DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING (DEIB)

Mount Greylock Regional School District

Williamstown, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4074452
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

AN INVITATION TO APPLY
FROM MOUNT GREYLOCK REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

www.mgrsd.org/human-resources

The Mt. Greylock Regional School District is honored to announce the search for a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) for our three-school district.

The anticipated Salary Range is $90,000 to $95,000 annually, benefits commensurate with those available to all district employees, with up to a three-year contract offered to the successful candidate.

The position is a Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System (MTRS) eligible position or Berkshire County Retirement Board eligible position (depending on licensure status)

The Mt. Greylock Regional School District is committed to serving all of its students in ways that allow and encourages students to be their most authentic self, and to create a sense of community and belonging where all students can safely show up as exactly who they are, and enjoy the love and respect all students deserve.

We understand that no one person will be able to fulfill all the descriptors and hopes we have for this position. We understand that the work described below is work our entire school community, and our larger communities must take on together, with responsibility shared among many. We welcome all applicants and offer the successful candidate the opportunity to grow and move forward as a member of a team of reflective learners and leaders.


To Apply:
Please submit application materials to:

Jonathan Nopper, Human Resources Specialist
Mount Greylock Regional School District Office
1781 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
Email: jnopper@mgrhs.org

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days from the time of posting.


JOB TITLE: Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

REPORTS TO: Superintendent

POSITION STATEMENT:
The Director of D,E,I, and B will work with the administration, faculty, staff, students, families, and our regional communities to build programs, initiatives, events, and practices that promote inclusion, equity, social justice, diversity, and belonging within the district and each of our three school communities.

Essential Job Responsibilities & Expectations
  • Working with the administration, faculty, and staff to ensure that Mt. Greylock Regional School District lives its mission to create a community of learners working together in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages restorative-based processes, respect, inclusive diversity, courtesy, integrity, and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in life-long learning and personal growth.
  • Providing leadership and expertise to the district administrative team, and building partnerships with both of our member towns and other local and regional organizations that support our students and mission.
  • Collaborating with curriculum director, principals, academic departments, grade levels, and individual teachers on curriculum development, extra-curricular development, and other learning activities that will enhance representation, build cultural competency, and increase access for all students into enhanced learning opportunities.
  • Working with affinity groups and other student organizations and groups such as the Mt. Greylock Multicultural Student Union.
  • Regularly measuring and analyzing student data, and assisting with district and school level goal setting relative to D, E, I, and B.
  • Working to build bridges between and among the three district schools, particularly our two town-based elementary schools.
  • Helping to develop, support, monitor, and evaluate appropriate responses to bias-based incidents and student/family/staff complaints that address bias and the impact of bias on underrepresented individuals and communities.
  • Collaborating with principals and our human resource office to ensure effective recruitment, hiring, retention, and support for educators to increase diversity among our professional staff.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lived experience and demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms of various communities particularly BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and disability communities, among others
  • Proven ability to work effectively with young people
  • A DESE teaching and/or administrative license
  • MA degree or higher in education or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of successful experience including any combination of classroom and/or administrative experience
  • Deep understanding of cultural proficiency
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective member of a team/teams
  • Ability to interact with and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • A deep desire to work with all people to bring about necessary social change
  • Compensation and Benefits:
  • Reports to the Superintendent of Schools; 12-month (year-round) administrator position.
  • Annual salary of $90,000 - $95,000 commensurate with experience; benefits commensurate with those available to all district employees including:
    Health, Dental and Vision plans
    Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    Low cost basic and optional life insurance options
    403b retirement savings options
    Fourteen (14) paid holidays
    Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System (MTRS) or Berkshire County Retirement System eligible position (depending on licensure status)
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Location Description

    Mount Greylock Regional School District includes Lanesborough and Williamstown representing a combined population of 11,000 residents. Our District is comprised of three schools: Lanesborough Elementary (PreK-6), Williamstown Elementary (PreK-6) and Mount Greylock Regional School (7-12). Total enrollment is approximately 1200 students. At Mount Greylock Regional School District, our mission is to create a community of learners working together in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages restorative based processes, respect, inclusive diversity, courtesy, integrity and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in life-long learning and personal growth. Our District’s faculty and staff are dedicated and passionate professionals that endeavor every day to uphold this mission by holding true the District’s core beliefs:

    Core Beliefs:
    •Courtesy: We are committed to fostering and maintaining an environment free of all types of fear and intimidation. Based on our core belief that individuals are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, it is our policy to prohibit any conduct that constitutes a climate in which individuals feel fear and/or intimidation.
    •Inclusive Diversity: We recognize that students come to us with diverse experiences, interests, strengths, and needs. It is therefore essential that all students have access to challenging and personally meaningful curriculum and instruction.
    •Integrity: We believe in the integrity of all members of the school community and the commitment to academic honesty and support of our quest for authentic learning. By adhering to ethical principles, acting honorably and assuring that there is consistency between beliefs, words, and actions, we individually demonstrate integrity and high moral character.
    •Respect: We nurture the whole child and ensure that each student receives a new opportunity every day to perform at his/her best. We believe that developing caring and supportive relationships between and among educators, students and parents lead to higher levels of student achievement.
    •Responsibility: We recognize the responsibility of the entire school community to ensure the success of all students. All students learn when their passions and talents are coupled with high expectations and academic rigor in a safe and caring environment.
    •Restorative Based Processes: We are best when students are first. All decisions are centered on the needs of the whole child. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Mount Greylock Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • All offers of employment with Mount Greylock Regional School District are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the employment screening process to include SAFIS/CHRI federal and CORI state background check reports.
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Jonathan Nopper , HR Specialist
    • 1781 Cold Spring Rd
    • Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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