Equity and Inclusion Consultant

The equity and inclusion consultant position will last for a period of 1.5 years. The consultant will work with the head of school to establish a schedule and timeline, with an anticipated average of 30 hours/month.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter describing interest, work background and experience to head@fsmn.org

The deadline to apply for the position is Friday, November 16 2018.

Position Overview

The first pillar of Friends School of Minnesota states:

We envision a school community that embodies strength in diversity through the sharing of rich cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and experiences, and the celebration of varied personal expressions and identities, while recognizing the challenges posed by societal structures of oppression. We envision a student body that is able to work towards and is committed to social justice and equitable changemaking in the world. We commit to the long-term, collective work of examining school culture, practices, and policies, changing conditions to promote equity, defining diversity and inclusion needs within our school community, and approaching this work with humility and urgency.

For a period of 1.5 years, the Equity & Inclusion Consultant(s) will support our school to more fully realize that vision. S/he or they will work with management, staff, committees, parents and children to examine and guide improvements to the school’s policies, practices and culture, as well as providing direct support services to students, parents and teachers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate/support a re-examining of major policies and practices, including (but not limited to): admissions, financial aid, hiring, personnel policies, communications, MLK celebration, transportation, extended day and summer camp programs.
  • Provide or arrange staff professional development with a focus on racial, ethnic, gendered, economic and other forms of equity.
  • Support a review of curricular scope and sequence using social justice as a lens.
  • Convene events/study groups for the school community to better understand equity and to develop shared language around equity as a school community.
  • Convene and support affinity groups for students of color and families of students of color around issues concerning education, youth social/emotional/cognitive development, or other topics of concern to the groups.
  • Support the staff Equity Committee, the governance Equity and Justice Committee, and the School Committee as appropriate on related issues.

Qualifications

  • Consultant(s) should have a depth of experience and understanding of diversity and equity issues, and how they apply in a K-8 school environment.
  • We are open to proposals from individuals or groups who can address parts or the whole of the scope of work.

Remuneration and Hours

  • We have budgeted $40,000 total for this project.
  • Consultant will work with the Head of School to establish a schedule and timeline, with an anticipated average of 30 hours/month.

Working Conditions

  • Works in a fast-paced environment, dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and people.
  • Works primarily in a traditional, climate-controlled school environment.

Disclaimer

The information contained here is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

FSMN is an equal opportunity employer