Executive Director, Equity & Integration

Minneapolis Public Schools

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Posted Date 5/17/2022

Job Title: Executive Director, Equity & Integration and Requisition ID number: 87787

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Organizational Unit: Equity & Integration (10001100)

Site: Davis Center (0001)

FTE: 1.0 FTE - 40 hours week; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: Non-Represented(44)

Functional Area: Administrative

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Under general supervision, directs educational integration and equity issues within MPS; manages staff to ensure implementation of the New Achievement and Integration law; directs equity framework and EDIA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides leadership and manages district equity framework ensuring implementation and monitoring.

  • Reviews district policies and practices related to achievement and access for students in high poverty and racially identifiable schools.

  • Directs equity framework EDIA process; facilitates equity, achievement, integration, SEL and PSWE plans and budgets; provides advice and consultation on district programs and initiatives.

  • Collects feedback from district programs funded with Integration funds that have proven successful in closing achievement gaps.

  • Directs development and implementation of the New Achievement and Integration district plan.

  • Oversees and monitors the New Achievement and Integration district programs, budgets, inter-district cooperation, and the integration plan evaluation.

  • Provides leadership for equity leads at school sites.

  • Directs New Achievement and Integration program and supports staff administering these programs in MPS schools.

  • Develops and implements outreach to schools, data analysis on effectiveness of integration programs, and reports on success of efforts to close achievement gaps.

  • Develops programs and partnerships with other organizations promoting integration; evaluates district programs to meet the Integration Legislation.

  • Facilitates review of integration plans and budgets that need district approval.

  • Creates, implements, and oversees professional development for equity.

  • Manages assigned staff, develops priorities, and assigns tasks and projects; assures appropriate services are provided, and goals are defined and achieved; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, critical concerns, and technical issues.

  • Collaborates with MPS schools and departments, public agencies and community organizations.

  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment

  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Master’s Degree in Education, Public Policy, Sociology, or related field; AND five (5) years of program management experience in evaluation and integration; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state and local codes and regulatory issues governing charter schools and public education

  • Techniques and methods for implementation of organizational change.

  • Integration, achievement, and equity issues, trends, best practices, and cross-cultural communication.

  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including labor management, cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management and employee supervision.

  • Principles of record keeping and records management.

  • Customer service and public relations methods and practices.

Skill in:

  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Researching, collecting, analyzing, and preparing data and generating reports.

  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, state and local rules and regulations; and MPS policies.

  • Reviewing operations and verifying MPS compliance with state and Federal regulations.

  • Working closely and effectively with stakeholders.

  • Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions.

  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.

  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.

  • Operating a personal computer using standard and specialized software.

  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Bargaining Unit: Non-Rep l Grade: E18 l Salary Range*: from $112,138 - $168,207 per year l FLSA Status: Exempt

*The salary range for this position is provided by the Non-Represented Plan. Actual pay will be based on selected candidates’ experience.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | Equity & Integration (10001100) | Davis Center (0001) | Administrative

Administration | Education | Executive

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