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Posted
March 7, 2019
School
Position
Director of Equity and Inclusion
Description
Director of Equity and Inclusion
Reports to: Head of School
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Vistamar School is a college preparatory, co-educational, independent day school that serves a very diverse population of students in grades 9-12, supported by a generous program of Moderated Tuition. Approximately 35% of our students participate in our Moderated Tuition program, and approximately 50% of our students identify as students of color. As described in our mission statement, we seek to attract a faculty and student body who bring diversity of thought and culture to our school community, and who will be committed to ensuring that we provide an inclusive environment for the respectful exchange of multiple perspectives. Vistamar is located in the eastern-most section of El Segundo. The school is close to major freeway interchanges and is well serviced by public transportation, including a commuter rail station.

Since opening in 2005, our enrollment has grown steadily to 280 students who are drawn from over 50 different middle schools and over 35 different zip codes in greater Los Angeles. Both tuition and salaries are competitive with other Los Angeles area independent schools. Vistamar is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and holds institutional memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Overview of the Position
Vistamar School is seeking a Director of Equity and Inclusion to begin August 1, 2019. The Director will be a member of the senior administrative team and will report directly to the head of school and oversee school-wide efforts to support our work to support equity and inclusion for all members of our community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● In partnership with the head of school, assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs that sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community.
● In partnership with head of school and leadership, lead the school in implementation of recommendations from the school’s recent diversity climate assessment.
● In partnership with assistant head of school, assist in recruiting, hiring, mentoring, evaluating, and retaining faculty who reflect and/or support a diverse and inclusive school community.
● In partnership with the Latino Program Coordinator and Director of Teaching and Learning establish training standards in inclusive practices, curriculum, and co-curriculum for both administrators and faculty.
● Coordinate with Director of Teaching and Learning and department chairs to further faculty participation in professional development training in inclusive practices, curriculum development, and co-curricular practice.
● Coordinate with the Dean of Students, Director of Community Life, and Latino Program Coordinator offices to develop diversity in student program offerings and widen student leadership opportunities in cross-cultural communication.
● Oversee the development of affinity and ally groups for students, parents, faculty, and staff.
● Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to further increase and support student diversity and access to all aspects of school life.
● Work with the Latino Program Coordinator to expand involvement of parents from underrepresented groups.
● Partner with the advancement office to extend outreach to graduates from underrepresented groups.
● Serve as a member of the Student Services team and as a resource to the school counselors regarding cross-cultural issues that may emerge in their practices.
● Serve as a general resource to the community for matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices.
● Serve on the ­Diversity and Access Committee (DAC).
● Chair the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) faculty and staff committee.
● Serve on the Senior Administrative and Emergency Response teams.

Qualifications

● A master’s degree is preferred, along with a minimum of three years of school administrative experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
● Participation in in depth training in diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops.
● Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in implementation of programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings.
● Strong organizational skills to interface successfully with academic and non-academic departments.
● Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies.
● Capacity to enjoy working with faculty and young people in a secondary school environment.
● Excellent written and oral communication.
● Knowledge of independent schools is preferred.
● Teaching experience required.
● Strong familiarity with current research and successful implementation of strategies currently shaping DEI work in schools.

How To Apply
Additional information about Vistamar School is available on the school’s website: https://www.vistamarschool.org. Applicants should submit a complete résumé and cover letter by e-mail to: [email protected]
No calls please.

Contact
Adele Cadres
[email protected]

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