Brooks School Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Summary Description

The Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports to the Head of School and has responsibility for leading and overseeing the school’s effort to move more fully in the direction of realizing our mission statement (see below) and the aspirations we have named in our anti-racism statement (see below). The Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be a member of the senior administrative group, and will work in partnership with administrative colleagues, faculty and staff members, and trustees in our effort to achieve equity and inclusion in ways that are felt, measurable, and impactful within the community. With a growing understanding of the school’s need to be intentional and proactive in fostering belonging on our campus, the Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will work with colleagues to implement programs and approaches that grow our collective cross-cultural competency and deepen our institutional commitment to leveraging, appreciating, and learning from the many differences in our community.


  • Leads and partners with senior administration, faculty, staff, trustees, students, and families on all school diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.

  • Serves in a leadership role in the school’s Self-in-Community program and teaches four sections of the course.

  • Leads and chairs the school’s Diversity Leadership Council.

  • Leads the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team.

  • Works in partnership with school trustees chairing the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee on the Board of Trustees.

  • Works directly with faculty members who work to support campus affinity groups including the Asian Student Alliance, Alianza Latina, Black Students Union, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Jewish Students Organization, Women Incorporated, and any other affinity groups that emerge over time.

  • Works directly with families of traditionally underrepresented communities to ensure the school is accessible and is meeting their needs.

  • Works with the school’s admission office to add breadth of perspective to the prospective student and family experience, and with onboarding and retention of students and families once enrolled.

  • Works with the faculty and staff on growing our collective cross-cultural competency through professional development measures and recommendations for individuals and groups.

  • Serves on the Curriculum Committee and in partnership with the academic affairs team to collaborate on diversity, equity, and inclusion curricular initiatives.

  • Serves as a member of the student support team and in partnership with the student affairs team to collaborate on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives outside of the academic program.

  • Serves on all faculty hiring committees and meets and interviews all candidates for faculty positions.

  • Serves the afternoon program one season per year as either an athletic team coach or in a supervisory role in a non-athletic afternoon offering suited to the successful candidate’s strengths and interests.

  • Serves on the faculty weekend and evening duty team, which involves working with students in our residential and student activities programs.

Supervisor Responsibilities

All members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team report to the Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in their DEI capacities. The same is true for the whole faculty as it pertains to the individual responsibility we all have to engage in growing our own capacity and competence to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion work on our campus. The Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plays a prominent role in faculty evaluation.


  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience leading and contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion programming at previous places of employment.

  • A passion for advancing equity and justice, accompanied by an ability to lead, support, and shape school initiatives that aim to dismantle systemic racism and foster deep belonging for all members of the school community.

  • An empathic capacity and demonstrated ability to listen while engaging colleagues in conversation about the challenges and opportunities in diversity, equity and inclusion work.

  • A positive and infectious outlook and spirit as it pertains to the virtually limitless opportunities we have at Brooks to work with our students in mission-driven, holistic, and furthering ways.

  • An ability to balance multiple demands in ways that are well organized, clearly communicated, and inclusive of a wide range of perspectives within the school.

  • A demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both in writing and public speaking to all school constituencies.

  • An enthusiasm for high school students and for working collaboratively with fellow faculty members in ways that help students learn, grow, and become exemplary citizens and leaders in our community and communities they will be a part of in their lives.


All candidates must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree is preferred. In addition, candidates should have five or more years of experience working in educational setting with some administrative and diversity practitioner experience preferred.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting, bending and climbing stairs

  • Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting and standing

  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks and functions in a fast-paced working environment


There will be occasional need to travel on behalf of the school, but this will not be a primary component of the position.

Application and Position Information

Brooks School believes that realizing a mission aimed at providing the most meaningful educational experience its students will have in their lives requires intentional work to build and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of our predominantly residential school. As such, we seek a diverse candidate pool that includes those who are traditionally underrepresented and less familiar with boarding school life. 

Position Classification - Salaried/Exempt

Position Type/Hours - Full-Time

Benefits Eligible - Yes

Start Date - July 1, 2022

Interested candidates must submit the following materials confidentially as one PDF file through the dedicated application portal:

  • Cover Letter expressing why you are interested in Brooks and this opportunity

  • A current resume

  • Five professional references and their contact information

The school will make any offer of employment contingent upon a candidate being authorized to work in the United States, and successfully completing criminal offender record (CORI) and sexual offender record (SORI) background checks.

Mission Statment

At Brooks School, we seek to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives.

Anti Racism Statement

Brooks School strives to be an anti-racist school, understanding that this work is continuous and is central to our role as an educational institution. Racism and other forms of systemic oppression are deeply rooted in all institutional and societal structures: We condemn institutional racism and white supremacy in all forms, including those that exist at Brooks. As a community that values each member’s sense of belonging, our goal is to foster an inclusive environment in which everyone can live, work and learn free from prejudice, discrimination and marginalization. While we recognize that racism occurs both intentionally and unintentionally and is often a result of unconscious bias, we also know that its presence hinders our ability to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives. Therefore, at Brooks School we are united in the fight to identify, acknowledge and dismantle systems of oppression and inequality. In order to do this work effectively, we will draw on our foundation: strong community, core values, and commitment to care, support and growth of every member of the community.

EEO Statement

Brooks School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletic programs and other school administered programs and activities.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

Brooks School is a COVID-19 vaccinated community. Unvaccinated visitors to campus are asked to refrain from entering any school buildings unless the school has granted an exemption. In all cases, unvaccinated people who have been granted an exemption must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times when in a school building.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Head of School. Brooks School reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.