The Churchill School and Center, seeks an experienced Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
This position reports directly to the Head of School and will be responsible for strategic leadership in helping Churchill fulfill its Mission. The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a resource for students, administrators, faculty and staff, parents, and the wider community. The primary focus for the role is to train and develop capacity for all school leadership to identify systematic inequities and to chart action steps for strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion beginning with, but not limited to anti-racism work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Embrace and model Churchill’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, serving as a member of the senior leadership team.
Bring knowledge and provide teaching about the history and impact of racism. Be able to apply an anti-racism lens to school-wide systems. Bring an understanding of anti-racism as a starting point for all anti-bias work.
Provide internal and external support to constituent groups, particularly underrepresented groups and affinity groups.
Problem solve with administrators, teachers, students, and parents, dealing with issues in a collaborative and sensitive manner, building unity around diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and concerns.
Assess the School’s current efforts in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing guidance and innovative thinking to an ever-evolving area of Churchill School culture.
Serve as a liaison and support, coordinating and communicating with administration, faculty, students, and parents regarding diversity-related concerns.
Coordinate with The Churchill Center for Professional Development and Engagement to develop programming in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, professionals, and parents in the Churchill community and beyond.
Monitor and review school communications to ensure they reflect the Churchill community culture and diverse needs.
Assist with the hiring and retention of faculty/staff of color and help ensure equity and fairness throughout the hiring process for all candidates.
The ideal candidate will have:
At least 5 years of experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion work in an independent school setting.
A demonstrated ability to think strategically about initiatives and programming.
Interest in working in a school for students with language-based learning disabilities.
The ability to differentiate instruction.
An awareness of how complex factors impact education, including socio-economic differences, race, sexual orientation, learning disabilities, social-emotional needs, etc.
A high degree of emotional intelligence, strong communication and interpersonal skills.
A sense of humor.
Interested applicants should send a current resume, references and a cover letter referencing all experience relative to the position. In addition, please discuss how you have brought your personal perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion to a broader community thereby enriching the whole. Please send in PDF format to Maggie King, Assistant to the Head of School at email@example.com
The Churchill School and Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or any other characteristic. Churchill is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.
The Churchill School and Center, a K-12 coeducational college-preparatory day school, is dedicated to working collaboratively with students, educators, and families to help children with language-based learning disabilities realize their full potential. By building upon their strengths, we provide a rigorous program that teaches children perseverance, resilience, and the importance of self-awareness and self- advocacy. We prepare our children to become courageous, confident, productive, and caring people who will embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Tolerance, respect, and active engagement are hallmarks of our intentionally diverse community. The Churchill School and Center recognizes its responsibility to the wider educational community and is committed to remaining a leader in its field.