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Director of Community Development and Inclusion in Towson, MD at The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Date Posted: 9/6/2017

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Job Description

The Director of Community Development and Inclusion (DCDI) fulfills all duties in keeping with the tenants of Catholic Social Teaching, the Charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and the mission of Notre Dame Prep. A twelve-month employee, the DCDI is responsible for guiding efforts and creating opportunities to define, assess, educate and promote the community’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural proficiency as well as help the school address issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. As a member of the Headmistress Council, the School’s Senior Administration, the Director reports directly to the Head of School and partners with School leaders, faculty, staff, students, community life-related committees, and external constituencies. The DCDI also teaches one academic course or elective, and advises and develops connection with and understanding of NDP’s curriculum, students, and faculty.

Responsibilities of the DCDI:

  • Diversity - Support the School’s efforts to build a more diverse faculty, staff and student body, particularly as it relates to socioeconomics, race and religion
  • This includes, but is not limited to
  • working with Admissions to recruit students of color and students from various socioeconomic backgrounds
  • working with the administration and department chairs to recruit faculty of color
  • working with administration and independently to support and retain students and faculty of color and students from various socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Inclusion - Support faculty, students, staff, and families in cultivating and sustaining an inclusive school environment in which all constituents feel a positive sense of belonging and connectedness
  • This includes, but is not limited to
  • creating and/or coordinating affinity groups for students and parents identified as needing support from the school
  • designing cultural competency learning opportunities for all constituent groups
  • supporting faculty in implementing culturally relevant pedagogy and inclusive curricula
  • supporting faculty, students, staff, and families in creating and sustaining an inclusive school environment in which all students feel supported and valued
  • serving as a resource on diversity issues for faculty and staff in their work with students and in their development of curricula and programs
  • collaborating with both individual faculty members and teams to develop curricula that support the school’s inclusivity efforts
  • researching new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about identity, social difference, and inequality and train faculty how to incorporate these into their classrooms
  • networking with diversity coordinators at other independent schools as well as off campus cultural resource organizations
  • working with freshman advisors to develop and teach 9th grade advising curricula around identity, inclusion, and multicultural competencies
  • co-coordinating the annual Fall and Spring Admissions Diversity Events for prospective families with the Director of Admissions
  • Equity - Review and develop inclusive and equitable institutional policies, practices, procedures and programs as they pertain to all forms of identity (race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation and family composition)
  • This includes, but is not limited to
  • serving as a resource and support for students, faculty, parents, administration and the Board
  • serving on community development and inclusion related committees and task forces
  • supporting education around conflict resolution among community constituents
  • promoting, advising and supporting curriculum development aimed at teaching and learning to think critically about cultural diversity and equity
  • developing student leadership in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • responding to diversity- and equity-related issues among the student body as they arise
  • working in tandem with the School Counselor, teachers and other faculty/staff to support diversity- and equity-related leadership
  • acting as a resource for the Board of Trustees in integrating multicultural skills and habits of heart and mind into their stewardship of the school

Job Requirements

  • advanced degree, master’s or higher, in a relevant field
  • 7 years middle and/or upper school teaching experience
  • 5 years leading institutional efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion

Please Send Resumes to:

Robert Quinn

Academic Dean

Notre Dame Preparatory School

815 Hampton Land, Towson, MD 21286