The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies, Pedagogy Lab
Director, Pedagogy Lab
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is a nonprofit organization that aims to activate, connect, and mobilize communities of students, educators, researchers, and activists to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black, Indigenous and People of Color, especially LGBTQ+ BIPoC, in spaces of learning and education. All of our programming is rooted in our commitment to addressing inequities by raising historical and cultural awareness around the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, and colonialism.
At BBQ+ we believe in the power of grassroots initiatives. As an organization focused on dismantling barriers for underrepresented and underserved minorities, we believe in the importance of having the communities we serve represented within our leadership. This is why our organization is majority led by people who understand the day-to-day lived realities of holding intersectional identities in systems of structural inequality.
The BBQ+ Pedagogy Lab is a new collaborative space where researchers, educators, and activists collectively create, share, and implement open educational resources that explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, and colonialism. The lab provides support for emerging and established scholars as they create open access versions of their research; hosts workshops and trainings on how to best utilize open educational resources in K-12 and college classrooms; activates community organizing and activism across educational institutions to advocate for the inclusion of Black, Indigenous, Ethnic, and Area Studies in curricular requirements; and publishes new quantitative and qualitative research on the impact of open educational resources for BIPoC students, especially those with intersectional identities.
The Pedagogy Lab Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the lab, including overseeing the development of equity-driven open educational resources (OER); organizing pedagogy workshops for educators on how to use OER in the classroom; connecting with activists and grassroots organizations to plan and execute an advocacy event series around Black, Indigenous, Ethnic, and Area Studies; and overseeing the pedagogy research fellowship program. Additionally, the Pedagogy Lab Director will set the strategic vision for the lab, as well as carry out the necessary outreach and relationship building needed to establish long term collaborations with educators, policymakers, and activists in high schools, state universities, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. The Pedagogy Lab Director will work closely with the Center's Director, Executive Director, and Publications Director in executing the program.
About the candidate
The ideal candidate should describe themselves as a key relationship builder, organizer, and education expert. The candidate should have a record of organizing and policy change work; experience cultivating a network of activists, policymakers, institutions, and organizations to drive equity-driven educational practices; and familiarity with critical race, Indigenous, postcolonial, and/or queer theory. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about crafting and executing on fundraising plans to support the lab's work.
Masters degree -- preferably doctoral degree -- in education. Degrees in related fields, including but not limited to gender studies, history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and/or area studies, will also be considered.
2+ years of management and leadership experience in education or the non-profit sector.
Experience building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including grassroots organizations and policy-makers.
Experience publishing open access resources, such as blogs, open textbooks, podcasts, or social media teaching modules.
About the position
This will be a one year, full-time position starting January 1st 2021, with the possibility of extending further. The work is remote but an office in Cambridge, Massachusetts is available for use. Salary negotiable based on experience and qualifications, starting at $80,000. Benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, retirement program plan, and generous paid vacation time.
Interested candidates can find more information and submit their application materials on our website https://www.bbqplus.org/careers
|Primary Category:||Educational Technology