11 Jan

New Director of Institutional Equity

As you may know, after the departure of Clinton Carbon as the Director of Multicultural Affairs due to his retirement, the school is embarking on a search to replace him. We are changing the name of the position and its scope, and we have retained two Senior Search Consultants from Carney Sandoe & Associates to help support our national search.  They will be on campus next Thursday and Friday, January 19 and 20, to meet with various student, alumni, faculty, staff and parent groups to learn more about our community and our needs as well as our dreams.  Clinton moved our community forward in many wonderful ways, and it is vital that we build on his good work and take the next step forward with staffing and programming around issues of school equity, inclusion, and social justice.

We are pleased to invite parents who want to speak with the consultants to an open session on Thursday January 19th from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium.  

Your opinions, perspectives, and ideas are important, especially for a position whose purpose is inclusion and equity, and I hope you will consider lending your voice that evening. Please rsvp to Christine Hazarian in the Upper School Office at hazarc@d-e.org or at (201) 227-3240.

Here is a first draft of the position description:

 First Draft: Director of Institutional Equity and Social Justice

Dwight-Englewood School, a Pre-K-12 School in Englewood, New Jersey located in the greater New York City area, seeks to hire a Director of Institutional Equity and Social Justice to commence July 2017.  This is a senior administrative position and will report directly to the Head of School. This exciting position calls for a collaborative and visionary educational leader to oversee equity and social justice initiatives and work with students, faculty, parents, administrators and trustees.  The Director will facilitate, promote, and supervise the work school wide.  It is essential that the Director have an in-depth knowledge of and deeply held commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice as demonstrated through practice and experience.

This is an exciting next step for the School – an opportunity to continue our growth and understanding as a community.