Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion Programming
Kents Hill School, Readfield, ME
Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming
Reports to: Assistant Head of School
ABOUT KENTS HILL SCHOOL
Kents Hill School is one of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in the country, located on
400 beautiful acres in Maine. We bring boarding and day students together from diverse
ethnicities, national origins, cognitive abilities, religions, and socioeconomic classes to
engage in self-discovery and growth, both in and out of the classroom. Diversity, equity,
and belonging are integral to our community as we actively strive to be an anti-racist
school through consistent and ongoing learning for all. Our students are surrounded by
a caring faculty and staff who make it their work to truly know each student and,
because of that, create personalized transformational experiences. Student-centered
inquiry sits at the core of the academic curriculum, which merges the four dimensions of
learning (knowledge, skills, character, and reflection) with PBL (project-based learning) to
balance academic rigor with strong support. Students also have the opportunity to
explore their passions in athletics and the arts.
Kents Hill seeks a Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming (Coordinator) who
is passionate about working with teenagers and will contribute to our mission of
preparing students to be active participants in creating a just and equitable world.
Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Coordinator is a member
of the Student Life Team whose mission is to create a fun, inclusive, and caring
community where intercultural dialogue, cultural exploration, and belonging can occur.
The Coordinator will develop programs, events, and services that facilitate wrap-around
support and advocacy for the personal, social, academic, and cultural well-being of
students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups and international
students. In addition to this work, the Coordinator will create programs and host
activities that foster self-awareness, skills, and interest in engaging across differences
and build an understanding of historical and structural forms of discrimination and
A successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative working environment that seeks
innovative and creative programming; is comfortable working atypical hours; will bring
flexibility to their work, and desires to get to know and engage regularly with a range of
- Serves as a member of the Student Life Team, supporting all efforts to assist, engage, and educate students inside and outside of the classroom and serves as a resource to all students and their families, faculty, and staff.
- Takes the lead role in planning and implementing student programming that
promotes intercultural understanding, cross-cultural dialogue, and celebration of
the ethnic, gender, international, learning, racial, religious, and sexuality
differences on campus.
- Advises student affinity groups to implement events that address the cultural,
educational, and social needs of our diverse student population.
- Serves as the international student liaison, taking lead on additional advising and
creating activities that address the social and cultural adjustment of our
- Takes a lead role in planning and organizing cultural observances and inclusion
programs such as Martin Luther King Day, Courageous Conversations, and
heritage month celebrations.
- Takes part in our bias incident response.
- Serves as a member of the CARE Team.
- Serves as a member of various student-facing committees including the Student
Experience Team (SET), Orientation Committee, student leadership training
committee, and other committees as assigned by the Head or Assistant Head of
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Serves as an advisor for a small group of students.
- Coaches in either the Fall or Spring athletic season.
- Serves as a dorm head.
- Serves as a member of a weeknight and weekend duty team.
- Serves as a facilitator/instructor in our Principles, Ethics, and Action at Kents Hill
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive
inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned
to the job. Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet division and
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- 1-3 years of experience in developing social programs and activities for middle
and/or high school students.
- Experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to effect
meaningful change and promote student success.
- Ability to facilitate cross-cultural training and deliver effective group presentations.
Experience and understanding of benefits and challenges faced by international
students learning in the United States.
- Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of
diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, and sexual
orientation including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying
physical and learning abilities.
- Possesses communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively
with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
Possesses a valid driver’s license.
- Experience in an independent school setting.
- Experience in K-12 education in an area such as student support or multicultural
- Experience living abroad and fluency in a foreign language.
- Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in
Education, Ethnic or Cultural Studies, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology or other
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest and resume to HR@kentshill.org.
Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free
from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy,
gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth,
age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or
disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit
retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who
participate in an equal opportunity investigation.