Norfolk Collegiate School seeks a Director of Diversity and Inclusion to begin in July 2022. The Director, a full-time academic administration position, reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the Senior Administrative Team working to enhance the student experience. Primary responsibilities include creating, implementing, and managing programs designed to foster a culture of inclusion and sense of belonging among students, faculty, and staff; partnering with the Administrative Team to develop culturally relevant curriculum; identifying strategies for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff; and developing and implementing faculty and staff training to enhance cultural understanding and competency.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Norfolk Collegiate is dedicated to being an actively anti-racist institution that creates a safe environment and sense of belonging for all students, families, faculty, and staff. The school is a diverse community and welcomes individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, natural origin, culture, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status.
In August 2020, Collegiate launched its multi-year comprehensive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Initiative as a demonstration of the school’s commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive learning community. The initiative will guide students, faculty and staff, and the community to a more thoughtful understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice and how this contributes to the school’s significance and success in the 21st century.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
• Leading a dynamic, multi-campus organization in an inaugural leadership role;
• Coordinating DI work for a school with 15 grade levels;
• Identifying and nurturing a community’s growth edges;
• Iterating and pacing change for a supportive and growing community.
• Leading a school with full board and Head of School support;
• Getting the opportunity to create from a “blank slate” in a “start-up environment related to the role;
• Helping NCS concretize a distributed leadership plan for DI across campuses;
• The opportunity to lead DI work at a premier independent school and to establish it as a “best practice” site.
DESIRED QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
• A demonstrated commitment to DI work;
• Experience in leading multi-step organizational change;
• A natural teacher and a strong leader;
• Experience in supporting classroom teachers seeking to deepen their inclusive classroom practice;
• Experience leading work related to any grades levels between Pre-K-12th grade.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:
• A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
• A current résumé;
• A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:
Norfolk Collegiate School seeks a Director of Diversity and Inclusion to begin in July 2022. The Director, a full-time academic administration position, reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the Senior Administrative…