The Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is a leader within a collaborative team who provides instructional leadership, oversees and supports administrative and staff professional development, and facilitates committees and group work in order to support the EDI strategic objectives. The director is responsible for supporting our vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Bellingham Public Schools both at the programmatic and administrative levels. The director works to support collective efforts to interrupt factors that perpetuate systemic inequities and/or practices that contribute to over and under representation of any student group compared to peers. The director helps lead our efforts to confront the institutional bias that results in predictability of student success or lack thereof, including but not limited to race and ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, language and culture. This position works closely with the teaching and learning and human resources departments to support efforts to recruit and develop a diverse work force.
For best consideration, please submit your completed application by 8/14/2020.
About Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham Public Schools has approximately 12,000 students and 1,300 staff members. Our district worked in partnership with our community to develop The Bellingham Promise, our strategic plan. Located in northwest Washington, Bellingham is between two major metropolitan areas, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. Strategic investments in parks, trails and preserved open spaces offer numerous recreation opportunities. Several public/private partnerships support the arts and cultural district downtown. Bellingham’s active waterfront hosts a range of marine activities. Bellingham is also home to three institutions of higher education: Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College. We value our employees and work hard to provide welcoming and successful environments for individuals to carry out their career goals. We maintain open communications with our labor associations and are committed to providing fair and equitable compensation and benefits, and a robust professional development program. We employ highly qualified certificated and classified staff who are committed to providing a quality education program to our students. Please visit bellinghamschools.org for more information.