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Current Openings:

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Payroll Administrator (Part-Time)

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About Francis Parker School
Salary and Benefits
Non-Discrimination Policy

Parker is an Equal Opportunity Employer   



Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Job Description:

In support of Parker’s mission, we are immediately seeking a Director of Diversity and Inclusion.  The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will function under the leadership of the Head of School and Board of Trustees to empower the Parker community to become a Center for Excellence at Assuring Inclusivity “as far as the mind can see” in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Enhance and support diversity and multiculturalism in our community, our curriculum, and our students.
  • Expand Parker’s Diversity Initiative with sustainable programs, trainings, professional development opportunities, guest speakers, educational field trips, and other activities that tap into Parker Community’s passion for life-long learning to continuously educate all community members.
  • Partner with Division Heads, faculty, and department heads to make multiculturalism and inclusion a strategic focus of curriculum development and to ensure the initiative is systematically infused in and outside of the classroom.
  • Engage all adults in the Parker community, under the leadership of the Head of School, to ensure that all children benefit from the daily rigor of a sustained focus on the development of the cultural competency skills necessary to ensure our students are well-rounded, engaged, dynamic global citizens able to succeed in the 21st century.
  • Assist the Head of School and Division Heads to increase diversity by actively seeking new and improved ways to retain, support, and recruit a diverse faculty and staff.
  • Work with the Admissions Office to develop innovative approaches to attract, recruit, retain, and support diverse students and their families.
  • Work with Parker Parent Leadership to educate and support Parents in understanding Parker’s commitment and approach to diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion.
  • Assist the Administrative Team with the development and implementation of policies and procedures that sustain an inclusive, equitable school community.
  • Support the marketing, publications, and public relations of Francis Parker School in order to effectively demonstrate our commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion.
  • Support the Head of school and Board of Trustees in assessing the annual progress of the Diversity Goals identified within the Strategic Plan.
  • Provide leadership, in collaboration with the Head of School and other School leaders, in developing individual and School-wide responses to critical incidents regarding diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion within the Parker Community.
  • Oversee the creation, direction and implementation of diversity activities and outreach programs that support the School's strategic initiatives, and identify best practices, programs, and policies to increase diversity and inclusion.
  • Lead efforts to educate the School community by developing curricula, leading classes, workshops and other activities including support for organizational and leadership development
  • Design and prepare metrics and protocols to monitor, analyze and benchmark institutional progress, including collecting, analyzing and disseminating data on institutional climate.
  • Research and write various reports for internal and external use (e.g., Board Committee reports, accreditation reports, etc.) 


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in areas of school leadership and in the field of diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and manage data, and translate strategy into specific actions with clear accountability, making decisions based on best available information, and communicate priorities clearly and concisely to school leadership.
  • Experience designing and administering diversity education programming and curricula.
  • Ability to lead/support organizational development, leadership development and change management initiatives.
  • Experience presenting/leading diversity education programming to audiences of students, faculty, and parents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and thinking concerning diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills, complemented by a demonstrated ability to effectively interact with students, staff and campus leaders in a variety of environments.
  • Ability to develop rapport and create buy-in among individuals who are on a continuum of their levels of understanding and agreement with diversity, equity, and social justice.
  • Ability to persuade, teach and build trust regarding key diversity and inclusion concepts and obligations. 

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history* should be submitted electronically to: 

Kevin Yaley, Head of School  


Payroll Administrator (Part-Time)

Job Description:

This part-time position is 40 hours within a two week period. This position requires 8 hours a day on Monday and Tuesday during bi-weekly payroll processing.  The remaining 24 hours can be scheduled into 4 to 6 days to be determined by School.


Reporting to the Controller, the Payroll Administrator is responsible for timely and accurate processing of the School's bi-weekly payroll, and other responsibilities relating to payroll processing.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll for approximately 300 employees using Automatic Data Processing (ADP) services
  • Review and analyze payroll reports for accuracy and make necessary corrections or adjustments prior to payroll review
  • Review timecards to ensure hours and departments are accurately submitted
  • Review new hire and other data entry (e.g. compensation, deductions, workers’ compensation classification)
  • Process timecards with multiple pay rates
  • Maintain complete and accurate support for all payroll adjustments
  • Process wage garnishments
  • Maintain time off accruals
  • Prepare workers’ compensation payroll reports
  • Assist employees with payroll questions in a timely and professional manner
  • Review ADP payroll reports for accuracy
  • Assist with quarterly and annual reconciliations
  • Performs other related duties as required


  • 2 years of recent experience processing payroll using ADP preferable
  • Hands-on experience processing payroll for an entity with 300+ employees preferable
  • Basic understanding of California wage and hour laws
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • Exceptional attention-to-detail
  • Experience handling confidential information
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Proven track record for meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
  • Aptitude for making continuous improvements

Salary and Benefits:

This position is eligible for prorated (50%) benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, paid time off and 403B retirement. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume, and pay history/requirements should be sent to:

Denise Pyeatt, Controller
Francis Parker School
6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111

*Please reference Payroll Administrator in the subject line 


About Francis Parker School

Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1200+ students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to provide a superior college preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional and physical needs of individual students.”

Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School–junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School–6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School– 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives, all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.

While students are central always, the faculty and staff who deliver our programs are no less important. Not only are they qualified professionally, but staff also share a deep commitment to the development of children, to professional growth, and to the larger communities in which they teach and learn. A positive and purposeful spirit abides at Parker. Adults who believe in the students, school, and school mission promote this tone in both substance and style. 

Salary and Benefits

Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. The School has adopted the California Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Schools.  As such, the School will not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sex or sexual orientation or any other protected category in its hiring and employment practices and policies, or in any other aspect of the employment relationship.

Francis Parker School is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversifying its workforce.

Learn more about Francis Parker School







Mission Hills Campus
Lower School
4201 Randolph St.
San Diego, CA 92103
  Linda Vista Campus
Middle/Upper School
6501 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

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