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Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion

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Founded in 1967, The Overlake School is an independent, nonsecta

Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The Overlake School, Redmond, WA

The Overlake School seeks a full-time Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion to start in July, 2024

Founded in 1967, The Overlake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school. Each Overlake community member is committed to the school’s mission to champion students and their vast potential through engaging educational experiences in a diverse and inclusive community. Overlake students are valued as multifaceted individuals and graduate with a passion for learning, ready for any path that contributes to a better world.

The Overlake School is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, employment, and other school-administered programs. Our school is committed to the strategic goals of developing our collective capacity in areas of well-being for all, the attraction and retention of talented and qualified educators, integration of diversity, equity & inclusion into the life of our school, and defining our institutional identity.

Description: The Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible for supporting the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Overlake School. This position is a full-time 12-month role that reports to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Under supervision of the Director of D&I, the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion will support the mission and values of equity and inclusion of the Overlake School in all facets of life of school. This is a new role at the Overlake School, and we seek a skilled manager to support the integral work of the office of Diversity and Inclusion including operationalizing the new Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Principal Duties: Shares responsibility with the Director of D&I for all matters relating to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion for students, families, faculty, staff, and other constituencies of the Overlake School and its greater community.

Student Engagement

·         Works directly with students in both middle and upper school divisions to support the goals and objectives of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

·         Provides student support and programming for students in areas of Diversity and Inclusion such as affinity programs, clubs, ASB, Parliament, and other programming

·         Plans and coordinates student experiences at various diversity conferences such as Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and Student Diversity Leadership Retreat (SDLR), which includes work with students after the conferences

·         Seeks and coordinates opportunities for student leaders to engage with the broader Seattle communities in diversity, equity and inclusion work

·         Develops ways to support students of color and other underrepresented or marginalized communities to ensure full participation in all area of student life

School and Community Engagement

·         Works with faculty, staff, and other Overlake constituencies to support the goals and objectives of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

·         Serves on multiple teams and committees that fall under the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

·         Supports the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to create and implement student and school programming

·         Cultivates internal community relations by maintaining engaging with all school constituencies

·         Work with student-support teams to ensure that the work of inclusion and equity are part of their work. These teams include student support, admissions, and division directors.

·         Collaborates with affinity groups to provide support for programming

·         Supports workshops and professional development opportunities on diversity, equity and inclusion

·         Represent the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at events, outreach efforts and school gatherings

Family Engagement:

·         Works with families and parent volunteers to support the goals and objectives of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

·         Supports student and families for underrepresented and underserved populations at the school

·         Supports students and families from the Rainier Scholars Program

·         Supports families whose needs may intersect with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

·         Supports equitable family engagement of families of color and other underrepresented groups

Administrative Support:

·         Planning, coordination, and logistics that are part of the work of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

·         Provides ongoing project coordination among multiple Diversity and Inclusion initiatives which includes managing timelines and project deliverables

·         Administrative duties include a variety of administrative tasks

·         Supports the Diversity Strategic Plan goals and objectives

·         Other duties as assigned by the Office of D&I

Salary: $80,000 – $95,000 Depending on Education and Experience

Benefits: Overlake Benefits

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Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

·         Embodies a humble mode of learning and is responsive to constructive feedback

·         A collaborative approach and enthusiasm for working with middle and high school students and with educators and families in support of the mission and values of the school

·         Well-developed interpersonal skills to establish and ability to maintain an effective working relationship with students, employees, and families

·         Experience in leading community conversations on issues of identity, privilege, social justice

·         Ability to demonstrate the sustained level of engagement and effort required to lead equity work; ability to sustain a bold and courageous disposition while maintaining compassion and empathy

·         Ability to manage high volume workload with multiple priorities, to meet deadlines with consistent attention to details, and to follow through on assignments and tasks with minimal direction/supervision

·         Exhibit strong oral and written communication skills, which demonstrates emotional intelligence

·         Recognize and maintain confidentiality

·         Demonstrate ability to solve problems and come up with innovative ideas and approaches

·         Excellent capabilities in utilizing Excel and PowerPoint and other database programs; ability to learn additional software tools as needed such as Canvas and Veracross

·         Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor

Education & Experience:

·         Required bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

·         Two years of teaching (preferably 5-12 grades)

·         Experience working with students in educational settings with 5th-12th grades

·         Demonstrated commitment and sustained engagement in justice, equity, and inclusion work in education and/or community organizations

·         Demonstrated understanding and practices that indicate a high level of cultural competence and anti-racism; an understanding of the historical roots of individual, institutional and systemic challenges that equity and justice work seeks to address

·         Experience in the development of diversity programs and community engagement

·         Passing required background checks

·         Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (including booster if eligible)

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the school’s recent adoption of its Diversity Strategic Plan

Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) Statement: TOS’s new Diversity Strategic Plan builds on Inclusion and Equity values, where students gain cultural competency and anti-racism skills they will carry as graduates. Over the next five years, there are Five Goals towards which we will work. The successful candidate will be an integral part of this process and the department.

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