San Diego, CA United States
About The Bishop’s School
Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.
Anticipated Base Compensation Depending on Experience: $95,000 – $110,000 per annum
Position Summary Description
The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time Associate Director of DEIJ beginning August 2024. The Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice (AD DEIJ) works in collaboration with the Director of DEIJ to advance meaningful and intentional diversity, equity, inclusion and justice work in the school with a particular focus on the students in grades 6-8, their families and the faculty who teach them. The AD serves as an active member and co-lead of the DEIJ Leadership Team–which includes the director of DEIJ; the chaplain; and diversity coordinators – and supports the work advanced by the director of DEIJ, the associate head of school and head of school. The work of the associate director reflects the priorities of the School’s strategic plan, mission, vision, values and diversity statement. This is an in-person position.
Ideal Candidate Will Have
- A bachelor’s or more advanced degree;
- A minimum of five years of relevant teaching and leadership experience in a school setting;
- An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
- Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice;
- Experience with curriculum planning and support of students in grades 6-8;
- Training and experience promoting social-emotional learning and anti-bias praxis;
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
- Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
- Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition;
- Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth.
Skills & Abilities
- Dedicated work ethic: proactive, responsible, reliable, and attentive to deadlines.
- Motivated, highly organized, and self-directed individual who can effectively multitask and handle a variety of matters independently in a professional, trustworthy and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment.
- Firm commitment to providing exemplary services in a demanding and challenging environment.
- Commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality. Must understand the confidentiality of relevant information in accordance with school policies and other applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
- Ability to actively collaborate with all school constituencies.
- Highly analytical, influential, and skilled at problem-solving, with an emphasis on handling people and conflict management. Ability to utilize sound logic and reasoning to effectively assess problems and formulate alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
- Strategic planning skills marked by creative thinking, research and analysis, critical reflection, tough-mindedness, and practical execution.
- Adept at moving comfortably in various social settings, building meaningful and lasting relationships with people from varying backgrounds, and bringing together diverse constituencies with a common purpose.
Essential Functions and Specific Duties
- Support the Director of DEIJ with strategic leadership in developing and implementing school-wide DEIJ strategy and accountability standard operating procedures.
- Serve as point person to teachers, sponsors, and advisors, supporting them on DEIJ issues, focusing on grades 6-8 as they arise.
- In collaboration with the Director of DEIJ, faculty, and relevant key partners, assess, support, and contribute to developing the grade 6-12 DEIJ Advisory curriculum.
- In collaboration with the director of DEIJ, the associate dean of students, and the dean of faculty, the associate director may advise on student conduct and conflict resolution.
- Advise and participate on a Grade Level Team.
- Participate in Sponsors and/or Student Services meetings when appropriate and requested by the Dean or Associate Dean of Students.
- Collaborate with the Director of DEIJ and the DEIJ Team to plan faculty professional growth opportunities.
- Share with the Director of DEIJ in the interviewing of potential new faculty.
- Assist the Director of DEIJ and Dean of Faculty in monitoring faculty DEI professional development.
- Collaborate with the Director of DEIJ, faculty, staff, and students on community programming (i.e., assemblies, speakers, classroom and advisory activities, etc.) and to enhance the School’s efforts in global education.
- Assist with organizing and leading student leader training in DEIJ competencies.
- Partner with the Director of Admission and Financial Aid to recruit a diverse pool of applicants and successfully transition those students to Bishop’s.
- The AD is required to stay abreast of new developments in the field by attending professional development opportunities and conferences as related to the field of DEIJ in K-12 education with focus on secondary education.
- Organize and support student affinity groups and diversity clubs in grades 6-8.
- Teach one section of an academic subject for the entire academic year.
- Uphold the School’s Core Values.
- Demonstrate professionalism, tack and an unwavering positive attitude.
- Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
- Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
- Comply with School’s reporting policies and procedures.
- Maintain a clean, safe and organized work area.
Role Specific Competencies
- Self- Awareness
- Cultural Competency
- Equity and Inclusion Awareness
- Design Thinking and Innovation
- Change Management
- Resource Management
- Communication Skills
- Planning & Organizing Skills
- Problem Solving skills
- Critical Thinking
- Strategic Internal and External Relations
- Judgment and Decision Making
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
Please do not email or call the school directly.
The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.