Director, Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition (.4FTE)
| Collaborative for Educational Services|
United States, Massachusetts, Northampton
|November 16, 2023|
The Collaborative for Educational Services is hiring a Director for the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition. The Director will focus on moving the strategic vision of the Coalition forward through a combination of relationship-building, outreach, fund-raising and program management. Position is currently part-time but could increase to full-time based on funding. Promising candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating educational programs; proven skills in successful fund-raising; expertise in the effective application of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice-oriented practices in educational settings; and strong communication and listening skills.
The Coalition was founded in 2017 specifically to foster educational success by enhancing the education of all students, particularly students of color. We do this by addressing structural barriers that keep people of color from becoming licensed teachers and the institutional racism that permeates school culture leading to higher rates of attrition for teachers of color.
What is the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition (DTWC)?
The DTWC was started 10 years ago by program staff at Five Colleges Inc (FCI). At the time, FCI brought together representatives from school districts, educator preparation programs (both traditional and alternative), and community organizations in the region to address the need to diversify the teacher workforce. Over the past 10 years, DTWC has:
Since the previous Director retired two years ago, we have continued to operate with the support of the Paradigm Shift Program Manager and a volunteer team of Coalition representatives.
About the position
The DTWC Program Director will work closely with the Paradigm Shift Program Manager (who is employed by FCI) to lead the Coalition in the following areas of focus:
We acknowledge that some candidates, especially those from underrepresented populations in the education and non-profit workforce, may not feel their professional experience and skill-sets are a perfect match for this role. Please apply if you are passionate about this work and/or our mission calls to you, even if you are on-the-fence or wondering if you should apply.
Terms of Employment
In addition to your application, resume, cover letter and references, please include a personal statement about how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, justice and inclusion in your previous roles.