Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

  • Forman School
  • Litchfield, CT, USA
  • Mar 11, 2021
Full time Education: Jobs K - 12 Deans & Directors Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs

Job Description

 

Position Summary: The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion promotes social justice; ensures a welcoming and inclusive community for all members of the school; celebrates diversity; and fosters a strong sense of equity. The DEI Director reports directly to the Head of School and serves on the senior administrative team.  The Director will work with all constituency groups of the Forman community to guide in best practices in growing equality and inclusion while removing barriers which impede this work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to create a strategic DEI plan supporting the mission and values of Forman
  • Serve on the senior administrative team and work collaboratively with fellow administration 
  • Lead the DEI task force
  • Actively work with the Director of Studies, the Deans of Innovation and Learning, and the Curriculum Committee to assess and build a more equitable and inclusive academic curriculum 
  • Work with the Director of Student Life to increase equity and inclusion throughout our student life and athletic programs
  • Work with all constituencies to promote social justice and social innovation
  • Coordinate with the Dean’s Office to ensure that our disciplinary practices reflect and support equality and inclusivity 
  • Oversee and coordinate professional development opportunities for Faculty, Staff, Trustees, and Students
  • Represent the values, mission, and standards of the Forman community 
  • Act as a resource for Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • Work with the Admission Office, Communication Department, Alumni and Advancement to ensure best DEI practices
  • Serve on local and national committees focusing on DEI work
  • Lead by example in teaching one or more classes

 

Other Expectations: This position is a member of a boarding school faculty. Candidates should be interested in contributing in all aspects of the school. Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of School life.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of teaching experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience in DEI work
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Relationship builder with strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to regularly and comfortably speak publicly
  • Ensure the health, safety, and inclusion of all students
  • Life long learner
  • Understanding and knowledge of DEI best practices and success in implementing these practices in the field of DEI 
  • Appreciation of an independent boarding school education

Application Details

Apply by email here: adam.man@formanschool.org

 

 

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