Coordinator (Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

SW Atlanta, GA, US
Feb 23, 2021
Coordinator (Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

Equity & Social Justice

Support Staff - Position - Other - Other

Job Number : 4600215535

Start Date :

Open Date : 02/22/2021

Closing Date : 03/22/2021


Atlanta Public Schools' (APS) strategic plan outlines ambitious goals to recruit and retain the best talent at APS and continually recognize and compensate staff so that every student will graduate ready for college and career. The District further acknowledges, honors, and values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultural differences. The Coordinator (Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) (CWDEI) champions, promotes, and supports the strategic efforts to craft a truly diverse workforce and inclusive culture. The Coordinator serves as an advisor and resource
person for management and staff in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity and further provides thought leadership to systems and processes relating to recruiting, retention, performance, advancement, and equity in support of the District's efforts to recruit, support, and retain an outstanding, diverse, and committed workforce.


• Serves as a subject matter expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) related to staff, drawing from research on best practices, building on current organizational efforts, and working with various stakeholders.
• Participates in and advises the District's recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups. Monitors, evaluates, and assesses the adequacy of the diversity of candidates in the hiring and screening process.
• Partners with the Human Resources team and hiring managers throughout the District to ensure that talent management processes are bias-free and develop strategies to ensure that high poverty schools have access to high-quality teaching candidates.
• Supports under-represented staff populations, provides affinity groups, and builds employee networks to support employees, including people of color, LQBTQ+ employees, veterans, and people with disabilities.
• Supports the District's strategic planning by grounding decision-making in equity and outcome data, setting goals, and selecting appropriate measures to monitor the progress of equity-focused initiatives.
• Plans, guides, and advises executive leadership and supervisors on diversity, equity, and affirmative action matters. Collaborates with management to create, implement and monitor programs designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of students and staff.
• Ensures that the District complies with all laws related to promoting an equitable and inclusive work environment.
• Develops, implements, and monitors policies and programs that support the District's diversity initiatives.
• Designs orientation for new staff and facilitates trainings for existing staff.
• Collaborates district-wide to review and evaluate the effectiveness of DEI initiatives.
• Partners with district Communication and Engagement teams to develop and promote internal communications that enable staff to have an opportunity for dialogue.
• Communicates and articulates Equal Employment Opportunity and related policies for the general public, governmental enforcing agencies, political and community group leaders, and grass-root organizations.
• Participates in local, state, and national organizations and maintains a high level of expertise.
• Required to have prompt, regular attendance in-person or virtually and be available to work on-site, in-person during regular business hours, and as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate administrator or their representative.

Requirements :



? Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, business, education, public relations, or related field of study
? Master's degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, business, education, public relations, or related field of study preferred


? Valid driver's license and private transportation, or the ability to attend off-site meetings


? 5 years of work experience in human resources, talent management, or a similar diversity-based leadership role
? Experience recruiting teachers, developing teachers, or working in an education management/policy/advocacy role desired
? Proven track record of cross-functional partnerships and experience building diversity strategies and succession planning


? Passion and commitment to improving organizational outcomes and enhancing employee experience through diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies
? Knowledge of critical issues in education, human resources, and an understanding of educator effectiveness and performance data
? Strong knowledge of adult learning best practices
? In-depth knowledge of Human Resources (HR) best-practices
? Thorough knowledge of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable laws.
? Ability to develop and maintain creative and innovative programs and services
? Strong organizational, decision making, and problem-solving skills
? Ability to work within a matrixed organization with multiple reporting lines
? Effective communication and interpersonal skills in both written and verbal presentatio

Compensation :

Salary Grade: 133

Salary Range: FY'20 APS Salary Schedule (All Positions)

Work Year: Enter ANNUAL


Employment Category :

Reports to: : EX Director, Equitable Learning Environments