The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator (DEI) is a newly-created, full-time position that will report to the Head of School and be a member of the Executive leadership team. The DEI Coordinator will have a part-time teaching load, relevant to the successful candidate’s experience and expertise. The Steward School seeks to continue its commitment to develop and maintain a community and culture that is supportive of and values inclusivity and diversity, but recognizes there is always more work to be done. The area of DEI is prominent in the newly released Compass 2022 strategic plan, and through the development of policies, programs, and practices. The coordinator will serve as a thought leader, strategic planner, supportive resource, community builder, and mentor. The coordinator will serve as a thought leader, strategic planner, supportive resource, community builder, and mentor.
Duties and responsibilities
Serve as the community’s primary thought leader and community builder around all areas of DEI, remaining current with issues and best practices.
Develop cultural competence and awareness amongst Steward’s faculty and administration. This would include:
Partner with Division Directors and other division leaders to identify and plan DEI-related faculty professional development opportunities.
Serve as a resource to faculty and administration seeking guidance and support around DEI issues.
Work with academic leaders to support the further development of multicultural/culturally relevant curriculum and pedagogy.
Assess the needs of administration, students, faculty, and staff to develop and implement initiatives that promote DEI best practices.
Support faculty in the creation and development of effective student diversity leadership and affinity groups.
Partner with the Admissions department to support recruitment and outreach to increase the diversity of the student body, including underrepresented populations.
Provide support to promote the recruitment, selection, and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and administrative team.
Plan, develop, and market DEI-focused educational opportunities and events for the Steward community, being inclusive of traditions, cultures, and identities.
Serve as Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, comprising members of the faculty, staff, administration, Board members, and parents.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Experience and Education
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in related field preferred.
Proven commitment to building a school culture rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Proven history of establishing, implementing, and communicating vision and strategic plan associated with DEI, with DEI leadership experience preferred.
Expertise in leading DEI professional development for administration, faculty, and staff.
Experience working in an educational setting, preferably JK-12 schools.
Knowledge of independent schools is preferred.
Strong relational and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: · Comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, disability, retirement, PTO, and partial tuition remission for enrolled employee children.
About The Steward School
The Steward School's mission begins with "to prepare each child for college and for life." Critical to this endeavor are the faculty and staff members of our private school. Our core character values are honor, responsibility, and achievement, balanced by caring and respect for oneself and for others. Our faculty and staff are much more than mere representations of these values—they are the designers, sculptors, and builders that frame our students’ educational goals with these values in mind.
The Steward School is committed to diversity and the development of an educational environment that fosters mutual respect, responsibility, and empathy in our school and in life. We value the presence of individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, talents, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and family structure. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs.
Why Work at Steward?
The Steward School was named one of the 2017 Top Workplaces in the Richmond region by the R...ichmond Times-Dispatch in conjunction with Workplace Dynamics. In addition, Steward offers a competitive compensation package for full-time employees. We invite you to find out more about how you can become a part of our community.