Lower and Middle School Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
We are currently seeking a Lower and Middle School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator to begin in August 2021. The Lower and Middle School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and the Lower and Middle School Principals to advance meaningful and intentional diversity, equity, and inclusion work in both divisions, PreK-8. As an active member of the school-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board, the Lower and Middle School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator will pursue robust professional development in DEI work every year, including positive personal identity development and awareness of implicit bias and privilege. The Lower and Middle School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator’s goals, priorities, and initiatives will be set, overseen and evaluated in partnership by the Dean and the Principals.
As Westtown strives to fulfill our commitment to be an anti-bias, antiracist (ABAR) school, we are seeking culturally competent educators with a demonstrated commitment to and ongoing professional development in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, which is evidenced in their personal and professional interactions, curriculum, and pedagogy.
Develop, introduce and deliver educational programming related to an ABAR community;
In collaboration with the divisional DEI committees, plan and execute assemblies, holiday celebrations and special event programming in both divisions;
Assist teachers in constructing and implementing engaging DEI curriculum;
Collaborate with the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion to support larger curricular initiatives.
Faculty and Staff Support:
Serve as the equity & inclusion advisor to individual teachers and grade level teams in setting and pursuing annual ABAR community goals, supporting classroom practices and addressing ABAR community topics as they arise;
Participate in the interviewing of potential new faculty members;
Collaborate with the Dean to lead ABAR community focused professional development for faculty.
Facilitate and/or mediate conversations and learning among students;
Organize, promote and support regularly scheduled student affinity group sessions;
Serve as a member of the divisional Student Support Team, the Middle School Administrative Team, and attend faculty meetings in both divisions.
In coordination with the Upper School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator and the Dean, develop, lead and support meaningful ABAR community programming for families;
Serve as the LS/MS liaison to the Families for Multicultural Communities;
Collaborates with FMC to support programming.
BA or BS degree required, advanced degree preferred
A minimum of 3-5 years of direct experience working with PreK-8 aged students, preferably in an independent school environment
Experience in creating, implementing, and assessing DEI programs
Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills
A demonstrated commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with all constituents throughout our diverse community
Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values
Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.