The Dean of Student Life, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is a member of the Senior Administrative Team. This position will work closely with the Student Support team, advising coordinators, the Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (EIJ) Leadership Team and the entire Marymount community to ensure that all aspects of student life are equitable, inclusive, and serve the well-being of every student. This position will also work in collaboration with the BIPOC Community Advisory Committee (comprised of alumnae and parents), to advance and coordinate DEIJ programming and communication for the alumnae and parent communities.
The Dean of Student Life, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice oversees the following: Associated Student Council, Student Diversity Awareness Board, student clubs/organizations, student meetings & assemblies, and student life programming.
The primary goal of the Dean of Student Life, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is to develop positive relationships amongst and within all constituencies. She/he must be a proactive, effective, and visible leader who works to advance and foster a community true to Marymount’s mission with the core purpose of educating and empowering young women to live lives of consequence as ethical leaders with a global perspective and an unshakable commitment to the common good. In addition to overseeing existing programs, the Dean of Student Life, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice helps develop student leadership, acts as a resource for the grade-level Advising Coordinators, Faculty, and EIJ leadership team, and collaboratively problem-solves as issues arise.
The Dean of Student Life EIJ educates the community on how to build on Marymount’s Pledge to Live Honorably and to provide an equitable, inclusive, and healthy student culture.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a member of the Administrative team
Work collaboratively with other school leaders to fulfill the strategic goals of Marymount High School including goals pertaining to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Work in collaboration with the BIPOC Community Advisory Committee, and serve as a staff liaison to the DEI Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Oversee the student life calendar and operations related to student life
Serve as a member of the Admission Committee
Maintain membership and active participation in related professional organizations
Program and Project Management
Provide leadership for student life, equity, and inclusion programs and personnel
Serve as the Site Coordinator for the AIM Climate Survey and Self-Assessment.
In collaboration with the HOS and members of the Senior Administration team, review policies and oversee and integrate DEI best practices related to student life at Marymount
Provide leadership for students and faculty to plan and execute DEI initiatives and events, including faculty and staff meetings and professional development
Work with the EIJ Leadership Team, Faculty, and Academic Council to ensure that the curriculum integrates DEI best practices.
Oversee and work with Associated Student Government, including coordinating the election process, offering leadership programming, and facilitating regular meetings with the Student Council President and representatives
Oversee and work with the Student Diversity Awareness Board (SDAB) including coordinating, and facilitating regular meetings
Oversee student clubs and organizations
Facilitate ongoing student events and traditions for all grade levels (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
In collaboration with the Senior Administration Team and Student Support Team, plan Student and Parent Orientations
Assist the Senior Administration Team and Student Support Team in organizing and planning parent education evenings and specialized BIPOC current parent programming and services including specific communication and engagement strategies.
Coordinate annual attendance at the NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference
Oversee uniform program, including the set-up of uniform sales with Lands’ End
The implementation of a mentoring program specifically for BIPOC Students, utilizing BIPOC Alumnae as mentors
The implementation of specialized BIPOC alumnae programming and services including specific communication and engagement strategies
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree or advanced training in diversity-related fields preferred
A minimum of three years of demonstrated success as a DEI practitioner
Experience designing and administering community-building, multicultural, diversity, and inclusion programs and curricula in schools
Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
Proven record of success in working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders
Commitment to respect a broad range of views and to build mutual understanding, trust, and shared commitment over time
Exceptional written, public speaking, and presentation skills
Knowledge of current research, trends, and practice in community, diversity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs
An attitude that fosters compassion, empathy, and kindness in oneself and others