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Boston Public Schools The George B. Cox Equity in Urban Education Fellowship-Retention Fellow (SY22-23) in Boston, Massachusetts

Reports To: Managing Director of the Office of RCD ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Founded in 1647, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is the oldest public school district in the country. As the birthplace of America’s public education system, BPS has a long, rich tradition and commitment to education. We are a leader in urban education. BPS has been recognized nationally for programs and initiatives such as universal preschool, early childhood education, equitable school-based funding formula, and policy specifically focused on creating greater racial equity to name a few. Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life. OFFICE OVERVIEW: Boston Public Schools Division of Equity, Strategy and Opportunity Gaps (ESOG) comprises four different offices (Equity; Opportunity Gaps; Recruitment, Cultivation and Diversity; and, Strategy and Innovation). The Office of Recruitment, Cultivation & Diversity Programs (RCD) combines talent acquisition and cultivation, pipeline development, and diversity programs to better support candidates and employees from recruitment throughout their careers. RCD is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse group of highly effective and culturally proficient teachers and staff members every year. We continue to focus our efforts on three key “levers” for our work: 1) Build and Support Pipelines 2) Cultivation and 3) Develop and Retain employees. These levers remain at the center of our strategy for accelerating student learning. This school year, RCD will significantly scale up and augment its existing programming to meet the high demand and to recruit and develop aspiring and current educators of color. It will also work in concert with the Equity and Strategy Division to ensure Systemic Racism is disrupted by providing Strategic Systemic Support, by ensuring Transparent Accountability and Removing Barriers to Increase the diversity of our school-based and central office staff and leaders. FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW: The George B. Cox Equity in Urban Education Fellowship (EUEF) was named in honor of a beloved educator, leader, writer, mentor, and advocate for Boston’s children and families. In memory, his college-mate, Charles Yancey, who later served as a Boston City Councilor, remembered George Cox, as “a dedicated warrior for human rights, high-quality integrated education, diversity, and justice. He fought against racism, sexism, intolerance, and discrimination. He was strategic in his approach and he was a strong mentor to many young people in our country. To learn more about George B, Cox, click here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pMXp8Rk7I5g6L8ntIHYxWIjctw_Hf2-xNtwWWZbOE1o/edit?usp=sharing (2 years full-time) These fellowships are designed to develop recent graduates and early-career professionals into leaders in their fields and communities. This is a two-year, full-time program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders by immersing them in teams committed to designing, delivering and evaluating strategic, innovative solutions to complex challenges in Urban Educational Equity. Preference will be give to BPS alums and or Boston residents who participated in the METCO program RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Support and Administration Provide operations and project management support as needed for the execution of the RCD programs, including tracking deliverables and progress towards desired outcomes Draft and manage routine communications to BPS Teaching Fellowship stakeholders Develop and maintain tracking systems for communications and program deadlines Perform all other related duties as assigned Data Management Compile, manage and maintain spreadsheets, graphs, reports based on data collected; assist in grant and district monitoring requirements by providing reports as requested by the Managing Director or Director Facilitating data analysis for program reporting to include recruitment, program participant performance, and hiring data to drive program improvement and monitor progress towards goals Marketing, & Communications Execute marketing and communications efforts which include ensuring a consistent, accurate, and compelling web presence; development of marketing materials (i.e. brochures, flyers, web pages, packets for partners/funders); supporting district Communications department with press releases Create program materials, including PowerPoint presentations, marketing materials, handouts incorporating strong design and brand elements Assist with talking points for meetings and events, draft email communications as needed Manage and/ or support major events within RCD Staff meetings, Staff Retreats, etc QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Early Career Professional Strong program or project management experience with extraordinary attention to detail, professionalism, ability to organize, plan and execute multiple projects simultaneously Demonstrated experience in developing spreadsheets and reports/ database management (Excel, Google sheets) Interest in analyzing and interpreting quantitative data and diverse information and to make recommendations based on the findings, specifically using Excel and/or Access Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; Google Suite; proficiency in developing/maintaining websites Ability to adapt to changes quickly, proposing and implementing thoughtful solutions Very strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop good relationships and network with various populations Strong written and oral communication skills Strong ability to work as part of an active team, work simultaneously on multiple tasks and projects, prioritizing daily activities Possesses growth mindset, actively seeks and uses feedback to improve performance Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Bachelor’s Degree in the field of education, business or related field Experience in design, layout, branding Wiki space, management experience Knowledge of or experience with PeopleSoft Knowledge of or experience with grant administration Experience in office coordination in a large organization Experience working in or with schools/districts TERMS: Managerial Tier B, 12 months. Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step. NOTE: School-based managerial employees will work 223 days between July 1st and June 30th each year. The 223 day work-year will include the 180 days in which school is in session, and the additional days will be determined by the employee and the principal or headmaster of the school. This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement. School-based managerial employees are not eligible for vacation time or compensatory time. In the event of school cancellation due to snow or inclement weather, school-based managerial employees need not report to work. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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The George B. Cox Equity in Urban Education Fellowship-Retention Fellow (SY22-23)

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Primary Location Central Office - Strategy Department

Salary Range B21 ($67,462) / 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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