Date Posted: January 2017 Start Date: July 2017
Classification: 12-month, Full-Time, Exempt
The Dean of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a new senior position at The Cambridge School of Weston. The DEI is charged with further developing, in effective partnership with the head of school, CSW’s long-standing commitment to and cornerstone programs of social justice, diversity and inclusion. The DEI will play a central role in a number of key strategic and organizational areas, including ensuring CSW’s hiring and retention of a diverse, culturally competent teaching faculty; designing opportunities for professional growth and development for all adults in the community; and partnering with members of the senior administrative council and the board of trustees to strengthen and promote CSW’s position as a nationally recognized leader in diversity and inclusion pedagogy and practices in independent schools. The DEI will actively enable and lead our efforts to grow further as a community committed to the principles of equity and justice that lay at the core of our progressive educational model. We seek a proven, visionary leader who can build on our very strong foundation and take us to the next level in this vital school work.
- Full-time, senior administrative role; reports to head of school
- Visionary leader experienced in adult professional development and growth
- Lead collaborator in efforts to ensure the hiring and retention of a diverse faculty and staff; commitment to facilitating continued improvement in social justice, equity and inclusion
- Directs active development of social justice, community service learning and other programming that best serves all our students and our commitment to equity and justice.
- Collaborates with and mentors members of the senior administrative team to ensure that CSW both best serves traditionally underrepresented students and families within our school and also maintains and improves strong recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Lead collaborator in enhancing and maintaining our commitment to cultural competency, non-discrimination of all kinds and a focus on the broad diversity that is our school, including a deep awareness of GLBTQ+ families and students and a proven track record in developing growth-oriented programs.
- Supervisor for the coordinator of student leadership and diversity programming
- Advises and partners with families to ensure a strong, inclusive community, with particular focus on the needs and experience of our families of color.
- May teach or co-teach course sections related to social justice and similar programs
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the humanities, education, human or organizational development and/or multicultural studies required
- Proven track record (7-10 years) leading institutional change and innovation in curriculum and policy
- Familiarity with and experience in schools or higher education, especially progressive settings
- Experience and background in pedagogy and curriculum and ability to help develop and refine our existing social justice classes
- A good networker, preferably someone with a working relationship or familiarity with opportunity programs, such as Prep4Prep, ABC and the Oliver Scholars Program, for example; connections with Jack and Jill, Black sororities and fraternities and other national multicultural professional organizations
- Highly effective communicator in both written and spoken mediums
- A skilled collaborator and team-builder, especially in diverse work settings
- Participation and/or leadership in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
- Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies
- Capacity to enjoy working with faculty and young people in a day/boarding secondary school environment
To Apply for This Position:
Please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Christine Savini, Principal Consultant, Diversity Directions, email@example.com
Deadline for Application:
Position will remain open until filled.
The Cambridge School of Weston, founded in 1886, provides a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning and meaningful relationships through a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world. Located 12 miles from Boston, we are a day and boarding high school community of approximately 340 students. Our module system forms the basis of the educational program, allowing us to offer more than 300 classes. All classes meet for 75-to-90 minutes each day, taught over five-week modules. Our pedagogy advocates active, experiential learning within a curriculum designed to accommodate the interests and experiences of individual students. We welcome the perspectives of different ethnicities, races, classes, religions and sexual orientations that enhance our mutual understanding.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply.