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Pinewood School is seeking a part-time Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Director for its Upper Campus (grades 7-12).

Pinewood School is a joyful community with passionate, accessible teachers and administrators who partner with students and parents in the education journey. Our three-campus K-12 school balances rigorous academics with robust enrichment classes. Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. Our three historic campuses provide the space for all to flourish. We inspire the best in our students as we encourage them to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

Pinewood School is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. Drawing from diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose area, Pinewood is comprised of students who seek rigorous academics and support a high standard of character. Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where our students are encouraged to grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top-choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.

Pinewood’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement
Pinewood’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives aspire to create an inclusive community where individuality is honored and each member feels a sense of belonging. We recognize that a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity in our identities, ideas, experiences, and cultures uplift all members of the community. Pinewood strives to create empathy through character building, vulnerable conversations, the pursuit of knowledge, and the sharing of joyful experiences. To this end, we are committed to teaching and practicing equity and inclusion so that our students as well as our entire Pinewood community may gain perspective and develop skills to effect positive change within our community and in the world beyond.

Part-time (50%) administrative position. It can be filled as a stand-alone position or combined with other duties to constitute a full-time position. As our needs and capacity develop, this role may expand to full-time. This position reports directly to the Head of School and the Head of Upper Campus. Salary range: $45,000-$65,000.

The UC DEI Director is a collaborative and mission-driven leader who guides the division’s efforts to promote a sense of community and belonging through the development and implementation of policies and programs that support the school’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The UC DEI Director will collaborate with key partners across divisions to develop innovative Upper Campus programs that cultivate cross-cultural competencies, promote culturally responsive teaching, and empower all members of the community, including students, faculty, and parents, to create an inclusive school climate that fosters a sense of belonging. The ideal candidate should have extensive school and relevant experience with a proven track record of successfully leading DEI efforts. Additionally, they should possess knowledge of various models for building cross-cultural competence within institutions and have the ability to guide the community in selecting the most effective model to meet the needs of all stakeholders.


In partnership with the Head of School and Head of Upper Campus (7-12)

  • provides strategic leadership on development and implementation of DEI programs and accountability; leads visioning on upcoming strategic planning processes for DEI goals
  • Helps establish benchmarks for measuring plan effectiveness and develops rubrics for achieving benchmarks and reporting deliverables as well as continually assessing organizational alignment


  • Oversees initiatives (financial and social) to support students, families, faculty and staff to ensure integration and belonging within the community.
  • Develops and supports professional development experiences in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for members of the Pinewood community
  • Evaluates community needs and, with students, families, faculty, staff, board of directors, promotes community values related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Participates in recruitment efforts to attract, develop, support, motivate, and retain diverse faculty, staff, and administration
  • Supports UC Admissions in the recruitment and selection of a mission-aligned and diverse student body
  • In collaboration with Communications, develops a messaging strategy and creates engaging diversity-related content to share across internal and external channels
  • Partners with faculty to integrate the values of diversity, equity and inclusion into their classrooms and curricula
  • Partners with the student leadership council to provide a DEI lens in the planning and implementation of programming around campus (including assemblies, activities, celebrations, and events)
  • Collaborates with the LC/MC Director of DEI to ensure a One-School approach
  • Maintains positive, trust-based relationships with community stakeholders
  • Other relevant projects, tasks, and duties as assigned

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s required, graduate work strongly preferred
  • 8–10 years of experience in the field of education, particularly with focus on DEI programs, policies, and practices
  • Experience in strategic planning and developing DEI initiatives in school settings
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a range of constituencies (students, faculty, administration, parents)
  • Training and experience promoting social-emotional learning and anti-bias praxis with students, parents, and educators
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, good judgment, creativity, initiative, and sense of humor
  • Highly collaborative leader with ability to inspire others
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and commitment to staying abreast of current trends and literature regarding the DEI field, education technology, and applications to support teaching and learning

How to Apply
A cover letter and resume should be sent to Head of Upper Campus Gabriel Lemmon at

No phone calls, please.

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