Campbell Hall, an independent, Episcopal, K-12, all-gender day school in Studio City, California, seeks an Associate Head of Community Engagement to join the senior leadership team and steer the school’s diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice (DEIJ ) efforts. Campbell Hall seeks a mission-driven leader with courage, tenacity, high emotional intelligence, and an appreciation for the complexity of an evolving institution fully committed to creating a more inclusive, equitable, and just school and community. Reporting to The Rev. Canon Julian Bull, Head of School, the Associate Head of Community Engagement will work in partnership with the Associate Head for Teaching, Learning, and Strategic Initiatives, and will be an integral member of an action-oriented, highly collaborative, and deliberative senior leadership team, engaging all constituencies.
Founded in 1944, Campbell Hall is a leading independent school. It is poised to lead in DEIJ efforts in the school community, in Los Angeles, and at the national level. From the school’s mission to nurture “decent, loving, and responsible human beings,” to the most recent strategic plan to “build and sustain an inclusive community,” including confronting systems of oppression and structural inequalities, Campbell Hall’s energized commitment rings powerfully. The Associate Head of Community Engagement will expand current DEIJ efforts, such as inviting guest speakers and making presentations in chapel, teaching multicultural literacy, and supporting both affinity groups and social action organizations for parents and students. The Associate Head of Community Engagement role is a tremendous opportunity to operate as a senior executive with the energy and efficacy to examine the school’s issues and opportunities both from the 20,000-foot strategic view and also at the tactical policy and classroom level.
Strategic priorities and opportunities for the Associate Head of Community Engagement include:
Serve as a thought partner to the Head of School and Board of Directors
Identify opportunities for institutional improvement related to DEIJ
Provide vision and leadership to shape and implement investments, plans, and strategies aligned with the school’s goals and creating a welcoming environment for all
Act as the lead storyteller for DEIJ work at Campbell Hall for the school and larger community
Serve as a catalyst to leverage best practices and resources
Engage with appropriate stakeholders to develop, implement, operationalize, and measure the school’s strategic DEIJ plan, vision, and related goals
Guide with a DEIJ lens to analyze and leverage data presently being collected for an upcoming DEIJ audit, to build trust, and to advise the full Administrative Team
Design an institutional data collection, analysis, and reporting process to benchmark and promote accountability for DEIJ at Campbell Hall
Maintain strategic relationships with the greater community, alumni, donors, and organizations focused on DEIJ
Collaborate with senior leaders to integrate DEIJ best practices into hiring and retention practices
Ensure a coordinated and cohesive institutional approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion organizational excellence
Serve as an advocate, mentor, and resource for constituents with concerns and issues related to DEIJ
The Associate Head of Community Engagement is a critical thought partner to the Head of School and Board of Directors and supervises the DEIJ leadership team. Working in tandem with the Associate Head for Teaching, Learning, and Strategic Initiatives and partnering with Campbell Hall leadership and faculty across the school, the Associate Head of Community Engagement will inspire and drive Campbell Hall’s broader strategy for community engagement and DEIJ. This includes influencing faculty recruiting, interviewing, engagement, evaluation and retention; admissions; internal and external communications; and student and staff policies (including conduct, grievance, performance, assessment, etc.). This position oversees the DEIJ aspect in the school’s strategic plan, working with other school leaders to achieve and communicate the school’s strategic goals, success, and areas for growth regarding the school’s commitments to all identities, including and particularly those related to race, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, level of ability, socioeconomic differences, and other under-represented and/or marginalized communities. In addition, the Associate Head of Community Engagement will oversee curriculum review and development, including working with the chairs of human development, history, English, and all departments on curriculum and provide mentorship and support for faculty and staff to build cultural awareness of and sophistication in engaging with the identities mentioned above.
