The Director of Inclusive Community is a member of Parish’s administrative leadership team and reports to the Assistant Head of School. The Director’s primary responsibility is to help the Parish community live fully into its mission as an “inclusive Episcopal community” and align our culture with the School’s diversity statement. The Director’s primary role is to serve as an advocate for all School constituents to ensure that they are fully able to maximize the Parish experience.
The Director of Inclusive Community will lead the School’s efforts to develop competence related to inclusion in our students, faculty & staff, parents, Board of Trustees, and administration. The Director works in partnership with the Head of School, administrative team, key school stakeholders, and the School’s Inclusive Community Implementation Committee to develop and implement programming that builds powerful interpersonal skills and cultivates an inclusive mindset in our students, faculty & staff, parents, and trustees. We believe such capacities are critical for our community and for our graduates to possess if they are to lead with impact in the increasingly complex, diverse, and global society.
The Director of Inclusive Community will assume primary responsibility for leading the implementation of the recommendations emanating from the Inclusive Community Task Force – a board approved body that spent the 2018-2019 school year assessing our community’s needs, researching comparable programs, and generating board approved recommendations. In addition, the Director of Inclusive Community will act in an ongoing manner to assess programs and policies that promote inclusion on campus. Utilizing research on current best practices, emerging issues, and trends and opportunities, the Director will formulate and help implement initiatives and educational programs that are consistent with the school’s diversity mission statement and strategic vision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Formulates and helps implement policies, processes, initiatives, and educational programs that are consistent with the School’s diversity and mission statements.
Provides sustained, in-depth professional development for all faculty and staff, parents, administration, and the Board of Trustees that focuses on the solidarity of our community and the development of competency skills related to diversity and inclusion
Oversees implementation of the recommendations emerging from the 2018-2019 Inclusive Community Task Force Report; reports periodically to the Board of Trustees on this implementation process and other initiatives related to our mission as an inclusive Episcopal community
Collaborates with the Director of Enrollment Management and other school leaders to outreach to prospective families and broaden their awareness of Parish’s programs; partner with the Associate Head of School, Director of Human Resources, and other administrative leaders to outreach to prospective employees
Assists in orienting new faculty and staff, parents and students and in helping to retain employees, students, and families
Facilitates and leads the Inclusive Community Implementation Committee, a group of faculty, staff, administrators, and Board members who together steward the School’s Inclusive Community programming and the implementation of the Inclusive Community Task Force recommendations
Partners with the Assistant Head of School, the Assistant Division Heads for Student Life, and divisional social emotional counselors to cultivate the leadership skills of the student body utilizing the ParishLeads and iMpact Habits of Mind frameworks
Continually searches for, evaluates, and implements use of new instructional resources that develop inclusivity
Acts as a consultant/resource for faculty and staff in providing academic, emotional, and social support for students/families for diversity and inclusion related needs
Supports division heads and faculty in developing and implementing both formal and informal systems that will support the social and academic experience of children within the context of the multicultural nature of school life
Coordinates the School’s annual Voices and Views conference to promote open dialogue and skill building for the community while stewarding leadership support from a broad range of school constituents
Organizes and leads the Inclusive Community Family Dinners to promote respect for and awareness of the diverse identities in our community and to promote belonging among constituents
Supports Upper School affinity groups and the Upper School Student Diversity Leadership Council
Coordinates programs for educating our community (faculty, staff, students, parents) about issues related to inclusion and belonging
Works with advancement/communications office to communicate information about inclusive practices to current and prospective families and generate engagement in the School’s ongoing inclusive community programming
Collaborates with the Director of Financial Aid to evaluate processes and practices in place to promote an equitable experience for students enrolled at Parish
Develops and sustains a network of individuals whose knowledge and work on diversity and inclusion would be beneficial to the school
Plans and manages budget related to inclusive community initiatives
Teaches course sections as determined in cooperation with the Associate Head of School and appropriate Division Heads; through these courses, introduce concepts around inclusivity by appropriately scaffolding subject matter with increasingly challenging concepts/topics as the students move into and through the Upper School
Represents the School at national, regional, and local conferences, especially those focused on diversity and inclusion
Supports division heads as they ensure that Parish students connect and relate knowledge in and across disciplines, act and reflect on global issues, and develop a sophisticated understanding of human history and today’s society, including an awareness of the variety of ways that people come to see and understand the world
Works with administration to ensure that the school’s curriculum reflects the diverse perspectives of our local and global communities
Partners with the Communications team to evaluate School communications, including the website and other collateral to ensure they reflect accurately our Inclusive Community programming and diversity inherent in our community
Provides ongoing feedback to faculty and administrators regarding cultural competency skills and curriculum integration
Promote the school’s statement of mission and philosophy
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
Attends Staff Development Meetings
Attends Administrative Team Meetings
Attends Division Head Meetings, as needed
Attends Division meetings as needed
Attends School Functions as needed
Attends Chapel and gives chapel talks in each division
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Theoretical knowledge of basic social psychology relevant to position.
Highly effective facilitation skills that create an empowering educational space for learning.
Program development and management skills.
Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
Someone who responds well to criticism and deals successfully with difficult and challenging people and circumstances.
An extremely well-organized, detail-oriented individual who has a high energy level together with an accompanying sense of urgency.
Bright, hard-working and enthusiastic with a serious commitment to excellence.
Industrious, resourceful, independent-minded and determined, with a drive to achieve results.
Ability to handle confidential material and situations with discretion and sensitivity.
Flexibility and the ability to multitask.
Well-developed interpersonal and collaboration skills to deal effectively with a wide range of school constituents.
An accessible and approachable people person with integrity, compassion and empathy who has an impeccable reputation, who honors commitments, and who deals with people in a straightforward and personal way.
Resourceful and able to find/summarize insights from thought leaders on the topic of inclusion.
About Parish Episcopal School
Thank you for exploring the professional opportunities available at Parish Episcopal School. As a place that seeks to add value to the lives of the students in our community, we search for faculty members who possess a passion for their subject, an eagerness to build meaningful relationships with those they teach and a recognition of the important place that contemplation and reflection hold in the educational process.
If you are committed to purposeful work and possess a spirit of possibility, I would invite you to learn more about Parish through our website and to apply for an appropriate position.
Parish Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.