Key School
Annapolis, MD
Grades PS - 12 with 660 students

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Key School is seeking a full-time Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging is a member of the Senior Administrative Team who will partner with fellow administrators, faculty/staff, students, the Board of Trustees, and families to provide a vision for, and coordination of, the School’s efforts to advance DEIB initiatives.  The Director will identify, coordinate and execute opportunities to embed DEIB into the School’s curriculum, policies and programs.  The Director will have primary responsibility for ensuring that the School meets its DEIB goals.  This is a full-time, 12 month position.
  • Provide strategic leadership to advance DEIB initiatives and programs throughout the School
  • In collaboration with the Head of School, Senior Administrative team and Director of Human Resources to improve effectiveness and success in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff
  • Serve as the Administrative Liaison to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • In collaboration with the Head of School and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Trustees, lead the School’s strategic, operational and programmatic initiatives related to DEIB
  • In conjunction with Division Heads, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Department Heads, and faculty members, support the development of an inclusive and multicultural curriculum across the divisions that highlights the content, concepts, and skills that students need related to DEIB 
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff with respect to supporting students
  • Act as liaison to, and develop strong relationships with, the various DEIB-related groups in the School
  • Support and develop student diversity leadership
  • Coordinate and support student inclusivity events both onsite and off campus
  • Support the development of ninth grade seminar curriculum
  • Teach a portion of ninth grade seminar unit related to DEIB 
  • Support school affinity groups (students, faculty/staff, and family)
  • Appoint and work with staff and faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaisons to advance Division-specific initiatives
  • Work with the Office of Admission to recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse backgrounds
  • Plan, develop and lead DEIB-focused education programs and events for the Key Community
  • Plan, develop, identify and lead diversity and inclusion-focused professional growth and development for faculty and staff
  • Network with diversity practitioners at other independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations
  • Represent the School at local, regional and national events as determined in conjunction with the Head of School
  • Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with DEIB issues that may affect the School
  • Coordinate with the Director of Human Resources to be an onsite resource and safe zone for members of the community to discuss topics or concerns related to DEIB and cross-cultural competency
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School
Ideal Candidate's Characteristics
  • A track record of accomplishment in leading institutional initiatives, building programs, and promoting DEIB in a school setting
  • Commitment to Key School’s values
  • A broad vision for the role of DEIB in achieving institutional excellence
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices around DEIB in mission-driven organizations, its benefits and the conditions that must be in place to achieve those benefits
  • Demonstrated skills in collecting and using data to assess programs and increase shared accountability
  • Coaching and mentoring experience, including forming coalitions that inspire others to take action
  • Knowledge of cultural competencies, strong emotional intelligence, and the ability to build relationships with all school constituency groups
  • Strong communication and conflict-resolution skills 
  • Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working in an academic environment with demonstrated success in strengthening diversity and inclusion
  • Three years of teaching experience 
Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory program on its picturesque 15-acre campus 4 miles from downtown Annapolis.  Key School is a dynamic, tight-knit community deeply committed to ensuring students are supported and challenged to excel educationally and personally and be confident, courageous, critical thinkers prepared to engage with the world. Our Community is as diverse as it is warm and welcoming. 
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging 
Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience in creating inclusive school settings and who are culturally responsive.  We are seeking candidates with a commitment to educational equity and justice.  We learn and grow both as individuals and as a school community when students and adults of diverse backgrounds, abilities and identities develop an understanding of and respect for our commonalities and differences.  Together, we have created a community that reflects diversity across a broad spectrum and will help fulfill Key’s promise to prepare our students for the challenges and responsibilities they will assume in an increasingly connected yet diverse and pluralistic world.  The diverse student body is 39% students of color, and 32% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
Key School offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a generous 403(b) Plan, and much more.

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