Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Secondary School Counseling
The Park School, Brookline, MA
|Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Secondary School Counseling|
|About the Park School|
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
The Park School seeks a dynamic, flexible, patient, and technologically-adept Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Secondary School Counseling. This is an Upper Division-focused role and reports to the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Director of Enrollment Management. This is an exciting new role at Park that continues to build upon the School’s commitment to developing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming across the school but particularly with students and faculty in Grades 5-8 and to support students and families as they look beyond Park to next schools. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of experiences as a DEI practitioner and secondary school counselor or admission officer.
|Roles & Responsibilities|
The Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion should be prepared to work in partnership with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, administrators, faculty and staff, students, and families to:
- Assist in planning, developing, and implementing DEI-focused education, programs, and events for students, faculty and staff, and families.
- Develop policies and programs that deliver equity and foster inclusivity for all members of the community.
- Oversee and lead several key initiatives of Park’s DEI Implementation Plan.
- Serve as a resource and leader for the Upper Division community (Grades 5-8) to support DEI initiatives, practices, and communications.
The Assistant Director of Secondary School Counseling should be prepared to work in partnership with the Director of Secondary School Counseling, administrators, faculty and staff, students, and families to:
- Advise a caseload of approximately 20 families and students on the secondary school application process
- Conduct individual interview preparation for their caseload and review application essays as requested
- Write holistic, authentic, and positive narrative letters of recommendation for their caseload of students
- Develop and maintain relationships with secondary schools and local public schools
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in the in-house secondary school counseling database
- Coordinate the submission of recommendations and transcripts to admission offices
- Serve as the SSAT Test Center Administrator for the School
- Serve as a Grade 8 Co-Advisor
The Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Secondary School Counseling will:
- Participate in and contribute to an adult learning community by engaging in meetings, discussions, committees, task forces, and professional development.
- Complete administrative tasks and coverage duties as assigned (student supervision, attendance, reporting, documenting curriculum, etc.)
- Utilize feedback and reflection to improve practice and performance.
- Ensure that respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and academic excellence are emphasized as core values of the School.
- Participate in school community activities.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with students in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and next school counseling (middle, secondary, or post-secondary) or independent school admissions preferred.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults.
- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptional attention to detail and proven time management skills.
- Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning.
- Previous experience supporting student-led clubs, organizations, and events preferred.
- Experience planning and implementing workshops and presentations.
- To apply, visit the posting on our careers page and click apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy with your application.
- The Park School offers competitive salaries and benefits, including a strong professional development program.
- We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
- The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.