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Director of Equity

Dubuque Community School District

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ID: 44691

Posted On 03/06/2024

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Dubuque Community School District
Director of Equity

Job Goal: Serves as a key leader who embraces and champions the Dubuque Community School District’s fundamental value of ensuring equity for all.  The successful candidate for this position will organize, coordinate, communicate, and manage various facets of educational equity, including staff professional development, to enhance student learning, promote the overall efficiency of the school system, and maximize the educational opportunities available to each student.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree accepted in human resources, education, or related field.
  • Competency leading in culturally diverse environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with individuals, teams, and groups.
  • Committed to and understanding of racial equity.
  • Experience in data-based decision making.
  • Experience planning and conducting professional development and training.
  • Well-developed research skills and the ability to synthesize new information readily.
  • Comfortable with occasional travel and working evenings and occasional weekends.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the DCSD Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator.
  • Execute and/or monitor educational programs/opportunities in schools, departments, etc., to determine compliance with the goals of the District and provide annual status reports.
  • Collaborate with curriculum, instruction and assessment departments to develop a systematic plan for incorporating multicultural gender fair approaches; documents efforts to include diversity in Career and Technical (CTE) advisory and other committees; analyzes over/underrepresentation in CTE courses by race, gender and disability.
  • Represent the District by serving on community committees, boards, and attending community meetings.
  • Assist with recruiting candidates underrepresented as outlined in the district EEO Plan.
  • Assist in recommending new policies and programs, which support diversity as well as regulations and procedures relating to equal access and equal opportunity.
  • Design and deliver staff development sessions relating to equal opportunity, cultural competency, compliance, civil rights grievance process, etc., for appropriate school district personnel and students.
  • Review and communicate current developments, literature and technical sources of information related to diversity and EEO initiatives and compliance.
  • Work to learn and continuously improve skill set through professional development.
  • Facilitates the District Equity Committee.
  • Perform and promote all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination laws and board policy.
  • Maintain knowledge of all applicable laws, rules and regulations related to diversity and EEO issues.
  • Act as a consultant in resolving charges of noncompliance with established policies of equal access because of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disabilities, or marital status.
  • Be a presence in community functions and activities that focus on/or promote equity in our schools and community.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Maintain satisfactory and harmonious working relationships with the public, students, families, and other employees.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met in an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the District’s policy on evaluation, State statute, and any applicable District practices.

Terms of Employment:  Twelve-month contract.  Salary: competitive and commensurate with education and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included.

Application: Apply online (  Any questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources, 2300 Chaney Road, Dubuque, Iowa, (563) 552-3028.

Dubuque Community School District is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is safe and inclusive.  Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and person with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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About the Company

The Dubuque Community School District reorganized in the early 1960's with the surrounding rural area and now serves a population of over 70,000. Presently, we have a student enrollment of approximately 10,120 students. A total staff of 2,522 employees (including 959 certified teachers, counselors and nurses) is presently employed by the Dubuque Community School District. The geographical area the Dubuque District serves is over 245 square miles and the District provides school bus transportation approximately 5,000 students each day.

Eighteen school buildings are utilized to house our educational program: two high schools, one alternative learning center, three middle schools, and twelve K-5 elementary schools. Other facilities are provided for transportation, maintenance, cafeteria, and administration.

Dubuque Public Schools provide a basic curriculum designed to meet the educational needs of children. Special programs include Title I, Learning Resource Services, Special Education, Talented and Gifted, and At-Risk.