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Applying for Position:
DIRECTOR FOR INCLUSION (DFI)
Oregon Episcopal School,
Portland, OR

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

Set on a 59-acre campus amongst the wetlands and wilderness of the Southwest Hills of Portland, Oregon Episcopal School (OES) offers 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade an outstanding, inquiry-centered education. With its excellent faculty, challenging college preparatory curriculum, and strong sense of community, OES welcomes those who wish to engage fully in a vibrant, culturally-diverse learning community.

JOB TITLE:  Director for Inclusion (DFI)

Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, OES is committed to inclusion in all aspects of its community and has made it a foundation of the School’s Mission, Identity Statement, and Essential Competencies. The role of Director for Inclusion (DFI) is to support and enhance the student, family, and employee experience at OES with the explicit goal of building on the School’s existing foundation of inclusion while ensuring its ongoing growth, development, and sustainability. The DFI will be a program builder, an educator at heart, and an ambassador in both adult and student communities. The DFI will collaborate closely with Division Heads, OES Chaplains, and others and should have substantial experience with collaborative program design and implementation as well as the ability to engage in strategic planning as it relates to the long term DEI goals of the School. The successful candidate will have talent for leading change, collaborating across a broad range of constituencies, and inspiring diverse groups of individuals toward a common goal. The DFI sits on the senior administrative and academic affairs teams and reports directly to the associate head of school. DEI professionals with social work and public policy backgrounds and candidates from public, charter, higher education, and non-traditional educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This is a full–time year round, exempt position that starts July 1, 2020. It comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, including group medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan with up to 7.5% employer matching, tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible students, paid time off including sick, vacation, personal and floating holidays, an additional 16 paid holidays per year, abundant professional development opportunities, and an excellent free lunch daily. See the OES Benefits Guide for more detail.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Further Develop Inclusion Programs

  • Work in collaboration with the Associate Head of School and divisional leadership to create a DEI structure closely aligned with the School’s strategic goals of wellness and inclusion (including our evolving work with restorative practice.)
  • Assist in reviewing the K-12 curriculum and support faculty in making courses more inclusive.
  • Lead and oversee the current partnership with Beaverton School District and work closely with administrative team to assess the school’s ongoing relationship with the Beaverton School District and articulate a clear vision for this and other potential public-private partnerships.
  • Work with the DEI team members to design and implement targeted and differentiated training / coaching on cultural effectiveness for employees. 
  • Organize OES’s participation in PoCC, SDLC and other identity and diversity programs; provide oversight for the US Culture Shock, Diversity Day, and / or other student-directed diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.


Support Student Inclusion

  • Participate in multiple student-support areas, working with employees to deepen their skills around issues of inclusion to support students and families.
  • Work with division heads, Student Support, and divisional DEI team members as a resource for students and families of color and other underrepresented groups.
  • Collaborate with DEI team to establish frameworks and structures for affinity and allyship groups.
  • Potentially teach a class or its equivalent (or find another way to work closely with students).


Manage the Office of Inclusion

  • Be a key “bridge builder” while leading DEI-related programs.
  • Run the School’s Office of Inclusion, manage the DEI programming budget.
  • Provide leadership to the DEI team and supervise a half-time administrative assistant.


Support Hiring and Retention

  • Collaborate with educational leadership to provide direct support for classroom teachers.
  • Partner with HR Office to develop and deliver training to managers on culturally responsive, bias free hiring practices, and equitable and inclusive supervision.
  • Advise HR Office on issues of workplace climate and culture as it relates to retention.
  • Keep open lines of communication with HR to support individual employees.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS or equivalent with abundant additional training in DEI
  • Five years’ experience directing / working closely with DEI programs in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated success in collaborative program design and implementation
  • Demonstrated success collaborating across multiple organizational levels and with myriad constituencies (students, families, employees)
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development (of self and others)
  • A robust network of professional connections and membership in relevant local, regional, and national organizations
  • Substantial experience as a trainer/meeting facilitator/public speaker
  • Digital literacy; intermediate to advanced MS Office suite, G-Suite, database, video conferencing, educational applications as appropriate to job duties
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA/MS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant discipline
  • Teaching credential and / or classroom teaching experience
  • Significant experience with outreach programs or Public-Private Partnerships
  • Human resources, social work, or public policy experience 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and public speaking skills
  • Discretion, ability to handle confidential or sensitive information appropriately
  • Leadership skills, ability to inspire confidence and forward a shared vision
  • A collaborative, problem-solving leadership style


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office and classroom environment, ability to sit at a computer and keyboard for moderate periods
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Mobility sufficient to move about the campus
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, parents, and groups of individuals

 

COMPENSATION:

Annual salary commensurate with experience

 

Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status. 

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