The Director of this program manages the department budget, and oversees, supports, and coordinates the mentoring team. Academic mentoring at Darrow consists of educational training sessions that enable students to produce superior academic work. Utilizing his or her expertise in Special Education or related field, the Director assigns students to mentors, taking into account the students’ particular learning profiles and support needs. This position supports and coordinates the mentoring team, assignment of students to mentors, creating an appropriate schedule for mentoring in consultation with the Director of Studies. Coordinates with the Dean of Students, School Counselor, and Learning Specialist to create and manage strategies to support students for whom there are academic concerns. Serves as a mentor themselves based on program needs and enrollment numbers. The Director of the Academic Mentorship Program reports directly to the Director of Studies.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Special Education, educational assessment or a related field and have at least five years’ professional experience in education and/or leadership roles; have exceptional administrative, management and leadership skills. Must have appreciation for the social-emotional aspects of school life, and a proven track record of building supportive social-emotional connections with colleagues and students.
Being part of the faculty at a boarding school is different from teaching anywhere else. It is a way of life more than it is a job. The academic program includes traditional core curriculum as well as a large variety of elective courses. In addition to creating learning environments in the classroom, other responsibilities include spending time with students in the dorms, coaching and/or leading extra-curricular activities, advising and weekend responsibilities.
Competitive salary and benefits, with optional campus housing for this 11-month position (August - June). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
About Darrow School
Darrow School, a small independent, co-ed, boarding/day school for grades 9-12, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, offers an innovative, individually-focused college-preparatory curriculum, featuring a unique combination of dynamic classroom instruction, active learning, and environmental consciousness. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation. The School emphasizes differentiated instruction and student-centered, active learning as key teaching philosophies.
Darrow School faculty and staff are fully engaged in the life of a boarding school beyond the academic day as well, supporting students in a range of co-curricular programming, including athletics, residential life, weekend activities, and signature programs like Hands-to-Work, Winterm, and Spring Term. Darrow School’s mission is to create a community of learning able to empower students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.
Darrow School’s mission is to serve students with a wide variety of backgrounds ...and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.