The Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging will report to the President of the school, serve on the President’s Leadership Team, and serve as a peer and colleague to the Principal, CFO, Director of Admissions and other senior-level administrators.
• Refine and implement BSM’s strategic EIB plan in conjunction with BSM’s Catholic education rooted in Lasallian, Benedictine, and the Sisters of St. Joseph spiritual traditions. • Collaborate with school leadership and theology leaders to create, implement, and manage programs designed to foster a culture of inclusion and a sense of belonging among students, faculty, and staff. • Develop key performance indicators to track the progress of inclusion strategies; report progress. • Lead BSM’s EIB team. • Develop and implement faculty and staff training to enhance employee understanding of inclusion issues and promote cultural understanding and competency. • Partner with the administration team to develop a culturally relevant curriculum. • Identify EIB strategies for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff. • Report progress of EIB initiatives. • Provide thought leadership. • Partner with the communications team to provide updates on initiatives, events, and progress internally and externally. • Identify, build, and sustain key community partnerships. • Lead student affinity groups and identify potential for additional opportunities. • Lead parent affinity groups. • Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff. • Support curricular and co-curricular programs in the areas of inclusion and cultural competence. • Represent school leadership on the Board of Directors’ EIB Committee.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
• Embrace the school’s Catholic identity in the articulation of DEI work. • Unite constituencies from urban and suburban Minneapolis toward common goals and understandings of DEI initiatives. • Move the BSM community from a programmatic to strategic approach to DEI work. • Develop a practice for EIB work that moves beyond individual persons toward a community commitment. • Serve as a strategic thought partner to the president of the school. • Lead change management alongside other senior-level administrators. • Deepen the work of EIB in a community that has a demonstrated commitment to the work. • Develop a unique professional footprint for EIB work in a school community with an appetite for the work.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
We educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningly to a global society.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s is a Catholic, co-education college-preparatory school serving student sin grades 7-12. Rooted in the vibrant traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Christian Brothers, and the Order of St. Benedict, we are uniquely blessed with three charisms that guide how we teach, act, and treat one another. We develop the whole student through a rigorous curriculum, leading-edge learning experiences, extensive co-curricular opportunities, faith formation, and a robust service-learning program. We value our strong and lifelong relationships with parents, alumni, local schools, parishes, religious organizations, and the larger Benilde-St. Margaret’s community.
2020-21 Enrollment: 1188 Students Students of color: 228 or 19% Students who identify as Catholic: 63% Total faculty: 102 Faculty with advanced Degrees: 81% Student/teacher ratio: 12:1 Financial Aid budget: $1.9 million Students Receiving aid: 20%
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DESIRED QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated leadership experience in equity and inclusion work. • A strong desire to lead strategic organizational change related to equity and inclusion. • A willingness to couple equity work with a faith-based mission. • A patient teacher. • A natural collaborator. • An appreciation for the mid-western region of the country. • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Eight or more years of consulting work or employment around diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools. • Ability to assess needs, collaborate, and deliver practical solutions with excellent follow-through that drive results. • Demonstrated professional presence and leadership ability. • Proactive with a positive attitude. • Superb oral and written communication skills. • Ability to build consensus, resolve difficult issues, and foster community.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents: • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position; • A current résumé; • A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:
Lawrence Alexander Search Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
BSM has a strong reputation for its focus on holistic education in the Catholic tradition. Throughout the 7-12 program, the school attends to the intellectual, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual well-being of students, ensuring they are prepared to reach their highest potential.
Lead by experienced faculty, the school believes students learn best by actively participating in meaningful, challenging activities in a safe environment that is conducive to success and that fosters critical thinking and creativity. BSM also believes that diversity and multicultural education are essential components of students’ lives as they prepare to live and work in an ever-evolving, complex society.