Website Beloved Community
Beloved Community is hiring an Associate Director to spearhead diverse, inclusive, and equitable content development and delivery of our key programmatic strands (Equity at Home, Equity in Schools, and Equity in Housing). As the Associate Director of Equity in Schools you will oversee 1) curriculum and tool development for each strand of our capacity building model; 2) facilitate Equity in Schools and Equity at Work capacity-building workshops and training; 3) coach and consult leadership teams on their equity journeys and 4) project manage client work to successful completion. The Associate Director may also manage subcontractors and part-time program facilitators that show up in our client work. Under the guidance of the Senior Director of Education & Programming, the Associate Director will ensure that all Beloved programs and partner sessions have the highest level of research-based equity curriculum and culture facilitation.
In this position you will deliver high quality coaching and guidance to the Executive Director/CEO and senior leadership team of our client organizations. Our approach allows us to meet organizations where they are by offering a variety of organization-specific interventions. Utilizing your consultancy lens, you will research and customize interventions that directly respond to each organization’s pain points. An academic or professional background in DEI is not required, rather, you should possess a deep understanding of applied DEI concepts.
Though remote, we provide a collaborative and interactive team that demands flexibility, emotional intelligence, and constant communication while encouraging individual ideation and approach.
What You Bring
You have a deep commitment to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion, including working against the tenets of white supremacy culture, centering Intersectionality, and dismantling anti-Black racism.
You have excellent emotional intelligence, including intuition to sense emotion and energy, insight into and perceptiveness about people and organizational dynamics, ability to build trust, ability to lead with inquiry rather than judgment, willingness to tell the truth, and tackle tough issues.
You have experience consulting with leadership teams or serving on leadership teams in which change management processes were managed.
You offer concrete and specific support that helps solve our clients problems and improve their business practices.
You are able to personalize content and materials. You pull from a wide range of sources (research, articles, mixed media, social media, lived experiences, etc) to personalize the work and help others relate to DEI concepts, ideas, and theories.
You are able to adapt quickly. Consulting and facilitating do not always go according to plan. As the Associate Director, Equity in Work/Equity in Schools you are able to think quickly when something goes awry.
You are able to manage tension. You effectively interrogate and manage emotionally driven conflicts in both large and small group settings.
You have managed/facilitated adult learners. You are able to add supports, references and feedback to engage, inspire, and challenge a group of adult learners.
You are highly collaborative. You are an individual who embraces others’ ideas and insights to develop stronger, more comprehensive content and presentations.
You can elicit an emotional response from any audience. You are able to get people to feel work deeply and lead them to personal action.
Design and Facilitate Client Projects
Customize facilitation content based on partner needs assessment (including Beloved Community tools like the Equity Audit, Equity Lens Map).
Develop tools, toolkits, and rubrics for our work
Use critical race theory and adult learning pedagogies to lead the development and revision of all curriculum materials and tools.
Facilitate aligned workshops for teams of all sizes, across multiple sectors.
Facilitate workshop overviews for potential clients, conferences, and exhibitions.
Deliver high quality coaching and guidance to Executive Director and/or senior leadership team members of partner organizations.
Commit to amplifying marginalized identities in conversation and content development.
Develop both heart-centered and head-centered content.
Consultancy & Project Management
Brief Beloved Community’s Senior Director of Education & Programming on curriculum needs, and facilitation culture.
Lead organizations through change management processes as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion priorities
Assess & report back after Beloved facilitations and sessions to iterate, adapt, and track partner needs.
Engage in strategic visioning with Beloved Community’s Senior Director of Education & Programming towards a robust future for Beloved Community’s overall client facing programming.
Co-facilitate and manage multiple facets of our projects and learning experiences including coaching individual teams, team leads and leading team participation and content delivery.
Lead all parts of the execution for our projects and learning experiences, and follow-ups including agenda development, meeting facilitation with key collaborators, developing partner reports, and internal team project meetings.
Manage and support a detailed timeline and project-management plan for each project
Contribute to data-driven analysis with the Equity Audit tool suite.
Support Beloved Community’s Learning Agenda
Write Beloved Community blogs about facilitation and implementation of DEI strategies across a variety of sectors.
Contribute to Beloved Community’s learning agenda, especially as it relates to consulting, facilitating and client-facing work.
Write and present conference and community talks on the outcomes of Beloved facilitation/consulting.
Evidence of successful leadership experience in a school, district, consulting agency or youth-facing non-profit setting
Experience leading and managing and developing teams
Knowledge and/or experience in workforce development a plus
Experience building, customizing, or personalizing professional learning experiences for adult audiences.
A background in anti-racism work, education, D&I, equity, or human capital where you were able to assess an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A deep understanding of the theories of belongingness, intersectionality, and critical race theory.
Self-awareness about personal identities as well as knowledge of anti-bias and anti-racism frameworks and how they impact facilitation and team development.
The ability to embed organizational values and an equity lens into all content, curriculum development and delivery.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse personalities, and the wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences.
Comfort utilizing tools such as Google Suite, Microsoft Suite and Zoom.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
As an Associate Director, Equity in Schools you ensure that system leaders across the United States understand key Beloved content, practices, and services. Thanks to your work, leaders feel challenged to grow in their equity journey and influence every level of their organization. Individuals and organizations, across industries, recommend Beloved and ask for us by name. Participants report, year after year, how your facilitations have helped move their company’s equity practices forward. Within three years, all of your clients have demonstrated measurable gains on their Equity Work Plans and related practices.
For this position we seek applications from a variety of industries and experiences. Experiences from educators and K12 leaders are aligned to our Equity in Schools strand, while non-profit leaders, for-profit leaders and corporate trainer experiences align directly with our Equity at Work strand.
Location: New Orleans or Louisiana is preferred. Potential to be remote. Travel in this role is expected as we have multi-year projects in New Orleans, Memphis, Indianapolis, Kansas City and San Antonio.
Salary: $65k – $80k
Unlimited vacation, flexible work hours, health and dental benefits, retirement matching, phone stipend, work for home stipend
Day in the Life
50% Consulting, Facilitating and Content Customization
40% Project Management
10% Support Beloved’s Community Learning Agenda
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