Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #524
The Diversity in Leadership Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, identifies, develops, and supports racially diverse public school leaders to serve as change agents to close the opportunity gap, through movement building, growing talent pipelines for excellence in school leadership and advocacy.
Diversity in Leadership Institute — www.diversityinleadership.org The Diversity in Leadership Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization based in Los Angeles, identifies, develops, and supports racially diverse public school leaders and allies to serve as change agents to close the opportunity gap, through movement building, growing talent pipelines for excellence in school leadership, and advocacy.
Vice President of Leadership Development
DLI is dedicated to increasing racial diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence among charter school and district administrators as a lever to increase academic and social outcomes for TK-12 students in California.
While diversity can mean many things including socioeconomic, religious, linguistic, cultural, and more, for our purposes, we focus on race, specifically African American and Latinx. In the context of school success, we contextualize this focus on racial diversity in the areas of equity: “the outcome of practices that result in the same outcomes for members of a group. Equitable programs may make accommodations for differences so that the outcomes are the same for all individuals,” and inclusion: “when diverse groups are represented and included in all sectors of the organization and organizational life.” Through the lens of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (RDEI), DLI seeks to ask questions, create dialogue, collaborate, assess, problem-solve, and create solutions to effect change across California, so more children see school leaders and teachers who look like them, provide quality learning experiences and successful outcomes in their public schools.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
This senior leader will partner with the Founder to grow DLI to achieve its mission. He/she will manage DLI’s Leaders of Color Fellowship including execution and enhancement of the fellowship program, management of district and charter partnerships, and development of our talent development platform. The VP will support the facilitation of hands-on training, talent assessment, and leadership coaching. The VP will also manage the DLI School Leaders Network.
The Vice President, Leadership Development will develop the organization from a performance and culture perspective by implementing and overseeing programs that strengthen the knowledge and abilities of the leaders we serve to be exceedingly successful in their current roles, preparing them for their next roles and preparing us to meet the challenges that our significant growth brings.
Drive the creation of a leadership development model with an emphasis on anti-racist practices and inclusion of culturally relevant pedagogy
Provide thought leadership and strategic direction to the creation of an Equity Assessment
Develop a district and charter engagement strategy
Partner with Founder to analyze organizational needs
Identify high performers for the initial fellowship program year and implement the Fellow recruitment and selection process
Provide coaching to Fellows on all aspects of effective, anti-racist school leadership practices
Facilitate leadership level training sessions
Drive organization-wide quarterly goal setting and monitoring process including the practice of real-time feedback
A highly collaborative Leadership Development professional with a minimum of 15 years of experience in leading L&D organizations
Experience as a school leader with a demonstrable track record of effectiveness and ideally, experience supporting other school leaders
Experience with Succession/Talent Management, Change Management, Organization/Leadership Development, Performance Management
Ability to diagnose organizational challenges, then execute appropriate intervention or policy/culture change
Persuasive communicator with a strong leadership presence, and interpersonal and team-building skills
Proven ability to form strategic partnerships with senior business executives in the building of a high-performance leadership culture
A flexible leader who is able to execute in a highly dynamic environment
A demonstrated commitment to superior customer service and operational excellence
Willingness to "roll up the sleeves" to get the job done; entrepreneurial approach required, entrepreneurial experience preferred
Exhibits innovation and creativity combined with an analytical approach to addressing and anticipating challenges
Strong and dynamic facilitation and presentation skills
Teamwork orientation and experience as a mentor who models high-performance skills and outcomes
Operate with integrity and have a track record of developing trust-based relationships
Experience managing individuals and organization towards achievement of goals as defined by outcome metrics
Master's degree in Education, Human Resources, or related fields
Certified in Organization development tools, such as; personality indicators, 360 feedback tools, career assessments, and coaching a plus
Salary: At least $125,000