The Dean of Girls has the primary responsibility for implementing those parts of the school mission that address student life and the educational and extracurricular needs of young women. The Dean is also responsible for the use of the Kingswood campus as an education facility. The Dean works together with the Dean of Boys to insure consistency and coordination of school programs. The Dean of Girls reports to the head of the upper school. The Dean of Girls resides on campus.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for daily operation of the Kingswood campus, including:
Assembly programs and calendar
Driving and parking rules in coordination with Public Safety
Working with the school's food provider on special meal planning
Planning and helping to execute all emergency drills for the Kingswood campus
Working with the maintenance supervisor to assure needed cleaning and repairs on the Kingswood campus
Working with the Operations Director, the Director of Administrative Services and the Head of the Upper School to assess facilities’ needs and renovation
Working with the Director of Administrative services in monitoring the use of the campus by outside groups
Responsible in coordination with the Kingswood faculty, for maintaining a tone of courtesy, respect and community on the Kingswood campus.
Supervise the girls’ residential program and work in coordination with the head house adviser to implement programming and policy, oversee staffing, set tone and create a sense of community.
Commits to making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and a demonstrates enthusiasm for the challenges of the boarding school environment
Coordinates with the head house advisor the assignment of duty teams and Resident Adviser/Resident Hall Council member selections
Meets regularly with head house advisor to set agenda for weekly meetings and to discuss issues that surface during the week
Supervises dormitory senior administrative assistant and communicates regularly with her regarding sit-down dinners, student health issues and dormitory needs
Monitors overall dorm and dean budgets
Evaluates head house advisor and works in conjunction with her/him to evaluate other house advisors
Helps to design activities that are age appropriate, healthy, fun and beneficial for girl boarders
Acts as part of the residential staff with shifts every other week and three to four weekend duties a year
Communicates with parents of boarders at the beginning of the year, over the course of the year and whenever they drop in for impromptu chats
Coordinates activities with Dean of Boys and head house advisor for Cranbrook campus
Oversees final boarder room selection with head house advisor.
Member of the Upper School Leadership Team, the Admissions Committee, the Students Concerns Committee; co-chairs the Transgender Committee
Works with counselors, faculty, advisers, and families to insure that students receive individual counseling and support when appropriate. Counsels students individually as needed.
Works with campus nurse and weekend nurse to assure appropriate services for all students on the campus.
Speaks at board and parent meetings as needed, including, but not limited to New Parent Orientation meetings, Mother’s Council meetings, grade level meetings, and Education and Residential Life Committee meetings.
Oversees all dances and activities proposed by student groups and organizations.
Responsible for disciplinary process in coordination with the Dean of Boys concerning both major and minor infractions of school rules; co-chairs the Conduct Review Board, communicates major discipline decisions to all students, parents and faculty involved in the matter.
In conjunction with the Academic Deans and Dean of Boys is responsible for the adviser/advisee program, including the assigning of advisees to all advisee groups and programming for meetings throughout the year.
In conjunction with the Dean of Boys, revises and edits the Student Handbook annually.
In conjunction with the Dean of Boys, works with student leadership for student organizations and activities, including Student Council.
Responsible for the direct supervision of the Head House Advisor, Senior Administrative Assistant and Administrative Assistant. In coordination with the Head House Adviser, oversees the House Advisers and Associate House Adviser.
A Master’s Degree in a related field required with five or more years of experience in counseling and/or administration in a school setting working with adolescents preferred.
A clear commitment to professional development through courses and workshops, indicating a growth mindset around counseling and adolescents.
A cursory knowledge of school law, Title IX and best practices for deans of students is beneficial.
The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with students, parents, faculty and administrators with the ability to resolve problems, discipline and counsel students, and problem-solve with students, faculty and parents.
The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
Please submit a personal vitae that includes a completed Faculty Application, résumé, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of teacher certifications, statement of educational philosophy in relation to this position, and two or three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email email@example.com.
Cranbrook Schools, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is comprised of three coordinated educational divisions with students ranging from early childhood to the twelfth grade. Together the coed lower school, single-sex middle schools and coed upper school serve more than 1,600 students. Housed on two internal campuses, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School offers a rigorous college-preparatory pro...gram in a day/boarding environment. There are approximately 800 students in grades 9-12 in the upper school, including 260 residential students from across the country and around the world.
The Schools are a part of the 319-acre campus known as Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC). CEC also includes Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook House and Gardens and the Cranbrook Academy of Art for graduate fine art studies.