Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

 

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) is a member of AIM’s Senior Leadership Team responsible for overseeing DEIB initiatives throughout the school and serving as an important liaison to the broader AIM community. The Coordinator of DEIB works collaboratively with colleagues to develop, lead, support, and facilitate the implementation of effective curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices across disciplines and divisions within AIM Academy. The Coordinator of DEIB, reports to the Head of School and serves as a resource for all students, faculty, and school administrators to support an institutional culture of equity, inclusion, social justice, and belonging.

 

Areas of Responsibility

Community Leadership: Serve as a resource for all students, staff, and administrators to support an institutional culture of equity, inclusion, social justice, kindness, acceptance, and belonging

  • Maintain strong relationships and ongoing communication with the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, Division Heads, Curriculum & Instructional Leaders, and Deans, partnering directly with school leaders to advise and inform DEI initiatives throughout the institution

  • Strengthen student engagement, advocacy, and leadership for equity and justice throughout the institution, amplifying student voice and centering student agency in vision-setting and decision-making

  • Collaborate with and advise internal departments (including Admissions, Development, Student Life, Integrated Services, AIM Institute etc.) on equitable and inclusive practice for all students as requested by the Head of School and Assistant Head of School

  • Provide guidance on communication with the wider AIM community as requested by the Director of Communications to highlight DEI work at AIM and provide encouragement for continued learning outside the classroom

  • Assist the Title IX Coordinator in any efforts relating to the investigation, resolution, and implementation of corrective measures and monitoring to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under the Title IX policy

  • Oversee the Bias-Related Incident Response Team’s and Restorative Justice Team’s processes, including the creation and implementation of individualized Restorative Practice Plans, as outlined in the AIM Policy on Identity-Based Discrimination and Bias to assist the community in navigating conflict and addressing harms caused by bias

  • Work in partnership with external consultants and/or other professionals as requested by the Head of School to support DEIB integration throughout the institution

Curriculum & Instructional Leadership: Develop, lead, support, and facilitate the implementation of effective curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices across disciplines and divisions within AIM Academy

  • Contribute to AIM’s mission of evidence-informed instruction by advocating for anti-bias, anti-racist curriculum and culturally responsive instruction in collaboration with faculty and instructional leaders

  • Work closely with the Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Leaders and Teacher Training to ensure that tools and frameworks for equitable, inclusive curriculum and instruction are consistently applied with fidelity throughout the institution

  • Partner directly with faculty to design instructional and assessment activities and materials as requested by division leaders, providing feedback on effective classroom practices which contribute positively to student learning in the realms of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging 

  • Model best practices in equitable and culturally responsive pedagogy by teaching or co-teaching DEIB-focused classes and lessons across all three divisions, as recommended by division CILs

  • Coordinate student-facing affinity groups in partnership with division-level Core Teams by recruiting and supporting faculty advisors, promoting these groups to their intended audiences, and managing logistics related to space and scheduling

  • Co-advise the Upper School Global Justice Scholar program, supporting students pursuing transcript endorsement for their targeted work with DEIB learning and leadership

Professional Development: Identify and create continued professional development opportunities for all faculty and staff to build individual and group knowledge, skill, and capacity for growth in the realm of DEIB

  • Remain current on emerging trends, data, and research in the realm of educational equity and justice, identifying and pursuing professional development opportunities aligned with the school’s DEIB vision, goals, and action items

  • Represent AIM at local, regional, and national conferences and events, building a network of alliances with fellow practitioners and community organizations

  • Seek and recommend targeted professional development opportunities for faculty and staff throughout the institution, including administrators and other school leaders, to inform and empower all to actively promote equity and justice in their areas of responsibility

  • Maintain ongoing direct communication with faculty through the sharing of quarterly DEIB newsletters which highlight timely and relevant themes, resources, and recommendations to deepen teachers’ approach to both content and pedagogy

  • Identify and mentor student diversity leaders as they develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead DEIB initiatives through a variety of learning and leadership opportunities, including but not limited to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference and other national/regional events

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching students with language-based learning disabilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Deep knowledge of best practices in anti-bias, anti-racist (ABAR) education, including a foundational understanding of intersectional theory and disability justice

  • Ability to facilitate cross-cultural communication rooted in frameworks such as Restorative/Transformative Justice, Intergroup Dialogue, and Non-Violent Communication

  • Experience providing direct instruction to a variety of audiences, including students in grades 1-12, as well as faculty, staff, and administrators

  • Proven ability to gather, analyze, and leverage data to drive curricular, programmatic, and institutional change in the service of equity and inclusion

  • Highly organized and flexible, able to work equally well both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, innovative school environment

  • Strong sense of cultural humility, awareness of one’s own identities, and demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and growth in the realms of DEIB

  • COVID vaccine and booster required, but will honor legally required exemptions

 

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Cheryl Ferst, HR Coordinator at cferst@aimpa.org