KIPP NYC

New York, NY

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
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Organization: KIPP NYC
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Chief Equity Officer

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KIPP NYC

New York, NY

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP NYC
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

Chief Equity Officer

About KIPP NYC:
KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in The Bronx.  Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students.  Today, our New York City network is comprised of seven elementary schools, seven middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College and Career, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC Public Schools currently serves more than 6000 students and alumni and has a staff of more than 700. In August 2019, we opened a new elementary and middle school in the Bronx, and in August 2020, we will be opening KIPP’s first intentionally racially and socioeconomically integrated school, KIPP Beyond Middle School.

Position Overview
The Chief Equity Officer defines the overarching vision, identity, and strategy to become a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization both in our schools and across our region. S/he/they are responsible for setting and implementing an overarching vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for KIPP NYC. The Chief Equity Officer partners with school and regional leaders to develop and drive key diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at both the school and regional level.

The Chief Equity Officer reports to the Chief People Officer and is a part of the senior leadership team.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  • Vision:  Develop, launch and support a long-term strategic plan for equity across KIPP NYC rooted in our mission, theory of action, vision for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and our desire to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promote inclusion and anti-racist practices that will be evidenced through our structures, culture and leadership.
    • S/he/they will have a deep passion for social justice and educational equity for all children, extensive executive leadership and relationship-building skills, and strengths in cultural competence, strategic communication, problem solving, and team development. The individual will have a history of collaborating with diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve ambitious outcomes and an ability to influence others especially where no direct reporting relationship exists.
    • Champion a positive culture including feedback and training for those who need to develop their skills and/or awareness of the impact they are having on others.
    • Examine our systems, practices and policies to ensure KIPP NYC is moving toward becoming an anti-racist organization.
    • Monitoring progress toward our DEI vision and achievement of our DEI goals as well as
    • the execution of strategies that map toward those goals
  • Leadership & Partnership:  Act as a trusted advisor and thought partner with Superintendent, Deputy Superintendents and Managing Directors of Schools on individualized DEI growth plans for each school, ensuring an equity lens is being used by school leaders in the choices and decisions they make for their schools.
    • Build stakeholder buy-in to a larger vision of equity for KIPP NYC.
    • Build equitable beliefs, systems and practices at KIPP NYC and within our schools, aligned to our long-term vision and goals for KIPP NYC.
    • Coach school leaders to examine themselves as equitable leaders, reflect on their leadership style and its impact on others, and support leaders to ensure a clear vision for their school, rooted in equity, honoring all identities, and continually building cultural competencies.
  • Regional Leadership: Serve as member of the Regional Leadership Team. 
    • Work with regional leaders on on individualize DEI growth plans for each program or team, ensuring an equity lens is being used by all leaders in the choices and decisions they make for KIPP NYC.
    • Effectively manage and develop direct reports with an assets-based approach, cultivating a collaborative and inclusive team culture.
    • Work in close collaboration with the leaders across KIPP NYC to ensure policies, procedures, practices and experiences for all staff at KIPP NYC are rooted in equity and inclusion.

Qualifications:

  • At least 15 years of related work experience, including managing teams and school leaders to successful outcomes.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience advocating for and implementing change within a multi-cultural environment.
  • At least 3 years experience developing and implementing DEI programs and experiences.
  • Requires a minimum of a BA/BS in education or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Ability to engage with diverse staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership between departments and levels of leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to indirectly manage and influence teams and individuals to meet specific and strategic outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to quickly establish credibility to develop and manage productive relationships with internal and external individuals and stakeholders.
  • Ability to create/design adult learning and teaching of the content and skills associated with operating with an equity lens.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities across multiple teams of people with a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the KIPP mission with school based experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Zest, grit, hope, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor.
 

KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.