The Director of Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) reports to the Dean of Faculty (DOF). The DDI plays the leadership role School-wide in working with others to build and sustain a climate on campus that supports a vibrant pluralistic community characterized by respect, openness, curiosity, and engagement. This includes serving as the agenda officer and co-Chairing the Council on Diversity and Inclusion with the Head of School (HOS). In consultation with the HOS, DOF, and Director of Human Resources, the DDI also coordinates all aspects of faculty recruitment, assimilation, and retention.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Determine hiring needs as approved by the DOF and HOS;
Collaborate with academic department heads to identify ideal faculty qualifications and characteristics that best support student success;
Work closely with academic department heads to develop departmental recruitment strategies focused on identifying and selecting highly qualified faculty;
Develop innovative recruitment and sourcing plans to meet the changing needs of the School, identifying measures of success;
Source applicants through various methods including advertising, recruiters, job websites, traveling to career fairs, and consistent and proactive networking;
Engage in a full range of activities that produce a pipeline of candidates in advance of job vacancies;
Develop and maintain applicant pools that are diverse and well-qualified and include non-traditional candidates;
Build and maintain long-term relationships with organizations to develop new and non-traditional connections for recruitment;
Keep current with sourcing strategies and industry trends;
Provide comprehensive information to candidates about working at Hotchkiss, being involved in the School community and living in Lakeville, CT;
Manage the recruitment process utilizing the applicant tracking system;
Ensure the full recruitment process is compliant with relevant federal and state laws; avoid legal challenges by understanding current legislation; communicate and reinforce regulation with managers; recommend new procedures; and conduct training;
Maintain job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations;
Updates the Faculty Recruitment Process and Procedures handbook to maintain consistent practices.
Diversity and Inclusion:
This includes serving as the agenda officer and co-Chairing with the HOS the Council on Diversity and Inclusion; supporting the advisors to student affinity groups, including BaHSA, the SEED co-curricular, and others; and working with those directly involved in student leadership training (Student Activities, Residential Life, Athletics, etc.) to assure that the content of student-leadership training incorporates elements that will help student leaders to contribute positively to the establishment of a respectful pluralistic community.
New Faculty Orientation and Retention:
Collaborate with the DOF and the Associate Dean of Faculty (ADOF) on New Faculty Orientation programming both in advance of the Opening Days and throughout the year;
Assist in recruiting, training, and organizing mentors assigned to new faculty members;
Partner with Human Resources in following up with new faculty to assess and monitor their assimilation, identifying needs for success.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
About The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of academic distinction to 613 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and around the world. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges.