The Lurie College of Education at San José State University is seeking a visionary thought leader with a demonstrated commitment to educational justice to serve as the Founding Executive Director of our Institute for Emancipatory Education. Housed at SJSU with deep roots in the San José region, the Institute for Emancipatory Education (IEE) will become a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in emancipatory education. The Institute will facilitate community engaged research and advance emancipatory pedagogies in collaboration with diverse communities and P20 educational institutions in the San José and Silicon Valley educational ecosystem. Through publications, presentations, convenings, workshops, and advocacy, IEE leaders, faculty affiliates, students, and community partners will share learnings broadly with academics, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and community leaders. Across all components of this work, IEE will seek to create more equitable and inclusive educational systems that nurture the creativity and brilliance of all learners so that our diverse, democratic society can truly thrive.
IEE will serve as the host for SJSU’s role as a founding and regional anchor to REP4 (Rapid Educational Prototyping for Equity: Learners, Communities, Education, Together), a collective impact alliance shaped by hundreds of diverse and trained learner co-designers. Launched in 2019 by Grand Valley State University, the initiative expanded in 2020 to include six regional partners that represent a wide range of public higher education institutions all of which are committed to a set of shared values as we seek to re-imagine the future of post-secondary education. These values include: putting learners at the center of our work, embedding equity in all our work, shaping and investing in action-oriented projects, strengthening cross-sector collaboration and building a platform to enable it, and building collective intelligence across the agency. IEE will support this work by hosting regional summits, co-leading national convenings, engaging campus and regional partners in REP4-related initiatives, and representing SJSU in the national partnership.
IEE’s Founding Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership for all aspects of the Institute’s work. The ED must work effectively with departments, faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders to articulate, support and implement the Institute’s strategic vision and goals. The sustainability and growth of IEE and its strategic vision, are significant priorities for the college and the university, and have the full support of the Dean and university leadership. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing Institute operations, developing strategy, external relationships, collaborating with faculty, and executing research and contract agendas. The ED also manages all personnel, budgeting and management of funds, and provides annual reports to the Dean and university partners with the academic resource manager. As a key liaison with Advisory Boards and all internal and external stakeholders, the ED works collaboratively to develop research, programming, curriculum, messaging, and funding sources to further the goals of the Institute.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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