Director of DEIJ

The Bishop's School
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.

The Bishop’s School seeks engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and learner-centered educators. We seek candidates who hold high expectations for students and design learning experiences that prioritize adolescent well-being and belonging. Candidates should be enthusiastic about working on teams, and eager to pursue growth in all aspects of professional engagement. Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement, encourage collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.

Anticipated Base Compensation: $130,000 – $170,000

Position Summary Description

Reporting to the Associate Head of School, the Director of DEIJ is a strategic thinker who leads the school’s efforts to enhance the sense of community and belonging by developing and implementing programming and policies that support school-wide efforts that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position will be instrumental in establishing DEIJ goals and metrics that are consistent with the School’s strategic plan, mission, vision, values and diversity statement. The Director sits on the senior administrative team and meets regularly with the Head of School.

Working in collaboration with key partners across teams and grades, the Director of DEIJ will establish consistent and comprehensive diversity programming and services, partnering with faculty, staff, parents, and other relevant partners to support the school’s DEIJ efforts. The successful candidate will have broad experience and a proven record of success in leading diversity efforts, particularly in a school environment. The candidate will be well versed on a range of models for building cultural competence within institutions and will be prepared to guide the community in developing the best model, introducing best practices for the school and its many stakeholders.

The Director of DEIJ will serve in a strategic role within the community to sustain and strengthen current diversity initiatives and develop mindful, innovative, school-wide programs that foster an inclusive school climate, cultivate multicultural competencies, and empower all members of the community to promote social justice.

An Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and graduate degree(s) preferred;
  • A minimum of eight years experience in education and/or working in a comparable academic position, preferably in a middle or high school environment;
  • In-depth knowledge of current trends and thinking concerning DEIJ in educational settings;
  • Experience planning, facilitating, and leading DEIJ training and education programs for students, educators and parents;
  • A highly collaborative leadership style, with an ability to lead and inspire others;
  • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
  • Training and expertise in promoting DEIJ-based social-emotional learning with students, parents, and educators;
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a range of constituencies;
  • The ability to thoughtfully manage the complex dynamics related to advancing DEIJ programming in schools;
  • Previous experience as an administrator.


  • Uphold the School’s core values.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact 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.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area.
  • Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline

Please apply no later than Sunday, April 2. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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.

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