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Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The College Preparatory School

Job Description: Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Reports to: Head of School/Assistant Head
 
About The College Preparatory School:
Founded in 1960, College Prep is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. Our mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility.

Position Summary:
This administrative leader oversees the integrated, collaborative implementation of the school’s goals for diversity and inclusion throughout the curricular, co-curricular and community programs for students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and parents/guardians. These goals are pursued within the context of the School’s mission to “challenge our students to engage deeply in learning, appreciate one another, and grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.”

Essential tasks and responsibilities:
In partnership with the Senior Administrative Team, assess College Prep’s current diversity and inclusion work and lead the development of (1) diversity and inclusion goals and (2) an implementation plan that aligns with the school’s mission and strategic plan. The plan should be completed by the end of the 2015-16 academic year and should articulate the school’s strategies for:

  • Professional development for faculty, staff and administrators;
  • Inclusive pedagogy and curricula;
  • Hiring and retention strategies for faculty/staff from underrepresented groups;
  • Student recruitment and retention;
  • Student leadership development.

While developing the goals and implementation plan for diversity and inclusion:

  • Serves as a member of the Senior Administrative Team and the Student Life Team, leads the Faculty-Student Diversity Council and supports/acts as a liaison for the Parent Diversity Group.
  • Acts as a resource and coach for faculty and staff to cultivate multicultural skills and habits of heart and mind in their work, including their development of curriculum and programs and their engagement with a community of diverse students, colleagues and families.
  • Acts as a resource for the Head of School and Dean of Faculty in recruiting and retaining teachers from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Acts as a resource for the Board of Trustees in integrating multicultural skills and habits of heart and mind into their stewardship of the school.
  • Provides leadership development for student leaders of identity and diversity organizations and events.
  • Works with freshman advisors to develop and teach 9th grade advising curricula around identity, inclusion, and multicultural competencies.
  • Supports admissions efforts by participating in open houses, interview days and school fairs; co-coordinating the annual Admissions Diversity Evening for prospective families with the Director of Admission, and consulting with the Director of Admission on outreach strategies for underrepresented students and families.  

This senior leadership position may, but does not have to, include teaching up to one class each semester. Compensation is competitive and based on experience.  Benefits include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and most pleasantly and collegially, a prepared lunch each day.
Qualifications

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • A minimum of five years teaching or administrative experience, preferably in an independent school environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills
  • Bachelors degree

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Annie Knudsen, Dean of Faculty. Email: jobs@college-prep.org. Please include your full name and “Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Spring 2014” in the subject line. Do not send a fax or paper copy. For more information about our school, visit our website at www.college-prep.org.

College Prep, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among our faculty and administration as well as among our students. 

School
The College Preparatory School
Annie
Knudsen