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Our School:
Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located just outside Boston. Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.

In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are fundamental elements of Milton’s mission. At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”

Position Overview:
The Interim Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position. Reporting directly to the Upper School Director of DEIJ, this role offers essential support and assistance across the DEIJ department.The DEIJ Community Coordinator is a vital member of the Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). This pivotal position plays an integral part in the implementation of equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives within the upper school. This position can either be a housed or non-housed position. In instances where it is a housed role, additional residential responsibilities are required.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an advisor to students
  • Support student affinity groups and culture clubs, and DEIJ programming for employees and parents.

Community Programming and Implementation Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team to design and implement the DEIJ’s immediate and long-term plans.
  • Work with a team to bring workshops, programs, and speakers to the Upper School throughout the academic year.
  • Contribute to the development of orientation programs for new students of color, international students, white students, and families.
  • Work with student leaders in developing practices rooted in anti-oppression for their respective organizations.
  • Collaborate with a team to coordinate professional development for Upper School employees and training for student leaders.
  • Manage student equity, inclusion, and justice committees.

Administrative Support Responsibilities:

  • Organize attendance at student conferences and workshops; chaperone as needed.
  • Coordinate adult attendance at professional development and conferences related to DEIJ.
  • Support daily operation of the institution-wide DEIJ, including but not limited to managing event logistics, communications support, reimbursements, and receipts within the DEIJ office.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Upper School Director of Equity and Inclusion and the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer.


  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous experience working in diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a strong understanding of DEIJ principles and best practices.
  • Experience in an educational setting, preferably in a high school or similar academic boarding institution.
  • Familiarity with working in diverse and multicultural environments.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A deep understanding of equity and social justice issues, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to educational settings.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey DEIJ concepts and ideas to students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Facilitation and training skills to lead workshops, discussions, and training sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.
  • Cultural competency and the ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Strong leadership skills to drive DEIJ initiatives and work collaboratively with school leadership, faculty, staff, students, and parents.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, fostering a culture of inclusion and open dialogue.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating DEIJ programs and curricula.
  • A willingness to stay updated on the latest DEIJ research, trends, and best practices.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A strong passion for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational context.
  • A commitment to advocating for marginalized communities and fostering an environment that welcomes and values all identities.
  • Experience working with adolescents and understanding the unique challenges they face in relation to diversity and inclusion.
  • Proficiency in languages spoken by the school’s diverse student body and community.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to be flexible and solution-oriented.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and professionalism.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate evening events and address departmental needs within a residential community.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive students in Milton Academy vehicles.

Milton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, age, veteran status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are fundamental elements of Milton’s mission. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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