Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Sacred Heart Academy
Hamden, Connecticut
Date Posted: 7/10/2020
Job ID: 52029
Position/Title: Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Employer: Sacred Heart Academy
Category / Heading #1: Administration  Diversity Director/Multicultural Affairs
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Mission: Sacred Heart Academy, founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Roman Catholic tradition and committed to the expression of strong Christian values and intellectual growth, provides a challenging college preparatory education for young women. The school is a community which promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages personal integrity, compassion, justice and sense of responsibility to self, to others and to the needs of society. Organization: Rooted in our Catholic faith, Sacred Heart Academy values diversity, equity, and inclusion as an integral element of the community and education. We believe that each person is created in the image of God, and we commit ourselves to foster an awareness that impels us to act in the interests of equity and justice for all. Position: With that in mind, Sacred Heart Academy is seeking a dynamic, collaborative leader to serve as its Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to begin in Summer 2020. Acting as a resource, guide, curriculum designer, and strategic planner, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for Sacred Heart Academy will lead the School’s efforts to ensure that Sacred Heart is an inclusive school community that values and nurtures diversity by designing and contributing to robust learning experiences, programming and policies that touch all areas of school life. This administrative position reports to the President. Responsibilities include: • Work with the President and in partnership with other administrators to define and lead the school’s DEI vision and strategy, including to establish plans, programs, and metrics for evaluation. • Evaluate systems, policies, and practices to ensure they meet the needs of diverse populations in the school community, including students, families, and employees. • Lead the efforts of the Advisory Council DEI subcommittee. • Establish alumnae of color network to serve as mentors for current students of color and create a sustainable peer-mentoring program for students of color. • Serve as a resource for administrators, faculty, and staff. • Plan and lead professional development throughout the year, including annual training for all faculty and staff around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism. • Work with Administration and Faculty to review and update curricula across all grades and disciplines to ensure it aligns with DEI goals. • Work in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources to examine hiring, talent management, and human resources administration systems and policies to identify opportunities to strengthen practices and ensure equity. • Communicate and coordinate with all school constituents, including students, parents, and alumnae, to advance DEI vision and strategy through assemblies, programs, meetings, committee work, and other outreach. • Serve as a regular, active listener to students, employees and other constituents to support their needs, assess the effectiveness of School’s DEI work, and identifyareas for additional programming or other work. • Serve as staff advisor to SHAdes of SHA (the school’s diversity club). • Guide students in planning and running DEI-related events, and help advise student affinity and alliance groups. • Contribute to and be present at various school meetings and functions to provide support and input, including internal meetings as well as external meetings and events with parents, alums, and other constituents. • Promote and coordinate student and employee involvement at local and regional conferences, including the CAIS SDLC, Student Diversity Leadership Conference. • Network with other DEI Directors in local high schools to create programming and special events. • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

Demonstrates and highly values discretion, sound judgment and integrity. • Excellent communication skills including writing ability. • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated interest in building and sustaining relationships. • Enjoys working collaboratively with a small team. • College degree required, advanced degree and relevant certifications a plus. • Minimum of three years of full-time work experience in DEI.
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Start Date: Summer 2020 Salary: Sacred Heart Academy offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Sr. Sheila O’Neill, President at Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Contact Info
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Sr. Sheila O’Neill, President at Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls, please. Sacred Heart Academy can respond only to those candidates who will receive an interview. Sacred Heart Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer