Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The St. Paul's Schools
Brooklandville, MD United States

The St. Paul’s Schools is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to start on July 1, 2024.

Guided by our mission and in alignment with The School’s commitment to Episcopal values, including ‘respect for, and appreciation of, all people from all backgrounds,’ the Executive Director will create a comprehensive program unifying the St. Paul’s Schools DEI efforts.

The St. Paul’s Schools Executive DEI Director position is unique.  This thoughtful leader will find a new strategic plan supported by the current mission, vision, and values clarification process, and department by department needs identification clarified through a two-year project and ready for implementation.   The School is prepared for a director to co-create, build and collaborate with the DEI coordinators and chaplaincy team to lead the implementation of its goals and lead the unified campus into the next phase of DEI work. This position will collaborate with the Board of Trustees and partner with employees, students, parents and all constituencies on campus to develop and implement our DEI action plans.

With full leadership support, this role will report to our heads of school for St. Paul’s School for Boys, St. Paul’s School for Girls, and St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School and will be a member of the Executive Team.  The Executive Team will serve as a roundtable to encourage, assist and collaborate on all questions, topics and issues that may impact this position.  The Executive Director is a 12-month, full-time position.  

  • Create a celebratory environment of the School’s DEI work that is integrated within the community.
  • Enter and engage with a team of DEI coordinators to connect to ongoing efforts, build new programs, and create evaluative features to assess successes and areas of need.
  • Work with the board of trustees as a partner to DEI Committee to implement training and programming on topics impactful to our school community.
  • Build, support, and improve the Schools’ services and experiences with all departments including admissions, academic faculty, student support services, chaplaincy, parents and families, staff and leadership, communications, advancement, athletics, and human resources.
  • Continue to develop cross campus programming in coordination with the Director of Spiritual Life and Chaplains that integrates our episcopal values into all DEI work using NAES’s Statement on Inclusion and Episcopal Identity
  • Work with each office on campus to engage all constituencies in DEI conversations and programming including employees, students, families and alumnae.
  • Collaborate and develop a strategic vision for DEI at Paul’s Schools that will take us into the future and continue to impact curriculum, student experience and employee empowerment.
  • Host educational and listening programs for multiple .
  • Collaborate with the faculty on curricular evaluation and implementation.
  • Evaluate the Schools’ recruitment, hiring, and human resources practices with a unique emphasis on finding and retaining people embodying the inclusive school and diversifying our workforce.
  • Guide school to inclusively celebrate special events, themed months, and holidays inclusively.
  • Create a system for periodic
  • Work with communications to inform the school community and
  • Increase The St. Paul’s Schools’ visibility as a leader in DEI efforts.
  • Partner with the DEI Coordinators on campus-wide goals and initiatives in each division.
  • Oversee and partner with other constituencies on DEI related professional development opportunities and events including, but not limited to, People of Color Conference (POCC) and International Block Party coordination on campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Proven record of success building new and partnering to expand existing programs.
  • Enjoys working in a school environment with students, employees and parents.
  • Minimum five years of experience with DEI work.
  • Possess an understanding of the complex issues in our national, regional, and local communities concerning race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical and learning abilities, and other identities.
  • Ability to build a sense of community and create momentum by gathering together.
  • Critical thinking skills, the ability to solve problems and to
  • build a new program.
  • .
  • Technologically and organizationally proficient able to navigate multiple calendars and communicate in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Team-oriented, to work with multiple departments in a school setting.

Voted one of Baltimore’s top workplaces, the St. Paul’s Schools is a family of independent schools located in Brooklandville, Maryland. With more than 1,400 students from ages 6 weeks to grade 12, St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School (coed), St. Paul’s School for Boys, and St. Paul’s School for Girls share a 120-acre campus, an Episcopal affiliation, and a focus on developing confident, well-balanced students who will use their education and ethics to improve the world. In July 2018, the schools unified under the umbrella of The St. Paul’s Schools, with a single board of trustees and one president. Still, each School retains its individual traditions and its gender-specific programs. A coordinated structure allows The St. Paul’s Schools to preserve the small-school feel within each school while sharing resources and certain programs to maximize opportunities for students. With St. Paul’s unique model, boys and girls are taught together and separately at just the right times in their development.

Why Baltimore? Filled with a wealth of opportunities to experience the arts, entertainment, sporting events and more, Baltimore is a cultural center with easy access to many leisure activities. From local destinations such as the Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery, National Aquarium, and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, to weekend trips to the Chesapeake Bay and Ocean City or nearby ski slopes, there is so much to do! The area offers many unique neighborhoods that collectively make up a diverse and thriving city. At The St. Paul’s Schools, this position supports and encourages our students to explore the world around them. Endless opportunity awaits!

The St. Paul’s Schools are committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and can achieve their highest potential. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the best learning environment for our students and prepares them to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly global and multicultural community. We reject all prejudice, particularly those based on race, national and ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical characteristics.

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b).  Other supplemental benefits include school paid life insurance, free lunch, fitness center and tuition remission.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  In addition, employees at The St. Paul’s Schools are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Any employees who begin work with the School from July 1, 2022 onward will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of their start date, unless they have been granted a religious or medical exemption to this policy as an accommodation.

Contact Information

Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of references to Shannon Duckett, Executive Director of Human Resources, at sduckett@stpaulsmd.org. The St. Paul’s Schools is an equal opportunity employer.