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Director of Equity and Belonging

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Website Hamlin Robinson School

WHO WE ARE

The Mission of Hamlin Robinson School (HRS) is to ignite the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Since its founding in 1983, HRS stands as the only school in the state of Washington exclusively serving the unique academic and social/emotional needs of students with dyslexia. It is our vision for students who struggle in traditional settings to experience the classroom as a welcoming and safe place for learning.

Hamlin Robinson School values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds regardless of ethnicity/race gender, socio-economic status, learning style, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, and any other aspect of their identity. In 2023, the Board of Trustees adopted the following Equity Statement, which is informing our DEIB work:

The Hamlin Robinson School community strives to ensure each student and their family has access to the supports they need, within an inclusive environment that recognizes and honors all aspects of identity.

We aspire to create an equitable environment for each student, family, faculty, staff, and all members

within our community – a place where everyone thrives and knows they belong. We are committed to this journey, which requires continual self-reflection, vulnerability, intentionality, and accountability from each of us.

WHO YOU ARE
You are collaborative, resilient, flexible, diplomatic, confident, patient, and possess a sense of humor.

You enjoy leading, guiding, and engaging groups and individuals.

You can envision and activate institutional change at the policy, cultural, interpersonal, and individual levels.

You have experience and passion for implementing and leading initiatives around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

You successfully coach and mentor and have the skills to train and educate others.

You act as a thought partner for various constituents.

You demonstrate the ability to establish, implement, and communicate a vision and long-term plan.

You have excellent communication skills.

You build strong relationships and are a good listener.

You understand how to work with parents, students, faculty, staff, and trustees and can increase their knowledge and application of equitable and inclusive practices.

You love to learn, innovate, and connect with community.

You are organized and motivated.

You have a bachelor’s degree or higher and/or at least three years’ work experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in an educational setting.

THE JOB

Position:                       Director of Equity and Belonging

Department:                 Administration

Reports to:                   Head of School

Job Classification:         Full time, 12-month exempt

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Program Development

·       Work collaboratively with the Head of School and lead administrative team to champion the mission and vision of the school.

·       Facilitate the design, development, and evaluation of innovative, developmentally appropriate, and culturally affirming programs across all constituencies, including students, families, faculty and staff, school leadership, and the board of trustees.

·       Experience in managing diverse groups of people.

·       Develop and implement a robust schedule of equity education and training programming (workshops, student and school events, parent events, faculty development, trustee education).

·       Utilize data to inform new diversity and belonging program development and targets for improvement.

·       Develop affinity groups for HRS constituents to promote a culture of belonging.

Training, Coaching, and Education

·       Support and assist HRS constituents to implement an equity lens across the organization for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

·       Coach department chairs, faculty, and school leadership in the utilization of culturally affirming instructional practices that create equitable and inclusive school communities.

·       Serve as a resource for faculty and staff in delivering academic, emotional, and social support for students and families of diverse backgrounds.

Communications and Public Relations

·       Collaborate with the lead administrative team to create digital and printed marketing materials and communications to enhance awareness, outreach, and visibility of DEIB initiatives.

·       Promote the HRS commitment to a culture of equity and inclusion through interaction with individuals and agencies inside and outside the school.

·       Possess skills that are responsive to multi-generational communication needs.

·       Partner with admissions team to develop collaborative partnerships, programs, and operations to improve recruitment and retention of underserved and historically marginalized students.

·       As appropriate, support all HRS constituents in conflict mediation.

·       Network with diversity directors/coordinators at other schools and cultural resource organizations.

·       Represent HRS at local, regional, and national events.

Human Resources, Recruitment, and Retention

·       Provide counsel in recruitment of diverse students, faculty, staff, and trustees.

·       Provide counsel in strategies for creating a culture to ensure retention of diverse students, faculty, staff, and trustees.

·       Help HRS develop hiring strategies to attract, retain, and develop employees from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups. Provide support to hiring managers to implement these strategies.

OUR STORY
Hamlin Robinson School has been at the forefront of serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences for almost 40 years. Our purpose is to fill an unaddressed gap in the K-12 education system failing to adequately address the learning needs of up to 20% of the student population; those with dyslexia and unexplained reading challenges.

Our program is in high demand because of our reputation and record of success with students who learn differently, and our specially trained faculty who teach students accordingly. HRS uses the most effective known whole-class literacy instruction methodology, a comprehensive, multi-sensory approach adaptive to the school’s full curriculum. Most importantly, students learn in a way suiting their needs. For many, HRS is the first place they experience success, confidence, pride, and a sense of belonging in school. And for parents, it is the first time they witness their student enjoying school.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 

Salary: $120,000-$130,000 Per year

Position Classification: Exempt

Benefits: 100% employee covered Medical, Dental and Vision. 403(b) (up to 7% employer match), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, and Long-Term Disability. Earn up to 12 Sick/Personal days. 20 Vacation days.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to:

Stacy Turner, Head of School, He/Him

Hamlin Robinson School

Email: jobs@hamlinrobinson.org with “Director of Equity and Belonging” in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@hamlinrobinson.org