St. Mary's Episcopal School
Memphis, TN
Grades PK2 - 12 with students

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St. Mary’s Episcopal School seeks a full-time Director of Belonging beginning Summer 2023. Reporting to the Head of School and serving with senior administrators, the Director of Belonging will partner in school-wide efforts to support our work in Belonging for all members of our community.  A dynamic leader, skilled communicator, and collaborative manager and colleague, the successful candidate will have a strong affinity for St. Mary’s mission and values and will be eager to join a team that is committed to furthering belonging initiatives at the School.
The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the following areas:
  • A master’s degree is preferred, along with a minimum of three years of administrative experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work. School administrative experience is a bonus.
  • Participation or willingness to seek, explore, and research best practices in Belonging, and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops.
  • Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in the implementation of programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings.
  • Experience with strategically collecting and utilizing data to set goals.
  • Strong organizational skills to collaborate successfully with academic and non-academic departments.
  • Exceptional public speaking and writing skills. 
  • Ability to work collegially with students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, and alumnae.  
Specific Responsibilities
  • Serve as the School Liaison on the Belonging Task Force of the school’s Board of Trustees.
  • Chair the Belonging faculty and staff committee.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community.
  • Lead the school in the implementation of recommendations from the school’s recent Assessment of Inclusion and Multiculturalism Survey.
  • Hold the school accountable for reaching stated Belonging goals.
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, mentoring, evaluating, and retaining faculty who reflect and/or support a diverse and inclusive school community.
Teaching & Learning 
  • In collaboration with each of the School’s Division Heads
  • Facilitate faculty participation in professional development training related to DEI, as well as inclusive practices, curriculum development, and co-curricular practices.
  • Ensure curricular goals of inclusivity and cultural awareness
  • Serve as a general resource to the community for matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices.
  • Teach school elective courses as needed.
  • Support student leadership K-12.
  • In conjunction with the School Chaplain, oversee affinity and ally groups for students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Coordinate events that highlight and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions, Communications, Philanthropy, and Business Offices to further increase and support student diversity and access to all aspects of school life.
  • Expand the involvement of parents from underrepresented groups.
  • Partner with the Philanthropy Office to extend outreach to graduates from underrepresented groups.
  • Serve as a resource to the school counselors regarding cross-cultural issues that emerge in their practices.

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