Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion

31 Days Ago Brentwood School Los Angeles, California, United States

Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion

Brentwood School

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Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 90049
Posted : 2024-03-14

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Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion


Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a full-time Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion to begin July 1, 2024. The Assistant Director of Equity & Inclusion plays a vital role in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment for students, faculty, and staff. The Assistant Director collaborates closely with the Director of Equity & Inclusion, the E&I team, and other key constituents to develop and implement initiatives that promote cultural competency, equity, and social justice within the Brentwood community.

The Assistant Director assists in creating and supporting programs that promote inclusivity and raise awareness of issues related to equity and social justice. The Assistant Director of E&I should possess expertise and passion for DEI work with a vision for shaping a school culture where all individuals feel respected, valued, and empowered.

 Responsibilities include:


  • Collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to design and implement a comprehensive DEI strategic plan that aligns with the school's mission and values
  • Work closely with faculty, staff, students, and families to develop and deliver DEI training programs, workshops, and professional development opportunities
  • Provide coaching and support to teachers in integrating diverse perspectives and culturally responsive teaching practices into the curriculum, and to staff members for incorporating culturally responsive practices into their roles at the school
  • Foster partnerships with external organizations to bring diverse voices, experiences, and resources to the school community for the purpose of community education and informing best practices
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff, ensuring that hiring practices promote equity and inclusion
  • Support the Director of Equity and Inclusion in the collection and analysis of data to assess the effectiveness of Office of Equity and Inclusion initiatives and identify areas for improvement
  • Serve as a resource for students, families, and staff members, providing support and guidance on DEI matters
  • Stay current on research, best practices, and emerging trends in the field of DEI, and share relevant information with the school community
  • Provide support in addressing bias incidents
  • Serve as a member of a divisional leadership team
  • Coordinate with and support Parent/Guardian Affinity Group leaders and Faculty/Staff Affinity Group liaisons
  • Help oversee Student Affinity Groups and the Student Diversity Council
  • Teach a class, as determined by the Division Directors and Director of Equity and Inclusion, and lead a student advisory group
  • Partner with, support, and offer leadership to the Equity and Inclusion Division Specialists
  • Serve on the Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership Collaborative team
  • Support the Office of Equity and Inclusion with the development and implementation of a K-12 DEI scope and sequence
  • Support and advance school-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the areas of hiring, admissions, financial support, curriculum, athletics, special programs, etc.
  • Coordinate and/or assist in the planning of events, including but not limited to: All-Family Celebration of Diversity, African-American Read-Ins, Diversity Day, Pollyanna, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, professional development, admissions, assemblies/community time/advisory, affinity group events, various conferences and other equity and inclusion events
  • Engage students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
  • Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
  • Engage in professional and personal development and commit to growth in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Participate and initiate opportunities that demonstrate one's growth, knowledge, and skills
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Equity and Inclusion, the Assistant Head for Community and Belonging, or another member of the Senior Administrative Team

Desired Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within an educational setting, preferably in a K-12 independent school environment
  • Familiarity with culturally responsive teaching practices and the ability to support teachers in implementing these practices
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate difficult conversations and engage diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Analytical skills to collect, interpret, and utilize data effectively
  • Experience in designing and delivering DEI training and professional development sessions
  • Commitment to continuous learning, personal growth, and self-reflection in the field of DEI
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach to work, with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders
  • Flexibility
  • A sense of humor and warmth
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work independently


While being vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required, it is strongly recommended.


COMPENSATION: Brentwood School's employment requirements vary, from positions requiring no experience to those needing 20+ years of expert experience. Our salary range includes all levels of experience, from $90,000 - $110,000. Salaries are determined based on years of experience, education, full- or part-time status, the category of the role, and the number of months of worked per school year. Salary ranges do not include benefits, i.e. 403b retirement matching, paid lunch time, free breakfast and lunch, free parking, subsidy toward medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D plans, and generous time off. The pay range is an estimate and is not guaranteed. If hired, your actual base salary will be determined by your education, experience, and category.

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at Please submit a letter of interest highlighting your education and experience along with a resume to the contact person listed below.


Job Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
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