Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School is a safe, caring community dedicated to academic excellence and to preparing students for success in college and in life. Through experiences in academics, activities, and the arts, students learn passionately, think critically, act responsibly, and lead with integrity.
We value integrity, self-discipline, and each person's inherent dignity. Our community challenges each student to endlessly strive to reach his or her potential through exploration, understanding, and development of the creative, intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social self. Through an appreciation of the United States and its role in the global community, students will become responsible leaders and stewards of their community, country, and world.
Brownell Talbot School, founded in 1863, is a Nebraska State approved preschool through grade 12 school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and accredited by the AdvanacED. The school serves 450 children from preschool through grade 12. Brownell Talbot is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a supportive team of dedicated individuals who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community.
Position General Description
The dean of activities promotes the culture and excellence of Brownell Talbot School and ensures that the activities, athletic, and arts goals and objectives set forth in the school’s mission are met. The dean of activities supervises all aspects of the extracurricular programming, including before-and after-school care, community partnership initiatives including service learning, summer programming school wide, and in collaboration with activities director plans and supervises athletic programming. The dean of activities is the primary point of contact for students and families in the Middle School and directly supervises the teachers within that division. The dean of activities reports to the assistant head of academics and serves as an active member of the school’s leadership team.
The Dean of Activities is a year-round administrative position.
The Dean of Activities:
- Oversees the before and after school care program (PS-8), including hiring, training, and supervision.
- Oversees the selection of extracurricular materials and programming, including enrichment programs.
- Along with the assistant head of academics and department chairs, implements and refines faculty evaluation, coaching, and supervision.
- Manages budgets that relate to the extracurricular programming.
- Directly supervises the Middle School faculty.
- Develops a strategy for the professional development of the teaching staff that addresses community partnerships and service learning goals and objectives; works with academic and specialist faculty members to craft personalized professional development plans.
- With the department chairs, leads the development and implementation of the annual academic calendar, daily school schedule, and policies/procedures for parents and students.
- Participates in conferences and community outreach to help establish Brownell Talbot School as a community leader and stays current with relevant educational developments.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Desired Skills & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Administrative certificate or eligibility for an administrative certificate.
- Master’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent educational and/or work experience preferred.
- Strong record of classroom teaching experience (minimum of 3 years).
- Understanding of the developmental and educational needs of children across the span of grades PS-12.
- Proven ability to design, implement, and manage activity programs to enhance student engagement.
- Strong leadership abilities, including mentoring and coaching, team building, leadership development, and goal setting.
- Ability to build strong relationships with faculty, students, families, and the community.
- A sense of humor, strong sense of self, empathy, flexibility, and integrity.
- Strong communication and organizational skills.
Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to visit www.brownell.edu/careers to obtain an application. Please submit the completed application, resume, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.