Live Oak School supports the potential and promise of each student. We provide a strong academic foundation, develop personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspire students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurture a passion for learning to last a lifetime.
Live Oak is accepting resumes for a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to begin on July 1, 2019. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and leadership statement to email@example.com by February 25.
The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a full-time administrative position at Live Oak School. The Director of DEI is a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the Head of School. They partner with and advise upon the work of Live Oak’s faculty and administrative staff, Parent Guardian Association, and Board of Trustees.
Lead Live Oak through the implementation of the school’s Strategic Directions as they pertain to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Coordinate work of board and staff committees to identify priorities from emerging recommendations and establish implementation schedule to advance initiatives.
Participate in ongoing research to promote school-wide best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Identify and secure needed resources to advance the school’s DEI initiatives.
Monitor and communicate school-wide progress on DEI initiatives to internal and external constituents of the school.
Promote, advise upon, and support the implementation of an educational program for Live Oak students that supports diversity, equity and inclusion at Live Oak.
Act as advocate for and expert on Live Oak’s multicultural, equity, and social justice curriculum standards in working with faculty and program administrators to ensure their implementation.
Oversee schedule and programming of affinity events for students, staff, and families at the school.
Plan and implement events that advance the school’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion including but not limited to student assemblies, family events, and neighborhood community activities.
Provide support to staff who work in after-school programming as they plan and implement extra-curricular programs for students.
Develop social and cultural competencies of the adult community at Live Oak in order for them to advance academic excellence and a sense of belonging for all Live Oak students.
Lead programming that supports Live Oak’s faculty in achieving established standards of practice as articulated in the Professional Growth Program
Actively research best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion in K-8 school environments and provide training to faculty and administrators at the school to implement these practices.
Participate in the planning of the Parent Enrichment Program to ensure parents are supported in promoting a sense of belonging for all Live Oak students and families.
Develop and implement training for the Board of Trustees to enable them to implement governance practices and establish strategy that advances and addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Represent Live Oak’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to external audiences.
Advise on best practices in the recruitment, hiring, and support of faculty and staff in order to achieve greater diversity amongst Live Oak’s professional community.
Advise on best practices in the recruitment and enrollment of students in order to achieve greater diversity amongst Live Oak’s student body.
Provide leadership presence to outreach, recruitment, and admissions activities for prospective students and employees to communicate Live Oak’s institutional vision for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Participate and present at regional and national conferences to enable educators outside of Live Oak to learn from our successes and challenges in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school community.
Desired Qualifications and Characteristics
Demonstrated commitment to and professional expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in a school setting.
Demonstrated leadership ability with adults and students, including facilitation and communication skills.
Teaching and/or training experience in the k-12 or university setting.
Bachelor’s Degree and advanced degree coursework or professional training in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Capacity to work with others in a way that contributes to a high-functioning, collaborative, and innovative educational setting.
Strategic orientation as a leader with the capacity to effectively lead individuals and groups through change processes.
Understanding and commitment to Live Oak’s mission, vision, values, and educational philosophy.
About Live Oak School
Live Oak School is a K-8 independent school, located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district. Founded in 1971, Live Oak serves approximately 311 children and families from a wide variety of San Francisco and Bay Area neighborhoods. The school’s mission is to support the potential and promise of each student. Live Oak provides a strong academic foundation, develops personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspires students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurtures a passion for learning to last a lifetime. Please see our website (www.liveoaskf.org) for more information.
This is a full time position and reports to the Middle School Head. The teacher collaborates with a second lead teacher in the classroom.