Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School, an International Baccalaureate World School, and a two-time National Blue Ribbon School seeks a Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.
The role will report to the President.
This is a new position for the school. In the first year, the duties of the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will be 60% of full-time. The remaining 40% of this full-time position will involve teaching two classes or other duties as established by the President. It is anticipated that the position will become 100% of full-time in the second year.
The School seeks an innovative, creative, and dynamic educator to work alongside the President and the Principal in leading the school forward in the areas of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice.
OLGCHS is a co-ed, Catholic high school, with c. 1,250 students in grades 9-12, and is located on Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of the District of Columbia.
A detailed role description is available on the School website at: www.olgchs.org/about-us/careers.
The Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will:
Provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice.
Implement, monitor progress, and recommend adjustments in connection with the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (as approved in January 2018). The Plan provides the strategic framework through which the Coordinator can build the school’s infrastructure for meaningful inclusion of all its community members.
Chair the Faculty & Staff Diversity Committee.
Serve on the Diversity Committee and Enrollment Management Committee of the Board of Directors.
Serve on the Academic Council and attend Department Chair meetings.
Serve on any Diversity committees formed by the Parent Association.
In collaboration with the President, Principal and administrative team and department chairs, improve effectiveness and success in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff. Specifically, the Coordinator will attend relevant conferences; will network with prospective candidates; will manage an ongoing database of prospects; and will maintain regular contact with potential candidates. The Coordinator will also work closely with Good Counsel’s human resources office and the President toward the goal of achieving greater diversity in the School’s faculty and staff.
Serve as a resource for faculty with respect to curriculum design and student support. Specifically, the Coordinator will promote, advise upon, and support curriculum development aimed at teaching and learning to think critically about cultural diversity. The Coordinator will collaborate with both individual faculty members and departments to develop courses and curricula that include the study of race, gender, ethnicity, nation and nationhood, class, and religion and their intersections.
Work with the Admissions Office to recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse backgrounds.
Collaborate with the Mentoring Program Coordinator to assist families new to the school each year.
Assist the President in aligning the school’s practices in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice with our identity as Catholic school, and a school inspired by the mission , vision and values of the Xaverian Brothers.
Act as liaison to and develop strong relationships with the various diversity and inclusion-related groups in the school, and respond to diversity- and equity-related issues among the student body as they arise.
Support and develop student leadership in matters related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice. Specifically, the Coordinator will facilitate student attendance at local, regional, and national conferences related to equity education; and will work with the moderators and leadership of student affinity groups and student government.
Plan, develop, and market diversity and inclusion-focused education, programs, and events for faculty, staff, students, and families.
Develop on-campus workshops focused on teaching adults how to work with all students most effectively and facilitate and ensure faculty professional growth in understanding the role of social and cultural factors in both teaching and learning.
Act as a liaison between the school and local communities of color to serve these communities better and to support the school’s outreach and admissions marketing and recruitment programs.
Work with marketing staff to publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, workshops, etc. for students, faculty, families, and the local community.
Network with diversity coordinators at other Catholic and independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations.
Represent the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the President.
Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the school.
Actively research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about cultural competence, awareness of racial micro-aggressions, identity, social difference, and inequality, and train Good Counsel teachers how to incorporate these into their classrooms.
Support the efforts of the Academic Support Program.
Serve on the Student Support Team.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the President.