Reporting to the Head of school and as a member of the Academic Leadership Team, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion will provide strategic leadership as well as advice and counsel for the school’s ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator with highly-developed collaboration skills and a deep appreciation for the SCH mission.
Together with the Head of School and with the Divisional Diversity Coordinators develops and implements a long-range diversity and inclusion plan based upon the SCH mission.
Collaborates with the Head of School and the Administration to provide vision, leadership, strategic planning and calendaring for diversity and inclusion initiatives that align with the school’s mission and values.
Together with the Division Heads and the faculty evaluates, advises on, and supports the development of inclusive and multicultural curriculum and pedagogy across the divisions.
Collaborates with Division Heads to provide leadership for the Divisional Diversity Coordinators.
Teaches up to two courses. May also advise a group of students.
Plans, develops, and implements diversity and inclusion-focused PK-12 developmentally appropriate education programs and events for faculty, staff, students, and families.
Attends and escorts students to workshops and conferences away from school.
Develops strong working relationships with students, families, faculty, and staff.
Collaborates with academic leadership and faculty on student support.
Works with the admissions team to recruit, welcome, and retain families from diverse backgrounds.
Partners with the Human Resources Department in its efforts to attract, recruit, and retain a diverse faculty and staff.
Acts as a liaison to and develops strong relationships with the various diversity and inclusion related groups in the school, and responds to diversity and equity related issues among the student body as they arise.
Develops partnerships between SCH and local community groups, schools, and other organizations to build relationships and promote SCH.
Works with the communications office to publicize diversity-related events and educational opportunities for students, families, and employees.
Represents the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the Head of School.
Pursues professional development opportunities in order to remain current with diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the school. Shares with members of the faculty learnings and resources as appropriate.
Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School.
An established record of progressively responsible experience in relevant areas of school leadership. Experience in an independent school preferred.
PK-12 teaching experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
Strong work ethic and high level of integrity.
Experience designing and administering community-building, multicultural, diversity, and inclusion programs and curricula in schools across various grade levels.
Demonstrated mature judgment and discretion; demonstrated confidentiality and composure in all situations involving students, families, and colleagues.
Proven record of success in working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders.
Ability to lead/support organizational development, leadership development, and program implementation
Demonstrated commitment to respect a broad range of views and to building mutual understanding, trust, and shared commitment over time.
Outstanding writing and public speaking skills with the ability to establish personal and professional credibility with all internal and external constituencies.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to establish effective relationships and to facilitate communication and collaboration among colleagues, students, parents and external constituencies as required.
Specific training in nationally recognized program(s) for diversity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs.
Demonstrated knowledge of current research, trends, and practice in community, diversity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs, preferably for independent schools.
Strongly preferred but not required: prior experience as Director of Diversity and Inclusion in an independent school.
Interested candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unparalleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to... ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.