Sidwell Friends, a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a dynamic Director of Equity, Justice, and Community to provide strategic leadership for the School’s multicultural and diversity efforts. The Director of EJ&C will collaborate with other administrators spanning all areas of school life including: student life and support services, parent relations, faculty and staff recruitment, onboarding and professional development, and admissions. The Director will also be responsible for the design, development and coordination of programs that will enhance appreciation for and understanding of diversity and the Quaker values of equity, justice, and community. He/she will serve as a key resource for faculty/staff, trustees, parents, administrators and students seeking more information about diversity related issues. The Director reports to the Head of School, serves as a member of the Administrative Council, sits with the Board of Trustees, and clerks the all-school Equity Justice and Community Council.
The Director must be an outstanding communicator and deep listener who appreciates and understands diverse perspectives, values intellectual exchange and respectful disagreement, embraces Quaker principles, and has a demonstrated ability to create and thrive in diverse, inclusive communities. The ideal candidate will have highly-developed collaboration skills and a kind and caring disposition; the stamina and resilience to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment; a willingness to embrace complexity and the principles of servant leadership; and the flexibility and joyfulness that are required to serve in a pre-K through grade 12 institution. The Director should have had a successful career as a classroom teacher and at least five years of high-level administrative experience.
A master’s degree is preferred, as is extensive training in equity literacy, multicultural education, or another area of inquiry relevant to the position. A bachelor’s degree is required. Successful experience in Quaker schools or organizations would be an asset.
This full-time, 12-month position begins July 2019. Interested candidates should upload their resume, cover letter and contact information for three references via our online application.