Garrison Forest School seeks a full-time Dean of Students to begin July 1, 2017. The Dean reports to the Head of Upper School, but given the K-12 school life responsibilities of the position, the Dean also works directly with the Head of School and serves as a member of the senior Leadership Team.
As a key member of the Student Life Team, the Dean is charged with identifying and advocating for student life needs and promoting the wellbeing of all students. As the Dean of a school with a diverse and international student body, the Dean will support faculty and student cultural competence and will work to ensure that the school’s cocurricular program reflects and celebrates the school’s diversity. To facilitate the Dean’s work with day and boarding students, the Dean is provided on-campus housing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Developing and overseeing programs that enable students to realize their fullest intellectual and personal potential and integrating student life experiences with the educational mission of the School.
- Overseeing the Upper School cocurricular program (as well as certain aspects of the School’s Preschool-Grade 12 perspective on student life) and Upper School functions including: leadership, activities, attendance and student conduct.
- Joining with the residential life professional staff, faculty and student leaders to create an enriching experience for students which safeguards their safety and security, health and wellbeing, and nurtures their academic and personal development.
- Fostering a school climate that enhances community and student growth.
Garrison Forest School is an independent, all-girls’ day and boarding school with a coed Preschool, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Founded in 1910, the school enrolls 572 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. 76% of the faculty hold advanced degrees and 34% of the faculty have ten or more years of service at GFS. The student teacher ratio is 7:1. Garrison Forest School has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Baltimore Sun for the last four years. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our extensive professional development program allows faculty and staff to tackle pressing educations challenges, enhancing our academic and cocurricular program and modeling for our students the purposeful risk-taking, collaborative and creative problem solving we expect from our students. To learn more about the school’s mission, program and strategic vision, visit our website (gfs.org).
Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school administered programs.