Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 2021 - 2022academic year. Located in Washington, DC, and founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School educates young women in grades 9 – 12 in a faith-centered community focused on educational excellence and rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership: The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, programs, education, and professional development for multiple constituencies of the Visitation community. S/he helps to create, execute, evaluate practice, policy and programming that articulate Georgetown Visitation’s mission and Philosophy of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Director actively supports the mission and charism of the school, and demonstrates an understanding and enthusiasm for secondary education, girls’ education, and Catholic education.
Administrative Leadership: The Director coordinates efforts of the Board of Directors, Alumnae and Parent Diversity and Inclusion Committees to build a comprehensive DEI program for all members of the school community and participates in all DEI committee meetings. The Director develops the DEI budget and stewards grant opportunities in collaboration with the Head of School and Director of Advancement. The Director works with the Communications Office to curate relevant and timely updates to the DEI website. The Director supports efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff. S/he works in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Dean of Student Life to recruit, welcome, support, and retain students of diverse backgrounds. The Director serves as a member of the History of Enslaved People Project (HEPP) Steering Committee.
Education and Professional Development: The Directorparticipates in professional learning about pedagogies, curricula, and best practices to design and implement a comprehensive approach to DEI professional development for faculty and staff. S/he works with the Curriculum Committee, academic departments, and individual faculty to build a student educational experience that represents a multiplicity of voices and builds cultural competencies. S/he collaborates with the Director of Christian Services and faculty to identify and assist in the coordination of field trips, lectures, service opportunities, and other student experiences that promote new learning and understanding of Catholic social teaching and advocacy. S/he partners with the Dean of Student Life to support student club DEI initiatives, sponsor educational programs, develop, and communicate protocols for reporting and addressing incidents of bias or harassment related to the student population. S/he provides a clearinghouse for student, faculty, and staff DEI conferences and workshops. The Director collaborates with all DEI committee leaders to develop an annual series of DEI learning opportunities for the Visitation community. S/he coordinates with the Director of the St. Jane de Chantal Salesian Center to support Board formation.
Successful candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, along with a minimum of five years teaching and/or school administration experience and in-depth training in diversity, equity, inclusion with a record of successful implementation of DEI programs, preferably in a Catholic or independent secondary school. Outstanding organizational skills, clear written and oral communication skills, and fluency with school data / learning management systems, Microsoft Suite and Google applications are required. A passion for professional development, ongoing learning, and collaboration with multiple constituencies is essential.