Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator/Humanities Teacher
February 12, 2018
Pottersville, New Jersey
Full Time - Faculty
The Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator/Humanities Teacher will report directly to the Associate Head of School, and will work closely with staff and faculty. The Coordinator will lead implementation of the school’s diversity efforts as well as act as a faculty member in the Humanities Department. Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator/Humanities Teacher will:
Provide strategic leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion.
In collaboration with the Associate Head of School and the Executive Director, improve effectiveness and success in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff.
With the Associate Head of School and Dean of Students, work to develop a curriculum that is inclusive of the voices and histories of diverse communities.
Respond to diversity- and equity-related issues among the student body as they arise.
Plan inclusion-focused education, programs, and events for faculty, staff, students, and families.
Network with diversity coordinators at other independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations.
Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the school.
Teach two courses in Humanities, designed in collaboration with the Associate Head of School and Humanities Chairperson.
Most faculty live in campus housing or in the dormitory as a hall parent. Faculty are required to work approximately 8-10 weekends throughout the school year as residential supervision and a trip chaperone.
Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree as well as substantial training or experience in supporting students from diverse backgrounds, and in working within schools to encourage discussion about culture and values. Candidates also should have teaching experience and/or an advanced degree in a subject so as to be able to teach high school Humanities classes.
Please submit letter of interest, c.v., and list of at least 3 references to Anne Glass, Associate Head of School, at email@example.com.
About Purnell School
The Purnell School is a creative and progressive boarding and day school for girls who learn differently. Our community of research-dedicated faculty and staff serve grades 9-12 and post-grad students who strive to think outside the box and dance to their own beat. The Purnell School transforms the lives of young women with learning differences. For girls with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, executive functioning, auditory processing disorder, and other language and attention-based learning differences, we are a haven. For girls with school and home-based learning challenges who thrive in a small learning environment, we are their match.
The Purnell School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in community and does not discriminate on the basis of color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Purnell School is a nonsectarian independent school located in Pottersville, NJ, an hour from New York City.