DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY and EQUITY INITIATIVES – HALF-TIME POSITION
March 23, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Part Time - Administration
Bosque School is seeking a half-time Director of Diversity and Equity Initiatives beginning August 2018. The Director of Diversity and Equity Initiatives will act as resource, strategic planner, and guide in ensuring that Bosque School is a diverse and inclusive community for all students, families, teachers, staff, and trustees. The Director reports directly to the Head of School and meets at least once a month with the Division Heads and Head of School to address current issues and help the school articulate long-range goals. This position may become full-time in combination with other duties, among which may be teaching responsibilities.
Leads the school in diversity-related efforts in conjunction with the Director of Professional Development, Division Heads, and Head of School
Faculty and Staff
Teams with the Division Heads, and the Director of the Sofia Center for Professional Development to create professional development programs for faculty and staff that increase our capacity to build and sustain a school community in which every child feels safe to engage in intellectual and personal inquiry
Devises initiatives with the Division Heads and Head of School to help diversify the faculty and staff at Bosque School and help create an inclusive atmosphere for all employees
Serves as a resource for faculty around diversity and equity issues
Collaborates with the Division Heads and Department Leaders to study the diversity and inclusivity of the formal and informal curriculum at the school
Students and Families
In partnership with the Division Heads, team leaders and Directors of Student Development, identifies, provides, supports and leads student programs and initiatives geared toward making Bosque School a more diverse and inclusive community
Designs initiatives in collaboration with the Directors of Student Development aimed toward making every child and family at Bosque School feel that they are an integral part of the school’s community
Collaborates with Admissions Department on admissions activities in order to continue to diversify the student body at Bosque School
Collaborates with MS and US Division Heads and Directors of Student Development on parent programming.
Directs and organizes the collaborative initiatives and efforts of the Bosque School Diversity Task Force • Serves on the Leadership Team
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dolores Landavazo at email@example.com. Consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted.
Please refer to the School's website for additional information: www.bosqueschool.org/Employment_Opportunities.aspx
B.A. or more advanced degree in related field(s), M.A. preferred
Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
The ability to listen and counsel students, faculty, staff, and families from diverse backgrounds
Experience leading and facilitating diversity and equity initiatives and projects
Ability to inspire and motivate others to create positive change
Experience working with young people, ideally in a school setting
Awareness of current trends and literature regarding diversity work
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live
Ability to work successfully with all constituents in the school
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on experience
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 485 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.