Harpeth Hall is a community of engaged, curious, and confident girls and young women, and we believe that to be an excellent school, we must cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which to teach and learn.
Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and positive leader as their next Director of Equity and Inclusion. The Director reports to the Head of School and works closely with academic and administrative faculty and staff as well as students and parents. S/he leads the implementation of the School’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, as stated in the School's strategic plan. This work includes, but is not limited to, recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff, building a culturally competent community, and supporting faculty in ensuring an inclusive curricular and co-curricular program.
The Director will continue to move the Harpeth Hall community forward, by expanding the school’s strategic focus on creating a school culture in which every member has a voice and feels respected and valued.
Deep knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices
An eagerness to learn and grow in the position
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Ability to collaborate with all constituents and to engage with empathy and integrity
Creative problem-solving skills
High emotional intelligence
Commitment to research-based practices
Positive and optimistic attitude
Appreciation for the value of an all-girls school
Provide strategic leadership in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Collaborate with Academic Council and Division Directors to assess and support the continued development of an anti-bias and culturally competent curriculum.
Collaborate with the Leadership Team and Academic Council to improve the effectiveness in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff.
Develop partnerships with community leaders and programs to promote Harpeth Hall to a broader audience.
Provide on-going cultural competence training for faculty and staff.
Serve on the Admission Team and help in identifying and recruiting underrepresented students.
Design and implement a program which supports students and parents from underrepresented backgrounds transitioning into Harpeth Hall.
Develop trusting working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and families to promote best practices and to respond to equity and inclusion issues as they arise
Empower students, faculty, staff, and parents to embrace multiple viewpoints and to engage with others with integrity, respect, and empathy.
Partner with the Communications Department to create inclusive materials for our internal and external audiences.
Plan and implement continued parent education around equity and inclusion
Strengthen ties and relationships with the broader Nashville community.
About The Harpeth Hall School
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past. The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. Since 2001, every girl in grades... seven through twelve uses her own laptop computer. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.