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Reporting to the Director of Family Support, the Assistant Director of Family Support serves as an important leader in formalizing and elevating the School’s ongoing work in EDIB. The Assistant Director of Family Support will work closely with the Director of Family Support to build and strengthen the School’s family-facing initiatives, analyzing various forms of data, and implementing innovative programs and services that are reflective of the current needs. They will work collaboratively with Communications, Technology, College Counseling, Admissions & Financial Aid, Student Life, Mental Health Counselors, Menlo School Parent Association (MSPA), and Athletics to ensure equitable access and increase family engagement across campus.
An insightful thought leader with strong cultural and emotional intelligence, the Assistant Director of Family Support is collaborative and understands how to leverage institutional and community resources in order to successfully achieve mission-related goals with respect to issues of EDIB. The Assistant Director will have a commitment to EDIB, and will serve as a model of openness and acceptance while leading with personal and professional integrity, warmth, humility, and humor.
The successful candidate will demonstrate impeccable ethics and an unwavering commitment to confidentiality, specifically when working with families. The Assistant Director will have the credibility to build deep and abiding trust with a number of constituencies and be able to influence and bring them together around shared goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate school-wide translation and interpretation services to ensure equitable access to information, events, and resources. Additionally, this will include arranging and curating emergency communications, weekly newsletters, conferences, working with vendors and independent contractors to secure interpretation services for events, conferences, presentations, and/or meetings of various purposes.
Provide individual consultation along with appropriate experts, resources, and referrals to students and families seeking assistance on a broad range of topics related to their Menlo experience.
Collaborate with the Director of Family Support in identifying the necessary services, subject but not limited to: ongoing parental education, mental health referrals, college counseling, student support services, athletics, and technology.
Identify and manage a curated caseload of families with acute and ongoing support needs. This includes working closely with students, their advocates, teachers, and anyone else involved in the student’s education/school experience to ensure student success.
Implement events, programs, and services for historically underrepresented families to increase participation in school-wide events such as the Menlo Parent Group (MPG) for Spanish-speaking families, Homework Club (HC), and onboarding meetings for incoming families.
Support various summer family transition programs.
Assist the Chief of EDIB in the execution of the larger EDIB Strategic Plan as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work, human services, or a related field.
A minimum of 3 years of related work experience.
Experience in a school setting is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Highly organized and a strong planner.
Experience in student information systems is desirable.
Spanish-speaking a plus.
An exceptional work environment and caring community
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their families, including generous contributions to a retirement plan. Learn more by going to https://www.menloschool.org/employment-benefits.php.
To be considered for this opportunity: Please submit your resume and cover letter.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
Our equal opportunity employment policy:
Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.
In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position: $80,000 – $110,000. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base salary will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.