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Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Company: Bullis School
Location: Potomac
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Bullis School seeks an accomplished DEI practitioner and strategic leader to serve as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion starting in the 2 academic year. A member of the school's Senior Leadership Team and reporting to the Head of School, the Director will provide vision and leadership to advance the school's ongoing efforts to sustain a diverse, equitable, anti-biased, and inclusive school community. This is a 12-month position starting July 1, 2022. The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will engage students, faculty, and families in meaningful dialogue and programs to build understanding and create sustainable change embraced by the community. The Director will employ a deep knowledge of current research and practice to execute the school's strategic, operational, and programmatic initiatives. As a present and engaged community member, the Director will demonstrate a deep concern and compassion for people by building trusting relationships, listening deeply, and communicating skillfully. Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership in the school's operational and programmatic initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion based in the school's mission and strategic plan.
  • Work as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the school's policies, practices, and procedures sustain a diverse, equitable, anti-biased, and inclusive school community.
  • Partner with the Dean of Faculty, Human Resources, and the Admission Office to identify and carry out strategies for recruiting, welcoming, and retaining a broadly diverse faculty, student, and parent body.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Teaching & Learning and as a Curriculum and Program Committee member, spearhead efforts to develop and sustain an inclusive curriculum that highlights diverse perspectives, histories, and experiences and builds cross-cultural competency.
  • In counsel with divisional co-chairs, lead the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Serve as a resource to the community in diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices.
  • Ensure all students are afforded equitable access to the school's academic and co-curricular programs.
  • Create and facilitate programs and essential training for students and faculty designed to build understanding, foster a culture of inclusion and a sense of belonging
  • Partner with the Parent Association to design and implement parent education and support programs and expand the involvement of parents from underrepresented groups.
  • Provide guidance and support to student clubs rooted in issues of equity and inclusion and oversee affinity and ally groups for students and faculty
  • Partner with Communications to publicize diversity-related events and opportunities and aid in implementing a marketing and branding strategy that aligns with the school's diversity efforts.
  • Connect with alumni from various backgrounds and support their connection and engagement in the school's diversity efforts.
  • Act as a liaison between the school and organizations in the greater community to support outreach, service partnerships, admissions marketing, and recruitment programs.
  • Remain current on best practices by attending professional development opportunities, conferences, and professional meetings and networking with other schools and communities locally, regionally, and nationally. The School Bullis is a community that welcomes new people and ideas, embraces diversity, and shares a common vision of kindness, challenge, joy, and reflective learning. Bullis is proud of its culture of innovation and growth and supports faculty with ample professional development opportunities that include a commitment to Equity and Inclusion and training and education. Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school of 900 students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics. To learn more about teaching and learning at Bullis School please click here . Qualities of the Director of DEI
    • Approach to conflict and change management that utilizes strong problem-solving skills, determination, and good judgment and addresses discomfort and tension from a solutions-oriented perspective
    • Commitment to respecting a broad range of views and to building mutual understanding, trust, and shared commitment through courageous conversations
    • A proven collaborator who can effectively engage, inspire, and motivate a wide range of constituents ( administrators, faculty, students, and families) with varied backgrounds and perspectives
    • Strong skills in oral and written communication, deep listening, long-range planning, and program implementation
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills marked by humor, positivity, humility, empathy, and emotional intelligence
    • Proactive, strong organization and attention to detail Qualifications
      • Demonstrated success promoting a vision, communicating a strategy, and providing leadership through to execution aligned with the strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the organization
      • Experience leading teams and facilitating workshops on diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competency.
      • Knowledge of current research, trends, and practice gained through in-depth training in diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices
      • Master's degree or higher in education or a related field
      • Teaching or other education-related experience is desirable Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit the following materials through the Bullis Career site .
        • Cover letter expressing interest in the Bullis School Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position.
        • Current resume.
        • Statement of educational/leadership philosophy and practice.
        • List three professional references, including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (references are contacted only with the candidate's permission). Search Process After an initial review of applicants in December 2021, the Search Committee will contact a select group of candidates for interviews. Bullis will invite finalists for a more comprehensive series of interviews with administrators and other school constituents. We will keep applicants informed of their status throughout the process. Bullis School is committed to staff diversity, equality, and continued professional growth. Bullis School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bullis School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. recblid 5qacb1zsvibx7ip17aurfikvb5ceqd BA/BS/Undergraduate

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