Reports to: Head of School/President Schedule: Full-Time; Full-Year Employee Exempt Status: Exempt Contact: Heather Kruse, Chief Human Resource Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewpoint School seeks a Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Life, to develop, lead, and oversee the schoolwide implementation of our goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Driven by Viewpoint’s student-centered mission and core values, the Director will work to foster a deep sense of belonging among all members of the Viewpoint community and to be a voice for equity in the development of curricular and co-curricular programs for students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and families. The Director will be responsible for creating and implementing our strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, advancing our mission and playing an essential role of leadership within our school community, our region and our field. Reporting to the Head of School and Associate Head, this leader will benefit from the collaboration and support of trustees, faculty, staff, and school leadership. With the Division Heads, the Director will supervise diversity coordinators who work in the School’s divisions. This position provides a distinctive opportunity to join a dynamic administrative team at a pivotal time in Viewpoint’s history. Diversity, inclusion, and the building of community are essential elements of the School’s mission, our strategic framework, and our vision for the future.
The Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Life must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population. This person will work to build a sense of shared values and serve as an educational leader with the ability to plan, organize, and communicate about a broad range of projects and programs.
Research, implement, and promote D&I best practice across all school constituencies and lead implementation of D&I strategic plan, in alignment with our mission and strategic framework
Develop and execute D&I programs and events for students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni
Identify practices that work well and construct systems where needed to proactively assess and
address D&I issues at the school and fulfill schoolwide objectives
Serve as a member of Viewpoint’s Senior Administrative Team, collaborating and consulting with leaders across Viewpoint’s divisions and departments to promote a unified, inclusive culture
Remain on the leading edge of D&I work by attending relevant professional development and maintaining active participation in both regional and national diversity organizations
Network with equity leaders at other independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations
Represent the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the Head of School.
Teach up to two classes or the equivalent, as assigned
Serve as administrative staff for a prospective Board of Trustees task force or committee for
Diversity and Inclusion
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School
Establish systems ensuring that resources are equitably provided so that all students can participate fully in all aspects of our program
Schedule and coordinate logistics for student events and initiatives regarding diversity and inclusion
Support and develop student diversity leadership
Work with the admission office to recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse
Five or more years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership
Experience in independent school settings or demonstrated capacity to learn to lead in a new
setting with a vibrant culture
Unflagging commitment to building a school culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion
Willingness and motivation to be involved in all aspects of the life of an independent school.
Proven capacity to build rapport across diverse stakeholder groups
Training and experience in cross-cultural competence, including working with under-
represented or historically marginalized groups
Project management skills in implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and
managing a budget
Demonstrated capacity to operate in fast paced, varied work environment that includes high
volume responsibility and atypical or unpredictable hours and tasks
Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication, interpersonal and listening skills
Strong work ethic, impeccable integrity, and ability to handle sensitive information with
discretion and tact
About Viewpoint School
A member of the California and National Associations of Independent Schools, Viewpoint School enrolls 1,200 boys and girls in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grades, on 40 acres in suburban Los Angeles. In September 2011, the School completed construction of its final phase of the $57 million dollar Master Plan, and opened a 75,000 square foot Upper School academic building and gymnasium. Recently the School opened a new Primary School building for Grades K-2 with an innovation space and library serving students in Grades K-5. The School graduates approximately 120 seniors every year. The School offers 26 AP classes and 16 Honors classes, is a member of the Cum Laude Society, and sends its graduates to a wide variety of colleges, including the most selective.