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Director of Equity Inclusion and community life

Corlears School seeks a Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life, to develop, lead, and oversee the schoolwide implementation of our goals for diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion. This inaugural position will be supporting the school’s long standing core values and mission.


The Director will play an essential role of leadership within our school community, partnering with other leaders to support across the development of the curricular program, business operations and the community life of the school. The Director will report to the Head of School and will benefit from the collaboration and support of trustees, faculty, staff, school leadership, and families to support the ongoing development of the identity and social justice curriculum, and the cultivation of a truly inclusive and equitable school for the children and families of Corlears, as well as a workplace that embraces inclusivity and provides an equitable and rewarding experience for every employee.

Position Requirements

The Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life must have successful experience in collaboratively developing curriculum and pedagogy in independent school settings. The Director will also need to be skilled in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population. This person will work to build a sense of shared values and serve as an educational leader with the ability to plan, organize, and communicate about a broad range of projects and programs.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participate in Administrative Leadership Team and meetings

  • Participate in administrative strategic planning and quarterly meetings

  • Review and collaborate to revise and implement best practices in hiring

  • Partner with hiring teams to recruit, welcome, and retain faculty and staff from a diversity of backgrounds and identities

  • Participate as a member of the Partnership for Equity and Inclusion board task force

  • Review and collaborate to revise and implement best practices in school admission and financial aid practices

  • Work with the admission office to recruit, welcome, and retain students and families from a diversity of backgrounds and identities

  • Collaborate with Dean of Students, faculty and Student Support Team to implement the most equitable approaches to supporting student needs

  • Collaborate with Head of School and Director of Human Resources to support the most equitable, inclusive and rewarding workplace environment

  • Serve on the school’s Institutional Advancement Team to provide partnership and support in guiding the school’s communication and advancement practices.

  • Partner with the administrative leadership team to develop and execute programs and events for students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni

Curriculum Development

  • Support curriculum development for social justice both taking the lead and in collaboration with Director of Teaching and Learning

  • Work with faculty to develop curriculum that explores issues of identity, social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Support classroom Social Justice Meetings as needed

  • Support and help lead 5th grade service learning project

Faculty and Staff Development

  • Partner with the Director of Teaching and Learning to support implementation of professional development in social justice, equity and inclusion, for faculty and staff.  

  • Support affinity spaces for faculty and staff people of color

  • Support the Peer Mentor Program in partnership with faculty member and Director of Teaching and Learning

  • Provide counsel and support to faculty and staff in interpersonal issues of equity and inclusion

Student Support

  • Support the long term goal of developing affinity space for students

  • Serve as a resource to students in processing issues related to equity and inclusion

Parents

  • Collaborate with the Parents Association (PA) to support inclusive and equitable approach to PA operations

  • Partner with Director of Teaching and Learning to support Parents of Students of Color (POSOC) group

  • Partner with Director of Community Engagement and committee of parents to support the Community Forum

  • Partner with the Director of Teaching and Learning and the PA to develop and implement parent events, workshops and educational opportunities

  • Serve as a resource to parents in processing issues related to equity and inclusion

Qualifications

  • Required BA and preferred masters degree in education

  • Experience in early childhood or elementary settings

  • Three or more years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership

  • Experience in independent school settings or demonstrated capacity to learn to lead in a new setting with a vibrant culture

  • Commitment to building a school culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Willingness and motivation to be involved in all aspects of the life of an independent school.

  • Proven capacity to build rapport across diverse stakeholder groups

  • Training and experience in cross-cultural competence, including working with under- represented or historically marginalized groups

  • Project management skills in implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and managing a budget

  • Ability to have consistent presence in community events

  • Availability to support unexpected community needs outside of regular school hours  

  • Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication, interpersonal and listening skills

  • Strong work ethic and ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and tact


A formal opportunity statement is currently being developed in collaboration with Strategenius consulting, and will be available in mid-March.

The deadline for applications to the position is Friday, March 29, 2019.

Please send your resume, cover letter and educational philosophy to search@corlearsschool.org, attention David Egolf, Head of School.