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April

Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion And Belonging

Teach For All - Australia,

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Teach For All is seeking a leader who will drive and implement our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging work. This Director will build deep relationships across our global organization to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is embedded into our ways of working and culture. We seek to grow our staff’s consciousness and abilities to work across different cultures through coaching and developing trainings and resources that focus on self-awareness, understanding of others, understanding of histories and systemic issues.
Teach For All has over 140 staff members located in 25 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East representing 45 nationalities. Within our organization, 53% of staff have non-US/UK citizenship, 53% of staff identify as people of the global majority, and 38% of staff identify as having experienced the inequities we are working to address.
Teach For All’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Core Value states, “We seek to ensure full participation of people from all cultures and backgrounds, and we believe those who have themselves experienced the inequities we’re working to address should guide and lead this work.” We strive to be a place where diversity of experience, identity, thought, mindset and skill set are fully valued and where all staff feel welcomed.
This role sits on the greater People Organisation & Culture (POC) team, reporting directly to the Head of People Organisation & Culture. The POC team is a global team of 7 staff members where we focus on organizational development, global talent acquisition, onboarding and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Responsibilities

Drive and Implement Global Organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategies - 60%
Develop strategy to ground all aspects of our day-to-day work and operations around diversity, equity and inclusiveness
Design, facilitate and deliver resources (videos, written documents), one-on-one engagements and trainings to increase cultural competency, grow staff’s consciousness and mindsets to work cross-regionally with colleagues and stakeholders and build understanding of historical and systemic inequities across different regions
Advise, coach, thought partner and collaborate with our CEO, heads of teams, managers and staff to develop a diverse and inclusive global organization through strategy, process and implementation of DEI practices
Collaborate with heads of teams to set DEI strategies for their teams
Partner with other members of the POC team to ensure inclusive practices and policies across Teach For All, such as with talent acquisition, onboarding, management, and organizational development
Coach and thought partner with staff members to engage with different DEI topics (ie staff affinity/resource groups, book clCompany, article discussions, calls with internal and external stakeholders)
Innovate DEI area of work by researching and learning DEI practices around the world
Diagnose challenging and complex DEI situations, develop solutions and implement ideas
Manage staff surveys by collecting, analyzing and presenting on trends to inform team performance against measures of success and improve existing practices

Resource Design & Knowledge Management - 40%

Design high quality engagements, resources and training utilizing different channels, including e-learning platforms
Identify and compile DEI learning and work happening across different teams and regions within the global organization and beyond to ensure others can learn from, access and apply them to their own context
Collaborate with other teams to expand and improve our existing DEI content on the knowledge sharing platform
Communicate and publicize resources and learning opportunities to staff through various channels, including Slack

Preferred Experiences

3-7 years of work experience designing and leading on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work
Work experience in Asia, Africa, Latin America or Middle East regions preferred
Experience in coaching others to build knowledge, skills, and mindsets related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Experience working in a complex and evidence-oriented social change organization/nonprofit/foundation or social sector management consultancy
Experience working with ambiguity and in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and results-oriented culture, including willingness to operate outside of your formal role to ensure the success of the broader organization
Fluency in English required; additional language strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Deep understanding of Teach For All’s vision and core values to inspire staff towards this work
Exceptional self-awareness - seeks to better understand the many layers of one’s own “cultural” self (norms, values, beliefs and unconscious biases) and seeks to understand one’s own intersectional identities, socio-political history and reality
Exceptional understanding of others - seeks deep understanding of the identities, experiences perceptions, values, beliefs, behaviors and practices of people from different cultural communities
Strong understanding of system issues - seeks to understand the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression through socio-political histories and realities within systems and on a personal level
Strong consciousness development - seeks to develop capability to shift cultural perspective and bridge behavior
Exceptional relationship building skills, including the ability to build rapport and engage effectively with diverse individuals and teams across a wide range of culture contexts, both remotely online and in-person
Strong skill in execution and managing projects to completion without having a direct management relationship and working with informal authority
Commitment to personal learning and development, openness to feedback, and ability to give feedback with generosity and humility
Ability to reprioritize and respond to changing conditions and opportunities across the network while maintaining momentum on various projects
Adaptability and flexibility to work collaboratively with colleagues across the world, including a significant volume of virtual engagement (i.e., video conference calls, e-mail, social media, virtual collaboration tools) and meetings and calls during non-traditional working hours
Exemplification of Teach For All’s core values