Atlanta International School (AIS) is a preschool to grade 12 private, non-profit school with language immersion and International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.
Our mission is simple - To develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. The core values that drive our school are:
The joy of learning and purposeful effort.
Mutual respect and understanding in an intentionally inclusive and intercultural community.
AIS is seeking two coordinators, one for Primary (Grades 3k-5) and one for Secondary (Grades 6-12), of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who deeply believe in preparing students to become global leaders that will create a more equitable world. The coordinators will work to advance the school’s commitment to intentional inclusion and anti-racism and to ensure every student is seen, heard, treated fairly, and protected across their multiple identities.
As Coordinator, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion you will lead the Primary or Secondary school community in realizing a vision for DEI that becomes an everyday part of the respective school. This position is a member of the Primary School or Secondary School Leadership Teams. These positions meet weekly with the Head of School, attend the Educational Council and Senior Leadership Team as needed, and will collaborate closely with the Director, People and Culture, Director, Alumni Affairs and Primary or Secondary School Admissions Manager.
The ideal candidate is someone who is deeply aligned with the values and principles of Atlanta International School; has a love for the development of young people, possess a passion for equity, is a skilled facilitator of adult learning, and can build deep relationships to support people through change. You will join a school with an incredible spirit of community and diversity of perspectives.
START DATE: Immediate
REPORTS TO: Head of Primary or Head of Secondary School
What You Will Do
Staff Learning and Development
Co-chair the school’s Change Champions group with other DEI coordinator
Design and facilitate a long-term structured learning and development curriculum for faculty and staff, including whole-group, small-group, and 1:1 to strengthen intercultural and anti-racist mindsets and instructional or work techniques in creating a more inclusive culture for students
Support the scheduled and ongoing IB curriculum review process to increase and integrate racially diverse voices, perspectives, and content while supporting the process of reshaping pedagogies across and within subject areas to align with a culturally responsive and anti-racist approach to teaching and learning
Facilitate faculty and staff attendance at local, regional, and national conferences related to equity, inclusion, and social justice education
Student Learning and Development
Collaborate with principals, counselors, and faculty to develop student leadership around diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice through development and support of on-campus education programming for students, affinity groups, and mentoring programs.
Facilitate student attendance at local, regional, and national conferences related to equity, inclusion, and social justice education.
Design and facilitate community dialogues around topics of equity and inclusion
Work with the Board Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Parent Organization leadership in realizing AIS’s vision for equity and inclusion
Organizational Change and Communication
In collaboration with other DEI coordinator monitor and provide frequent reports/updates on long-term strategic plan and 90-day DEI action plans
Assess the school’s climate and culture and collaborate with leadership team faculty, and staff to implement solutions that address disparities in experience
Create, support implementation of, and monitor key organizational systems and policies that increase inclusion and address any disparity in student experience
Represent AIS's vision at local, regional, and national conferences related to equity and social justice education.
What We Are Looking For
A passion and deep alignment with AIS’s mission, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience, specifically teaching and/or adult learning facilitation is essential
Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in a school, NGO or university setting
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including high levels of responsiveness to students, families, staff, and faculty
A high degree of intercultural competence and a proven ability to communicate effectively across lines of cultural difference
Instructional background at a level 3K - 12, specifically in a school setting
An advanced degree and/ or evidence of a commitment to continued post graduate professional learning and growth
The package will be competitive and commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
Atlanta International School is deeply committed to diversity among our staff and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for this role, please send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references as attachments to [email protected] using ‘Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ as the subject heading.
We will contact those applicants whose skills and experience best match our needs. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to take or return phone calls regarding employment.
About Atlanta International School
Atlanta International School, nestled in the historic campus designed by Philip Shutze in the heart of Buckhead, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.
As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with three-year-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.International Baccalaureate (IB) followed from three-year-old Kindergarten through grade 12 from Primary Years Programme (PYP) through Middle Years Programme (MYP) to Diploma Programme (DP). Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), AdvancED and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as well as authorized by International Baccalaureate (IBO) to offer IB programs.