The Park School seeks a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to begin July 1, 2018. This is a 12-month position. The Director will be a member of the School’s senior administrative team and will report to the Head of School. This individual will provide focused, strategic leadership to sustain and strengthen Park’s current diversity initiatives in support of our curriculum and community by developing mindful, innovative school-wide practices and programs in the areas of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In partnership with the Head of School and administrative team, lead the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that sustain and further develop cultural competency skills in our students and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
In partnership with the Head of School, administrative team, and faculty and staff, assist in recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and retaining faculty and staff, who reflect and support a diverse and inclusive school community
In partnership with the Head of School and the administrative team, align strategic objectives and coordinate the representative leadership of the Faculty & Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Parents’ Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and the Board of Trustees Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Partner with the Head of School to create and implement a mission-aligned vision for community and educational experiences related to multiculturalism, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Partner with the Lower & Middle Division Head, the Upper Division Head, the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, and academic leadership to ensure that the school’s curriculum and instruction delivers culturally aware and anti-bias content and culturally responsive pedagogy
Partner with the administrative team to provide the full Park community with information and insight into curricular and community work around diversity, equity, and inclusion instruction and community programs ? Partner with the administrative team to develop policies and programs that deliver equity and foster inclusivity for all members of the community
Oversee the faculty and staff professional development efforts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism
Serve as a resource and leader for the community with matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices and communication, including working with S.E.E.D. leaders
Lead and grow cross-cultural and identity-based student programing such as the Pangea Club and the Gender Sexuality Alliance
Model encouragement and compassion for all members of the Park community recognizing that each individual occupies a different location in his/her/their multicultural journey
Partner with the Admissions Office to continue recruiting a diverse and inclusive student and family body
Serve on the senior administrative team and emergency response team
A Master’s Degree and minimum of five years of administrative experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work at the primary and/or middle school level
Participation in in-depth training in diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in implementation of effective and sustainable educational, cultural, and social programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, allowing one to work effectively with colleagues and constituents, solve problems and represent Park in the broader community
Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and leading workshops ? Demonstrated capacity for data-driven decision making
A systems orientation to program development grounded in proven practices
Strong organizational skills needed to interface with several academic and non-academic departments
Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies
A progressive and innovative mindset
A sense of humor
Knowledge of independent schools is preferred
Expected Hours of Work
A full-time exempt position that requires occasional evening and weekend work and requires active engagement in the life of the School community
Some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required
Please send a cover letter, resumé, personal statement, and sample workshop outline in a single WORD document or PDF file to: Cynthia A. Harmon, Head of School c/o Joy Bartlett email@example.com
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education.The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.