BREBEUF JESUIT MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, which is Jesuit, Catholic, and Interfaith, is to provide an excellent college preparatory education by preparing its students for a lifetime of leadership in service to others as men and women who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to promoting justice. In pursuit of the Mission, Brebeuf Jesuit affirms two essential principles: the education of the whole person and the care of the person.

Director of Equity and Inclusion

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School seeks a talented and passionate professional to serve in this leadership role for the school. The Director of Equity and Inclusion will be the lead agent in the school’s work toward its vision of being an equitable and inclusive community.

Our history in the Indianapolis community and our approach have blessed us with a diverse community which we actively seek to build and support. Brebeuf Jesuit is a Catholic and Jesuit school which is inclusive of students, faculty and staff of all faith traditions and backgrounds. We share dialogue on issues of faith, with the convictions that God can be found in all things, and that preparing students for a healthy society includes a foundation of mutual respect as well as understanding of one’s own beliefs and values.

This position reports to the Principal.

Full-time, school year employee. Start date: January 6, 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES

(Note: The following list of responsibilities is not exhaustive. Others may be assigned, subject to reasonable accommodations.)

This position includes a part-time classroom teaching assignment in addition to the duties below:

School Leadership and Long-Term Strategies

  • Participate in school leadership group structures such as our Principal’s Team, Academic Department Chairs, Admissions Committee, and Financial Aid Committee.
  • Lead the school’s Diversity Committee of faculty, staff, parents, alumni, Board etc, as a forum for input, discussion & action on diversity strategies.
  • Gather school data and prepare reports (e.g. student performance, student/faculty demographics) that measure our effectiveness in various ways in creating a diverse and inclusive school.
  • Monitor and support the development of an inclusive and positive school climate.

Curriculum and Training

  • Develop and lead regular professional development programming for faculty and staff.
  • Partner with teachers, counselors and other staff for support and guidance on efforts for curriculum and program development to support the representation of diverse viewpoints.

Recruitment and Retention

  • Develop and implement strategy for recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty & staff. Travel regionally to attend job fairs and to work with college/university career placement staff to develop networks for a pipeline of prospective faculty/staff. Participate in hiring processes.
  • Work with the Admissions office on the recruitment of diverse prospective students and families. Represent and promote Brebeuf Jesuit at events for prospective parents.
  • Provide various types of support for students & families as a part of our Student Support Team. Create and monitor a “caseload” of students and families, and develop systems & programming to aid in their success, especially in transition into Brebeuf.

Student Leadership and Internal Support

  • Lead school-wide programming that promotes awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Serve as a resource and liaison for the various diversity- and inclusion-related groups in the school, and respond to diversity-related issues among the student body as they arise.
  • Engage in all aspects of the life of the school – academic, religious, artistic, athletic, and other cocurricular.

Community Outreach and Professional Engagement

  • Develop and maintain partnership relations with local entities which represent diverse communities. Work with our Communications office to publicize diversity-related events and opportunities at Brebeuf.
  • Participate in professional networks such as the Jesuit School Network, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Indianapolis-Area Private School Diversity Consortium.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Qualities Sought:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of inclusive teaching practices and multi-cultural educational experiences
  • Communicates effectively with all constituents orally and by written expression
  • Exhibits a team-oriented attitude of service as well as ability to motivate others
  • Acts as a well-organized, effective planner
  • Collaborates and works effectively with families, faculty and staff
  • Reflects strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence
  • Analyzes needs and sets priorities while working in a proactive style
  • Performs work with a constant awareness of improving processes necessary for positive growth
  • Adheres to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity and maturity
  • Acts as a personal example of those attributes to which we call our students (the “Grad at Grad”): open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to promoting justice

Educational and Professional Experience Sought:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred
  • Experience with leading institutional initiatives for equity & inclusion
  • Classroom experience and Indiana teaching licensure preferred
  • Or combination of equivalent experience, education, and training

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING

Please click here to access the online application.


If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact Human Resources at hr@brebeuf.org.