Assistant Director of Community, Equity and Inclusion

Staff / Full-Time

Watkinson School, Hartford, CT

Watkinson School, offering inventive teaching and learning since 1881, seeks an Assistant Director of Community, Equity, and Inclusion. Reporting directly to the Director of Community, Equity, and Inclusion, the Assistant will support and facilitate Watkinson’s efforts to be a truly inclusive community and foster a sense of belonging. This is a full-time, 10-month position, which includes classroom teaching and advising.

The Assistant Director will be an experienced educator first and foremost, with a track record of productively and collaboratively engaging within a school community. The Assistant Director will be well-versed in Community, Equity, and Inclusion best practices and will apply this knowledge fairly, respectfully, responsively, and actively in their daily work. The successful candidate will have experience building trusting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, as well as creating and/or implementing structures that sustain Watkinson’s equity and anti-racism initiatives over time.


The new Assistant Director will bring to the position:

  • A strong commitment and demonstrated skill in building community, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience working with students 11-19 years of age
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills that reach all age groups and constituencies within our school community
  • Self-awareness and a commitment to personal and professional growth
  • An ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and timely and thorough work completion
  • Passion, joy, flexibility, approachability, and a sense of humor


Key responsibilities will include:

  • In collaboration with the Director, planning and supporting the facilitation of CEI and anti-racism professional learning plans
  • Coordinating the logistics of CEI-sponsored events and initiatives
  • Supporting the work of on-campus affinity groups
  • Supporting parent and alumni engagement efforts
  • Collaborating and coordinating with programs and departments across the school
  • Taking on other duties to support the work of the Director

Watkinson School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds. This is a 10-month position with a flexible start date. Qualified candidates, please send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of no fewer than three references to:

Watkinson School

Hartford, CT
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender