Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Bart Charter Public School
1 Commercial Street
ADAMS, MA 01220

Phone:(413)743-7311
Website: bartcharter.org

Company Description:
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (“BART”) is a nationally recognized, award-winning, college-preparatory, public middle and high school located in Adams, Massachusetts. As the only charter school in Berkshire County, it is consistently ranked among the top schools in Massachusetts for student academic achievement and growth.
Committed to its mission to prepare its students for college and a lifetime of learning, BART is a community of 363 curious and creative students, devoted and innovative teachers and staff members, and families dedicated to the success of their children. The student body is richly diverse, each member with an important personal story. The School is built around a makerspace, and its academic program comprises an intense academic core curriculum enriched by ample elective courses in the arts and technology as well as opportunities for students to pursue independent creative and scholarly projects. Before they graduate, BART students must pass courses on college campuses, take and pass collegiate-skills courses each year, complete an internship within the region, and participate in a rigorous program of mock interviews, portfolio presentations, and annual science fairs.
The success enjoyed by BART’s students and the School as a whole results from a school culture characterized by the pursuit of excellence and based on a set of foundational elements:
A liberating, college-preparatory, academic environment that provides for students and employees alike intellectual challenge, professional development and exploration, and personal growth;
Dedication to the education of the whole child that supports the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical maturation;
A school that embodies the best of contemporary educational knowledge, thought, and practices, including a reliance on data-driven teaching and learning in support of advancing student achievement;
A vibrant, inclusive school that embraces diversity and individuality yet shines by the devotion of students, faculty and staff, and families to their BART and home communities;
An educational experience that brings the world into BART and BART into the world; and
A strong, resilient, and multi-element financial base from which resources enable students’ academic success and professional distinction and employees’ professional development and refinement.

Additional Business Name: BART Charter Public School

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Adams
Full Time
Education/Training
Master's Degree
Preferred

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works with BART’s faculty, staff, and administration to guide and establish programs, initiatives, events, and practices that promote inclusion, diversity, equity, social justice, and obstacle-free access within BART as well as enhance the sense of belonging and respect felt by all members of the BART community. The position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a full-time, twelve-month position, and the individual in the role provides strategic advice and counsel to the Executive Director and Principal, is a member of BART’s senior leadership team, may teach at least one course each year, and reports directly to the Executive Director.

EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with faculty, staff, and administration to ensure BART provides an exceptional academic program within a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment;
Collaborate as a curriculum coach with faculty in development of curricular elements that increase access, representation, and cultural competency;
Craft and execute with the Executive Director, Director of Finance & Operations, and Principal hiring plans and employee policies and practices that produce diverse pools of job applicants and retain faculty and staff of historically marginalized identities;
Serve as Chair of the BART Diversity Council and work with the Executive Director to ensure the Diversity Council is active, is strategic, and reflects BART’s broad, diverse, inclusive community;
Collaborate with the Principal, faculty, and other administrators to provide a cohesive and immersive professional development program that includes training in culturally relevant equity pedagogy and helps teachers create culturally responsive classrooms;
Seek with the Executive Director and Grants Coordinator extramural funding to engage all members of BART’s community in matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Collaborate with the Director of Student & Community Development in various ways to develop and strengthen BART’s community to represent and meet each member’s needs, interests, strengths, and goals; and
Be active, visible, and engaged with all aspects of the BART community.

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with young people, preferably students at the middle and/or high school level, either as a classroom teacher or in another capacity. Preference will be given to candidates who also have school administrative experience.
Experience in advancing a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible community.
Educational achievement with the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, although Master’s degree or higher is preferred.
Commitment to the education of the whole child and to the success of all children.
Dedication to and experience with social justice and restorative practices and with elevating cultural competency within a school community.
Dedication to the belief that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is strong because of these qualities and provides an ideal and powerful learning environment for children.
Knowledge of and active participation in national discussions of public education, diversity and equity, social justice, and cultural competency.
Skilled in communicating orally and in writing with diverse audiences, including parents, students, faculty, and the community as a whole.
A tireless champion of diversity and inclusion who can move forward an institution while celebrating joyously the children we are educating.
Marvelous sense of humor and wonder at the world into which we guide our students.

Those who can see themselves in the role of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BART Charter Public School should send via email to employment@bartcharter.org the following application elements: (1) cover letter; (2) résumé; (3) a statement that describes one’s educational philosophy; (4) a statement that describes one's philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (5) full contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should be addressed to BART’s Executive Director, Dr. James White. Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled.

BART Charter Public School is an equal opportunity employer. BART does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or age. For more information about BART and its programs, please visit www.bartcharter.org.