Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
The Athenian School is eager to welcome nominations and applications for a thoughtful, dynamic, collaborative leader to serve as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice. Reporting to the Head of School, Eric F. Niles, and serving on the Leadership Team, the Director of DEIS will lead inclusion for the students and faculty for the Athenian community.
Athenian is a vibrant and diverse community for 535 day and boarding students in grades 6-12 from throughout the East Bay and around the world. Athenian sits on a beautiful campus at the base of Mt. Diablo, in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California.
The Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice plays a central role in the many functions of the school, particularly in the areas of community leadership, service, supervision, and training, and in admissions, and should expect to initiate data gathering along with results analyses when making collaborative decisions.
As a central resource for DEIS in The Athenian School community, the Director leads all DEIS employee training; serves on hiring committees; leads curricular discussions that increase DEIS practice in the classroom; will identify any gaps in alignment between the vision of equity and current policies and practices; facilitate opportunities for professional growth among staff and faculty; will provide direction and vision for best practices for adults to follow when interacting with all students while continuously engaging with students to share their perceptions of DEIS; will organize, plan, and run all school-wide DEIS Events (E&I Nights, Focus Days, and Inclusion Week); and will continue to offer support to the Athenian Parent Association.
View and download the full position description here.
The search committee will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a resume and a letter of interest. For best consideration, all candidates should submit materials – in confidence – to the following address: AthenianDirectorDEIS@storbecksearch.com.