Director of Inclusion and Instruction
Inly School, Scituate, MA
Director of Inclusion and Instruction
Reports to: Head of School
Inly School, a dynamic community on the South Shore of Massachusetts, seeks an impassioned leader, who will guide us on our ongoing journey towards increased diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a 12-month, full-time position.
The Director of Inclusion and Instruction (DII) will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and report directly to the Head of School. The Director will provide focused, strategic leadership to sustain and strengthen current diversity, inclusion and anti-racist initiatives and to develop mindful and innovative school-wide practices and programs in the areas of equity and inclusion.
Founded in 1973, Inly is a close-knit community that benefits from a Toddler–Eighth Grade community of approximately 325 students and 70 faculty and staff. Inly School does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or family composition. Inly seeks to attract and support educators, families, and students with identities that have historically been underrepresented in Independent Schools.
Inly’s dynamic Montessori+ practices inspire our inclusive community of learners to explore and shape ourselves and the world with joyful curiosity, courage, and compassion.
Inly School fosters global citizenship by being a community that represents, explores and honors a diverse mix of experience and expression. Multicultural education and practice is the responsibility and privilege of every member of the Inly community. Inly actively seeks faculty, families, and leadership who embrace and practice skills that reflect our Montessori core values of grace, courtesy, respect, compassion and empathy.
In partnership with the Head of School, the Senior Leadership Team, and the Equity Advisory Council (EAC), the Director of Inclusion and Instruction will bring leadership and implementation of initiatives to innovate and strengthen Inly’s anti-bias curriculum, as well as deepen our programs and practices in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. These initiatives are intended to be progressive in activism and social justice education, environmental sustainability, and identity development.
Guided by the School’s strategic plan, this individual will partner with program administrators (HOS and Directors of Lower and Upper School) to support teacher growth and instructional development, teacher coaching and evaluation, and curriculum oversight for Toddler – Grade 8 programs. This 12-month, full-time, exempt employee will report directly to the Head of School, work closely with other administrators, teachers and staff, and serve as a member of the Equity Advisory Council.
Responsibilities of the position:
- Model encouragement for all members of the school community recognizing that each individual occupies a different location in their DEI journey
- Partner with Lower and Upper School Directors to lead school-wide curriculum and instruction initiatives guided by the Montessori principles and the School’s strategic plan
- Work with Lower and Upper School Directors to update Inly’s documented curriculum maps, to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment, integration with Montessori curriculum, and up to date material choices
- Collaborate with the Lower and Upper School Directors, and team members to integrate the anti bias principles and practices into the curriculum, in a developmentally appropriate manner
- Articulate the curriculum integration throughout our Montessori-plus program,
- Effectively model and coach teachers in curriculum delivery at all levels: Toddler through Middle School settings
- Partner with Directors of Lower and Upper School to support teacher growth and instructional development, teacher coaching, and evaluation
- Serve as a resource and role model for the community with matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, multicultural and anti-racist practices and communication, including working with faculty members who oversee Affinity Groups
- Provide and oversee professional development, training, and outreach efforts for administration, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and parents
- Attend and contribute to diversity and equity outreach efforts, including but not limited to participation in the selection of speakers, parent workshops, productions, and other cultural events
- Partner with other administrators to continue to audit the School’s people, policies, program, and practices through the lens of inclusion and belonging
- Participate in the bias response team, to research and fact-find around the incidence of identity based harm, provide support and resources for repair of harm, and hold individuals and groups accountable for their behaviors
- Collaborate with the lead administrators to support hiring, mentoring, and retaining faculty and staff of historically marginalized identities
- Support administrators in DEI initiatives within their departments. (eg, Artist in Residence Program, DEI Impact Fund, Admissions procedures and recruitment, etc)
The Director of Inclusion and Instruction should have:
- A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, and minimum of five years of administrative experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion work in a school setting
- Experience in designing and implementing programs in an Independent School
- Participation in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
- Strategic thinking skills, with a record of accomplishment, in the implementation of effective and sustainable academic and affective programs in diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism in school settings
- Community building skill set and the capacity and interest to work with a broad spectrum of learners to build cross-cultural competency in all constituencies — students, faculty, staff, trustees, and parents
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, allowing one to work effectively with colleagues, parents, and students
- Capacity to facilitate conversations, mediate conflicts and represent the school in the larger community
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and experience leading diversity and inclusion trainings and developing cross-cultural skills in others
- Strong organizational skills needed to interface with several academic and non-academic departments
- Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies
- Capacity to enjoy working with colleagues and young people in a school environment
- A sense of humor and a growth mindset
Expected Hours of Work/Travel
- A full-time position that requires occasional evening and weekend work and requires active engagement in the life of the School, travel to recruitment events, etc.
- Competitive pay
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Company-paid life insurance; supplemental life insurance available
- Paid vacation, holidays, sick (faculty only) and personal time
- Flexible spending plans for both medical and dependent care
- Tuition assistance
- Voluntary Benefits
- Life, AD&D (employer paid), Vision
- Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness
- Employer paid LTD, STD
- Free AM/PM Club and Discovery program for enrolled students of faculty
To apply, please send:
- a resumé
- a letter, which includes your Personal Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- the names and contact information of three references, including a direct supervisor and a colleague
To: Donna M. Luther, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org