Director of Diversity
Kent Place School
Summit, New Jersey
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 5/9/2017
Job ID: 39357
Position/Title: Director of Diversity
Employer: Kent Place School
Category: Administration
Type: Diversity Director/Multicultural Affairs
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Our faculty is made up of a diverse group of women and men who are inspiring scholars and leaders of exemplary character. They have the expertise to inspire each student to achieve her full academic, physical and creative potential; to love learning; to gain confidence; to live responsibly; to lead; and to develop respect for herself and others in the global community. KPS seeks candidates who reflect these qualities themselves and who can make positive contributions to the collegial environment at the school.

Kent Place School seeks a Director of Diversity to initiate, coordinate and support the school’s multi-faceted work as connected to our mission. We seek a leader with the creativity, courage, empathy, and wisdom to build on the good work already being done, envision what is possible and necessary, and implement change at the institutional, interpersonal and individual levels. The Director of Diversity will work independently and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, families and trustees to nurture and strengthen a diverse, equitable, and culturally responsive learning community that reflects the values and mission of KPS. An important, visible and engaged leader in our school community, with expertise in matters of diversity, equity, and social justice, the Director of Diversity will report to the Head of School.

Job Responsibilities Include:
Work with the Senior Administrative Team to develop relevant short and long-term Diversity Plan strategic goals and initiatives with meaningful and measurable outcomes
Support the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse community of families and employees at KPS.
Work with Division Directors and the Director of Studies to facilitate global multicultural integration across the curriculum and divisions
Collaborate with teachers, department chairs, division directors and student support personnel in ongoing efforts to ensure that all students are seen, known, and supported for who they are.
Collaborate with the Director of Studies and department chairs to provide essential training in culturally relevant equity pedagogy and the creation of culturally responsive classrooms.
Coordinate and facilitate ongoing Diversity programming for faculty, staff, students and parents, including the Diversity and Equity Parent Group, Faculty/Staff SEED Seminar, and student groups: Diversity Council, Gay-Straight Alliance, Black Cultural Association, Latin@ Cultural Association, etc.
Provide guidance to enhance the understanding within our community of various aspects of diversity and identity.
Provide leadership to promote inclusivity, ensuring that each and every member of our school community is welcome and supported
Collaborate with school’s signature programs, including The Ethics Institute and the Global Leadership Programs
Strengthen Diversity networks via participation in NAIS and NJAIS initiatives, collaboration with diversity coordinators at other independent schools, community outreach, and partnership with local, national and global experts in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion
Support and develop student diversity leadership and coordinate annual faculty and student travel to diversity conferences
Advise and partner with families to ensure a strong and inclusive community
Be an active, visible, and engaged presence within the overall life of the School
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

Master’s degree preferred.
Diversity and equity leadership experience and related professional background within a school setting preferred.
Demonstrated and sustained results stewarding an inclusive and culturally relevant community
Extensive knowledge of equity pedagogy and ability to provide thought leadership on diversity, equity and inclusion best practices and principles relevant to the KPS community of today and tomorrow
Ability to facilitate ongoing open, productive, and solution-based conversations with groups of all sizes centered on creating change, while serving the community with diplomacy and tact
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; strategic high-level thinking coupled with attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent leadership abilities, interpersonal and collaborative skills, speaking and writing skills, strong listening skills, organizational skills, and the ability to simultaneously engage in and manage multiple priorities
Dedicated lifelong learner with personal and professional integrity and the capacity to serve as a model of openness, humility, and acceptance
A sense of humor
Application Notes:
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With an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity, Kent Place School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, gender, or other characteristic. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community.

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Contact Info
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with Diversity in the subject line.