Specialist, Equity - Elementary

Charlotte, NC, US
Apr 18, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School

The Equity Specialist supports and assists the Associate Superintendent for Elementary/Middle/Secondary Programs as required in monitoring and carrying out functions assigned to the department. The specialist gives general support which includes but is not limited to monitoring the fidelity and implementation of the Prek-12 instructional programs and other initiatives impacting student outcomes. As instructed by the Associate Superintendent, the specialist is responsible assessing school programs, identifying exemplar programs, and making recommendations for improvement. The Equity Specialist works closely with the Learning Community staff, Learning and Teaching, and Student Services to monitor and support school level implementation of district initiatives. The Equity Specialist provides support to schools in developing and monitoring school improvement goals that address gaps in equity.

Essential Duties:
  • Develops tools to effectively assess the equity across the leveled school programs and identifying exemplars.
  • Collaborates with the other Equity Specialists, Learning Community Curriculum Coordinators of to monitor and maintain the vertical articulation of college and career readiness definitions to ensure educational equity for all K-12 students.
  • Provides support to schools in developing and monitoring school improvement goals that address gaps in equity.
  • Supports the development of short-range and long-range equitable goals and objectives for the improvement of system-wide leveled school programs.
  • Monitors the fidelity and implementation of the Prek-12 instructional programs and other initiatives impacting student outcomes.
  • Assists with planning and coordinating the development of effective equitable programs in collaboration with Learning and Teaching, Learning Community Superintendents, Accountability, and Student Services.
  • Works with principals and school teams to develop a positive building climate that leads to educational equity and increased achievement for all students.
  • Supports and evaluates the activities of the school programs including professional development.
  • Effectively communicates with the school system and the community to share information about leveled school programs.
  • Supports the Associate Superintendents to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the equity of the district and school level budget priorities in accordance with federal, state, and local policies.
  • Supports Learning Community Superintendents to implement, monitor and evaluate equitable programs for all students.
  • Meets and collaborates with Associate Superintendents of Equity on a regular basis to discuss progress towards educational equity goals.
  • Works with Learning and Teaching and other school system departments to provide professional development opportunities for school leaders, teachers, and staff.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Accountability on data that impacts (elementary, middle and high school) students and uses that information to provide strategic supports to school levels.
  • Coordinates with various departments to ensure the equitability of services in areas such as AP courses offerings, ACT preparation, and graduation requirements.
  • Supports content area specialists in selection and evaluation of instructional materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Uses data and information to guide, support and evaluate program decisions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Education/related discipline
  • Five years of experience as a teacher

  • Advanced degree in Administration or Curriculum and Supervision
  • Five or more years of experience as a teacher or administrator

Licensing / Certification Requirements:
  • Certification in Administration or Curriculum and Supervision preferred.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations and school laws and policies related to elementary/middle/high school education
  • Knowledge of the development of educational plans and programs at the elementary/middle/high school level
  • Ability to assess program needs and plan long-range plans for the elementary/middle/high school programs and curriculum
  • Current knowledge of instructional strategies and how to monitor classroom instruction
  • Proficient in the use of technology, data acquisition and analysis, root cause analysis and establishing proactive interventions
  • Ability to manage personnel and financial resources to achieve equitable school-level programming
  • Ability to influence and motivate staff
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation language skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with discretion
  • Ability to organize and complete tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to collaborate and interact with peers
  • Ability to coordinate projects involving input from and recommendations to professional staff
  • Strong skills in judgment, problem solving and decision making
  • Respect for diverse perspectives

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Minimum Educational Requirements

12 Month

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Physical Requirements:

The work is primarily sedentary. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires bending, squatting, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights. The work requires activities involving driving automotive equipment.

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