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Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion

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Lincoln - Upper School - Salt Lake City, UT


Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion

School Overview

Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving over 1,030 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of developing people the world needs, we believe in a transformational education that gives students agency and purpose, connects them to their global community, and empowers them to make the world a better place for all. 

Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence through our academic and co-curricular programs, including experiential learning opportunities, artistic self-expression, and a competitive athletic program that challenges students inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process, and graduate young adults who know how to think critically. 
Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion will work closely with the Director of Equity and Inclusion. The Assistant Director supports the advancement of the school’s commitment to equity and inclusion, including its mission and vision, core values, and strategic priorities through curricular, co-curricular, and community programs. The Assistant Director will help plan, coordinate, and facilitate events, programs, and meetings in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including but not limited to:

  • All affinity group events, including those for students, parent/caregivers, and faculty/staff 
  • Professional development for students and faculty/staff related to DEI
  • Assemblies/Community Time
  • MLK Week All-School Programming 
  • Student Diversity Leadership Conference and Retreat 
  • Student and faculty/staff JEDI Committees
  • Community education forums and events 
  • Equity and inclusion speaker series
  • Student-led educational initiatives  
  • Heritage month awareness and celebrations
  • Deliberate Dialogue events 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Support Director with day-to-day tasks associated with the Office of Equity and Inclusion, including calendaring, scheduling team meetings, answering phone calls and responding to emails 
  • Help supervise student affinity groups, including the student JEDI committee 
  • Coordinate with parent affinity group leaders and faculty/staff affinity group leaders, including facilitation skills development and support 
  • Engage in research and support in the development of learning resources for the community, including guides, toolkits, and handouts 
  • Serve as a point person for all constituents, including faculty, staff, parents/caregivers, students, and alumni and coordinate meetings with Director of Equity and Inclusion as needed 
  • Expand Rowland Hall’s equity and inclusion initiatives with sustainable programs, training, professional development opportunities, guest speakers, educational field trips, and other activities that tap into our priority to continuously educate all community members
  • Draft communications on behalf of the Director of Equity and Inclusion 
  • Work closely with marketing and communications to identify opportunities to share information and resources, including a quarterly newsletter 
  • Support school-wide initiatives in the areas of hiring, admissions, financial aid, curriculum, athletics, special programs, and others 
  • Strategize with Beginning, Lower, Middle and Upper Schools and various departments, including Business, Admissions, Communications, Development, Teaching and Learning, Summer Works, and Rowmark around equity and inclusion initiatives, policies, and practices 
  • Gather and analyze data from community members to help inform priorities; present findings to Director of Equity and Inclusion and Leadership Team 
  • Provide budget support, including tracking and reconciliation reports 
  • Teach 1 class/elective a year (as needed and based on experience) 
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Equity and Inclusion 

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion related role, especially student support, program development, and creation of educational resources strongly preferred 
  • Commitment to the vision and values of Rowland Hall, especially our strategic priorities 
  • Strong knowledge of scholarship related to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Research skills, including ability to identify appropriate sources and generate accessible resources for community members 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Experience presenting/facilitating diversity education programming to audiences of students, faculty, and parents in small and large group settings 
  • Some familiarity with design tools, such as Canva, to create engaging documents and materials 
  • Organizational skills, including detailed note taking, collating documents, and managing multiple projects at once
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness required for fast-paced school environment
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of students and enthusiasm for working closely with all of our students and families
  • High emotional intelligence, empathy, energy, creativity, flexibility, discretion, and patience 
  • Ability to work in person and on campus 
  • The requirements listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
    • work onsite in an office environment
    • sit at a computer and work on a keyboard for substantial periods
    • manage multiple projects at one time and set priorities as needed
    • manage frequent in-person interactions with numerous interruptions

Additional Information

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position, reporting to the Director of Equity and Inclusion. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

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