Cardigan Mountain School—founded in 1945—is a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine, located in Canaan, New Hampshire. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting the School’s Mission: To offer a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society. Cardigan Mountain School offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding work environment, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies or any other program governed by the School.
The Dean of Faculty manages and supports the faculty at Cardigan Mountain School, and holds primary responsible for the recruitment, development, and retention of outstanding teachers. S/he recruits and hires faculty from diverse backgrounds who appreciate the enthusiasm of middle school boys and thrive in a dynamic and community-focused environment; promotes a culture of growth and learning through thoughtful evaluation and professional development of teachers; maintains the School's academic and master calendars; and is involved in academic, coaching, and residential duties.
The following tasks are assigned to the Dean of Faculty:
Oversee the recruitment and hiring process, including:
- Work with the Head of School and Operations Team to plan for anticipated faculty departures and identify additional areas of need.
- Utilize traditional and creative means to attract qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds
- Oversee the hiring process, including conducting phone interviews, scheduling on-campus visits, and assembling offers of employment
- Facilitate smooth transitions and introductions for new faculty members, including new faculty orientation programs
Evaluation and Professional Development
Define and promote a culture of continuous improvement through thoughtful evaluation and professional development:
- Holds faculty members accountable to Cardigan’s expectations and standards for teaching and engagement in the School’s mission
- Manage the School’s ITIP (Instructional Theory into Practice) evaluation program, preparing and guiding faculty through the process. Supervises all facets of the evaluation process: working closely with the Director of Studies (classroom teaching); Director of Student Life (residential/advisor role); and Director of Athletics (coaching role)
- Arrange for professional development opportunities for faculty during In-Service days
- Oversee and administer the Professional Development budget
- Maintain and update the Faculty Handbook
- Oversee faculty duty assignments (teaching, dormitory, coaching) in conjunction with the Operations Team
- Organize and lead all faculty meetings, including In-Service days
- Participate in bi-weekly Administrative Team meetings
- Create and maintain Master Calendar
- Create and maintain Plan of the Week (POW)
- Meet periodically with members of the Board of Trustees. Serve as Staff Liaison for the Board’s Academic and Student Life Committee
- Serve as Weekday Administrator on Duty (AOD), carrying the duty cell phone and serving as a faculty and student resource in time of crisis or as a liaison to parents and the School during non-business hours.
- Serve as Weekend Administrator on Duty (AOD), supervising a weekend team, serving as a resource to faculty, checking in students for their appointments, checking out trips, patrolling campus, etc.
- Residential duties
- Teach two classes or coach two sports seasons
- Serve as an advisor to students
- Sponsor clubs
If interested in this position, please send a résumé, letter of interest, personal/educational philosophy statement, and contact information for three references to Matthew Rinkin, Assistant Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1. We will be reviewing résumés beginning in February with interviews planned for February and early March.
School transcripts and letters of recommendation are not required at first, but will be required after preliminary screening. No phone calls please. We prefer electronic attachments rather than paper. An onsite interview is required. Criminal background checks are performed on all new hires.
Cardigan Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any employee or applicant in any manner prohibited by law.