System Partner, Anti-Racist Innovation
System Partner, Anti-Racist Innovation
Location: Flexible within the United States
Position is available: Immediately
Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.
At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.
Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.
We are seeking to create a dynamic and skilled team of anti-racist activists, consultants, researchers, and practioners with strong educational backgrounds that will support a cohort of schools and districts along their anti-racist journey. This is a unique opportunity for an outcomes-driven racial equity educator to support school systems in analyzing data, providing professional development, strategic planning and coaching to support leaders, teachers, parents and students.
Through our own journey to address racism within ANet over the last eight years, we put practices, structures and policies in place that led to systemic organizational change towards becoming an anti-racist organization. This work permeates every aspect of our organization including our partner work.
We have 16 years of deep experience working alongside hundreds of schools and districts to ensure all students have access to an excellent education. We help partners in underserved communities boost student learning with equitable teaching strategies built on the successful practice of educators around the country.
It’s the combination of our national track record for educational equity alongside our anti-racism learning and development--at both the individual and system-level--that uniquely positions us to work within complex systems to bring about racial justice.
Partner with and coach school and system leaders towards becoming leaders of anti-racist organizations (primary responsibility)
● Lead anti-racist audits including: collecting data through an experience-focused approach, conducting focus groups, reviewing documentation, synthesizing headlines, presenting data visually and making recommendations
● Lead anti-racist group and individual development aligned with strong change management approaches for leaders at all levels of a system, including senior leadership. Topics of trainings include: Resistance to Change, Change Leadership, Implicit Bias and Racism, Sharing Racial Narratives and Storytelling, Anti-racist Problems of Practice
● Support overall strategic goals for partners towards becoming Anti-racist through facilitating the creation and functioning of a Change Team, bringing an anti-racist perspective to executive and instructional teams, supporting implementation of anti-racist strategies and aligning with other external partners
Contribute to the Anti-Racism and Culture Service team and ANet as an organization (secondary responsibility)
● Support the Anti-Racism Service team professional development and learning through personal expertise and learnings from partners
● Work collaboratively with Anti-racism and culture team members to enhance and improve practice to our partners through refinement of our service offerings and innovation in areas of need
● Work collaboratively, as needed, with other ANet teams in service of providing coherent service to partners
● Apply ANet’s anti-racist standards towards anti-racism team culture and operations
In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:
● You are an Anti-racist organizational change practitioner with a track record of power and policy change, preferably in K-12 education
● You are oriented to and can identify equitable and inequitable instructional and system practices
● You have experience coaching teams, leading professional development, and/or managing academic programs at a school/district/CMO-level.
● You are familiar with implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as a teacher, and/or as an instructional coach.
● You are a learner. You don’t shy away from new or ambiguous situations, but rather dive right in and seek out opportunities to continuously improve your skills and expand your impact on kids, while learning from those around you.
● You draw others in. Your ability to read and respond to unspoken and implicit cues, and your engaging presentation skills leave others energized and wanting to know more.
● You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.
Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:
● You bring consulting skills aligned to Peter Block’s Consulting Model or similar models
● You have experience coaching school systems in centralized functions and policies through the lens of anti-racism
Trainings that may be applicable to this role:
● Brene Brown’s Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators (CDTLFs) are trained on how to teach the skills, practices, and tools that underpin the four skill sets of courage: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into Our Values, Braving Trust, and Learning to Rise.
● The Prosci ADKAR® Model certificate and training
○ Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice
○ Certificate or degree in Social Emotional Intelligence
○ Anti-racism and school admin certificate or training
○ Racial Justice certification
We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button.
ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.