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When you work at ISB, you join a community of energetic, experienced education professionals who are open-minded and deeply invested in their work.

We want teachers and administrators who reflect our mission: adventurers, advocates, and leaders who care about communicating and who strive to make the world a better place.

ISB supports this relentless commitment to innovation with robust access to professional learning, structured collaboration, and time to prepare.

 

International School of Brooklyn is dedicated to ensuring that our school’s commitment to an inclusive and just world is reflected in all aspects of our school: in our classrooms, school culture, policies, and practices. ISB’s comprehensive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requires all staff and faculty members to actively and thoughtfully engage in work, training, and reflection around identity, anti-racism, and anti-bias. All staff and faculty members are expected to promote an inclusive and equitable school community. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and be open to learning about how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing anti-racist and equitable practices in their teaching and work.

 

Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

International School of Brooklyn is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or marital status. We seek candidates who are committed to upholding our core values of diversity, international mindedness, community, global curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and language immersion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, identities, and beliefs. International School of Brooklyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open positions:

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director will provide strategic leadership to sustain and strengthen current diversity initiatives and to develop innovative practices and programs in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will bring to the position an ability to energize and inspire others; experience in developing diversity and inclusion initiatives in school settings; an awareness of current trends and literature regarding diversity work; training and experience promoting anti-bias work with students and faculty; and an eagerness to build relationships and networks to strengthen our International School of Brooklyn community. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director reports to the Assistant Head of School.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

Lead the ISB Equity Team in its work to become an antiracist school. Coordinate and lead the four working groups of the Equity Team: Curriculum Review, Student Experience, Hiring and Staff Retention and Admissions and Student Retention.

Support the faculty/staff:

  • serve as a resource for faculty around diversity and equity issues within their curriculum and classrooms;
  • serve as a resource for professional growth for faculty and staff, as it relates to DEI;
  • work with the Hiring and Equity Committee to develop strategies for recruitment; hiring, training, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff at International School of Brooklyn;
  • together with the Senior Leadership Team, oversee professional development for staff in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
  • lead existing affinity/alliance groups and identify potential needs for additional opportunities;
  • act as the liaison between all constituents and senior leadership, creating a space for listening and learning about the DEI needs of the community
  • advises Head of School and Senior Leadership Team on school wide DEI issues.

Support the Students and Parent Community:

  • coordinate and lead the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of faculty and staff; advise and liaise with the PA’s Diversity committee and the Board of Trustees Diversity Task Force;
  • together with the Counseling and Learning Support teams, establish innovative, student- centered advising and mentoring programs to promote the success of all students;
  • together with the Director of Admission, support the recruitment of students of underrepresented populations;
  • assess community needs, and with members of the administrative leadership team, promote community values related to issues of diversity and inclusion;
  • work with other independent schools and relevant organizations outside the school that are committed to this work;
  • help to organize speakers, workshops and attend school events revolving around DEI and antiracism.

Requirements/ Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of demonstrated success as a DEI practitioner, preferably in a school setting, or experience that is evidently equivalent and demonstrates the application of the standards and best practices of the field.
  • An understanding of multiculturalism and language immersion.
  • An ability to provide guidance and support on DEI issues to the various constituencies of the School’s community.
  • Effective conflict management skills and awareness of restorative practices.
  • Experience in social justice curriculum development and implementation, as well as awareness of best practices in service-learning and civic engagement and global education.

The ideal candidate will bring to the position an ability to energize and inspire others; experience in developing diversity and inclusion initiatives in school settings; an awareness of current trends and literature regarding diversity work; training and experience promoting anti-bias work with students and faculty; and an eagerness to build relationships and networks to strengthen our International School of Brooklyn community.

 

Applying to this position: Interested candidates should email letters of interest and resumes to: deisearch@isbrooklyn.org.

Dr. Debbie Reese Discusses Misrepresentation of Native Americans in Literature with the 8th Graders

Throughout the year in their Individuals and Societies class, 8th Graders are examining the history of the United States from the "discovery" of America by Christopher Colombus through the Civil Rights Movement. Individuals and Societies Teacher Guillaume Roper-Sirvent and Librarians Maria Falgoust and Eli Hetko invited Dr. Debbie Reese, a scholar, and educator from the Nambé Owingeh nation, to come and speak with the entire 8th Grade to deepen students’ awareness of how Native Americans are way too often not taken into consideration in most historical, as well as fictional, books.

Middle School Assembly: Q&A with New York Times Political Reporter Matt Stevens

On October 26th, just over a week prior to the 2020 general election, students in 5th-8th Grade attended an assembly with special guest speaker, Matt Stevens, political reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Stevens has been covering the news and developments throughout the election season and gave our students valuable insight into the world of journalism.

Middle Schoolers Dive Deeper into their Summer Reading on Racism and Anti-racism

What is history? How is history much more than simply a recording of dates and facts that are significant only to the past? In what ways is racism woven into the fabric of American institutions? Where do you see evidence of this today? In what ways is racism embedded in practices, policies, and laws? What parallels can you draw between the past and present ways racist roadblocks, potholes, and loopholes continue to persist? In what ways do assimilationist, segregationist, or antiracist stances show up in your daily lives? To what extent do all citizens of a democratic society have a responsibility to disrupt the racism that is embedded in the English language? These questions were some of the many that the student reading group of rising 7th and 8th Graders reflected upon this summer. All rising 7th and 8th graders were assigned Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds for their summer reading. Katie Rogers, MYP Coordinator and Middle School English Language & Literature Teacher, created this additional optional reading group for students to join weekly as a space to help process and discuss their reading experience together.

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