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 for the 2022-2023 school year.

The St. Paul’s Schools

The St. Paul’s Schools is a family of independent schools located in Brooklandville, Maryland. With more than 1,400 students from ages 6 months to grade 12, St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School (coed), St. Paul’s School for Girls, and St. Paul’s School for Boys 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, but 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.

Position Description

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 that unifies DEI efforts across The St. Paul’s Schools.  This position will report to our three 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. This is a 12-month, full-time position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create an environment that celebrates our work with the community and is welcoming to all people.
  • Build, support, and improve the schools’ services and experiences through their work with admission, members of the teaching faculty, student support services, parents and families, the staff and leadership, communications, alumni, athletics, and human resources.
  • Evaluate the schools’ recruitment, admission, and human resources practices and find and keep people who embody the inclusive mission of the schools.
  • Engage all constituencies (employees, students, families, and alumni)
  • In collaboration with faculty, students, and administrators, develop a strategic vision for DEI at The St. Paul’s Schools including a leadership structure for DEI across the three schools.
  • Host educational and listening programs for multiple audiences.
  • Collaborate with the faculty on curricular issues.
  • Provide educational programs for multiple audiences.
  • Celebrate special events, themed-months, and holidays in an inclusive way.
  • Create a system for periodic evaluation of DEI efforts.
  • Create and maintain a system for reporting of bias incidents.
  • Work with communications to inform the school community and the larger community.
  • Increase The St. Paul’s Schools’ visibility as a leader in DEI efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Enjoys working in a school environment with students, teachers, and staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree required with Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience with DEI work.
  • Must have a deep understanding of the complex issues in our national, regional, and local communities with regard to race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical and learning abilities, and other identities.
  • Experience working in an independent school setting or other non-profit setting is preferred.
  • Ability to build a sense of community and rally people together.
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to build a new program.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Team-oriented, ability to work with multiple departments in a school setting.

The St. Paul’s Schools are committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and are able to 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 free lunch, fitness center and tuition remission.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of references to Shannon Duckett, Human Resources Director, at sduckett@stpaulsmd.org by Friday, November 5, 2021.  The St. Paul’s Schools is an equal opportunity employer.