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Director of Educator Diversity
Company: James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership & Policy Foundation, Inc.
Location: Cary, NC
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/05/2021
Expire Date: 02/05/2022
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Director of Educator Diversity
To apply: Please submit cover letter, along with a résumé or CV, and a writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted) to applicant@hunt-institute.org with the subject line “Last Name – Director of Educator Diversity.” No phone calls, please.

In this role, the Director of Educator Diversity will shepherd The Hunt Institute’s work on the One Million Teachers of Color initiative, which aims to grow the number of teachers of color to 1 million by 2030. The Director will work across Coalition partners to help operationalize the Coalition’s goals and create the structures necessary to make decisions and coordinate activities. The Coalition is still relatively new, and the Director will play a critical role organizing members, filling gaps, and helping the Coalition maintain momentum over time. The Director will also oversee all work strands that The Hunt Institute leads for the Coalition.

In addition, the Director will support other Institute work as needed, including conducting research and analysis on relevant policy issues and providing information for reports, policy briefs, primers, and case studies for dissemination. The Director will be based out of The Institute’s office in Cary, North Carolina.

• Expertly manage The Institute’s One Million Teachers of Color initiative, a complex project with multiple stakeholders and partners.
• Conduct and oversee education policy research and data analysis to help provide policymakers with information on best practices, trends, and current research as related to educator diversity.
• Assist with fundraising efforts, strategy, and processes, including writing proposals, assessing the impact of new funding on current work, participating in funder calls, and developing relationships in the field.
• Contribute to the design and development of major Institute policymaker convenings, including state legislators retreats and cross-state and national events for senior-level state policymakers.
• Develop materials (proposals, reports, issue briefs, PowerPoint presentations, web content, etc.) to support The Hunt Institute’s strategic plan.
• Manage and work on multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and prioritize work as necessary.
• Participate in organization-wide strategic planning discussions as requested.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity
At The Hunt Institute, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state, or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.
Qualifications & Requirements
• Commitment to the mission and vision of The Hunt Institute, alongside a passion for challenging entrenched systems of educational inequity towards the bettering of public education for all children.
• Passion for investing in the growth of colleagues; able to motivate and rally support in service of organizational mission and goals.
• A strong work ethic, with a results-oriented philosophy and personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
• Ability to handle multiple assignments and accomplish deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly.
• Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills, especially as they relate to breaking down a problem or moving people and work from Point A to Point B.
• Demonstrated ability to cultivate partnerships both inside and outside of an organization and to move a group towards a common goal.
• Minimum five years of work experience conducting policy and data analysis in education. Relevant experience in education, educational leadership, public policy, public administration, or related field preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Ability to travel (anticipated between 15-25%).

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:
• Knowledge of state and national P-16 education policy.
• Resourcefulness and good judgment.
• Leadership by example.
• The value of diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
• Integrity/ethics beyond reproach.
• Persistence and a sense of optimism when confronted with obstacles.
• Constant seeking to apply best practices.
• Willingness to work collaboratively and consider new ideas.
• Commitment to The Hunt Institute’s mission, vision, financial stability, and success.
Contact Information
Company Name: James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership & Policy Foundation, Inc.
Website: https://hunt-institute.org/about/jo...
Company Description:
The Hunt Institute’s mission is to provide unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education. Since its establishment in 2001, the organization has emerged as a recognized and credible leader in the movement to transform American public education and a go-to source for reliable, objective, and timely information. The Institute works at the intersection of education policy and politics, supporting state and national officials and empowering them to drive education reform. Its mandate is to inspire and equip elected officials and senior policymakers to make informed decisions that improve the lives of all children. The Institute’s primary audience consists of governors, legislators, and other elected and state-level policymakers.
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