Parish Episcopal School
Dallas, TX
Grades PK - 12 with 1100 students

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Title:  Director of Belonging and Inclusion       Reports to: Head of School
POSITION OBJECTIVES - The major responsibility of the position is to work at the intersection of our constituents (students, employees, parents, and trustees) to promote a culture of belonging, inclusion, and well-being.  The Director of Belonging and Inclusion evaluates the School’s community and culture and calibrates it with our expressed values of wisdom, honor, service and our mission as an inclusive Episcopal community. The Director of Belonging and Inclusion serves as a conductor, coordinating, and leveraging the resources of key School constituencies and programs to promote a vibrant community focused on wellness and belonging.  The Director also aligns the efforts of these same constituencies and programs to ensure students are equipped with the competencies and skills needed to lead boldly in the complex global society.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES - This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
  • Assist the Head of School, Associate Head of School, the Board of Trustees, and other leaders in cultivating and stewarding an engaged and inclusive community culture for all constituents.
  • Lead the Belonging Council and oversee efforts to promote inclusion and belonging by helping to coordinate, align, and inform the efforts of the various people and programs who form the Council.
  • Serve as chief spokesperson to the community on issues pertaining to the Parish Pathways platform and the Inclusive Community elements of our mission.
  • Provide strategic direction to the Inclusive Community Coordinator and the divisional Inclusive Community Liaisons, and the Assistant Division Heads for Student Life as they implement the Parish Pathways (a comprehensive collection of varied opportunities for members of the Parish community designed to promote belonging through cultural competence, civil dialogue, and purposeful action) in all three divisions.
  • Provide strategic direction to the social emotional counselors as they implement centerED programming in all three divisions.
  • Work closely with the senior administrative team in creating the School’s operating budget, related to programs that promote community and constituent engagement.
  • Partner with the Director of Enrollment Management and Director of Tuition Assistance to help identify and attract mission aligned families and to ensure that families offered the opportunity to join Parish’s community fully experience an authentic sense of belonging and support.
  • Partners with the Director of Human Resources to help identify and attract mission aligned employees; onboard and orient new employees; and provide ongoing support to employees through the Fun Squad and similarly directed employee community building initiatives.
  • Partners with the Communication team to evaluate School communications, including the website and other collateral to ensure they accurately reflect our Inclusive Community programming and diversity inherent in our community.
  • Lead the efforts of the School’s Care and Response Committee and promote a healthy culture within our parent constituency.
  • Partner with the School chaplains to utilize daily chapel and other pastoral efforts as vehicles for promoting community cohesion and well-being.
  • Oversee the development of evaluative tools designed to assess community well-being and engagement; analyze those results in concert with other school leaders and develop action plans based on the findings of these assessments.
  • Establish a cross-divisional presence through periodic involvement in the life of all divisions and attendance at major school events and functions in each division.
  • Promote and model the school’s statement of mission and philosophy.
MARGINAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES - Employees in this position perform some or all the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned. 
  • Attends Program Meetings
  • Attends Administrative Team Meetings
  • Attends Division Head, Assistant Division Head, and Division Meetings as needed
  • Attends School Functions
  • Attends Conferences
  • Attends Chapel
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES - Supervises, evaluates and directs the work of the Inclusive Community Coordinator. All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment 
Education and Experience
  • An advanced degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a field focused on diversity and inclusion. 
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Theoretical knowledge of basic social psychology relevant to position.
  • Highly effective facilitation skills that create an empowering educational space for learning.
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and leverage the work of varying individuals and groups within an organization.
  • Program development and management skills.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Someone who responds well to criticism and deals successfully with difficult and challenging people and circumstances.
  • An extremely well-organized, detail-oriented individual who has a high energy level together with an accompanying sense of urgency.
  • Bright, hard-working, and enthusiastic with a serious commitment to excellence.
  • Industrious, resourceful, independent-minded and determined, with a drive to achieve results.
  • Ability to handle confidential material and situations with discretion and sensitivity.
  • Flexibility and the ability to multitask.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and collaboration skills to deal effectively with a wide range of school constituents.
  • An accessible and approachable person with integrity, compassion and empathy who has an impeccable reputation, who honors commitments, and who deals with people in a straightforward and personal way.
  • Resourceful and able to find/summarize insights from thought leaders on the topic of inclusion.
  • Must be able to meet the physical and mental requirements of the position.

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