The Director of Community, Equity, and Inclusion (DCEI) will report to the Head of School and will serve on the Administrative Team. This is a 12-month senior leadership position. The DCEI will work collaboratively with students, administrators, faculty, staff, families, and trustees to nurture and strengthen a diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning community.
The DCEI will partner with the Administrative Team to lead programmatic initiatives in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in order to ensure that Dana Hall maintains academic excellence grounded in the richness of a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences and in innovative learning.
The DCEI’s responsibilities will be organized into four main areas:
Curriculum and Instruction
Together with the Head of School, Academic Dean, and Division Directors, the DCEI will actively research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about identity, social difference, and inequality, and will train Dana Hall teachers how to incorporate these into their classrooms.The DCEI will work with faculty, administrators, and student support personnel to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the school’s academic, extracurricular, and residential life programs.
Recruiting, Networking, and Outreach
Hiring: Together with the Assistant Head of School, Academic Dean, and Division Directors, the DCEI will assist in the recruiting and hiring process, working closely with department heads to work toward the goal of achieving greater diversity in Dana Hall’s faculty and staff. Specifically, the DCEI will attend relevant conferences, network with prospective candidates, and maintain regular contact with potential candidates.
Enrollment Management and Admission: Together with the Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, as well as other senior administrators, the DCEI will collaborate with Office of Admission and Financial Aid to help attract and retain traditionally underrepresented student populations. Along with other senior administrators, the DCEI will help to represent Dana Hall at admission events on and off-campus and serve as a resource for prospective and enrolled families.
Student Leadership and Education
The DCEI will mentor and support traditionally underrepresented student populations at independent schools.
Together with senior administrators and student affairs personnel, the DCEI will develop student leadership in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, the director will coordinate on-campus equity education programs for Middle and Upper school students; will facilitate student attendance at local, regional, and national conferences related to equity education; and will work with the division directors and student affairs personnel to coordinate multicultural and student affinity groups.
Adult Education and Professional Development
The DCEI will work with administrators and department heads in further developing the social and cultural competencies of the adult community.
Internally, the DCEI will serve as a mentor and advocate for faculty and staff and design and deliver strong and effective professional development opportunities for all.
Externally, the DCEI will collaborate with: 1) the Advancement Office to maintain connections to and foster inclusion of all alumnae; and 2) the Parents’ Association to support inclusion efforts for all families.
Applicants should have the following qualifications:
Dana Hall School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices.
- Master’s degree in a related field and participation in in-depth training in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
- Experience as a teacher and teacher-leader with deep knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, and child and adolescent development, and ability to work effectively with adults and students
- Diversity and inclusion leadership experience within a school setting
- Excellent leadership abilities, interpersonal and collaborative skills, speaking and writing skills, strong listening skills, organizational skills, and the ability to follow through on projects
- Program design and implementation experience