of a home office.
What You’ll Do
In partnership with the SED, Content Development, set the vision for excellence in equity and leadership learning and outcomes, and co-develop a strategic approach to content development and instructional design focused on equity and leadership.
- Serve as in-house equity and principal leadership instructional leader expert broadly, across roles, and across all student populations (e.g., general education, ELL, special education).
- Develop the processes to manage the creation and revision of all equity and principal leadership content.
- Leverage input from key internal and external stakeholders (including teachers and national experts) to inform content decisions and learning experiences.
- Identify program learning objectives and outcomes, support the development of content guidebooks, and shape the direction of the instructional design and content for each module, focused on equity and principal leadership.
- Partner closely with the Instructional Specialist, Mathematics and Instructional Specialist, ELA to ensure coherence and integration of all academic content throughout the training modules.
- Advise the Program Design & Leadership Academy Team regarding the strategic integration of online, in person, and blended modes of engagement, including formal and informal learning activities and tools for sharing information and collaboration, focused on equity and principal leadership.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with external partners and organizations whose activities and knowledge base could support the improvement of New Leaders content, focused on equity and principal leadership.
Lead the content development process and support training efforts
- Lead the content development of online and in-person tutorials to meet established learning objectives, focused on equity and principal leadership.
- Develop content tools and resources (e.g. writing content or assignments, creating related scenarios and developing job aids), focused on equity and principal leadership.
- Continuously build equity and principal leadership content-related knowledge and understanding of leadership competencies towards the ongoing development and refinement of high-quality materials and professional learning pathways to address partner needs, focused on equity and principal leadership, through:
- Direct observation of teachers and principals to synthesize instructional expertise and needs.
- Finding and summarizing the latest research in key content areas, building bibliographies, and resource libraries for participants, focused on equity and principal leadership.
- Research, conference attendance, and collaboration with expert external partners.
- Select, curate, organize, and infuse the best Open Education Resources (OER) materials into New Leaders content.
- Create internal and external facing documents to provide overviews of the content, focused on equity and leadership.
- Create and facilitate online, face-to-face, and blended training experiences to increase staff familiarity and skill with respect to New Leaders content, focused on equity and leadership.
- Regularly attend Leadership Academy professional learning sessions, focused on equity and leadership, to ensure high-quality facilitation and delivery of content, and offer a focused perspective to learning conversations.
- Partner with New Leaders’ Evaluation team to understand the impact of the equity and leadership-specific work on student learning and growth.
- Collaborate with the Senior Director, Leadership Academy to prepare and deliver high-quality internal professional development around New Leaders equity and leadership content for all program director and facilitation staff.
- Serve as a member of a high-quality internal review board to ensure that all developed content consistently meets New Leaders quality for professional learning and content design.
- Integrate learning and program approach experience and knowledge to other New Leaders’ programs; working collaboratively with National Program and Program Implementation team leaders to leverage existing New Leaders curriculum in the new content design and ensure coherence, consistency and integration of all New Leaders content.
- Lead cross-program instructional design meetings to support overall alignment of content.
- Tag, save, and organize content for appropriate filing in the content library.
Perform other duties as assigned.
What You Bring
Skills, Experiences, and Competencies
Belief that every student, in every circumstance, can achieve the highest levels of academic excellence, and passionate commitment to New Leaders’ mission and vision.
Education and Experience
- At least 7 years of professional experience required.
- Principal experience required.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Respected, highly skilled instructional leader with broad experience as an educator and principal across student populations, e.g., general education, ELL and special education.
- Proven record of success improving outcomes for all students by using multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions; and using a cycle of inquiry and action-research.
- Proven record of success supporting adult learning around using multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions; using a cycle of inquiry and action-research; and leadership development.
- Experience designing leadership development content for adult learners.
- Deep knowledge and expertise regarding equitable and excellent school leadership, including:
- Critical Race Theory
- Culturally responsive teaching and leading
- Disruption of inequitable systems, structures, and mindsets
- Effective approaches to the adaptive challenges school leaders face
- Building and maintaining anti-racist school culture
- Effective leadership within all aspects of school leadership leading to equitable and excellent outcomes for students
- Strong strategic thinking, planning, and project management skills.
- Understanding of and ability to apply theories of and effective practices for: student learning, growth and development; group process, communications, and organizational planning; deeply contextualized professional development; differentiated instructional strategies especially for high-needs students; standardized, observational, performance-based and alternative assessments; and continuous principal, teacher, and student learning, including evaluation, self-evaluation, and evidence-driven adjustment of instruction and interventions.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with people from a wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style.
- Demonstrated excellence in relationship management, interpersonal abilities, and oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to incorporate feedback from multiple perspectives and stakeholders in order to produce the best in class content.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong attention to detail, superior organizational skills, time management skills, self-direction, and motivation.
- Technology savvy for web-based instructional techniques and tools.
- Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet tools.
- Ability to travel up to 20% of your time (temporarily suspended).
How to ApplyPlease submit a tailored resume and cover letter on our Careers Page at newleaders.org/careers/
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