The Associate Head of Community Engagement is expected to interact regularly with the highest tiers of Campbell Hall leadership and to influence and help shape the DEIJ agenda of the Board of Directors. The Associate Head of Community Engagement will be expected to:
Participate in Campbell Hall Board meetings, Alumni board meetings, and the DEIJ and Public Partnership Committees of the Board
Work directly with the Chairs of the DEIJ and Public Partnership Committees of the Board to set goals and agendas for those Committees
Participate in other Board Committee meetings depending on professional background and/or as requested
In addition, the Associate Head of Community Engagement will:
Ensure the development and communication of related school policies, standards, and procedures
Create a through-line from division to division, a DEIJ scope-and-sequence, and continue scaffolding already occurring in the curriculum, teaching anti-bias, deepening and widening the curricular lens
Engage the community in uncomfortable conversations when necessary, including with colleagues, and when difficult dialogue is needed to raise the level of trust for our alumni who are eager to be heard
Increase DEIJ competencies while working in tandem with the senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and Head of School. The Associate Head will help build institutional capacity in this work, understanding that work is already happening at the student level
Inject DEIJ in all elements of school operation, demonstrating great initiative and helping put a DEIJ lens over how the school develops moving forward
The Associate Head of Community Engagement leads the team that manages the school’s extensive DEIJ programming, including:
Parent, student, and alumni affinity groups and clubs
DEIJ-related parent town halls and student chapels
DEIJ-related parent education events
Campbell Hall Public Partnerships
Professional development and training related to DEIJ
Qualities of the Associate Head of Community Engagement
The successful candidate is an innovative, strategic, and results-oriented leader with a broad vision for the role of DEIJ in achieving institutional excellence. The Associate Head of Community Engagement is skilled at facilitating difficult discussions, shepherding change, creating and strengthening partnerships, and aligning an array of efforts across the school. In addition, the successful candidate must have:
Demonstrated success as a collaborator and relationship builder with a broad range of diverse individuals and groups, including senior leaders, to achieve results
Strong track record in managing change with an understanding of the contexts, cultures, and politics within institutions that impact the implementation of effective diversity change efforts
Demonstrated cultural awareness and ability to build trust and credibility, and to navigate a complex landscape
Demonstrated success in identifying and implementing best practices of diversity and inclusion, and an excellent command of current diversity and inclusion concepts and issues in schools
Demonstrated success in working collaboratively to develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies focused on building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
Demonstrated success in partnering with faculty in curriculum and instructional development efforts that advance DEIJ
Exceptional oral and written communication skills with experience in multiple communication modes, including social media, with the ability to articulate the importance of inclusion and diversity to the school and broader community
Proven analytical skills and ability to provide oversight for assessments related to school culture, diversity, and inclusion
History of effective leadership in a collaborative culture
Demonstrated love of children with the recognition that often the students are ahead of the adults in their community
An ability to leverage credibility by virtue of past and present work and an ability to convene a deep network
A communications and marketing skill set to engage internally and also with the broader external community
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
Graduate degree preferred
Marketing or consulting background of great interest
Academic foundation in Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Justice work
Procedure to Apply
Campbell Hall provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Cover letter expressing interest in the Campbell Hall Associate Head of Community Engagement position
Statement of educational philosophy and practice
List of three references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (references are contacted only with the candidate's permission)
Please email any questions to email@example.com or by phone to Orpheus Crutchfield at (510) 685-0861.
Applications due: January 21, 2021
Semifinalists interviews: January 27-29, 2021
Finalists interviews: February 3-5, 2021
Announcement: February 26, 2021
About Campbell Hall
Campbell Hall, founded in 1944 and situated on 14 naturally-wooded acres in Studio City, California, is an independent, all-gender, college preparatory, Episcopal day school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve.
The school is committed to fostering a community dedicated to honoring the diversity of the human experience, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and creed, place of national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical ability.
Campbell Hall is guided by the Episcopal tradition of open inquiry and spiritual formation and seeks faculty who are devoted to the pursuit of academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings.
Campbell Hall Faculty Description
Campbell Hall seeks faculty who are dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of the whole child; who are interested in learning as well as teaching; who connect their responsibilities with the philosophy and purpose of the school; who teach to empower as well as to inform; who are comfortable with questions as well as with answers; who can work with direction, focus, humor and dignit...y within the complexities of a diverse school environment; and who will be dedicated to promoting and maintaining an inclusive school community.
In addition to their academic responsibilities, Campbell Hall faculty are involved in many aspects of school life. Coaching interscholastic athletics, chaperoning environmental education trips, participating in community service activities, helping the students to produce school publications, overseeing student council, and leading a special interest club are just a few ways faculty are more deeply involved in the Campbell Hall community.
Each faculty member serves as a student advisor. An Advisor is dedicated to the emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth of each student. Faculty relate to students, parents and colleagues in ways which promote open and supportive communication.
Campbell Hall faculty pride themselves on becoming involved in many aspects of the school community. They are dedicated in their implementation of a vigorous college preparatory academic program and are equally devoted to the emotional and spiritual development of each student. The result is a community where students and adults are confident to learn and grow.