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The Seven Hills School is located in two eclectic suburban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati. Our Hillsdale Campus is located at 5400 Red Bank Road in Madisonville and our Doherty Campus is located at 2726 Johnstone Place in East Walnut Hills.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SEVEN HILLS SCHOOL
HOW TO APPLY
An equal opportunity employer, Seven Hills encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
Candidates should send a cover letter (mentioning you are a CS&A candidate, if applicable), resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of university transcripts to Andi Guess, administrative assistant to the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail materials to Andi Guess at The Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
Seven Hills is an independent, nonsectarian college preparatory school.
The Seven Hills School is an equal opportunity employer.
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Full-Time
The Seven Hills School, an independent, coeducational PreK-12 day school in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently recruiting for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, starting in July 2021. The position will be a full-time administrative position on a year-round contract.
Seven Hills has long been committed to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. In accordance with our mission statement, we seek to sustain a community that is diverse in the broadest possible sense: with respect to race, gender, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, family composition, learning style, political perspective, as well other characteristics, abilities, and points of view that contribute to one’s view of the world.
This commitment has been articulated, most recently, in a new Strategic Plan, adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2019, which identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential components of a future-focused education. The Strategic Plan emphasizes Seven Hills’ commitment to preparing students to thrive in a diverse and interconnected global community, both by sustaining an inclusive school culture and by fostering students’ ability to work effectively with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. In 2020-21, the school is conducting the NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) to sharpen our vision for diversity and inclusion and identify priorities for the next three to five years.
Now Seven Hills seeks a dynamic and innovative educator to help lead the school in the next phase of its development. The focus of the work involves sustaining and supporting a diverse student population, recruiting a more diverse faculty and staff, orchestrating on-going professional development, supporting students and families from diverse backgrounds, guiding the work of affinity and ally groups, and promoting culturally responsive curricula and pedagogies.
The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a senior administrative role, reporting directly to the Head of School. S/he works closely with Division and Department Heads, as well as with DEI leaders and allies within of the school’s four divisions, to fine tune and enact the school’s strategic vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director will orchestrate implementation of the school’s efforts in: student recruitment, retention, and support; faculty recruitment; professional development and training, and program development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director will provide strategic leadership in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Guided by the school’s mission and strategic plan, he/she will lead a community-wide effort to implement the school’s emerging Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. The elements of this plan include:
Student Recruitment and Retention
- Liaise with families of color to support the school’s outreach efforts
- Work with the admissions team to recruit and welcome students and families from diverse backgrounds.
- Implement orientation, mentoring, and support programs to ensure that students and families from diverse backgrounds make a successful transition to the school community.
- Work with the Head of School, division and department heads to fine tune strategies to recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff.
- Attend relevant conferences, network with prospective candidates, manage an ongoing data base of prospects, and maintain regular contact with potential candidates.
Student Leadership and Education
- Develop student leadership in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Coordinate yearly on-campus equity education programs for Middle and Upper School students
- Work with divisional DEI leaders to coordinate affinity and ally groups in the Middle and Upper Schools.
- Facilitate student attendance at local, regional, and national conferences related to equity education
- Respond to diversity and equity-related issues among the student body as they arise.
Support for Families
- Develop strong, supportive relationships with the families of students from diverse backgrounds.
- Respond to diversity and equity-related issues as they arise.
- Liaise with and support the work on diversity and inclusion-related groups within the parent community
- Attend conferences and professional meetings to understand and promote best practices with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Plan, orchestrate, and conduct professional development workshops and programming for faculty and staff.
- Develop sensitive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
- Network with diversity coordinators at other independent schools as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations.
- Represent the school at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the Head of School.
- Work with the communications office to publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, workshops, etc. for students, faculty, families, and the local community.
Curriculum Development and Pedagogies
- Research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about identity, social difference, and inequality and plan mechanisms to share this information with the faculty.
- Work with division and department heads to support the development of a multicultural curriculum and inclusive pedagogies across the divisions.
- Collaborate with both individual faculty members and departments to develop courses and units that include the study of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and their intersections.
- Serve as a resource for individual teachers with respect to curriculum design and student support.
- Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the head of school.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Significant experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Teaching or counseling experience in a school setting preferred.
- A strong commitment to diversity in the broadest sense.
- Proven success working collaboratively with school-age children and with adults.
- Strong interest in — and, preferably, experience with — planning multicultural programming.
- Project management skills, including implementing planning programs, supervising personnel, and handling a budget.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
- High energy and enthusiasm
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Tact and diplomacy
- Technological aptitude
ANNUAL GIVING MANAGER
OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Giving Manager manages all aspects of the school’s Annual Fund program, This includes raising unrestricted funds for operations, scholarships/financial aid, school support/institutional priorities, and other purposes as determined by the Board of Trustees, with a goal to increase the number of donors and dollar amount raised each year. The Annual Giving Manager is a dynamic representative of the School who is genuinely passionate about Seven Hills and sincerely interested in the activities and interests of others. Candidates must be able to share this passion and vision in a compelling manner.
