Social Justice and Equity Coordinator for Student Support and Programming – Grades 7-12

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The Nueva School

The Nueva School
Social Justice and Equity Coordinator for Student Support and Programming – Grades 7-12

Closing Date: 3/8/2021

The Social Justice and Equity (SJE) Program at Nueva aims to:

  • create an inclusive culture where all people are welcomed, valued, empowered, and heard
  • challenge systemic inequity and oppression by practicing empathy, understanding power, transforming conflict, and engaging our radical imagination
  • foster a sense of hope, an impetus to act, and a firm belief that standing up for social justice and equity is both the responsible and just thing to do

Position Description

The SJE Coordinator for Student Support and Programming will partner with the Director of Social Justice and Equity to support new and existing organizational-wide SJE initiatives and oversee equity-focused student programming and support services. Additionally, the SJE coordinator will work with the administration to review and develop policies and pedagogy to foster inclusivity, diversity, equity and a sense of belonging across campus. Finally, they will manage our 7-12 THRIVE program–a student centered advocacy program for historically underrepresented groups within independent schools.

We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our SJE team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that social justice is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.


  • Manage Nueva’s THRIVE program to include student support, weekly student meetings, collaborations with teachers/advisors, coordinating translation services, liaising with family, etc.
  • Teach a required 9th grade course focused on understanding systems of oppression, power literacy, and developing the skills to engage in complex and courageous conversations
  • Develop and facilitate whole school student programming related to SJE
  • Facilitate student groups (reps, clubs) and co-plans meetings with student leaders
  • Work with faculty, students and staff to build support and engagement in social justice programs
  • Work with the Director of Social Justice and Equity to support strategic visioning and implement program goals
  • Participate at divisional leadership level (attend student support meetings, support divisional SJE related needs)
  • Support the social and emotional well-being of students of color through dedicated programs and opportunities
  • Expand anti-bias and anti-racist training opportunities for all students


  • Fierce advocacy for students and their needs
  • Ability to lead and facilitate courageous conversations with a strong commitment to listen to understand
  • An understanding of your own positionality and the ability to help others to see their own
  • Ability to hold multiple truths and a commitment to valuing and including diverse perspectives and approaches
  • Comfortable with divergent problem solving
  • A willingness to lean into discomfort and create trusting environments where others seek to do so as well
  • Ability to foster social and emotional acuity and to manage emotions as well as understand and empathize with the emotions of others
  • Nurture and encourage a lifelong love of learning through joyful, authentic, and rich learning experiences
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area


  • Demonstrated experience in the above skill sets and in navigating and leading DEI work within an organizational setting
  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years’ teaching experience or related industry experience

This is a 10-month exempt faculty position.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references at To address specific questions, please email Alegria Barclay, at

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer—we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, or sex. We encourage people of color and those with experience outside the education field to apply.

About The Nueva School 

The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PreK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. With a deep commitment to environmental citizenship and social justice, the Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”


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