GENERAL INFORMATION: The Chief Equity Officer plans, promotes and coordinates all district systemic and communal educational equity, fairness, compliance, inclusion and poverty efforts including minority affairs, and poverty-related programs. The Chief Equity Officer originates and leads student services practices and objectives that will provide support to all students, an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Primary objectives include:
The success of all students
Development of a superior workforce
Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance
Personal ongoing development
Work collaboratively with stakeholders to implement best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion, including the recruitment, and retention of personnel.
Monitor District climate and national trends relevant of diversity and provide responsive leadership.
Ensure ongoing attentiveness to the District’s value of inclusivity through active participation in the District’s Environment and Culture Advisory Committee and implementation of our Diversity Goals.
Assure the development and use of processes for evaluating, investigating and responding to reports of bias-related incidents in collaboration with appropriate District officials.
Promote understanding of equity and inclusion among district stakeholders.
Provides leadership, guidance and support internal and external partners in the delivery of equity policy and programs.
Other duties, as required.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in sociology, education, public administration, ethical studies, communication or a closely related field. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is highly desirable.
A passion for advancing equity and social justice solutions.
Minimum of five years of experience in teaching or working with youth in a related field.
A set of values characterized by humility, innovation, compassion, collaboration, service excellence, and responsive leadership.
SDA or SDL preferred, however, willing to consider candidates with outstanding credentials for a civil service appointment.
Internal Number: 157
About Niskayuna Central School District
The Niskayuna Central School District enjoys an outstanding reputation for a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, student success, and alumni accomplishments. Our district is comprised of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a comprehensive high school in the towns of Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton Park, and Colonie.
Our mission is to empower each individual to make responsible choices, meet challenges, achieve personal success, and contribute to a global society.