Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3269127 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 1, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR Advancing Equity Task Force Member SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Job Goal: Somerville Public Schools defines equity as providing the opportunities, support, environment, high expectations, and resources that every student needs to achieve educational success, to feel valued, and contribute to a thriving community. This is different than equality, which means providing each individual student with the exact same conditions or resources regardless of need. SPS students have the right to respectful learning environments in which all of their identities, especially their racial and ethnic diversity, are valued and contribute to successful academic outcomes. The SPS Advancing Equity Task Force will focus on improving the learning environments of all students by identifying, understanding, and mitigating or removing the barriers of current inequities, while also highlighting and advancing best practices in policy and practice. Qualifications: ? Staff member of Somerville Public Schools (staff members in any role are encouraged and welcome to apply) ? Experience in and willingness to engage in personal identity reflection (including racial identity) ? Understanding in the advancement of cultural proficiency, equity, diversity, and inclusion in classroom and school environments ? Effective communication and interpersonal skill, especially when having conversations about equity, inequities, race, difference, and various forms of oppression ? Solutions oriented problem solver Responsibilities: ? Develop immediate, short, and long-term vision for equity in Somerville Public Schools ? Develop common definitions for key terms (diversity, inclusion, cultural proficiency, etc.) ? Review District and School policies through a lens of equity ? Develop process and protocol for Equity Walks ? Review data pertaining to inequities and make recommendations and implementation plan ? Commit to continuous learning as a team by engaging in group learning experiences (common books, webinars, etc.) ? Promote ongoing problem solving and reflection in a solutions oriented manner Terms of Employment: ? May 1 - August 31 ? 10 hours total work time from May 1 - June 30 ? 20 hours total work time from July 1 - August 31 ? Rate of $27 per hour SPECIFIC SCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED AFTER TASK FORCE IS ASSEMBLED BASED ON EVERYONE’S AVAILABILITY Position Reports to: Director for Equity and Excellence NOTE: Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered. Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext. 6015. Application Deadline: Open until filled Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Jessica Davis
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600