St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, St. Joseph’s Prep
The role of the Director of Diversity and Inclusion is to foster and support the Prep’s diversity and inclusion statement and to ensure that this commitment is understood and implemented across the Prep as it relates to:
- Promoting Academic Excellence
- Supporting Student Access and Educational Success
- Recruiting, Developing and Supporting Employees
- Recruiting Vendors
- Developing and Affirming a Prep Climate of Inclusion, Respect and Equity
The Director coordinates efforts to foster and support diversity, equity and inclusion as core values throughout all aspects of the Prep community. The Director reports to the Sr. Director of Mission and Ministry, works as needed with the President’s Leadership Team, serves as a member of the Program Audit Committee, and participates on the the Prep Community Life Committee.
The Director coordinates diversity-oriented programs and initiatives including the coordination of the implementation of the Prep Diversity Plan and its alignment with the Prep Strategic Plan and Middle States recommendations. As a Prep leader, the Director maintains strong collaborative working relationships with the individual members of the President’s leadership team, colleagues, students and external organizations and constituents who contribute to the diversity of the Prep as an organization.
- The Director of Diversity and Inclusion serves as the Prep’s liaison to constituents as it relates to affirming, fostering and supporting the Prep’s statement on diversity and inclusion and the Prep Diversity Plan, and its implementation across the Prep.
- Provides vision, leadership, and coordination for strategic planning for institutional platform to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion for all colleagues and students throughout the Prep.
- Advises the President and the President’s Leadership Team on issues relating to Prep diversity, equity and inclusion. Proactively develops and presents an array of innovative ideas and program concepts for consideration.
- Primarily responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Prep Diversity Plan in partnership with the President’s Leadership Team, the Diversity Council, and other administrative units to ensure all diversity initiatives are aligned with the overall Prep’s strategic plan. (Formulation and presentation for approval of an implementation plan that includes activities, education, communication, feedback and ongoing involvement).
- Develops strategies to monitor and evaluate institutional-wide progress for creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work and learning environment that includes continuous monitoring of the Prep environment, regular assessment and evaluation of the school climate with appropriate Prep colleagues.
- Formulates a culture of inclusion and engagement policies and procedures, programs and initiatives. Define and communicate internal quality standards for inclusive cultural and engagement programs, and ensure that all aspects of the programs are executed against those standards. Works with appropriate colleagues and external experts to provide successful delivery of programs and services and monitors the effectiveness of inclusive culture, diversity and engagement programs.
- Works closely with the Facilities Director and the CFO to track the successful recruitment of minority and female owned business as vendors and suppliers at the Prep.
- Promotes an inclusive work environment by supporting student and employee-initiated initiatives, resource development, and provide advocacy for affinity groups which support initiatives promoting learning that is diverse and inclusive.
- Creates and implements communication strategies and content management for training, web resources (internal and external audiences), and print materials to support diversity, equity and inclusion at the Prep.
- Collaborates with Sr. Director of Human Resources, the CFO and the President to integrate diversity and equity practices into institutional employment and workplace practices including business practices and programming and in support of the Prep’s commitment to equal opportunity employment.
- Continues to research, identify and recommend to the Director of Mission and Ministry and the President’s Leadership Team for implementation best practices that enhance diversity, ensure equity and promote inclusion in secondary education.
- Participates actively on Community Life Committee, and other Committees as invited.
- In collaboration with the Principal, advocates for infusion of diversity, equity and inclusion concepts in the curriculum including multiple perspectives and engaged teaching strategies that prepares students for success in a diverse and global workplace.
- Submits an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to the Sr. Director of Mission and Ministry and the President (June 30) identifying the achievements and accomplishments of the previous year and work plan for the next academic year.
- Performs additional duties as assigned by the Sr. Director of Mission and Ministry and the President.
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