Beauvoir school seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The director will work closely with the Head of School and the Administration to lead efforts that promote and support an inclusive community environment for all school constituents, most importantly the students. As a community of learners and educators who value and are committed to diversity and inclusion, Beauvoir celebrates and welcomes families, faculty and staff of all faiths, family structures, and racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We value the range of experiences that weave together to create the fabric of our school and believe that our diversity fosters a strong, inclusive community, one where all voices are valued, and we can learn from one another. This is a 10-month administrative position that reports directly to the Head of School.
The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will
Collaborate with the Head of School and Administration to provide vision, leadership, management, assessment, and strategic planning for diversity and inclusion initiatives that align with the school’s strategic goals.
Lead the direction and liaise with teacher and parent committees that participate in carrying out diversity, equity, and inclusion work, including Mosaic, Kaleidoscope, and the Faculty and Staff of Color group.
Design and coordinate parent education seminars or presentations.
Facilitate and share best practices for enhancing inclusive excellence, engagement, and cultural proficiency at Beauvoir in all learning spaces and offices.
Support the professional development of faculty and staff members throughout the year.
Be well-versed and have experience in leading conversations with teachers, students, and families to support children navigating the gender spectrum.
Collaborate with the Associate Head of School to support our ongoing work to design and create culturally relevant classrooms and learning spaces.
Collaborate with the Associate Head of School and teachers to enhance our culturally rich curriculum, reviewing themes and topics throughout the year.
Role model kindness, respect, responsibility, and honesty in all interactions and communications.
Manage and communicate so that student, family, and faculty concerns are addressed and needs of all constituent groups are fairly met in a timely and tactful manner.
Assist in the recruitment, interviews, and hiring of new faculty members at the appropriate or relevant times during the school year.
Honor the mission and vision of Beauvoir as it relates to all aspects of the academic, spiritual, social, and emotional program.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
This is a 10-month full-time exempt position that starts as soon as possible after offer is accepted and the successful completion of background screenings. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Start date is flexible and can be immediate, mid-year, or spring/summer 2019. This position is open until filled.
Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in education or counseling preferred.
Teaching and/or consulting experience in elementary grades preferred.
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated mature judgment and discretion; demonstrated confidentiality and composure under pressure and in all situations involving students, families and colleagues.
Experience working with students who represent many rich diversities and demonstrated knowledge of diversity and inclusion best practices.
A strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and execute multiple concurrent tasks; demonstrated ability to anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.
Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, with specific attention to encouraging parent and community involvement.
Embodiment of the Beauvoir Life Rules in all aspects of employment and interactions with school stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to support, uphold, and promote the Beauvoir Core Values of Childhood: Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity and Courage.
Joy in leading, teaching, learning, and working with children.
Ability to be flexible and to perform other duties assigned by the Head of School.
Strongly preferred but not required: prior experience as a Director of Diversity and Inclusion in either a school, non-profit, or corporate environment.
About Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School
At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.