Founding Director of the Equity and Justice Institute
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
May 8, 2018
Santa Monica, California
Full Time - Experienced
Reporting to the Head of School, the Founding Director of the Equity and Justice Institute (“Director”) serves as an important leader in formalizing and elevating the School’s ongoing work in equity and justice programs and partnerships. The Director serves on the senior administrative team and is a highly visible presence within the school community, engaging individually and collectively with students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. The Director will be a significant external presence, building and strengthening the School’s role in neighborhood, regional, and global partnerships.
A strategic thought leader with strong implementation skills, the Director is an experienced community organizer who understands how to leverage institutional resources to successfully achieve mission related goals with respect to issues of equity and justice. The Institute will re imagine equity and justice education throughout the curriculum and will be the primary catalyst for Crossroads students, staff, families, alumni, nonprofits and the community to work together in order to have a more significant impact on issues facing our global community.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for the position and a graduate degree is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have least 5-10 years of experience in K-12, higher education, or nonprofits with progressive growth and advancement of responsibilities and oversight.
This individual will have cultural competency skills and the ability to work with families from diverse backgrounds.
Fluency in a language other than English preferred.
The Director must be a strategic leader and visionary thinker who will have the drive and passion to develop new and unique opportunities to serve the mission of Crossroads School’s new Equity & Justice Institute.
Will have substantial experience in community organizing and/or social justice advocacy.
Will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to authentically articulate complex issues with purpose to a variety of audiences.
Have a fundamental belief in the importance of equity and justice education and an unwavering commitment to effecting social change.
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Michelle Bonoan and Stephen Milbauer. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here, or email Michelle and Stephen at the following:
Michelle R.S. Bonoan
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or status as a veteran. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and business needs. Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences commits to being a community where individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences bring their whole selves; where we value and honor the contributions and talents that each person brings; and where everyone realizes a fulfilled life – a life of well-being that is filled with purpose, financial security, civic identity, strong relationships, and health. These commitments are at the heart of our decisions.
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About Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Looking for a dynamic, diverse, student-centered school environment in which to work? Perhaps a career in progressive education is for you! Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a non-profit, independent school, offers a range of professional opportunities, as well as a highly-competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition assistance, a retirement plan, and generous vacation.
Crossroads School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.