The mission of Harpeth Hall is to educate young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably. To fully realize that mission, Harpeth Hall is committed to creating an environment in which every member of its community is seen, heard, and valued. Diversity, equity, and inclusion work is essential to that endeavor.
Harpeth Hall seeks an innovative and collaborative leader as its next Director of Equity and Inclusion. The Director will report directly to the Head of School and will work with all constituencies in the school community, including administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students, and alumnae. The Director will implement the DEI goals in Harpeth Hall’s current strategic plan and work collaboratively to shape future initiatives to expand the school’s work in equity and inclusion. Areas of emphasis include the recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; examination of the curriculum and co-curricular programs to ensure best practices around DEI initiatives; promotion of a culturally competent school culture.
The Director will be a leading voice in advancing equity in all aspects of school life and will be integral to creating a more inclusive community that fosters a sense of belonging.
Strategically lead DEI work on campus
Work with the Leadership Team to execute and expand Harpeth Hall’s DEI strategic goals for the near and long term
Examine the curriculum and academic policies with individual departments and Academic Council and identify areas where antiracist and anti-oppression teaching can be incorporated
Serve on the Admission Team and partner with Leadership Team to recruit students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups
Implement on-going DEI training for current faculty and staff
Work with Division Directors to expand the DEI on-boarding program for new faculty and staff
Facilitate affinity groups for students, faculty, and parents
Work with the Admission Team, Division Directors, and Counselors to design and implement a program that supports students and parents from underrepresented backgrounds transitioning into Harpeth Hall.
Qualities and Qualifications:
Knowledge of DEI best practices with demonstrated success in the field
Education commensurate with work in secondary education; master’s degree preferred
Passion for DEI work and a vision for implementation in an educational setting
Sensitivity and diplomacy in working with groups to advance cultural and racial literacy
Appreciation of independent school culture and all-girls education
Awareness of intersectionality within an all-girls environment
About The Harpeth Hall School
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past. The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. Since 2001, every girl in grades... seven through twelve uses her own laptop computer. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.