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 following description is aspirational in scope and is subject to modifications based on budget and enrollment projections for 22-23.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Report to the Head of School.
Serve on and/or collaborate with: the Senior Administrative Team, the Area Chairs Team, the Student Support Team.
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, Associate Head of School, Dean of Students, 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.
Coordinate student, faculty, and staff attendance to diversity 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 and 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 the Dean of Students and staff facilitators to student affinity groups and coalition groups.
Be a resource to students, faculty, and staff on DEIJA related questions, comments, issues.
Work with DEIJA Programming Coordinator 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.
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.
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.
Successful experience in conflict resolution.
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 22-23 budget.
Application Process: Interested candidates must send the following information by: July 1, 2022 to Timothy Bakland, Head of School
Letter of Interest
3 references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)(optional)
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 is a co-educational, academic college preparatory school serving students in Grades 6-12 in Beverly, MA, on Boston's North Shore. Founded in 1972, Waring offers challenging academics, extensive studio and performing arts, championship athletics and robotics, and a rich curriculum of French immersion and cultural exchange programs. Student travel is part of the program at all levels, including two trips to Europe in Grades 9 and 11. Waring uses multi-age groupings and offers numerous opportunities for student leadership. Waring’s graduates attend excellent colleges and universities, in the U.S. and abroad. Located on a former farm of 32 acres in a beautiful backwoods area of Beverly, Waring is convenient to all coastal towns and 30 minutes by commuter rail to Boston.