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Executive Director, Black Student Success

Executive Director, Black Student Success
Posted By: Daniel Moss on April 02, 2018

The job of Executive Director, Black Student Success is done for the purposes of providing leadership and support to accelerate Black Student success across District 65. This position directly partners with the Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, principals, curriculum coordinators across content areas, and with Special Services staff to ensure Black Student success. This position collaborates with Curriculum and Instruction staff to provide curriculum and professional learning opportunities to teachers and staff that promotes high-quality instruction and implementation of district curricula with the goal of accelerating Black student success.

The District has identified instructional, school climate and culture, and partnership strategies aimed at advancing Black Student Success. The Executive Director will provide leadership in helping the District focus these efforts, ensuring that initiatives are well-designed, adequately supported, and meeting the needs of Black students upon implementation. This position will also identify best practices used elsewhere that lead to Black student success and that can be implemented successfully in D65. This position will partner with district managers, school leaders, educators, and community stakeholders to identify barriers to successful implementation of initiatives and programs focused on Black Student success and will monitor implementation quality and track progress on these efforts.

This job reports to Assistant Superintendent of Schools and the Superintendent of Schools
Essential Functions:

Advances priority district initiatives with a systems perspective and an equity lens, in collaboration with the superintendent’s cabinet members for the purpose of accelerating Black student success.

Assesses with a systems-thinking perspective, and in collaboration with Superintendent’s cabinet members, the implementation readiness and district capacities needed for the purpose of executing strategies designed to advance and accelerate Black student success.
Collaborates and communicates with a wide variety of internal and external groups (e.g. district staff, the Superintendent of Schools, community members, etc.) for the purpose of identifying best practices, focused administrative approaches, and policies and administrative procedures that will lead to Black student success.



Compiles data from internal and external sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
Designs and facilitates in-service training programs for teachers and administrators for the purpose of improving practice and implementation of district curricula that includes culturally relevant curricula to promote black student achievement.

Develops a wide variety of documents and presentation materials, independently and/or through delegation to other personnel (e.g. plans, proposals, policies, budgets, grant opportunities, procedures, forms, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.

Develops internal and external communication across multiple platforms highlighting the District's equity work for the purpose of providing information to various stakeholders.

Develops a data and evidence driven approach to Black Student success for the purpose of assessing and diagnosing needs and improvements in instruction, school culture and school climate.

Develops and maintains relationships across Evanston’s Black community for the purpose of collaborating and improving Black student success.
Initiates, develops and evaluates partnerships in a select number of schools for the purpose of developing high potential practices for acceleration of Black student success system wide.

Leads and participates in on-going and job-embedded professional development (e.g. staff meetings, study groups, demonstration lessons with pre-and-post discussion analysis, workshops, trainings, and seminars, etc.), etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information related to Black student success.

Provides coaching and leadership direction to principals and district level administrative staff across all departments for the purpose of strategically improving outcomes for Black students.
Supervises staff including hiring, development and evaluation for the purpose of ensuring efficient work productivity and implementation of the District's work on Black student achievement and equity.

Other Functions:
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the school district and Black student success.




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