Viewpoint School seeks a Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Life, to develop, lead, and oversee the schoolwide implementation of our goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Driven by Viewpoint’s student-centered mission and core values, the Director will work to foster a deep sense of belonging among all members of the Viewpoint community and to be a voice for equity in the development of curricular and co-curricular programs for students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and families. The Director will be responsible for creating and implementing our strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, advancing our mission and playing an essential role of leadership within our school community, our region and our field. Reporting to the Head of School and Associate Head, this leader will benefit from the collaboration and support of trustees, faculty, staff, and school leadership. With the Division Heads, the Director will supervise diversity coordinators who work in the School’s divisions. This position provides a distinctive opportunity to join a dynamic administrative team at a pivotal time in Viewpoint’s history. Diversity, inclusion, and the building of community are essential elements of the School’s mission, our strategic framework, and our vision for the future.
The Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Life must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population. This person will work to build a sense of shared values and serve as an educational leader with the ability to plan, organize, and communicate about a broad range of projects and programs.
• Research, implement, and promote D&I best practice across all school constituencies and lead implementation of D&I strategic plan, in alignment with our mission and strategic framework
• Develop and execute D&I programs and events for students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni
• Identify practices that work well and construct systems where needed to proactively assess and address D&I issues at the school and fulfill schoolwide objectives
• Serve as a member of Viewpoint’s Senior Administrative Team, collaborating and consulting with leaders across Viewpoint’s divisions and departments to promote a unified, inclusive culture
• Remain on the leading edge of D&I work by attending relevant professional development and maintaining active participation in both regional and national diversity organizations
• Network with equity leaders at other independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations
• Represent the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the Head of School.
• Teach up to two classes or the equivalent, as assigned
• Serve as administrative staff for a prospective Board of Trustees task force or committee for Diversity and Inclusion
• Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of SchoolCo-Curricular Responsibilities
• Establish systems ensuring that resources are equitably provided so that all students can participate fully in all aspects of our program
• Schedule and coordinate logistics for student events and initiatives regarding diversity and inclusion
• Support and develop student diversity leadership
• Work with the admission office to recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse backgroundsQualifications and Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred
• Five or more years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership
• Experience in independent school settings or demonstrated capacity to learn to lead in a new setting with a vibrant culture
• Unflagging commitment to building a school culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion
• Willingness and motivation to be involved in all aspects of the life of an independent school.
• Proven capacity to build rapport across diverse stakeholder groups
• Training and experience in cross-cultural competence, including working with underrepresented or historically marginalized groups
• Project management skills in implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and managing a budget
• Demonstrated capacity to operate in fast paced, varied work environment that includes high volume responsibility and atypical or unpredictable hours and tasks
• Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication, interpersonal and listening skills
• Strong work ethic, impeccable integrity, and ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and tact
• Technologically savvy
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Ms. Heather Kruse, Chief Human Resources Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.