The Park School seeks a Director of Equity and Inclusion to begin July 1, 2019. The Director will be a member of the School’s senior administrative team and will provide focused, strategic leadership to sustain and strengthen current diversity initiatives and to develop mindful, innovative school-wide practices and programs in the areas of equity and inclusion.
Founded in 1888, Park is a leading Pre-K through Grade 8 independent school located on a 34-acre campus in Brookline, Massachusetts. We are a close-knit community that benefits from a diverse body of approximately 540 students and over 130 passionate faculty and staff. Our community is distinguished by genuine and warm relationships between students, teachers, and families and by small class sizes at all levels.
Park is committed to being a diverse, metropolitan, co-educational, day school. The School 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. Central to our mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, our community is one in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.
Responsibilities of the Position
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 a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
In partnership with the Head of School and the administrative team, coordinate the representative leadership of the Faculty & Staff Diversity Committee, the Parents’ Association Diversity Committee, and the Board of Trustees Diversity Committee
Create and implement a mission-aligned vision for community experiences related to multiculturalism, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Support and collaborate 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
Oversee the faculty and staff professional development efforts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism
Partner with the Head of School, Lower & Middle Division Head, and Upper Division Head to develop policies and programs that deliver equity and foster inclusivity for all members of the community
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 programming such as the Pangea/One World Club and the Gender Sexuality Alliance
Model encouragement and compassion for all members of the Park community recognizing that each individual occupy a different location in his/her/their multicultural journey
Work with the Admissions Office in recruitment efforts and practices to create a diverse and inclusive student and family body
Serve on the senior administrative and emergency response team
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, sample workshop outline, and the names and contact information of three references, including a current direct supervisor, to:
Scott Young, Head of School Attn: Joy Bartlett The Park School 171 Goddard Avenue Brookline, MA 02445 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Director should have:
A bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, and minimum of five years of administrative experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion work at the elementary, middle school, or secondary level.
Participation in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in the implementation of effective and sustainable academic and effective programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings
Community building skill set and the capacity and interest to work with a broad spectrum of learners to build cross-cultural competency in all constituencies — students, faculty, staff, trustees, and parents.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, allowing one to work effectively with colleagues, parents, and students
Capacity to facilitate conversations, mediate conflicts and represent Park in the community
Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and experience leading trainings and developing cross-cultural skills in others
Strong organizational skills needed to interface with several academic and non-academic departments
Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies
Capacity to enjoy working with colleagues and young people and their parents in a PreK-VIII school environment
A sense of humor
A growth mindset
Independent school experience
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII 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.