Columbus School for Girls (CSG), an independent day school founded in 1898 in Columbus, Ohio, serves diverse students in pre-k through grade 12. CSG empowers girls to discover their distinct potential as learners and leaders. A leader in the education of girls and young women, CSG is a vibrant community of more than 540 students, 125 faculty and staff, and 2,500 active alumnae. CSG’s 8-acre academic campus in the beautiful Bexley neighborhood is a ten-minute drive from downtown Columbus, a city bustling with artistic, civic, and shopping experiences. CSG offers an exceptional, student-centered academic experience with strong offerings in the arts, an impressive athletic program, and a health and wellness curriculum that is unique in central Ohio. This combination of academics and skills ensures that CSG students will be well prepared for life beyond CSG.
Columbus School for Girls is seeking a Director of Diversity and Inclusion, beginning January 4, 2021. The Head of School seeks an experienced school leader who will embrace CSG’s mission, support the Head's vision, and further the strategic goals of the school. CSG offers a competitive salary, benefits, and professional opportunities and welcomes candidates who add to the racial, cultural, religious, and gender diversity of the school community.
Major Functions and Responsibilities
The role and responsibilities of the Director of Diversity and Inclusion are central to the school’s leadership and crucial to the school's daily administration.
The Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Provides strategic leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion
Develops and implements a strategic diversity plan, based upon the school's mission and long-range plan
Serves on the Board of Trustees’ diversity committee
In collaboration with the head of school and division heads, improves the effectiveness of and success in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff
With the department chairs and faculty members, evaluates, advises on, and supports the development of an inclusive and multicultural curriculum across the divisions
Plans, develops, and implements diversity and inclusion-focused education, programs, and events for faculty, staff, students, and families
Acts as a liaison between the school and local communities of color to serve these communities effectively and to support the school’s outreach and admissions marketing and recruitment programs
Serves as a resource for faculty with respect to curriculum design and student support
Develops sensitive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Works with the CSG’s marketing and communications team to publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, and workshops for students, faculty, families, and the local community
Networks with diversity coordinators at other independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations
Represents the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the head of school
Pursues professional development opportunities; attends conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the school
Promotes best practices with respect to diversity issues
Assumes responsibility for other projects and duties as assigned by the head of school
Candidates for the position must have at least 3-5 years of experience in an administrative or senior teaching position.
Must hold a bachelor’s degree. Exceptionally strong candidates will possess a graduate degree, preferably in multicultural education, diversity and inclusion studies, or a related field.
Characteristics and Qualities: The successful candidate will
be committed to diversity and inclusion, and possess a strong interest in planning multicultural programming
be collaborative and process-oriented, and will possess effective written and oral communication skills
be a good listener who is proactive, able to see both the big picture and the details
possess strong project management skills
have experience implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and handling a budget
have proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders
have a successful track record in managing cross-disciplinary teams and multi-constituency groups
have excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks by self-identified criteria
be detail oriented and resourceful
possess a strong work ethic and a high level of integrity
Columbus School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other status protected by law.
About Columbus School for Girls
Columbus School for Girls (CSG), located in Columbus Ohio, is an independent, college preparatory day school with a total enrollment of 540 girls. Founded in 1898, CSG is dedicated to girls’ intellectual, social, and ethical growth from early childhood through twelfth grade. The school is characterized by challenging academics, enriching arts and athletics, supportive relationships, and a range of diversity. Each CSG girl is empowered to discover her true voice and embrace her full potential amid the challenges and opportunities of a global and dynamic world.