Concord Academy seeks an established academic leader to join the senior administrative team as the Dean of Faculty (DOF). The DOF will actively manage, support, and guide our dedicated faculty, which consists of full and part-time teachers, Wilcox Fellows, coaches, and music adjuncts. The DOF will play a key role in institutional strategic planning and decision-making. Reporting to the Head of school, the DOF will collaborate with the Assistant Head/Academic Dean and Dean of Students to direct and oversee the day-to-day running of the school. The DOF will remain active in the classroom, teaching one course as well as overseeing the development and delivery of the new teacher seminar and mentoring program.
The Dean of Faculty shares responsibility for the academic functioning of the school with the Assistant Head/Academic Dean. Their roles differ in that the Assistant Head/Academic Dean concentrates more on curriculum, individual advising, and work with schedules while the Dean of Faculty concentrates more on budgets, personnel, staffing assignments, and professional development. There is significant overlap between the two jobs.
Be an active contributor, advocate, promoter and representative of strategic objectives for the school.
Lead, manage and develop the faculty's focus on the achievement of excellence in teaching and professional development.
Oversee the development and promotion of a clear, sustainable, strategic vision for the faculty's future development.
Encourage new faculty initiatives and manage on-going initiatives.
Teach one course per academic year.
Guide the development and implementation of appropriate processes and policies.
Partner with the Assistant Head/Academic Dean to prepare reports for the Board of Trustees.
Be responsible for the effective financial management of the faculty budget and the effective deployment of resources.
Ensure that the department heads operate within their delegated budgets and develop budgets for upcoming fiscal year.
Professional Resources Management
Manage all areas of the faculty lifecycle including: management of the faculty recruitment and hiring process, onboarding and training, retention, ongoing development and evaluation processes.
Supervise the Wilcox Fellowship Program, athletics and library staff.
Establish needs for faculty staffing, class sizes, and hiring priorities.
Collaborate with appropriate parties to develop faculty recruitment, outreach strategies and tactics that align with the school’s organizational goals.
Conduct evaluation system for direct reports including:
Monitor each teacher’s progress through evaluation and student feedback;
Coordinate all meetings of evaluation teams;
Write comprehensive evaluation letter at conclusion of process;
Meet with evaluees to track progress on recommendations.
Administer professional development program.
Be accessible to faculty and provide a listening ear, support, guidance, and clarity about expectations.
Represent faculty in all internal and external aspects.
Ensure that faculty work collaboratively to realize programmatic objectives.
Coordinate annual faculty and staff milestones recognition events.
Partner with scheduler to support scheduling requests and needs.
Work with Director of Human Resources to ensure faculty and staff regulatory compliance.
Manage selection process of department heads.
Oversee the school’s online bookstore.
Maintain summer sabbatical eligibility and approve proposals with Head of School.
Manage the physical assets of the faculty, including space allocation.
Plan and run faculty meetings in consultation with Assistant Head/Academic Dean and Dean of Students.
Support Assistant Head/Academic Dean in planning and running department head meetings.
Serve as academic advisor for multiple students.
Additional tasks as needed (e.g. chairing advisory committee, writing NEASC standards, co-leading an ad hoc committee).
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, th...anks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA experience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/