Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Solebury School offers a competitive compensation, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
4 Year Degree
The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a 12-month position that provides strategic leadership and programmatic vision around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion in the community. The Director works in partnership with the senior leadership team to shape and sustain an inclusive community that is respectful and affirming of all its members. This position starts July 1, 2023.
- Play a vital role in creating and implementing strategy and long-term plans for DEI that mirror, support, and extend the strategic vision of the school
- Serve as a resource for the administration, faculty, staff, and students regarding DEI topics
- Create and facilitate workshops and professional development sessions related to DEI topics
- Support faculty in managing complex conversations with students and families
- Meet regularly with and support leadership of the identity/affinity-based student organizations
- Advocate for families from under-represented groups in the Solebury School community
- Help foster a culture where students can explore a range of perspectives within an environment that is supportive of open debate and discussions
- Guide members of the school community to make culturally competent decisions that best reflect the school’s mission, promise and core values
- Help educate the Solebury School community about what is, and is not, appropriate and meet with community members who violate community norms and standards in their actions or words
- Teach a minimum of one course per trimester
- Advise up to 8 students
- Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in education or a field related to DEI
- Experience in a role that promotes and supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The ideal candidate will have this experience in the field of education and at an independent high school.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire people from a multitude of backgrounds and perspectives
- Experience in strategic planning and an ability to gather and utilize data and adjust accordingly
- Experience creating and facilitating workshops and professional development sessions related to DEI
- Experience creating and adapting curriculum to ensure it aligns with standards of DEI
- Ability to build and sustain relationships with internal and external constituencies
- Highly effective oral and written communication skills
- Master’s Degree, ideally in education or a field related to DEI
- 5-7 years of experience related to developing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. An appropriate combination of leadership, education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.
Other Requirements and Work Environment:
- Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, reach for or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting, standing and walking around both inside and outside at times.
- Communication: Activities include both hearing and talking to express or exchange ideas and information
- Environmental conditions: Activities occur mostly inside and occasionally outside, with location being a combination of at a desk and standing/moving about
- Valid driver’s license required as well as ability to pass a variety of background checks
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including:
- Medical & Vision Insurance (free option for employees and employee plus children)
- Dental Insurance
- 403 (b) defined contribution retirement plan
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and School Holidays
- Short and Long Term Disability insurance, life insurance
As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish eligibility for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school, and a valid driver's license is required.
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About Solebury School
Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12.
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.