Chadwick School is an independent, K-12, coeducational day school whose Mission is to "develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead.” A highly educated faculty and staff bring out the best in the talented student body through active learning, challenging academics, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, nationally distinguished outdoor education and community service programs, outstanding athletic opportunities, and award-winning visual and performing arts.
The core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion are widely shared and fostered daily in classrooms, during co-curricular activities, and through the camaraderie of this close-knit community.
Located on a beautiful, 45-acre hilltop campus on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Chadwick enrolls over 830 students drawn from more than 45 Southern California communities.
Founded in 1935 by visionary educator Margaret Lee Chadwick, Chadwick is one of two schools operated by the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation. In 2010, Chadwick International (CI) was formed in Songdo, South Korea, which expanded opportunities for students around the globe to benefit from a world-class Chadwick education. CI has grown from an opening enrollment of 260 to its current population of over 1,100 students in grades Pre-K through 12.
This full-time position, to begin July 2018, is a senior administrative position that reports directly to the Head of School.
Chadwick’s Director of Multiculturalism and Inclusion is integral to Chadwick’s world-class educational experience, and contributes to developing and enhancing our students’ knowledge, skills and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive and lead in an interconnected world.
Develop a strategic plan for achieving Multiculturalism and Inclusion goals.
Act as a resource to facilitate the development of K-12 inclusive curricular offerings, and provide counsel, as appropriate, in curricular collaborations with our sister school, Chadwick International in South Korea.
Provide counsel and support that demonstrates genuine knowledge and experience in student development theory and practice.
Work with students, faculty, staff, parents and members of the Board of Trustees to increase understanding and application of Cultural Competence (one of six Chadwick School Core Competencies).
Develop educational programs for key audiences that promote increased understanding between and among different groups.
Develop partnerships with key organizations that provide educational opportunities for diverse populations.
Guide Upper and Middle School student groups, as appropriate.
Work with families in Village School (K-6), Middle School (7-8) and Upper School (9-12).
Facilitate partnerships/attendance at key diversity and inclusion events/conferences, including the People of Color Conference/Student Diversity Leadership Conference for faculty and students.
Provide counsel and support to Admissions and Human Resources in the areas of recruitment and retention of diverse students and faculty members.
Serve as a member of the Senior Administration team, which provides strategic guidance and leadership for overall school operations.
This position could have a part-time teaching role (one course), depending on the interests of the individual appointed and the needs of the school.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field
Proven expertise in establishing, implementing and communicating vision and plan for Multiculturalism and Inclusion
Experience and training in multicultural and social justice education with a commitment to staying abreast of best practices in these areas
Strong leadership skills and passion for working with students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and parents
Experience in strategic planning, programming, event coordination and budget management
Previous work in student counseling and advising strongly preferred
Student-centered, global, and innovative
Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven success working among numerous diverse constituencies
Preference given to candidates who lead and work with diverse age levels and abilities
Strong written and oral communication skills in English
Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on a hill overlooking mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a boarding school in the 1930's in what was then a remote area of Los Angeles County, the school has retained its rural charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Thirty-three faculty and staff families reside on c...ampus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations.
The school is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the character and individual gifts of its students. The school’s challenging academic offerings are therefore complemented by extensive programs in community service, outdoor education, athletics and the arts, in which virtually all students participate.
Chadwick is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and race, or any other applicable law prohibiting discrimination in employment. This commitment applies to all employees and agents of the school, including the headmaster, division and department directors, supervisors and co-workers.