Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator

Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator

School Overview

Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving approximately 1,000 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of developing people the world needs, we believe in a transformational education that gives students agency and purpose, connects them to their global community, and empowers them to make the world a better place for all. 

Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence through our academic and co-curricular programs, including experiential learning opportunities, artistic self-expression, and a competitive athletic program that challenges students inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process, and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and are inspired to make a difference. 

Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.

Position Summary

The Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Equity and Inclusion and the Director of Community Engagement and Impact. The Program Coordinator supports the advancement of the school’s commitment to equity and inclusion, including its mission and vision, core values, and strategic priorities through curricular, co-curricular, and community programs. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

The Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator will spend about 75% of their time working closely with the Director of Equity and Inclusion and Director of Community Engagement and Impact in carrying out the day-to-day tasks associated with the department. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Supervise and support Middle and Upper School student councils as the primary point person for programmatic initiatives alongside divisional administration 
  • Serve as the primary point person for all student affinity group leaders in the Upper School as well as all faculty mentors sponsoring affinity groups in Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools and support the JEDI student leaders in the Upper School
  • Expand Rowland Hall’s student-facing equity and inclusion initiatives with sustainable programs, training, professional development opportunities, guest speakers, educational field trips, and other activities that align with our strategic priorities 
  • Coordinate with parent affinity group leaders and faculty/staff affinity group leaders
  • Engage in research and support in the development of learning resources for the community, including guides, toolkits, and handouts 
  • Work closely with marketing and communications to identify opportunities to share information and resources, including a quarterly newsletter 
  • Support Director with day-to-day tasks, including calendaring, scheduling, answering phone calls, and responding to emails 
  • Coordinate team meetings and planning needs
  • Anticipate and manage upcoming programs, including logistics 
  • Manage conference logistics and support, including registrations, food, flights and lodging, and transportation
  • Provide budget support, including tracking and reconciliation tasks 
  • Organize and compile notes and data from meetings and assessments
  • Draft communications on behalf of the Director of Equity and Inclusion 
  • Teach 1 class/elective a year (as needed and based on experience) 
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Equity and Inclusion and Director of Community Engagement and Impact

The remaining 25% of the time will be allocated to supporting the Horizons National Program. The Coordinator will work in partnership with the Director of Community Engagement and Impact and the Director of Equity and Inclusion to initiate and launch a Horizons National affiliate program at Rowland Hall, beginning in the summer of 2025. Primary job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct the 6-week summer program for a cohort of public school elementary students
  • Help coordinate the implementation process for the initial cohort, including curriculum plan, logistics, and scheduling, as well as enrichment activities
  • Establish relationships with public school partners as well as programmatic partners 
  • Support the growth of Horizons over the next several years in terms of visioning, implementing, and execution of a partnership program with several stakeholders  

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion-related roles, especially student support, program development, and creation of educational resources strongly preferred 
  • Commitment to the vision and values of Rowland Hall, especially our strategic priorities 
  • Strong knowledge of scholarship related to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Research skills, including the ability to identify appropriate sources and generate accessible resources for community members 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Experience presenting/facilitating diversity education programming to audiences of students, faculty, and parents in small and large group settings 
  • Some familiarity with design tools, such as Canva, to create engaging documents and materials 
  • Organizational skills, including detailed note-taking, collating documents, and managing multiple projects at once
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness are required for a fast-paced school environment
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of students and enthusiasm for working closely with all of our students and families
  • High emotional intelligence, empathy, energy, creativity, flexibility, discretion, and patience 
  • Ability to work in person and on campus 

Additional Information

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position, reporting to the Director of Equity and Inclusion. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. 


Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.