Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.
The Director of Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the Head of School and works as a resource to members of administrative council, faculty, and staff. This full time position supports the entire community of Friends Select School in leading implementation of the school’s diversity efforts. The ability to teach a core class or elective is favored for this position.
Essential responsibilities include:
Partner with the division directors and academic dean to evaluate and support a cohesive anti-bias curriculum.
Serve as a member of the admissions committee to facilitate recruitment, enrollment, orientation, and retention of a diverse student population, and collaborate with the financial aid committee to realize this work.
Work with families to help expand involvement of underrepresented groups in the school’s parent organizations; assist students and families with the transition to our school and act as a mentor to families in need.
Facilitate recruitment, orientation, and retention of a diverse faculty and staff. Attend hiring events as needed.
Plan, implement, and support programming related to diversity and inclusion with and for students, faculty, parents, and staff.
Attend and present at local and national conferences representing Friends Select School. Plan, develop, and suggest professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
Serve as a liaison in connecting the school with underrepresented groups, local institutions, access organizations, and the wider community.
Clerk the diversity committee for faculty and oversee implementation of committee goals.
Work with the communications team to publicize diversity related events, opportunities, and workshops.
Partner with the advancement office to extend outreach to graduates from underrepresented groups.
Provide suggestions to the head of school on best practices and policy regarding diversity issues.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree in an educational and/or social justice field is preferred.
Minimum of five years of administrative experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership preferably in an independent school or higher education institution.
Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment and an implementation of programs.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills across a variety of constituencies.
A strong desire to collaborate.
Experience managing a budget.
Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.
Search will remain open until the position is filled. Position is for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: email@example.com