Website https://twitter.com/TheFASPS French American School of Puget Sound

JOB STATUS: 40 Hours / Week, Salaried, Exempt, Full-time, Year-long Position
SALARY RANGE: $65,000–$95,000 DOE
REPORTS TO: Division Heads & COO/CFO
WORK LOCATION: Mercer Island, Washington

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is central to every aspect of FASPS and our community, and we plan to see the role
develop and grow within our school. This is a leadership role that places emphasis on building
relationships. The DEI and Wellbeing Leader reports to the Division Heads. For matters related to
Human Resource policies and procedures, the Leader reports to the COO/CFO.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS:

  • Work with the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff to ensure FASPS lives its
    mission, vision, values, and diversity statement to create a community of bilingual learners
    working together in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages diversity,
    equity, inclusion, and belonging through restorative-based processes, respect, integrity, and
    responsibility within individual and group contexts.
  • Be involved in writing or revising school policies and procedures through the lenses of DEI.
  • Engage and participate in the DEI Council and Committee, creating a liaison between these
    bodies and the FASPS community.
  • Form and foster leadership, expertise, community outreach, service learning, and
    partnerships within the FASPS community that extend from local to international
    organizations that support our students and mission.
  • Possess an understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and needs of French-speaking
    and English-speaking (primarily North American) cultures, norms, and values, and the
    interactions across these individuals and groups within bilingual and international contexts.
  • Collaborate with directors, educational leadership, documentalist / librarian, the Student
    Success Team, pedagogical coordinators, individual teachers, students, and families about
    how to assure student learning equity, enrich curriculum, extracurricular opportunities, and
    other learning activities that will enhance representation, build cultural agility, and increase
    access for all students to learning opportunities.
  • Clarify and establish pathways for our FASPS community’s voices on sensitive topics.
  • Lead the community in the creation and maintenance of a DEI curriculum with scope and
    sequence that is harmonized across the school.
  • Collaborate and support the implementation and success of DEI projects and lessons.
  • Organize displays, especially around celebratory / DEI-themed days, weeks, and months.
  • Advise on policy creation related to recruitment, harassment, communication, and
    educational resources, among others.
  • Coach staff around wellbeing and DEI, including listening skills, de-escalation, mediation,
    and repair for students and colleagues.
  • Compose and model lessons that will increase confidence around the treatment of sensitive
    topics.
  • Attend classes to observe and support as needed.
  • Launch, support, and facilitate (as needed) affinity groups and other student organizations
    and groups.
  • Actively lead research pods or task forces, offer and communicate professional development.
  • Regularly measure and analyze data related to student wellbeing and DEI.
  • Liaise with parents and greater community to offer adult education around wellbeing and DEI.
  • Help develop, support, monitor, and evaluate appropriate responses to bias-based incidents
    and student / family / staff complaints that address bias and the impact of bias on
    underrepresented individuals and communities.
  • Collaborate with directors and human resources to ensure effective recruitment, hiring,
    retention, and support for educators to increase diversity among our professional staff.
  • Model behavior, attitudes, and engagement around wellbeing and DEI practices, projects,
    and other activities.

PREFERRED QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Lived experience and demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms of various
    communities, particularly BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and disability communities, among
    others.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with young people.
  • Deep understanding of cultural agility and humility.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills fostering positive interactions within a diverse
    community.
  • Experience with human resources and how to support anti-discrimination and equal
    opportunity policies.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving, restorative, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Effective member of a team / teams, with the ability to interact with and build relationships
    with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • A deep desire to work with all people to bring about necessary social change.
  • Five years of successful experience, including any combination of classroom and/or
    administrative experience.

APPLICATION:
To be considered, please send a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this
position, a resume, and three professional references to Careers@fasps.org. No phone calls please.

ABOUT FASPS:
The French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is an independent day school located on
Mercer Island, serving students 18 months of age through grade 8 with a bilingual program taught in
both French and English. Founded in 1995 by a small group of educators and Francophiles, FASPS
opened its doors with two teachers and 13 students. Today, FASPS welcomes 445 students whose
families come from around the world, representing more than 50 different nationalities and speaking
more than 20 different languages at home. FASPS is fully accredited by the French Ministry of
National Education and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).

FASPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, age, veteran or
military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog
guide or service animal. This policy applies to applicants, employees, students, volunteers, parents,
and coaches.

To apply for this job email your details to Careers@fasps.org