The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving grades 7-12. We are seeking to hire a full-time Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion beginning July 2021.
This position is responsible for defining, communicating and collaborating with all members of the Williston community, and particularly with other leaders in the school, to implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic initiatives and goals for student life, curriculum, hiring and alumni relations. A bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is preferred. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Enhance our existent commitment to building a multi-cultural and inclusive community; Serve as visionary to consider all steps that will help the Williston community meet the aspirations of the school’s diversity mission statement; Be willing to assume a high-profile presence on campus that advances the school's ethos of a premiere boarding school culture; Collaborate with the Head of School, Senior Administrative Team, Trustees, alumni, faculty, and students to develop a broad-based DEI strategy that works across all areas of the school; With the Dean of Students, oversee affinity and cultural groups for Williston students, DEI programming for the school with emphasis on building trust, relationships, a culture of inclusion, and respect. Oversee DEI professional development opportunities and training for faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees; Partner with the Advancement Office to support and engage BIPOC alumni to include attending off campus events. The Dean of DEI will serve as a key member of an intervention team which will bring resolution to diversity related conflicts/issues;
Candidates must have the ability to work in a school environment by successful completion of all legally and school required background checks including the state mandated CORI, Criminal Offender Record Information, SORI, Sex Offender Record Information and Fingerprint based criminal background check
It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, commitment to teamwork and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references to Kathy Ouimette, HR Director at [email protected] We are a non-smoking campus. EOE