The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education Practitioner will report to the Special Assistant to the Head of School for inclusive communities and will be a participating member of the Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education.
The person in this position will support the Special Assistant to the Head of School for Inclusive Community in developing internal structures to ensure that BB&N has a unified approach to building an inclusive, potentially far-reaching community. They will work collaboratively with colleagues of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education Office and other stakeholders in the BB&N Community to develop, enhance and implement programs, initiatives, and strategies that support BB&N’s strategic design as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, and global education. The person in this role will serve as a connector between campuses by leveraging both school-wide and campus-specific culture, knowledge, relationships, and practices to inform larger D.E.I.G. strategy and programs.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education Practitioner will work with various members of the BB&N Community (specifically, Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Director of Global Education, The Middle School Campus Director, faculty, and staff, and students, family engagement leadership, and families). This position will:
Support Special Assistant to the Head of School for Inclusive Communities in D.E.I.G. Strategic Design
Collaborate with the Middle School Campus Director and serve on the campus leadership team
Serve as the subject matter expert on the Middle School campus and support all school D.E.I.G. efforts on the Middle School campus
Discover, promote, and facilitate D.E.I.G. professional development opportunities for faculty and staff at the campus level
Coordinate and facilitate D.E.I.G. events at the Middle School and support all school events
Connect and collaborate with the Parent Association and parent groups at the campus level
Provide support to students and families in connection with established student support systems
Provide support and coaching for faculty and staff connected to D.E.I.G. priorities
Support the development and implementation of an inclusive curriculum through collaboration with campus teachers, leaders, and the Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning
Participate in recruitment, hiring, and retention efforts for faculty and staff processes at the Middle School campus
Work closely with the Special Assistant to the Head of School for Inclusive Communities, the Middle School campus leadership, and colleagues of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education to assess the progress of D.E.I.G. related efforts and celebrate successes
Support and/or lead campus diversity teams, including the Cultural Proficiency Think Tank at the Middle School campus
Work with colleagues in the Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education to assess the efficacy of D.E.I.G. efforts
Based on the size of the student body and the number of faculty and staff on the Middle School campus, this role will be 40-60%. In addition to the D.E.I.G. responsibilities, the remaining percentage of time will be spent supporting the students and School in another capacity consistent with the candidate’s experience. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching, admissions, advising and teaching. This role is designed to have presence and impact across all of BB&N’s campuses with the most concentrated focus at the campus level.
This role is highly collaborative in nature and is dually adult and student-facing. The person in this role will need to build new processes as well as effectively and efficiently leverage current systems and resources.
Our ideal candidate has a deep proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and global education. They are also knowledgeable about the educational landscape on a local and national level, passionate about working with youth to achieve their goals, a team player, and a creative thinker who has the ability to develop innovative and effective approaches to engage a community across difference. In addition, they have many of the following qualifications:
Has experience working in or with schools
Previous experience leading projects, programs or initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
A global mindset and is appreciative of diversity and dedicated to the goal of creating and maintaining an authentic, inclusive community
High self-awareness and a demonstrated ability to reflect and evolve
Strong facilitation skills, methods, and tools
Fostered cultural competence and understanding
Ability to efficiently prioritize planning and deliverables in a changing environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including attentive listening
Commitment to inspiring and sustaining a culture of excellence
Confident public speaker and comfort representing BB&N as a spokesperson
Ability to build effective relationships across different stakeholder groups
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and execute to results
Fluency or working knowledge of a language in addition to English is a plus
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.