Shady Hill School, a Pre-K through Grade 8 coeducational, progressive day school with over 500 students and 90 faculty located in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Practice to begin August 1, 2019. The Director will be a member of the senior administrative team and report directly to the Head of School.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Working with the school’s faculty, faculty coaches and academic administrative team to evaluate and strengthen multicultural and anti-bias curriculum within the elementary and middle school divisions and teacher preparation program
Coordinating in-service faculty workshops and external professional development opportunities to enhance faculty, administrator and trustee knowledge of diversity, multicultural and inclusion practices
Working collaboratively with co-chairs of DASH (Diversity at Shady Hill) and Parents’ Council to develop deeper connections with one another and the school community, while also providing parent educational opportunities
Collaborating with the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Board Committee to plan meetings and professional development for trustees
Supevising the Director of Auxiliary programs who oversees the After-School and Summer programs, as well as the new Partnerships with Purpose (collaborations with charter and public schools)
Providing support and consultation to students, faculty and parents
Coordinating student affinity groups
Acting as a liaison between the school and the larger community to increase recruitment efforts for diverse students and faculty including attendance at recruitment fairs, open houses and yield events
Serving as a member of the two senior administrative teams (Administrative Council and Academic Administrative Team) and chair of Shady Hill’s Faculty and Staff Diversity Committee
Attending all Board of Trustee meetings and retreats
Participating in community events, student supervision, apprentice teacher mentoring and other duties
A master’s degree is preferred an a minimum of three years’ school administrative experience is required, preferably in independent schools
Elementary and/or middle school classroom experience preferred
In-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices
Strategic thinking skills with a demonstrated record in diversity and inclusion program implementation in elementary/middle school or K-12 settings
Strong organizational skills to interface with academic and non-academic departments
Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies
Excellent communication skills
A minimum of standard business hours Monday – Friday
Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as necessary
For over 100 years, Shady Hill has been a leader in progressive elementary and middle school education and teacher training. The year-long central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire faculty and staff who share our vision. We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information on Shady Hill please visit us at www.shs.org.
Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off.