Georgetown Day School, an independent day school in Washington, D.C., seeks a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Associate. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Associate serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team. The Program Associate, in partnership with the Director of Diversity & Inclusion, will assist in overseeing the integrated and collaborative implementation of the school’s mission, values, and strategic plan through curricular, co-curricular, and community programs.
In partnership with the Director, the Program Associate will help design, plan, and facilitate events, programs, and committees in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including but not limited to:
Welcome Back Affinity Groups’ Program
Fall Family Program
Assemblies with a focus on identity/social identifiers
Social Justice Teach-In Days
Spring Student Programming
As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
Design and implement DEI programming with the support and partnership of the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Administrative Assistant.
Coordinate with Parent/School Association DEI Liaison and Faculty/Staff Affinity Group leaders.
Oversee all Student Affinity groups including the Student Affinity Leadership Council.
Teach an established 6th-grade seminar course, grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and identity. When possible, substitute for 9th grade Social Justice Class.
Supervise and help to manage the DEI Office, assisting in creating a warm and welcoming DEI Office environment that seeks to serve the students, faculty, staff, families, and other visitors.
Serve as a resource to all constituents, including faculty, staff, and parents.
Collaborate with HS & LMS grade-level teams and various departments, including Communications, Advancement, College Counseling, and Community Engagement.
Assist with development and dissemination of marketing and promotional materials for DEI programming purposes.
Maintain and communicate DEI program calendar, prepare correspondence in preparation for events, and prepare informational programming reports assessing the effectiveness of programming outcomes.
Serve as a chaperone to Local & National conferences for students.
Advise an Affinity Group Advisor.
Serve as a 9th grade advisor after first year in role.
Candidate Should Have:
Graduated from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to position
Meaningful experience in areas of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
A collaborative and flexible approach with a genuine love and enthusiasm for working with students PreK-12th grade
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated excellent judgment and discretion as well as the ability to meet sensitive deadlines in a highly dynamic and student-centered office environment
Careful attention to detail and the ability to take initiative
Ability to prioritize tasks
A commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding student-centered work environment that requires a friendly cooperative spirit and positive approach to student, family, faculty/staff service
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and, list of three references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.