Director of Equity and Diversity
The Director of Equity and Diversity is responsible for developing and implementing short and long range cultural diversity plans; planning, directing and monitoring programs and processes that promote and sustain diversity, equity and respect; and achieving the division's strategic goals and objectives related to diversity in support of the Superintendent and School Board.
The Director of Equity and Diversity will oversee efforts of a school division that is becoming increasingly and beautifully diverse. Current demographics show that 39% of Henrico students are Caucasian, 35% are African American, 11% are Asian, 10% are Hispanic, and 5% other. In addition, the school division enrolls students who represent over 100 countries and 85 different languages.
Other Duties include: *Collaborate with the Department of Instruction in the development of programs and curricula involving *School Board goals and initiatives related to address achievement gaps. *Collaborate with the Department of Human Resources in the development of strategies for recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. *Collaborate with the Office of Professional Development to identify training in support of the division's equity efforts. *Serve as the HCPS Ombudsman or point of contact for employee and parent concerns regarding cultural diversity, diversity recommendations, issues of equity, and suggestions. *Establish working relationships with community organizations to promote the division's equity initiatives. *Assist in the development and implementation of procedures to assess the needs of diverse populations in the school community which includes students and employees. *Coordinate and develop effective communication strategies to enhance and support cultural diversity and issues of equity. *Serve as a coach and trainer for students, parents, and employees in relation to cultural diversity and equity affairs. *Serve as the chairperson of the division's Diversity Task Force Committee. *Serve as a resource and/or point of contact for the development of celebrations and recognition activities of diversity related events throughout the division. *Assist in monitoring, measuring and assessing programs related to the division's progress toward achieving its diversity goals; and recommend changes or new programs that would benefit diversity initiatives. *Review potential programming to ensure that it is aligned with school division and school board goals/philosophy. *Collaborate with the Department of Family Engagement. *Perform other duties as assigned.