Community School of Naples
Upper School Dean of Academics
Job Posting: January 2017
Community School of Naples is excited to be conducting a nationwide search for a new Upper School Dean of Academics. The Dean of Academics, who reports to the Head of Upper School, will join a vibrant and forward-thinking Upper School faculty and leadership team that is in the midst of several exciting initiatives as a school community. This year round, administrative position will start in the summer of 2017.
The day-to-day responsibilities include serving as chief academic mediator between students, teachers, and parents. Some examples of ongoing tasks include:
- Creating and maintaining the master schedule for all US courses.
- Meeting with students and parents to advise on course signups, academic progress, and all other academic issues as they arise.
- Supporting, encouraging, and coaching teachers on best practices, with the goal of enhancing the classroom experience for all students.
- Overseeing all course grades and teacher comments on an ongoing basis to ensure proper record keeping, academic eligibility, and graduation requirements.
- Communicating with parents and students regularly through email, phone calls, and meetings to provide information and demonstrate care and concern for students.
- Analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data and test results to various stakeholders.
- Working with department chairs to plan curriculum and course offerings.
- Providing general support to fellow teachers and administrators with the purpose of advancing the academic goals of CSN and the Upper School.
In addition to these day-to-day tasks, the Dean of Academics has the opportunity to help lead and shape the future of CSN with several key initiatives that are currently in progress and are in need of a passionate and talented educator to help see them through:
- CSN Scholars Program, which provides students an optional concentration in STEM, Global, Creative, or Human Performance topics. The first cohort have applied and been accepted to the program, and the Class of 2019 will be the first to graduate with this distinction, which includes the AP Capstone Program.
- Peer Tutoring Center, which the five core departments have recently implemented in conjunction with each of their academic honor societies. These are on-campus areas where students can receive help from their peers both during and outside of school hours. This presents an ideal opportunity to formalize and institutionalize these offerings for years to come.
- Global Exchange Program, which has recently established several sister schools, is looking for ways to make short-term exchanges practical and sustainable in the Upper School’s rigorous academic environment.
- New Class Schedule, which was recently created with the guidance of department chairs and faculty, seeks to balance the needs of all teachers and students. With the new schedule set to begin in August 2017, the new Dean of Academics will be critical in assisting this transition.
- New Student Union, which opens February 2017, will provide students with a state-of-the-art building where they can eat, study, and innovate. Incorporating this new building into the existing campus life, schedule, and curriculum is another exciting opportunity.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
- Master teacher who can coach, support, and encourage our talented faculty in a positive manner.
- Enthusiastic team player with a sense of humor and an approachable demeanor.
- Passion for academics, teaching, and learning in independent upper schools.
- Extremely organized, motivated, and able to manage a variety of tasks at once.
- Deft and diplomatic communicator with all constituencies.
- Loves working with high school students, making a difference, and being a part of an enthusiastic community of teachers, students, and parents.
The ideal candidate must have a graduate degree (preferably in education) and prior teaching and administrative experience in independent schools. Particular preference will be given to those candidates with prior experience as an upper school dean of academics in independent schools.
Compensation and Benefits
This administrative position is paid on an annual salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications. All employees are eligible to participate in CSN’s 403(b) retirement program. Full time employees are eligible for our competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, AD&D, and life insurance. Please visit our website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Community School of Naples is one of the top independent, non-sectarian day schools in Florida and maintains a PK-12 school enrollment of 800 students. CSN students are consistently top-ranked when compared to all other Southwest Florida high schools when it comes to test scores, extracurricular activities, and college acceptances.
Only online applications will be accepted. Please do not mail, fax, email or drop off your resume.
Please submit your online application by clicking on the link below:
- Community School of Naples is an equal opportunity employer.
- Fingerprinting and background checks are a required part of CSN’s employment eligibility process.