Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Our Education team brings together a diverse set of technologists, grantmakers, strategists and former teachers. Our north star is to enable every young person--not just the lucky few--to enter adulthood with the knowledge, skills, habits and agency to contribute to and thrive in a changing world.
We believe we can only attain our north star when equity is both an ends (what we intend to achieve) and a means (how we work to achieve it).Therefore, the programs and products we design must themselves be inclusive, equitable and representative of community voice and experience. To do this, we need aligned processes, operations, and staff development.
The Inclusive Design & Capacity Manager will help us transform the way we work. This senior manager role is primarily internal-facing and will work closely with education leadership in representing and spearheading equity-related efforts across CZI’s 100+ person Education team that will impact all of our external activities. They will co-develop and support the execution of two roadmaps enabling product and program improvements to accelerate student outcomes and ensure race and income are no longer predictors of success and access for students and communities within the education system. This role will drive and support work across our Education team while coordinating unique efforts (e.g. pilots, research, process models) to accelerate organization-wide learning and progress. They will partner with leadership and activate staff to carry out org-wide initiatives and fast-moving projects.
The major functions of this role are:
- Defining, measuring and owning organizational progress toward inclusive and participatory design
- Equipping technical and non-technical staff with knowledge and resources to design solutions, tools and portfolios in more inclusive and participatory ways
- Working closely with teams to ensure internal operations (processes, tools, templates) enable inclusive and participatory design and progress toward equitable outcomes
The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion with experience leading mid to large-scale change efforts. Experience having worked with or within scaling technical organizations is preferable but not required
Defining, measuring and owning organizational progress toward inclusive and participatory design
- Partner with leaders and teams to aligned OKRs and operational priorities
- Develop roadmap, define roles and match appropriate resources for progress
- Collaborate with teams to improve our ability to assess our progress and measure product and program impact
Equipping technical and non-technical staff with knowledge and resources to design solutions, tools and portfolios in more inclusive and participatory ways
- Develop capacity building plan for leadership and our 100+ person team
- Champion the use of equity as a design principle
- Incentivize and support bleeding edge pilots, facilitate an internal communities of practice and launch an Equity XFN body to advise and monitor progress
- Engage external experts, grantees and peer organizations to accelerate learning
Working closely with teams to ensure internal operations (processes, tools, templates) enable inclusive and participatory design and progress toward equitable outcomes
- Partner with leaders and managers to operationalize solutions and policies to advance progress on equity-related goals
- Collaborate to review and revise grantmaking practices to become more equitable
- Support technology teams to unlock constraints to inclusive and participatory design
- Work with DEI leaders across our org to learn and accelerate equity-related work streams
- 6+ years professional experience in education or related fields
- 3+ years of cross-functional program/project management
- Passionate and able to integrate equity by design and talent development principles
- Racial consciousness with knowledge of inclusive design and systems of oppression
- Excellent at synthesizing complex ideas and bridging varied perspectives
- Proven ability to collaborate and navigate complex organizations to deliver results
- Proactively seeks feedback and make decisions in a fluid, rapidly changing environment
- Success in keeping key stakeholders and contributors aligned and coordinated
- Developed attention to detail, time management, multi-tasking and prioritization
- Passion for our mission and desire to contribute to an innovative organization that is balancing start-up hustle with long-term impact