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ProfileSenior Director of Education The candidate will lead the Association’s programmatic efforts to ensure all students have access to high quality education. This position reports to the Executive Vice President, Programs. Work to increase Teachers’ diversity. Combat discipline disparities that impact to children of color. Implement New ESSA guidelines. Weigh In-“The Reauthorization of Higher Education Act”. Develop and deliver education policy/program initiatives in accordance to the agency’s best practice standards, mission and goals. Lead the development and implementation of new initiatives and strategy directives to support any/all key business priorities of the agency. Define and ensure use of standard methodologies and processes. Develop and implement long term goals, best practices and innovative, creative learning strategies to drive continuous improvement and effectiveness of programs to ensure overall growth and successful outcomes. Oversee and manage departmental budget to support operations within the Education Department. Monitor and assess the impact of Local, State and Federal Education Policy on the African American Community. Monitor, assess and identify current and future departmental training and development needs; prioritize training efforts and effectively allocate resources. Direct the development of education policy reports, manage the core professional learning and curriculum/training materials and other advocacy tools demand, delivery capacity and implementation across the organization. Consult with the Education Development Staff to develop, create and implement diversified funding proposal strategies to ensure continuous programmatic offerings and game-changing business results. Lead and develop the Education Department towards innovative training and successful training solutions through long term goals to ensure overall success. Increase the capacity of the units to promote agency’s education advocacy agenda at the state and local level, as well as college campuses. Build and maintain relationships with key leaders, government officials and community organizations in an effort to advance the agency’s education advocacy agenda. Supervise staff and contractors within the Education Department; provide leadership, executing a high degree of recommended resolutions and/or escalations. Represent the Association at external meetings, conferences and conventions. Manage the growth, program effectiveness: delivery satisfaction, transfer of knowledge and success back of the Education Department and Educational Advocacy Agenda. Graduate degree in law, public policy or education is preferred. 10+ years of professional experience and business expertise working on respective educational issues within the non-profit, legal, academic or governmental sectors required. Established credibility working with federal or state policymakers required. Thorough and working knowledge of State, Federal and Civil Rights policies and case laws on educational issues required. Ability to manage multiple large scale projects; demonstrate thoughtful judgment in strategic planning and management of initiatives and efficient, effective coordination/collaboration required.