Georgetown Day School, a progressive PK–12 school committed to academic excellence, educational innovation, and social justice, seeks a Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Founded in 1945 as the first racially and religiously integrated school in Washington, GDS continues to place the cultivation and healthy experience of a diverse student body, faculty, and Board at the very heart of its mission. As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, family structure and physical ability, as well as diversity of thought, talents, and learning style.
Primarily reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Equity and Social Impact, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion is an important leader in our community. Acting as a resource and partner, the Director works individually and collectively with students, administrators, faculty, staff, and parents to nurture and strengthen an inclusive and culturally responsive school culture.
In short, we seek a leader with the creativity, courage, empathy, and wisdom to build on the very good work already being done, envision what is possible and necessary, and implement change at the institutional, interpersonal and individual levels. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion Will:
Partner with the administration and faculty to keep GDS at the forefront of providing an outstanding academic program grounded in the belief that diversity is not ancillary to a great education but the ground from which it grows.
Be an active, visible and engaged presence within the overall life of the School.
Oversee and set direction for committees and affinity groups that have responsibility for carrying out diversity, equity, and inclusion work, including the All-School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and the Student Affinity Group Leadership Council.
Collaborate with teachers, department chairs, division directors and student support personnel in ongoing efforts to ensure that all students are seen, known, and supported for who they are, the strengths they carry into the classroom, and their particular academic needs.
Collaborate with the Assistant Head for Curriculum and Instruction to provide essential training in culturally relevant equity pedagogy and the creation of democratic, culturally responsive classrooms.
Serve as a mentor and advocate for faculty, staff, students, and parents.
Support and lead the faculty for the existing sixth and ninth grade seminars devoted to issues of social justice, identity, and inclusion. Constructively think through possibilities for programmatic expansion and growth beyond these grade levels in the coming years.