Director Of Diversity Institutional Equity Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile

Senior Diversity & Inclusion professional with extensive experience strategically executing, developing and managing PreK -12 programs. Professional and highly motivated educator, creating a cohesive learning environment to foster student/faculty success and integration. 

Successful partnerships with departments, programs, faculty, and staff to leverage resources and participation to strengthen recruitment in the area of diversity. Demonstrated track record of cultivating senior level relationships while delivering mission-critical results. 

Core Competencies
  • Superb understanding of academic policies, procedures and culture
  • Innovative Thinker
  • Workshop Leadership
  • Highly motivated, flexible, adaptable and service-oriented
  • Behavior Management Techniques
  • Organizational Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Training & Development
  • Superb oral and presentation skills
Career Accomplishments
  • Core member of leadership team, providing vision, direction and coordination for School.
  • Skilled at strengthening overall excellence of education through strategic engagement in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and assess program initiatives that require effective management of resources
  • Ranked as a top performer; relentless commitment to excellence, education and inclusion.
  • Diversity & Institutional Equity Management:
  • Developed and designed school wide diversity programming and initiatives for Preschool - 12 grade students.
  • Instrumental in developing strategy and embedding diversity, equity, service learning and civic engagement within school wide curriculum.
  • Co-lead School Diversity Committee, Diversity Action Committee, Co-lead Youth Action Project .
  • Co-Chair of the Department of Equity, Justice and Civic Engagement.
  • Educational Consultant:
  • Manage school monitoring and continuous improvement results metrics
  • Handle all functions related to Program Management
  • Conceptualize, develop and conduct professional development workshops on relevant topics.
  • Supervise and work in collaboration with the Associate Director of Diversity and Institutional Equity.
  • Staff & Operations Development:
  • Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
  • Interview all potential candidates during the hiring season.
  • Members of search committee for new hires.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key decision-makers, influencers.
  • Communicated with leadership to provide staff support, guidance and information related to professional development, curriculum, outreach and other opportunities related to diversity issues.
Professional Experience
Director of Diversity & Institutional Equity, 05/2015 to Current
The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy Salt Lake City, UT,
  • Offer diversity related professional development to all faculty and staff
  • Create and design school diversity programming and initiatives.
  • Work in collaboration with faculty to plan school collections.
Co-Chair of the Department of Equity, Justice and Civic Engagement, 05/2015 to Current
City, STATE,
  • Co - partner with the Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement to co-chair this department.
  • Assess and ensure diversity, equity, service learning and civic engagement are embedded within the curriculum school wide.
  • Provide diversity related professional development opportunities.
Acting Director of Diversity, 08/2014 to 05/2015
City, STATE,
  • Initiated and facilitated school wide discussions focused on the direction and focus of future diversity work.
  • Partnered with faculty and parents to create parent education groups focused on understanding the benefits and scope of diversity programming.
Head Teacher / Educational Director, 07/2011 to 05/2011
City, STATE,
  • Created and implemented curriculum as part of the teaching team.
  • Planned and implemented staff meetings focused on curriculum and teacher identity development.
Lower School Diversity Specialist / Associate Director of Diversity, 06/2011 to 08/2014
City, STATE,
  • Strategized logistics for diversity-related events such as speakers, movies, book clubs, and celebrations.
  • Represented the school at community events related to diversity, recruiting, community outreach and more.
  • Worked closely with the Director of Diversity and the Head of Preschool to cultivate preschool parent and faculty diversity meetings.
  • Implemented the cross divisional Preschool Lower School Affinity Identity committee for teachers.
  • Spearheaded The Young Womyn of Strength Conference for 7-12 grade students within the NYC area.
Family Center Coordinator, 07/2006 to 05/2011
City, STATE,
  • Participated in admissions groups, admissions screening and co-lead Family Center - Preschool tours for prospective parents.
  • Made admission decisions for prospective Preschool and Family Center students and families.
Preschool After School Coordinator, 08/2003 to 05/2006
City, STATE,
  • Liaison between the preschool parent community and the After School Director
  • Organized activities and events for the spring and summer camp programs.
Extended Day Teacher, 09/1995 to 05/2006
City, STATE,
  • Served as an overlapping teacher for the head and assistant teachers in a preschool program.
Master of Science: Early Childhood Leadership, Expected in 2013
Bank Street College of Education - New York, NY

Master of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 2005
Hunter College - New York, NY

Birth - Grade 2

Bachelor of Science: Sociology, Expected in 1995
Brooklyn College - Brooklyn, NY
Professional Development

NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute 2014

  • Participated in a week long institute that explored the various dimensions of the role of diversity practitioners in schools.

Early Childhood Education Conference 2014

  • Facilitated a workshop entitled, The Power of Story: Five Ways To Empower Community. This workshop focused on the value of story as it relates to building a community where its members feel validated and visible.

NAIS People of Color Conference 2011

  • Co-presented a workshop entitled, Building Blocks of Diversity. This workshop focused on the importance of teaching young children about the diversity that exists in our world as they grown and interact with people that appear physically different from themselves.

Additional Professional Development Activities and Core Programs available upon request.

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Hunter College
  • Brooklyn College
Job Titles Held:
  • Director of Diversity & Institutional Equity
  • Co-Chair of the Department of Equity, Justice and Civic Engagement
  • Acting Director of Diversity
  • Head Teacher / Educational Director
  • Lower School Diversity Specialist / Associate Director of Diversity
  • Family Center Coordinator
  • Preschool After School Coordinator
  • Extended Day Teacher
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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