The Evergreen School, an independent Preschool through Grade 8 school serving highly capable students, is currently accepting applications for a Director of Diversity. The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, The Evergreen School sits on four wooded acres, which provide an ideal setting for experiential and project-based learning. In 2016, Evergreen completed a $14 million campus redesign, adding classrooms, flexible learning spaces and a state-of-the-art makerspace. In addition to a rigorous academic foundation, Evergreen is committed to fostering diversity, cultivating a global perspective and supporting social and emotional learning at every grade level. Evergreen has a current enrollment of 474 students, is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
The years ahead will present The Evergreen School with some notable challenges. The new Director of Diversity will have the chance to make a significant impact on the school. Seattle is rated one of the most livable cities in the US and Evergreen has become one of the more competitive PS-Grade 8 schools in the city. One of the school’s core values is the belief that it is important for our students to recognize the multiple perspectives and identities in their world so they can build an awareness of and develop an understanding for what it means to be a global citizen. In order to accomplish this goal Evergreen recruits and mentors teachers who employ a diverse array of curriculum in their classrooms.
The Director of Diversity will report directly to the Head of School. He or she will work closely with the Primary and Upper Division Heads to maintain a connected pre-school through grade 8 focus. He or she will coach, mentor, and advise teachers around areas diversity and inclusion for reaching all students across the spectrum of learning. Duties include but are not limited to:
Assisting teachers in strategizing new lessons they may want to try
Support efforts to implement the aspects of the Strategic Plan regarding diversity and inclusion, with respect to personnel, program, outreach, financial aid, etc.
Collaborating with school leadership
Coordinating of the student diversity committee and the faculty diversity committee.
Providing strategies for faculty to include all voices into their curriculums.
Designing workshops and providing speakers for faculty meetings.
Helping teachers find appropriate resources to use in the classroom.
Acting as a resource on diversity issues for faculty and staff in their work with students and in their development of curriculum.
Helping to mentor new teachers in school procedures and community expectations.
Encouraging and supporting efforts to make the school a welcoming community, especially among students and families from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
Organizing and encouraging school member’s participation in local activities focused on diversity and inclusion, as well as the school’s annual attendance at the NAIS People of Color Conference.
Serving on the Financial Aid Committee and the Family Support Team (FaST).
Experience and Desirable Qualities
Candidates for this position should have several years of experience working with students and teachers in grades Pre-K through 8. Knowledge of gifted education and independent school culture is also important. Candidates should be comfortable speaking to small and large groups, and working collaboratively as a member of a team. All candidates should at the minimum have the following qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field and experience in school management.
The ability to relate to others and work in a team setting.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience in or knowledge of independent schools
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The position will begin in July, 2019.
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position, a statement of educational philosophy, a resume, and five professional references to email@example.com. Emails should indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school's policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee's protected status.
About The Evergreen School
The Evergreen School is an independent school in Shoreline, Washington serving the needs of highly capable students Preschool through Grade 8.