The overall success of the Development Office depends on team-work and collaboration. This position requires the Annual Giving Manager to work closely with other members of the Development Team to ensure a coordinated, effective, consistent, and strategic execution of annual giving programs, appeals, activities, donor relations and stewardship.
Success of the annual giving program will be measured in unrestricted dollars-raised in support of the Annual Fund, donor acquisition and retention, and overall percent-participation among the various constituencies.
The Manager must recognize the dynamic aspects of the school environment and be proactive. He/she will evidence excellent communication and interpersonal skills and must be able to demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, outstanding organizational skills, excellent relationship-building skills with donors, and be an enthusiastic and motivational team player. A willingness to work outside of “normal” business hours is essential as peak periods and special events necessitate some evening and weekend hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Craft and execute a comprehensive, multi-channel, integrated strategic plan for the Annual Fund including, but not restricted to, a comprehensive calendar of direct mail appeals, phone-a-thons and thank-a-thons, collateral material, and an associated budget.
- Work with the Database administrator to generate useful and accurate reporting methods to track annual giving progress; pulling regular queries, reports and exports from Raiser’s Edge, our fundraising database.
- Collaborate with the communications office to produce effective print, web and electronic materials; and provide regular Annual Fund updates and newsfeeds for the website.
- Manage and execute all donor relations and stewardship activities, processes, communications and events related to Annual Fund gifts and donors; including inter alia collateral materials, appeals, acknowledgments, welcome packages and impact reports.
- Work with more than 100+ volunteers, responsible for soliciting all members of the extended Seven Hills community each year in support of the Annual Fund, including trustees, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, former faculty, friends, and matching gift corporations.
- Develop a wide variety of ways to communicate with all members of the Seven Hills community about philanthropy at Seven Hills in general, and the Annual Fund in particular, including digital and print communications, to increase support of the school’s annual giving.
- Provide ongoing support and direction for volunteers and to communicate the status of the Annual Fund to volunteers and administrators on a timely basis.
- Develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 50 prospective Annual Fund leadership donors, with a minimum of 15 substantive contacts (via Zoom, face-to-face visits and/or personal asks/follow-up) per month. Complete contact reports after every donor visit and update database information about donors and prospects as appropriate.
- Follow-up with all gifts to ensure that all corporate matching gift opportunities are captured and pursued.
- Oversee the collection of donor data for the annual report; draft summary information, and features for the annual report that highlight the year.
- Provide support to the Director of Development in the identification and qualification of prospective major donors.
- Commitment to and understanding of The Seven Hills School’s mission and vision.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member; prioritize work; assimilate and interpret significant amounts of information; and meet deadlines concurrent with paying meticulous attention to detail and maintain a positive attitude and outlook.
- Bright, hard-working and enthusiastic with a serious commitment to excellence.
- Industrious, independent-minded and determined, with a drive to achieve results.
- Ability to handle confidential material and situations with discretion and sensitivity in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Strong analytical skills.
- A person of unquestioned integrity who has an impeccable reputation, who honors commitments, and who deals with people in a straightforward and personal way.
- Entrepreneurial and self-motivated individual who has demonstrated resourcefulness.
- An accessible and approachable people person with a good sense of humor.
- Self-confident and secure in one’s achievements without seeking or requiring recognition.
- Someone who responds well to criticism and deals successfully with difficult and challenging people and circumstances.
- Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and internet functions. Experience in Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud highly preferred.
** The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Please direct a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Director of Development Margo Kirstein at email@example.com.
Substitute Registered Nurse
The Seven Hills School seeks a Substitute Registered Nurse to join our strong team of school nurses. The hours of this position would be as needed Monday through Friday during the school year. The qualified candidates will possess the following:
- Current Registered Nurse License in the State of Ohio (enclose a copy)
- Current CPR, First Aid, AED Adult and Pediatric Certification
- Clinical Nursing Experience, preferable hospital setting
- Experience working with pediatrics
- School Nursing Experience
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
- CPR, First Aid, AED Instructor Certification
- Strong assessment skills with the ability to quickly intervene during an emergent situation
- Dynamic interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with parents and nurturing to students ages 2-11 years old
- Ability to perform various duties outside the scope of a nurse
- Knowledge and basic understanding of child-adolescent growth and development
- Adapt to the on-going needs of parents, students and faculty with a sense of ease
- Provide both preventative and emergent care for students and faculty
- Manages immunizations records in compliance with ODH requirements
- Perform Health Screening per ODH requirements
- Maintains accurate student health records in a confidential manner
- Administration of daily and emergency medications
- Acts as a resource for teachers regarding student medical condition
Substitute teachers are needed for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in a range of disciplines. Substitutes are paid $100 per day. The day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30p.m. Candidates should be college graduates.
Once received, materials will be forwarded to the divisional substitute coordinators for review. They will contact candidates should they have questions regarding an application.