The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operating non-sectarian boarding school in the nation. Located in Byfield, Massachusetts, the Academy serves 400 students on a 450 acre campus with 48 buildings, an operating budget of roughly $20M, and an endowment of $70M. The Academy prepares students for successful futures while celebrating the traditions of a long history. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others.
Members of the Academy remain dedicated to the principles that have made the Academy so strong for so many years, while at the same time preparing thoughtfully for the future. Having launched a new strategic plan in 2015 under the leadership of Peter Quimby, now in his seventh year as Headmaster, there is excitement on campus for the bright future of the Academy.
The Dean of Multicultural Education serves as a key resource for the members of the faculty and works in partnership with the Head of School and Executive Team and assists with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs that sustain an inclusive, equitable and just school community. In partnership with the Head of School to ensure that all students benefit from the daily rigor of a sustained focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in future schooling and, ultimately, to participate actively in a multicultural society.
The Dean of Multicultural Education provides guidance and insight to all aspects of administrative work related to the implementation of programs in support of the school’s Mission and Diversity Statements.
Assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs that sustain a diverse and inclusive school community in partnership with the Head of School
Lead the school in implementation of recommendations from the school’s 2013 diversity climate assessment with administration and the Diversity Steering Committee
Assist in recruiting, hiring, mentoring and retaining faculty and staff who reflect and support a diverse and inclusive school community with the Dean of Faculty and Human Resources Director
Oversee the Access Program which ensures equitable student engagement in all on and off campus programs
Promote faculty participation in professional development programming to support an inclusive curriculum and co-curriculum
Collaborate with the Academic Dean and department chairs to ensure the school’s curriculum reflects the diversity of our school, national, and global communities
Coordinate with the Dean of Students to develop student programming in the areas of leadership and inclusivity, and serves as a member of the dean’s team
Collaborate with the Dean of Students to develop programming in all areas of student life that supports a diverse and inclusive school community
Serve as an advisor to affinity groups and student organizations promoting issues of diversity and inclusion
Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and Financial aid to further increase and support student diversity
Partner with the Academic Dean and Dean of Students, expand involvement of parents from under-represented groups
Support the Alumni Council and Director of Alumni Relations to further the development of an alumni of color network
Promote and serve as a resource to the community for matters of diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices
Oversee GovsPLUS, providing support and guidance to the program Director(s)
Diversity Steering Committee (Chair)
Teach one section
One season of coaching or equivalent in the Afternoon Programs
Dorm Parenting or equivalent
Administrator On Duty
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s strongly preferred; three years administrative experience in a school setting highly desirable; participation in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops; strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in implementation of programs in diversity and inclusion; strong organizational skills to interface with several academic and non-academic departments; ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in teaching in an independent school or college setting preferred; knowledge of independent schools is preferred, but not required; coaching and/or playing interscholastic athletics preferred; committed to working in a diverse community and communicate effectively with diverse populations; enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment and have a valid driver’s license.
About The Governor's Academy
The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operating non-sectarian boarding school in the nation. Located in Byfield, Massachusetts, the Academy serves 400 students on a 450 acre campus. The Academy prepares students for successful futures while celebrating the traditions of a long history. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others.
The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide our students with the academic, artistic, athletic and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered by a small school with a close-knit community. Most of our faculty members live on campus.
GovsPLUS (Powerful Learners Unlocking Success) is a tuition-free academic enrichment program which partners The Governor’s Academy with motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from local underserved areas with a goal of helping all students reach their potential in and out of the classroom. GovsPLUS students strengthen academic skills, build self-confidence, and p...articipate in formative service and experiential learning opportunities. The program begins with an in-depth summer experience where students spend mornings in problem solving and communications classes and afternoons engaged in enrichment activities which may include recreational sports, visual and performing arts, or service learning. On Fridays, students, faculty, and staff take field trips to area locations like museums or college campuses. GovsPLUS students continue their relationship with the Academy throughout the academic year with monthly occasions to reconnect and enjoy enrichment activities together including tackling ropes course challenges, creating original art works, and serving the community.