Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Global Education

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Global Education Officer

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a dedicated and adaptable person to join our team as the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Global Education (DEIG). Tasked with fostering a culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging within our school, this role encompasses a multifaceted approach, combining DEIG program management, service learning leadership, community engagement, and departmental coordination including administrative support.

The Associate Director of DEIG will work with various members of the BB&N community (specifically, DEIG Practitioners, the Director of Global Education, the Teaching and Learning Office, the Parent Engagement Liaison, Admissions, Alumni Engagement department, Faculty, Staff, and Students). This position will:

  • Partner with the DEIG Officer as a liaison between various departments to facilitate collaboration on DEIG-related projects and initiatives.

  • Provide high-level administrative support to the DEIG Officer, including managing schedules, coordinating meetings, handling correspondence, conducting research, and gathering data to support decision-making and strategic planning efforts.

  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and communications materials related to DEIG initiatives and progress.

  • Support DEIG office program operations and budget

  • Develop and distribute the DEIG newsletter to keep BB&N Community members informed about recent and upcoming events, initiatives, and resources related to DEIG.

  • Collaborate with the communications team to ensure consistency in messaging and branding across all DEIG communication channels.

  • Serve on hiring committees as a DEIG representative.

  • Collaborate with DEIG Practitioners and the Director of Global Education to develop and secure community-based, experiential learning and DEIG immersion opportunities for B-12 students. This might include, trips, internships, student shadowing, outdoor classrooms, student exchanges, etc.

  • Collaboratively (Matrix) manage B-12 service-learning coordinators on each academic campus.

  • Lead and enhance BB&N’s DEIG framework for community service and service learning.

  • Plan and coordinate schoolwide community service events, volunteer opportunities, and outreach programs to foster positive relationships.

  • Cultivate relationships with community-based organizations, schools, and other organizations to enhance BB&N’’s community engagement and social impact initiatives.

  • Coordinate community events related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and global education.

This role is designed to have a presence and impact across all of BB&N’s campuses and will catalyze community connection. This role is highly collaborative and is dually adult and student-facing. The person in this role will become effective and efficient at leveraging current relationships, systems, resources, and building new processes.

Skills and Competencies:

Our ideal candidate is excited to work in a team-based environment, prioritizes DEI and Global competence, can hold multiple perspectives, cultivates communities of belonging, is knowledgeable about the educational landscape on a local and national level, is passionate about working with children and youth to achieve their goals, and effectively fosters meaningful relationships. In addition, they will have many of the following:

  • Desire to work in a school environment, connect with students and families from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and help create a welcoming space

  • Previous experience (3+ years) in diversity, equity, inclusion, community engagement, or related fields

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion principles, and global competency

  • Fostered cultural competence and understanding

  • Robust partnership management experience

  • Experience participating in or leading service learning work

  • Strong listening skills and the ability to communicate clearly

  • Experience with public speaking; strong communication

  • Effective relationship builder, preferably with local, regional, and national connections

  • Passion for community-based development and social justice

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and execute results

  • Strong proficiency in G Suite, Excel, and other database programs (preferably Veracross, Adobe Programs, Canvas)

  • Discretion working with confidential and sensitive information;

  • Work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Fluency or working knowledge of a language in addition to English is a plus

Salary: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more

To Apply: 

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, we strongly encourage all employees to receive at least one of the Pfizer, or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines before commencing employment.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender