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Director of Policy & Equity

CEI is seeking a Director of Policy & Equity to join CEI’s team in our efforts to support Colorado school districts to:

  • Equitably, predictably, and reliably produce graduates who have developed academic, personal, professional, entrepreneurial, and civic competence;
  • Embrace a broader understanding of school quality; and
  • Fully maximize the policy and funding opportunities of recovery to enable breakthrough change, particularly as related to equitable access to opportunities that drive increased relevance in high schools.

CEI’s current goals reflect the major systems implications of this moment and our commitment to bridging the gap between the leaders making statewide systems decisions and the leaders doing the work in school systems every day. CEI is positioned to amplify learning from bold implementation projects in ways that build broader movements to disrupt existing policy barriers. Specifically, CEI is interested to bring about state and local changes that support Colorado communities to embrace a broader understanding of school quality and student success, recognizing that traditionally measured academic success is necessary but insufficient; and increase student access to relevant pathways that support equitable development of skills and competencies essential for college and career readiness. This position will lead and support efforts to accelerate progress toward these goals.

The ideal candidate for this role can demonstrate successful outcomes from working alongside schools and districts to design and implement accountability redesign and/or alternative assessment programs. The candidate should be skilled at high-quality project design and project management, with a background in data analysis of schools and systems relating to quality measures and accountability and/or measurement approaches. The candidate should have a deep belief in a local community’s ability to internally generate solutions. Additionally, this candidate must be competent at building and leveraging relationships with CEI school and district partners and in coaching for leadership development and project success.

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The Colorado Education Initiative is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.  CEI strives to be an inclusive organization, and as such takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.