Job Title: Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Supervisor: Head of School
General Job Description: St. Anne’s Episcopal School is committed to its mission of being a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, a place that strives to be free from the constructs of bias, injustice, and inequity. The Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads the school in striving to fulfill its mission. The successful candidate will be committed to diversity and possess a strong interest in planning multicultural programming, along with exceptional written and oral communication skills. The incumbent must also be comfortable with and enthusiastic about working with students aged Pre-School through 8th Grade. The DEI Coordinator must have the capacity to work with others in a high-functioning, collaborative, and innovative educational setting; be collaborative, resilient, flexible, diplomatic, confident, patient, professional, technologically savvy, and have a sense of humor.
The duties of the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will be 80% of full-time. The remaining 20% of this full-time position will involve teaching two classes or other duties as established by the Head of School.
Provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice.
Create the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice that will provide a strategic framework through which the Coordinator can build a foundation of meaningful inclusion for all its community members.
Chair the Faculty & Staff Diversity Committee and serve on the Academic Council.
Serve on the Diversity Committee of the Board, and Enrollment Management Committee.
Serve on any Diversity committees formed by SAPA (St. Anne’s Parent Association).
The Coordinator will attend relevant conferences; will network with prospective candidates; will manage an ongoing database of prospects; and will maintain regular contact with potential candidates. The Coordinator will also work closely with the Head of School and CFO toward the goal of achieving greater diversity in the School’s faculty and staff.
Serve as a resource for faculty with respect to curriculum design and student support. Specifically, the Coordinator will promote, advise upon, and support curriculum development aimed at teaching and learning to think critically about cultural diversity. The Coordinator will collaborate with both individual faculty members and departments to develop curricula that include the study of race, gender, ethnicity, nation and nationhood, class, and religion, and their intersections.
Work with the Admissions Office to recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse backgrounds.
Assist with the onboarding of families new to the school each year.
Assist the school Chaplain in aligning the school’s practices in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice with our identity as an Episcopal school.
Act as liaison to and develop strong relationships with the various diversity and inclusion-related groups in the school and respond to diversity- and equity-related issues among the student body as they arise.
Support and develop student leadership in matters related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
Plan, develop, and market diversity and inclusion-focused education, programs, and events for faculty, staff, students, and families.
Develop on-campus workshops focused on teaching adults how to work with all students most effectively and facilitate and ensure faculty professional growth in understanding the role of social and cultural factors in both teaching and learning.
Act as a liaison between the school and local communities of color to serve these communities better and to support the school’s outreach and admissions marketing and recruitment programs.
Work with marketing staff to publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, workshops, etc., for students, faculty, families, and the local community.
Network with diversity coordinators at other Episcopal and independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations.
Represent the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the Head of School.
Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the school.
Actively research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about cultural competence, awareness of racial micro-aggressions, identity, social difference, and inequality, and train teachers how to incorporate these into their classrooms.
Serve on the Student Support Team.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School.
Teach two classes or equivalent.
Additional duties that may be required include: advising, public speaking on behalf of the school, and travel to workshops and conferences. From time to time, work hours may extend to evening and/or weekend duties
Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferred
Classroom teaching experience
Project management skills in implementing programs, supervising personnel, and developing and handling a budget
Proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders
Embrace the school’s mission as well as educational and discipline philosophies; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
Exhibit high energy and enthusiasm for working in an academic atmosphere.
Have strong organizational and effective time-management skills.
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender identity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume, educational philosophy statement (faculty positions only), employment application, and a list of professional references to Employment@saintannesschool.org with Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the subject line. Please use the following format for naming your electronic files: Lastname_Firstname_Resume. References will not be contacted without applicant approval.
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, stand, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as with others. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, a coeducational, Preschool - grade 8 day school serving 253 students, was founded in 2002 with the support of St. Andrew’s School and the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. Located on 125 acres just 30 minutes south of Wilmington and 50 minutes from the Philadelphia Airport, St. Anne's is situated in a growth community (Middletown) and has drawn students from 3 states and 12 counties.
The St. Anne’s Episcopal School mission states that we "prepare students for secondary education and lifelong learning. We strive to enhance the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and artistic growth of our students so that they may realize their potential for good as citizens of local and world communities." Our life together centers around a commitment to academic excellence, respect for one another, responsibility for ourselves and our community, and compassion for others. The school embraces diversity in all facets of our life together. We work to teach good stewardship of our campus and our environment. The spiritual growth of members of our community is nurtured through daily devotions, weekly chapels and religion classes at all grades. Our strategic vision s...peaks of our school as a place where children are known, loved, challenged, and inspired for the future.