Job Summary:  To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by providing professional development and teacher leadership of racial equity programming for sites across the system. The purpose of this position is to serve as professional development experts and consultants in racial equity, culturally relevant instruction, and the common equity practices found in schools and districts that achieve and sustain equitable student achievement. 

Responsibilities and tasks include: 

  • Passion for engaging in work focused on eliminating racial disparities and achieving cultural relevance.
  • Building capacity in teachers and teacher leaders on the topics of racial equity, culturally relevant pedagogy, racial equity transformation, and making data-based decisions in collaborative teams with equity lens through relevant staff development methods (i.e. training, workshops, consulting, coaching, mentoring, online support) and coaching.
  • Developing, leading, providing and assessing the effectiveness of staff development focused on the elimination of racialized achievement gaps.
  • Supporting and leading the cultural relevance and racial equity in Data Teams/Professional Learning Communities, and equity seminars.
  • Creating, leading, and supporting district coaches’ racial equity and cultural relevance development and support.
  • Developing and implementing professional development training for school site and district department staff.
  • Serving as a teacher leader, participant, and/or consultant in the development of building Equity Teams.  Provide and/or consult in the development of training, coaching, and supporting building and district level equity programming.
  • Providing staff development and consulting to site and district level teacher professional developers, coaches, and leaders to center an equity lens inclusive of a focus on the elimination of racial achievement gaps, improved cultural relevancy, and the high level equity practices of gap closing schools and systems.
  • Providing opportunities for teachers, parents, students, community partners, and district leadership to collaboratively learn and implement initiatives toward the elimination of racialized achievement gaps and inequity in our learning community.
  • Maintaining and presenting records for reporting and accountability.
  • Working collaboratively with other district staff around student achievement, staff development, and evaluation related to racial academic disparities in achievement.
  • Serving as a teacher leader in the development of a systemic racial equity transformational plan.
  • Engaging in district-level activities and committees where appropriate and focused upon centering an equity lens.
  • Collaborating and partnering across district departments to integrate equity system tools and provide professional development district-wide, and align initiatives, to improve education for all students, specifically focusing on eliminating racial disparities based on race (including culturally relevant pedagogy).
  • Responding to inquiries from district staff in reference to racial equity training and development.
  • Attending racial equity conferences, meetings with outside stakeholders, and internal meetings at the direction of the Equity Coordinator.
  • Researching racial equity best and cultural relevancy best practices and makes recommendations for implementation with Osseo Area Schools District 279 departments and school sites.
  • Support NUA and AVID as appropriate. 

Minimum Qualifications include: 

 

  • Three years of professional level classroom teaching experience in K-12 education requiring contact with racially, culturally, and economically diverse populations.  Evidence of racially equitable culturally relevant classroom teaching experience in K-12 education. Evidence of providing professional development focused on the elimination of racialized achievement gaps, improved cultural relevancy, and equitable student achievement.  45 hours of training in racial equity and cultural relevancy.  Current Minnesota teaching license.

 

Preferred Qualifications include: 

  • Experience and familiarity with NUA high operating pedagogy practices, professional  development, equity consciousness and amplifying student voice.
     

Salary:  View salary grid on Pages 51 – 52 of the teacher’s contract Education Minnesota Osseo 

Job Type or FTE: 1.0

Bargaining Unit: Education Minnesota Osseo 

Desired Start Date: 8/29/22

 

Osseo Area Schools offers:

  • Meaningful and impactful work 

  • Opportunities to grow professionally

  • A variety of benefits

  • Mentorship programs for teachers and educational support professionals

  • Summer opportunities

  • and more 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer.

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy. 

Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application. 

Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at HR@district279.org or call 763-391-7007.

 

Background Check Upon Conditional Offer: 

Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required.  Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.