Guided by both our mission and our diversity statement, Belmont Day seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative leader to serve as the school’s first director of equity and inclusion. At Belmont Day School, we believe that a foundation of excellence in education is a diverse community where children and adults understand, appreciate, and celebrate differences. The leader in this role would help to provide strategic clarity as we seek to assess and strengthen our current diversity efforts, and provide a clear vision for the school community as we seek to bring this work into the future.
A senior administrator, this person would report directly to the head of school and sit on the senior administrative team. This person will serve as a critical resource to colleagues engaged in this work, have a clear understanding of and dedication to the scope and sequence of cultural competencies from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and reinforce the notion that diversity and excellence are mutually reliant entities within our school. This is a full-time, year-round position, beginning in July 2019. It is an exempt position reporting to the head of school. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.
Provide strategic leadership toward the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of an equity and inclusion strategic plan.
Serve a critical role in recruitment, hiring and retention processes to further promote a diverse and inclusive school community, including the collection and analysis of data regarding hiring and admissions.
Assist the admissions office in outreach, interviews, file reading, and serve on the Belmont Day admissions committee.
Collaborate directly with programmatic heads to ensure that cultural competency, equity, and inclusion are integrated into the life of the school.
Coordinate the leadership of Braiding Different Strands for faculty and parents, and the Diversity Committee for the board of trustees, reporting annually to the board.
Provide leadership and coaching for cultural competency and curricular development pre-k to eighth grade with best practices in inclusion and anti-bias for faculty, staff, board members, and students.
Design, lead, and coordinate anti-bias professional development for the school community including faculty, administration, and board.
Teach (.25 FTE.)
Coordinate the transportation programs (currently from Boston and Cambridge)
Coordinate affinity groups for both adults and students (race-based, GSA, etc.) and work with SEED facilitators as necessary.
Support the work of the Associate Teacher Program by helping to recruit a diverse cohort and deepening associate teachers’ understanding of multicultural practice.
Engage with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, and dismissal, or other duties as needed.
Serve as an additional resource to parents on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Perform additional responsibilities as required.
Please submit a cover letter specific to this position along with a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials must be received by 11/12/18.
Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a non-sectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.
Experience teaching the Pre-k to 8 age group required.
Ability to develop curriculum.
Cultural competency based on experience and professional development in diversity work.
Outstanding organizational skills.
Deep appreciation for and commitment to building a cohesive and bold community of learners.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to professional development and best practices in teaching.
Commitment to effective use of technology in the classroom.
Ability to work confidentially with sensitive information.
A sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, and creativity.
About Belmont Day School
Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school in founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent academic foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. We value honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect and excellence.