School Culture and Climate Consultant
Provide consultant and leadership services to Wayne County schools in assessing and addressing school culture, climate and equity needs for supporting academic achievement; identifying resources and strategies to meet identified school/district professional development and coaching needs; coordinate and facilitate the implementation of professional development and coaching related to school climate improvement, and the development of cultural competency, equity and instructional engagement.
*DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Organize, plan, conduct and/or facilitate professional development sessions, training programs, and conferences for local districts/buildings related to school climate improvement, cultural competency and responsiveness, equity, and instructional engagement.
- Provide the structure and accountability for the development and coordination of services and activities within each school aimed at improving school climate, cultural competence, and addressing barriers to equity and equitable learning environments.
- Assists schools and districts in the use of equity, culture, and school climate assessment tools (i.e. CSCI, Healthy Schools Survey, and Cultural Competency Inventory) and data systems to design, implement and monitor continuous improvement.
- Maintain knowledge of current research, leading edge developments around equity, cultural competence and responsiveness and instructional engagement strategies for underserved populations (i.e., African-American Males, LGBTQ students, ELL students, students of poverty.)
- Know relevant research and effective practices in assessing and addressing school culture and climate; school organization, school improvement and professional development.
- Advise districts and provide assistance to district and building leadership, teachers, and parents in support of equity, cultural competence and student engagement for underserved student populations (i.e., African-American Males, LGBTQ students, ELL students, students of poverty.)
- Support and facilitate school/district teams to ensure the integration between teaching and learning and students’ social and emotional well-being.
- Work in collaboration with WRESA staff to ensure client needs are met in the most efficient and effective manner.
- Coordinate and collaborate in the integration and use of technology in the development of equitable and effective school climate/culture.
- Participate as an active team member in organizational projects as assigned.
- Plan, use professional judgment and act effectively to carry out the functions of this position within the direction provided by WRESA mission and goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree required in education or related field.
- Minimum of five years of recent and related experience delivering professional development, training or consulting required.
- Demonstrated skill and recent experience in developing effective and equitable school climates/cultures, and culturally responsive instruction.
- Demonstrated experience in multiple school settings.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND TRAINING
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement successful strategies for professional development that support adult learners.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Michigan School Improvement Framework.
- Demonstrated consultation, training, group facilitation and process skills.
- Demonstrated skill working with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated listening, verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated problem solving and team building skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate emerging forms of technology into professional activities.
Current WCSSF 10-Month Salary Schedule – Grade M ($62,281 - $95,366 FY) and a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health/dental/vision/life and long-term disability insurance. Generous time off including 19 paid holidays, sick and personal business days. Membership in the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System www.michigan.gov/ors. The position is represented by the the Wayne County Salaried Staff Federation Local 4479 (WCSSF). The current Collective Bargaining Agreement and additional information regarding employer sponsored health care plans can be found at: http://www.resa.net/aboutus/reports/budgetsalarycompensationtransparencyreports/
Application Process and Timeline: Internal and external applicants must complete and submit an online application at http://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx (Job ID #10848) by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018 in order to be considered.
Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (Wayne RESA) provides leadership and services to the 33 local school districts and 110 charter schools that educate almost 275,000 students. Wayne RESA is committed to the process of continuous improvement through service, leadership, collaboration, and excellence, and is a goals-driven organization that empowers staff to maximize resources to support student achievement.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Job Type: Full-time