St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non- sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 900 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
SPA seeks candidates for the position of Dean of Students for the Upper School (grades 9-12). This is a full-time, 11-month position for which the start date is July 1, 2018.
A robust and stimulating academic program is central to the mission of SPA and the reason that families choose this school. The academic program is embedded within a rich student community with varied opportunities for engagement and citizenship, and students are supported along their academic journey as they develop social and emotional skills and strategies. As leader of the Upper School, the Principal delegates to and is supported by the three key leaders--Counselor, Dean of Students, and Academic Dean--who provide an integrated approach to Upper School student development and program, taking into consideration community citizenship, academic progress, and social/emotional health. Typically, the three work in close collaboration to integrate the three crucial facets of student development; each one serves as point person with respect to one aspect of the Upper School program, with the other two serving as partners and consultants.
The Upper School Dean of Students is responsible for supporting social and emotional student and community development. Areas of responsibility include articulating the vision and developing a comprehensive advisory program; coordinating professional development for faculty as advisors; developing, implementing, and overseeing extracurricular and community activities; articulating and implementing values, policies and practices that support positive student community behavior; coordinating student health needs; coordinating and implementing Upper School security and emergency plans and practices; and participating in conversations about admission, diversity and inclusion, calendar, and others as needed.
Successful candidates should bring demonstrated experience and excellence working directly with students in grades 9-12 as individuals and as groups, both within and beyond the classroom. Their professional experience in schools should demonstrate increasing administrative responsibilities, such that serving as Dean of Students is the logical next step in their career. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Counseling credentials and experience strongly preferred.
Candidates are expected to carry out the mission of SPA, "Shaping the minds and hearts of the people who will change the world," to support the vision of the Upper School and to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom.
To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu and select the employment link.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on qualifications.