The Leadership Academy (TLA) is a nationally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a clear mission: We build the capacity of educational leaders, at every level of the system, to confront inequities and create the conditions necessary for all students to thrive. We support school and district leaders in using an equity lens to implement a vision, build strong school and district culture, set clear and high expectations, and develop and lead principals and teachers who ensure high-quality instruction and the opportunity for all students to be successful. For us, equity means that every school and school system is intentionally built to ensure children of every race, ethnicity, language or other characteristics of their identity, have what they need to achieve academic, social, and emotional success.
In the last 18 years, we have directly supported more than 10,000 leaders in 240 school systems across 37 states who are transforming the learning of 8 million students.
The Access and Equity Fellow works in collaboration with the Access and Equity Officer to support the organization’s internal goal to be an equitable organization. The ideal candidate for this position thrives in a collaborative work environment, possesses a strong commitment to educational equity and professional growth and is ready, willing and able to engage in dialogue around race to raise organizational awareness and support the building of a racially equitable culture internally and externally.
Prospective candidates can expect to learn the following:
· Deepened understanding of the challenges and strategies to implement a racial equity strategy in an organization
· Understanding of how to create learning experiences for adult learners
· Develop a warehouse of current research, readings, community builders, videos, etc. aligned to the organization’s leadership development framework to support curriculum development
· Provide support to the development and updating of a suite of tools to support organization’s implementation of culturally responsive leadership across school system leadership levels
· Support internal initiatives such as affinity groups, lunch & learns, and other staff gatherings to build staff capacity to be culturally responsive leaders
Education & Experience:
· Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as an effective team member
· Exemplary research skills
· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
· Exemplary writing and communication skills
· Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
· Manages execution
· Takes initiative
· Regularly reflects on personal beliefs, biases, assumptions and behaviors
· Models a belief system that is grounded in equity and access
· Establishes and cultivates relationships
· Is a learner
· Communicates effectively
· Is adaptable and resilient