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Mount Greylock Regional School District
1781 Cold Spring Rd
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA 01267

Phone:(413)458-9582 x4001
Website: wlschools.org

Company Description:
Mount Greylock Regional School District

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)
To Commensurate With Experience
Williamstown, Lanesborough
Full Time
Education/Training
Master's Degree
Preferred
5+
Preferred

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. This is a new position and the first of its kind in our community.

The time for this position is now, as we work to address national, statewide, and very localized challenges related to bias, to a lack of empathy and understanding, and a need to increase a sense of safety and belonging among many of our students and families.

We have students who carry a multitude of identities. We must find ways to acknowledge, respect, learn from, celebrate, and encourage our students for who they are so that we can help each student grow into who and what they dream of being.

Our leadership team needs to do this work. Our staff needs to do this work. Our students, likewise, need to do this work–and our students deserve to have the rest of us working twice as hard as they are to build a more empathetic, understanding, and cohesive community.

The Director of DEIB will serve as the lead for key initiatives and will provide coaching, accountability partnership, and resources for efforts across the district, as detailed below.

We recommend that interested candidates read the September 2021 report from The Mt Greylock Listening and Learning Project for context on our local DEIB-related opportunities and challenges.

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 DEIB will provide leadership and expertise to the administrative team, faculty, staff, students, families, and our regional communities to build programs, initiatives, practices, and accountability measures that promote inclusion, equity, social justice, diversity, and belonging within the district and each of our three school communities. The successful candidate will lead the prioritization, sequencing, and budgeting related to embedding DEIB work across the district.

Essential Job Responsibilities & Expectations
Based on their knowledge, skills, and abilities, the Director will serve as the lead for certain tasks, and as a coach and/or accountability partner for others, including:

  • Collaboration 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, foster equity, and increase access for all students into enhanced learning opportunities.
  • Collaboration with principals and human resource officers to ensure effective recruitment, hiring, retention, and support for educators to increase diversity among our professional staff.
  • Development of a comprehensive bias incident plan based on transformative justice principles in coordination with each school administration and mental health professionals, which includes preventative and responsive measures as well as support, monitoring, and evaluation that address bias and the impact of bias on individuals and communities.
  • Regular measurement and analysis of student data related to district and school-level accountability measures relative to D, E, I, and B goals.
  • Work with student organizations and groups such as the Mt. Greylock Multicultural Student Union and the Mt. Greylock Gender and Sexuality Alliance.
  • Development and presentation of educational programs and/or workshops for staff, families, students, and the community.
  • Coordination of resources including DEIB-focused speakers and resource tool kits to help students, families, and staff both to respond to discrimination and othering and also promote community support and belonging.
  • Work to build bridges between and among the three district schools, particularly our two town-based elementary schools, and build partnerships with both of our member towns and other local and regional organizations that support our students and mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Relish the joys and challenges of working with children from pre-k through grade 12+, and value and respect that all children have much to offer, and can learn at high levels.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of successful experience including a combination of classroom, administrative, or other DEIB-related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms of various communities particularly BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, immigrant, religious minorities, and disability communities, among others, and the ability to discern how marginalized populations may have differing needs.
  • Understanding of privilege, power, marginalization, and oppression and how they manifest personally, interpersonally, structurally, and institutionally.
  • Experience convening, facilitating, and building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders to implement successful DEIB initiatives.
  • A deep desire to work with all people to bring about necessary social change.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data collection practices and demonstrated ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • DESE teaching and/or administrative license.
  • Training in, and/or experience implementing transformative justice principles.
  • Connections to DEIB-focused community and professional organizations.
  • Master’s degree or higher in education or a related field.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Reports to the Superintendent of Schools; 12-month (year-round) administrator position.
  • Annual salary of $80,000 - $90,000 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)

  • 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