Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator

April 18th, 2023
Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator

Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Administrative, Other
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Education
Salary Range: $65,000-$85,000


Saint Ann’s School, an independent, non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,100 students in Pre-Kindergarten through High School, and employing 350 faculty and staff, seeks a Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator focused on grades 6th-12th to serve as an inspiring partner and strategic leader in the creation of a more equitable and inclusive school. 



Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City, known for the breadth and depth of its curriculum in academic disciplines and the visual and performing arts. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a love of learning and sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by bringing together talented teachers with creative and motivated students. Seeking to create a community rooted in trust and equity, we invite each other to take risks, pursue knowledge, and celebrate growth. Saint Ann’s is committed to centering anti-racism in the life of the school.



The Coordinator brings a host of skills, knowledge, and experiences rooted in the teaching of young people to help realize the school’s mission and its commitments around diversity and equity. This practitioner will be joining, and working in tandem with, the small team of diversity practitioners at Saint Ann’s. The coordinator is a twelve-month employee, reports to the Director of Diversity and Institutional Equity and carries out the responsibilities listed below. 

The focus of the Coordinator is student programming and support. The Coordinator partners with relevant administrators, teachers, and others to help ensure the success of students in the upper middle school and high school by focusing on social and emotional development, community programming, individual mentoring, and building a network of support. The Coordinator will: 

• Work with the Director of Diversity and Institutional Equity, Division Heads, and Grade Deans to develop and implement strategic  programming sensitive to the needs of the middle school and high school students. This may include: 

○  Providing research and background information to decision makers to inform new equity and anti bias initiatives in the upper middle school and high school.
○  Planning and facilitating weekly middle school DEI meetings, 6th-12th grade affinity spaces and student unions, and large-scale high school meetings in collaboration with the upper middle school and high school offices.
○ Creating equity-related curriculum and content for faculty and staff facilitators working with clubs, affinity spaces, or other student facing programming.
○  Planning and facilitating student-led workshops and programs. 

• Coordinating and organizing student participation and chaperoning at external diversity-related conferences, workshops and events  such as SDLC and DAIS.

• In collaboration with the PS-5th Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator, serve as the liaison and organizer for staff and faculty participation in external diversity-related conferences such as POCC and NYSAIS events.

• In collaboration with the DEI coordinator, Upper Middle School, and High School heads, schedule regular meetings with student group and organization leaders to review trips, budgets, and logistics.

• In collaboration with the PS-5th Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator, collect and develop content for the DEI Newsletter and Resource Guides.

• Support the planning of and serve as the liaison for faculty led affinity spaces and events. Liaise with the PS-5th Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator, Director of DEI,  and the Director of Communications to send relevant correspondence and information to key stakeholders such as parents, staff and faculty.

• Coordinate with members of the student support team to address social, emotional, identity, and academic issues that arise for individual students.

• Develop an annual guide of monthly messages, activities, and/or events related to nationally recognized heritage months such as LGBTQ Pride Month, Latinx Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month.

•Support and document processes related to student accountability and discipline, particularly with regards to bias-related incidents. Serve as a resource for students on matters related to conflict resolution, ethical approaches to disciplinary issues, and living/learning  in a community of pluralistic views. This includes: 

○  Directly advocating for student needs to administration; 

○  Mediating peer or student-teacher conflicts when necessary; 

○  Mentoring students to help them develop self-advocacy skills 

○  Sharing relevant information about student experiences with the Division Heads, student support teams, and grade deans as they arise while respecting student privacy to the extent possible. 

• Collaborate with Division Heads, Deans, and the PS-5th Diversity and Institutional Equity Coordinator to address ways in which identity-related issues affect the transition between divisions. 

• Support activities of the DEI Office such as parent, admission and recruitment events. 

• Additionally, the DEI Coordinator will spend 20% of their time teaching in their area of expertise. 


●  Education: BA required.
●  Work Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant position that includes work with students in this age group, including teaching and some administrative experience.
●  Diversity and Equity: Proven record of relevant training and demonstrated experience translating theory to practice; ability to apply systems analysis and strategic thinking.
●  Communication Skills: Superb written and oral communication skills.
●  Interpersonal Skills: Ability to engage effectively with students, parents, faculty, and other members of the school community and to project professional competence, leadership capability, discretion, judgment, and personal maturity.
●  Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work in multiple group configurations within dynamic environments and in independent schools.
●  Charisma, wit, intelligence, empathy, humor, and equanimity are expected. 


This is a full time Faculty position with a competitive compensation package including benefits. Salary range of $65,000,000-$85,000,000, commensurate with education and experience.


Interested candidates should email their cover letter and  resume to [email protected] by May 5, 2023. Please indicate how you heard about the position. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date of mid-August, 2023.



Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


Saint Ann's School

  • 129 Pierrepont Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • USA
  • Phone:

To apply for this job email your details to deicoordinator@saintannsny.org

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