Director of Inclusivity and Community Building – 12 Month Exempt

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Katherine Delmar Burke School

Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 girls’ school located on a 3.5 acre campus in San Francisco. Based on a 100-year tradition of educational excellence, Burke’s today is one of California’s leading elementary schools. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher-level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor and joyful learning.

The Director of Inclusivity and Community Building leads the schools inclusivity programs: works with students, teachers, administrators, parents and the Board of Trustees to foster community and develop and administer institutional partnerships that further the school’s mission, both on and off campus. The Director of Inclusivity and Community Building reports directly to the Head of School, will work closely with the Division Director of both Lower and Upper School and the Director of Curriculum and Innovation, and is a member of the Senior Administrative Team.

We seek an experienced educator who is committed professionally and personally to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and community building in independent schools. In addition to being knowledgeable and experienced in best practices in the area of inclusivity and community building the ideal candidate is dynamic, interested in learning and growing as a professional, and able to collaborate effectively with colleagues.


Primary Duties and responsibilities

Administration & Board:

· Provide strategic leadership in the areas of inclusivity, equity, and community building to support Burke’s mission and strategic plan

· Work with the school’s administrative team on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice across all school programs and departments

· Serve as a member of the Board of Trustees Equity and Inclusion Committee

· Partner with the administrative team to retain, recruit, and hire faculty of diverse backgrounds

· Partner with the Admissions Office and Division Directors to retain, recruit, and welcome  students from diverse backgrounds

· Lead and administer the school’s efforts to grow its network of educational, civic and business partnerships

· Supervise and partner with the Associate Director of Inclusivity and Community Building

Faculty & Staff:

· Work with faculty and the school’s academic administrative team to further develop and strengthen the school’s culturally responsive curriculum with a focus on equity, inclusion, and social justice

· Provide support, coaching, and training to faculty to help support culturally competent teaching and to address identified faculty needs

· Act as a resource for faculty and staff in providing academic, emotional and social support for students and families of diverse backgrounds

· Create lesson plans and units that foster gender inclusive classrooms

· Coordinate in-service workshops and external professional development opportunities to enhance faculty, staff and trustee knowledge of inclusion and diversity practices

· Lead the Faulty/Staff Inclusivity and Community Building Committee

Students & Families:

· Act as leader and resource for the Parent Association Inclusivity and Community Building Committee

· Serve as administrative contact for the Parents Association Parent Education Committee, to ensure speakers are diverse and inclusive

· Lead and facilitate Community Dialogues throughout the year

· Teach E Block an Upper School course that explores identity, racial injustices, current events, and activism

· Be the liaison to students and families on financial assistance, including facilitating purchasing of uniforms and supplies for students

· Facilitate and lead service learning activities across both divisions in collaboration with Burke’s Community Connections chairs

· Works with members of the Lower and Upper School administrative teams to coordinate assemblies for both divisions, as well as all school assemblies

· Co-facilitate Youth Voice (student government) work

· Work with the Business Office to implement the transportation program


Desired Professional Skills & Experience

· Proven collaborator with a history of working closely with a variety of constituencies
· Experience in conflict resolution and ability to manage discomfort and tension that may arise when addressing issues around equity and inclusion
· Ability to research, identify and implement best practices around diversity, equity and inclusion
· Experience facilitating and leading discussions with small and large groups of people
· Strong organizational skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Experience as a classroom teacher and/or advisor
· Experience coaching and/or leading faculty professional development
· Understanding and appreciation of the social-emotional development of girls
· Knowledge of the Understanding By Design (UbD) framework
· Bachelors Degree (Required)

The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position requirements. Comprehensive benefits are provided. More information on the school can be found on the website at Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Interested Candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter and references to

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