Fellowship Director - Diversity in Leadership Institute

Uproot Talent

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

$110-120k (annually)

Social Services

Jan 15

Location: Bay Area, CA based. Remote with ~20% regional travel (including Saturdays).

Compensation: $110,000 - $120,000. Plus benefits. 

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, February 6th

Who We Are: Research shows that K-12 students in California, particularly students of color, experience better outcomes when they're in schools led by educators of color — but far too often that just isn't the case. In California, over 60% of public school students are Black or Latinx, and yet less than 25% of schools had a Black or Latinx leader. 

The Diversity in Leadership Institute (DLI) is a start-up nonprofit organization working to change that. Our mission is to create equitable outcomes for Black and Latinx students by building a movement of racially diverse and culturally competent public education leaders.

Meet the 2022 Aspiring Principals of Color Fellows, Bay Area here.

The Opportunity: The Fellowship Director will work in collaboration with the Vice President of Leadership Development to manage the Aspiring Principals of Color Fellowship in the Bay Area, CA, coach and facilitate leadership development experiences, and support with Fellow recruitment and selection.

What You’ll Do:

Collaborate with the VP of Leadership Development to manage the implementation of the Aspiring Principals of Color Fellowship:

  • Implement the arc of learning and co-create a meaningful and inclusive experience for Fellows
  • Co-strategize and define the program's strategic direction 
  • Use data and feedback to identify gaps, pain points, areas for greater impact, and progress to goals

Coach and support Fellows through DLI’s Leadership Framework–rooted in anti-racist school leadership practices and inclusion of culturally relevant pedagogy:

  • Build trust-based relationships with Fellows
  • Understand Fellow strengths and key areas for improvement 
  • Facilitate hands-on training and differentiated support
  • Manage bi-annual talent assessments 

Support the VP of Leadership Development with the recruitment and selection of Bay Area Fellows: 

  • Keep a pulse on Fellow experiences and engage with public school district and network leaders to amplify needs, any challenges and/or barriers surfaced 
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective applicants 
  • Support with the recruitment and selection of approximately 25 Bay Area Fellows per year

Who You Are 

  • You believe in DLI’s approach, core values, and mission to create equitable outcomes for Black and Latinx students.
  • You diagnose organizational challenges, then execute differentiated intervention strategies to sustain change. You disaggregate quantitative and qualitative data to better understand gaps, blindspots, or missing information.
  • You are rooted in racial equity and inclusive practices. You know that inequity is by design and have demonstrated through your work that you can redesign for racial equity. You measure bias and hold yourself accountable for interrupting it.
  • You are keen at developing and coaching leaders. You craft thoughtful questions to help school-based teams think more broadly, deeper, or wider. You develop tools, frameworks, and support systems to shepherd people through their own leadership development journey.
  • You build trust-based relationships. You proactively identify and deliberately develop relationships rooted in authenticity, collaboration and better understand the other person’s needs/vision. You are personally committed to redressing power imbalances, developing mutually beneficial and non-paternalistic partnerships. 
  • You are flexible and adapt to change. You have an ability to maneuver through a remote culture that is in its growth stages. 
  • You believe feedback is integral to personal and collective growth and improvement. You incorporate strategies and methods for garnering feedback from others. You actively seek feedback. You value the needs and experiences of colleagues – no matter their positional power and role.

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision health benefits; 401(k) employer match contribution; 12 PTO days (accrual) and 2 weeks additional holiday pay during EOY office closure; technology assistance, mobile and internet reimbursement.

The Diversity in Leadership Institute functions as a fully remote team and gathers for in-person Fellow convenings, Fellowship interviews, and team retreats. Given the Fellowship program model and scope of the role, the Fellowship Director will be facilitating Bay Area based Fellow convenings some weekends. Convenings take place on Saturdays (e.g., in January there’s only one convening vs. a couple in March). 

Is this you? We’d like to learn more about you! The application is designed to more intentionally and meaningfully get to know you. This includes 1) Round 1 - one-way interview with four questions 2) Two Short Written Responses 3) Resume. No cover letter.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and Black, indigenous, people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Uproot Talent, we are committed to partnering with organizations who are intentional about building diverse, inclusive and authentic workplaces – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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