The Calhoun School, a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan, seeks a full time permanent Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of DEI is a member of the school’s senior administrative team and leads the schools’ efforts to honor diversity, one of the core values articulated in the mission statement, by developing and implementing programming and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Working in collaboration with administrators across the divisions, the Director of DEI will establish consistent and comprehensive diversity programming and services, partnering with faculty, staff, students, parents and board members in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The successful candidate will have broad school or other relevant experience and a proven record of success in leading diversity efforts at other institutions. Furthermore, this person will be conversant with a range of models for building cultural competence within institutions and will be prepared to guide this community in developing the best model for the school and its many stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide strategic leadership toward final development and implementation of a DEI strategy that includes a multi-year roadmap, key priorities, goals and metrics, as well as roles and responsibilities and organizational alignment to drive accountability.
In collaboration with academic administration and faculty, assess and support the development of diversity and inclusion programming that - both in content and delivery - engages students, their families, faculty and staff.
Participate in recruitment efforts to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse faculty and staff.
In partnership with the Associate Head of School, develop and support a range of professional development experiences in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to meet the learning needs of faculty and staff.
Partner with the admissions team to help identify, recruit and retain a diverse student body.
Create, support and network with the various diversity and inclusion-related groups within the School’s internal and external communities..
In coordination with academic leaders, support and develop student diversity leadership.
In collaboration with academic leaders, oversee the ongoing development of age-appropriate affinity group programming in all divisions, and develop rubrics for assessing its effectiveness
Develop a messaging strategy and create engaging diversity-related content to share across channels with internal and external audiences.
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES
Highly collaborative leader with demonstrated ability to lead and inspire people
Ability to organize, manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills
Excellent problem-solving skills, creativity, judgement, initiative and a strong sense of humor and the ability to see things from a "glass half full" perspective
Ability to manage space and time successfully
Ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-3-year span
Ability to work well in a busy and sometimes noisy environment
Commitment to progressive education and core mission and values of the school
Master’s Degree or equivalent work in relevant field.
Demonstrated success in DEI leadership, working collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, trustees and other stakeholders to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives in education.
Demonstrated commitment to and engagement in work around identity, equity, diversity & inclusion
Commitment to progressive education and developmentally appropriate practice
Experience in school administration
Experience with independent schools
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY WORK
Calhoun is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Employees must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work.
Calhoun is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities. Calhoun does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability.
ALONG WITH AN APPLICATION, QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT:
Cover letter and Resume
Statement of Educational Philosophy and Leadership Practice
About The Calhoun School
The Calhoun School is a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan.