Assistant Head for Diversity, Equity and Belonging

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The Bay School of San Francisco

The Bay School of San Francisco is seeking an Assistant Head for Diversity, Equity and Belonging (AHDEB) to begin July 1, 2021.

The Bay School, a national leader in secondary education, prides itself on balancing challenging academics and innovative thinking with a mindful approach to learning and life. The Bay School’s 80 faculty and staff (known collectively at Bay as “staffulty”) share the goal of seeing the School’s 380 students unlock their individual and collective potential so they begin to realize their roles in a dynamic world. Bay’s Board of Trustees, faculty and staff have committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as key components of School’s most recent Strategic Plan and have adopted a formal statement defining and emphasizing this commitment. Bay’s Precepts likewise ask each member of the Bay community to attend to individual perceptions and actions. The nation’s only high school located in a national park, The Bay School’s 1,400- acre Presidio campus offers a spectacular natural environment for learning and recreation, minutes away from the diverse resources of San Francisco.

The AHDEB is a key school leader responsible for working strategically and collaboratively to advance and sustain The Bay School’s mission-aligned and active commitment to diversity, equity and belonging, and anti-racism. Reporting to Head of School Luke W. Felkerand working closely with the Associate Head and the Senior Leadership Team, the AHDEB is responsible for developing the strategic initiatives and metrics which will ensure/strengthen these values throughout the school, and position it as a national model in this area. The AHDEB will be expected to be connected to practitioners and thought-leaders in the field and to participate/lead in developing local or national workshops beyond Bay.

Bay seeks candidates who possess resonance with the school’s mission, philosophy, and precepts; effective communication skills and a track record of being a community-builder across different constituencies; and deep grounding in theory and best practices in equity, anti-racist and belongingness work with the depth of experience both to facilitate critical conversations that support staffulty and student growth and to realize institutional change. The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to utilize data to understand organizational needs, assess institutional strengths and growth areas, and create strategy based on qualitative assessments.

For best consideration, please send all nominations or inquiries—electronically and in confidence—to:

Nishant Mehta, Partner

Sherry Coleman, Partner

Lisa Solinsky, Senior Associate

For more information, please visit The Bay School of San Francisco’s home page at

The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of SOGIE (sexual orientation or gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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