Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Located in Wellesley, MA, a suburb of Boston, Tenacre is a 200 student pre-k through 6th grade co-ed independent school founded in 1910. We live by our mission: to nurture and challenge each student, every day. 

Information about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Tenacre can be found at: https://www.tenacrecds.org/about-tenacre/diversity--inclusiveness

Tenacre’s next Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be an administrative team member leading ongoing efforts to build upon our DEI practices in the classroom and in the broader school community. The director will have responsibility for specific management of program, budgetary oversight and strategic planning for attracting and retaining a diverse community of students, families and staff. Extending on Tenacre’s good DEI work from recent years, the next Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will have the opportunity to create, with the head of school and the administrative team, a vision and strategy for how to make Tenacre’s community and program the best it can be. Tenacre is excited for ongoing development of program, ready for more DEI work and is eager to welcome a new leader to the school. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School and the faculty to evaluate, implement and create strong multicultural curriculum and pedagogy
  • Coordinate faculty, staff, family and board DEI training
  • Collaborate with the Head of School to develop strategic planning for DEI work
  • Manage coordination of affinity and cultural groups for students, staff and families
  • Support the admissions office with outreach, recruitment, review and placement of students
  • Support the administration in hiring processes with outreach, recruitment, review and onboarding of staff candidates
  • Participate in the core functions of school life including standard staff duties; work may include occasional evening or weekend responsibilities
  • Managing a department budget 

Core qualifications:

  • Experience working in elementary schools and a joy for elementary education
  • Experience with DEI leadership, program or practice
  • Participation in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at recognized seminars and workshops
  • The capacity and interest to work with a broad demographic spectrum to build cross-cultural competency in all adults at the school
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills that will support effective work with students, colleagues and families 
  • Strong communication skills including proficient writing and public speaking
  • High investment in social and emotional development and demonstrated emotional intelligence
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience leading diversity and inclusion trainings
  • Ability to engage families in interview settings
  • Capacity to facilitate conversations, mediate conflicts and represent the school in the larger community
  • Eagerness to be a thought leader and to create new program
  • A sense of humor and patience
  • A bachelor’s degree

Beneficial qualifications:

  • Spanish language proficiency
  • A Master’s degree 
  • Previous experience on a leadership team

To apply please send to Will Crissman, Head of School, at wcrissman@tenacrecds.org 

  • A resume and cover letter
  • A personal statement on your vision of DEI work in an elementary school setting
  • The names and contact information of three references including one direct supervisor (past or present) and one colleague (past or present). Note: references will not be contacted without your notification and consent. 

 

Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages diverse candidates of all backgrounds to apply.