The Director of Student Inclusion supports the student body by developing and implementing programs designed to foster a sense of belonging for all students. They are also charged with identifying and cultivating diverse student leadership. The Director, as a member of the DEIBJ Team, will also work to ensure that systems are in place to support student success in all ambits of student life, centering the needs and experiences of our most underserved students. The Director regularly uses discretion and independent judgment to design, manage, and co-create DEIBJ-focused programs.
Responsibilities: Core Job Responsibilities
Articulate the mission-driven vision and intent of LWHS’ Head Heart Hands philosophy as it relates to equity, inclusion, and justice
Coordinate with the Dean of Adult Equity and Inclusion to align adult DEI programming with student learning in DEI
Lead & provide programmatic oversight of the Students of Color Leadership Network (SCLN)
Liaise with the Dean of Adult Equity and Inclusion to support faculty in the design of equity-centered classroom experiences & curricula that reflect the diversity of the student body
Develop & promote systems that ensure equity in student access to schoolwide resources & programs
Co-Design and facilitate social justice events throughout the school year such as Sam Mihara Day of Justice, as well as support identity-based affinity groups
Promote and facilitate language access for school-sponsored programming and events
Attend and co-facilitate our quarterly DEI Roundtable; a convening of DEI stakeholders from across the various constituent groups of the school: parents, students, BoT DEI Committee Co-Chairs, and Admin, as represented by the Head of School
Support Deans of Students in the articulation and implementation of Restorative Practices
Support & Facilitate the implementation of Ethnic Studies at LWHS, including oversight of the Ethnic Studies Working Group
Student Inclusion Responsibilities
Oversee and mentor Student Council Inclusion Chairs
Create programs that support students transitioning to independent school from public, parochial, and charter schools
Recruit & prepare students for local and national conferences related to student DEIBJ leadership
Serves as a member of the Student Support Services team
Manage partnerships with college-access organizations supporting our students, such as First Graduate, SMART, KIPP, Making Waves, and other scholarship organizations
May also serve as an advisor to a group of approximately 13 students
Partner with Frosh/Soph Dean in the design and implementation of Frosh Orientation
Work with the Grade Level Deans to coordinate student inclusion work with advisory curriculum and Tigers Leading Change (TLC)
Participate in the Admissions process including attending weekend Open Houses and Interview Days
Other duties as assigned
Lick-Wilmerding High School strives to cultivate a diverse, collaborative community of students and adults rooted in empathy, equity, respect, humility, and accountability. We commit to upholding the tenets of anti-racism and to interrupting all forms of interpersonal and institutional bias and discrimination. We aspire to create safe , joyful spaces for learning where everyone can bring their whole self to campus, can feel seen and cared for, and where everyone is encouraged to uplift one another.
We are a community that values and is actively committed to Equity, Belonging & Justice; which we acknowledge is iterative and imperative work for a predominantly white institution like ours. To this end, we have identified and begun intensive work on how to live anti-racism as a value and have also begun making structural shifts that better center Wellness, Equity, & Belonging for all community members— particularly those most underrepresented and underserved.
At Lick, our treasures are our students, faculty, staff, and families—our people. Collegiality and camaraderie are rich in our community and we pride ourselves in providing opportunities for our community members to lead and be led by each other and, as we move away from the worst part of the pandemic, creating more opportunities for folx to (re)connect and (re) build intentional relationships. We also take pride in offering highly competitive compensation packages, complete with comprehensive benefits and robust professional development opportunities.
As a community we are constantly learning and applying lessons learnt to improve the quality of the Lick experience, and we welcome all interested persons to apply and to participate in making our school community the best it can be.
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or professional equivalent
3-5 years of experience working with adolescents— Folx with Youth & Adolescent Development backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply
Demonstrates a commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Bilingual EN/SP preferred
Collaborates effectively in the design and implementation of DEIBJ programming
Takes initiative and is self-directed
Strong organizational, as well as written and oral communication skills
Personal qualities of integrity, optimism, flexibility, and humor
How to Apply: Please apply online via lwhs.org/employment and submit—all in PDF or MS Word format—a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
No calls or emails, please.
LWHS prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination or harassment against any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and any other category protected under California or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.