Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair

Staff / Full-Time

Waring School, Beverly, MA

Job Title: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair 

Part-time:  Approximately 3 days per week / 60% time

Mission: Waring School is a co-educational, college preparatory day school for a student population of 170, grades 6-12 in Beverly, MA. Waring’s mission is “To create and sustain a community of lifelong learners who are working together for the individual and common good.” 

At Waring, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that affirms both individual and community voices and promotes anti-racist education. Waring encourages candidates of color and of underrepresented groups to apply for our positions. 

Summary: This DEIJA Coordinator is responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of school wide efforts in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti-Racism. The DEIJA Coordinator reports directly to the Head of School, serves on the Diversity Committee of the Board, and works collaboratively with faculty and administration to ensure the success of DEIJA initiatives. The DEIJA Coordinator also serves as the point-person for addressing individual DEIJA-related concerns as they arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Report to the Head of School.
  • Serve on and/or collaborate with: the Student Support Team, the Area Chairs Team, and other standing or ad-hoc groups as needed.  
  • Serve as the initial community-wide point of contact for DEIJA related issues, inquiries, questions, comments, or reports.
  • Manage and collaborate with the DEIJA Communications & Programming Coordinator.
  • Hold the school accountable towards reaching stated DEI goals and projects. 
  • Serve as liaison between the DEIJA Team and the Board’s Diversity Committee.  
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean, Group Deans of Students, School Counselor,  and Head of School on bias incident management. 

Project Management (pending scope of role) 

  • Lead the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs to sustain a diverse, equitable, inclusive, just, and anti-racist school community. 
  • Refine processes in recruiting, hiring, mentoring, evaluating, and retaining faculty and staff who reflect and/or support diversity and inclusion. 

Education: 

  • Coordinate student, faculty, and staff attendance to DEIJA-related conferences (NAIS, AISNE, etc.).
  • Facilitate faculty and staff participation in professional development training related to DEIJA.
  • Provide support to faculty and staff with curriculum development, inclusive pedagogical practices,  and affirming classroom culture. 
  • Lead DEIJA orientations for staff, new staff, new families, tutors, the board, student leaders at the start of the year. 
  • Be a resource to staff facilitators of student affinity and coalition groups.
  • Be a resource to students, families, faculty, and staff on DEIJA related questions, comments, issues. 
  • Work with DEIJA Programming Coordinator and Dean of Community Life on calendar programming, DEIJA related community events, community installations and projects, and visual and written communications.  
  • Be part of the bias incident educational response process.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Participation in annual all-school events such as Program Night, Graduation, Convocation.  
  • Participation in Experiential Learning aspects of our program, including Camping Trip and Endterm, as agreed upon based on FTE work percentage. 
  • Attendance at co-curricular aspects of our school program, e.g. All-School Meetings, as agreed upon based on FTE work percentage. 
  • Participation in Faculty Meetings and Professional Days, as agreed upon based on FTE work percentage. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of leadership experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated participation in training in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Effective written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills.
  • Conflict resolution training.
  • Cultural humility.
  • Experience engaging in challenging conversations on DEI-related issues, including naming and confronting white fragility, privilege, & power.
  • Experience with counseling on DEI-related issues. 
  • Pedagogical knowledge of students in grades 6-12.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Values and practices emotional intelligence.
  • Clear and direct interpersonal communication.

This position is part-time, with the scope pending the completion of the 24-25 budget.

Application Process: Interested candidates must send the following information by:  July 1, 2024 to Timothy Bakland, Head of School

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resumé
  • 3 references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)(optional)

Email: positions@waringschool.org 

Waring School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our faculty and student body, and do not discriminate in employment practice with regards to gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, disability status, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, or national and ethnic origin. 

At Waring, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that affirms individual voices and promotes anti-racist education. Waring encourages candidates of color and of underrepresented groups to apply for our positions as well as teachers/staff from public schools. Waring School actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and student body, and does not discriminate in employment practice with regards to gender, race, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, or national and ethnic origin. Waring offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Waring School

Beverly, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender