Equity and Social Justice Education Specialist – Per Diem

Capitol Region Education Council - Hartford, CT3.8

Part-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $58,000 a year
CREC Resource Group

Position Purpose
Under the direct supervision of a Senior Education Specialist and the Managing Director of Professional Learning, the part time Equity and Social Justice Education Specialist is expected to assist in the planning and implementation of a multi-dimensional approach to professional learning (PL) on topics related to equity and social justice, including but not limited to race, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion. This position will support the efforts of CREC and CREC Resource Group, the primary products and services team, to fulfill its mission as a diverse social justice organization, as well as to serve Hartford-area students and educators in their equity work. The position will involve utilizing evidence and research-based staff development tools, strategies, and resources to provide PL to educators.

Essential Job Functions
Contribute to the development of approaches to transform systems, structures, policies, and practices
Identify meaningful evidence and research related to specific issues of racial equity, social justice, and cultural responsiveness in education
Support educational leadership
Plan and lead staff development
Coach teachers, administrators and teacher teams
Manage multiple projects at the same time
Work collaboratively with various stakeholders
Additional Duties
Other duties as assigned.

Use of standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements
Extensive travel both within and outside the Greater Hartford region.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Commitment to equity and social justice
Deep understanding of the history, current, and potential impending relationships between race, racism, and the institution of education
Awareness of desegregation legislation, particularly Sheff v. O'Neil
Excellent oral/written communication skills
Comprehensive emotional intelligence
Passion for working with adult learners
Ability to facilitate adult learning
Knowledge of change management
Understanding of school transformation
Familiarity with MS-Office suite of products and Google Docs
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
No exceptional physical, mental demands, or work hazards are associated with this position.

Qualifications Profile
Relevant advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) preferred
Three-five years in education or a highly related field
Experience leading and implementing social justice reforms preferred
Experience designing and leading professional development
Facility to work among a team and/or autonomously
Ability to take a project from design to implementation
Highly flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to work irregular hours and prioritize among competing demands.
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