All members of the Stuart administration, faculty and staff are expected to work together to create an educational environment where the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart are lived and where all are committed to educate to:
A personal and active faith in God
A deep respect for intellectual values
A social awareness which impels to action
The building of community as a Christian value
Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
Line of Authority: the Upper School Dean of Students reports to the Head of Upper School.
The Dean of Students for the Upper School is passionate about working and learning in a student-centered environment. The duties and responsibilities of the dean of students for the upper school are to assist the Head of Upper School and upper school office in the every day running of the Upper School. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and technology skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, a positive attitude, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively. Master’s degree preferred. As a member of the Upper School staff, the dean of students for the Upper School is expected to teach and complete all of the responsibilities of an Upper School staff member with these additional duties:
a. Organizing the agendas for advisor/advisee meeting, organizing and administering advisory system including facilitating advisory sign ups, and writing advisory policies, keeping track of advisee groups.
b. Responsible for own advisee group
2. Planning Assemblies, Conges, Trips
a. Planning all assemblies throughout the year
b. Planning annual Conge
c. Helping plan Museum Trips
a. Working with the US administrative assistant to maintain attendance records of students
b. Communicating with students and parents about attendance issues through phone or interims
c. Referring students for judiciary or detentions for attendance issues
4. Attend Regularly Scheduled Events
a. Open Houses
b. Back to School Night
c. Parent/Teacher Conferences
d. Curriculum Nights for 8th grade and new students
a. Work with US administrative assistant and Upper School Head to maintain Upper School calendar of events
b. Attend calendar meeting if US Head is unable to do so
c. Set up calendar to send in for planner at end of each year
6. Clubs and Publications
a. Assign advisors and overseeing activities in the Upper School
b. Organize club presentation day, working with students and advisors to form new clubs, helping plan events/assemblies sponsored by clubs.
c. Responsible for maintaining budgets for activities
d. Responsible for keeping track of meeting times and places for activities
a. Coordinate daily and weekly announcements, put announcements on board each day
b. Schedule morning announcements with student government
c. Send out electronic weekly announcements for website and email
a. Informing students about rules and regulations
b. Reviewing and revising the student handbook with the Upper School Head
c. Serving on the Judiciary Committee
d. Chairing the Discipline Committee
e. Supervising detentions
9. 8th Grade Retention and Admissions
a. Working with the admissions office, Middle school and Head of US to plan for visits with 8th grade
b. Helping with other initiatives and programs for retention
c. Attending open houses and coffees as needed
10. Financial Duties
a. Working with several budgets, paying all bills, and depositing money for student activities
b. Maintaining records and printing reports of student activities budget
c. Helping with fundraisers of classes and activities
d. Communicating with advisors and officers about budget of activities
11. New Student Orientation
a. Planning, organizing, and participating in freshman orientation with Peer Leaders
b. Planning, organizing, and participating in New Student Orientation with US Head, Student Council to introduce all students to policies, procedures, and expectations of the Upper School
c. Assigning lockers
12. Student Government
a. Help with the development of leadership skills in officers and representatives from committees and classes.
b. Moderator of Student Government by attending student council meetings helps students to plan activities, proposal writing, community service ideas, and other activities.
a. Reading report cards
a. Dealing with US issues and problems as they arise
b. Serving on Student Care Team
c. Supervising Social Club Advisors and helping with chaperoning, planning, policies for events, budgets, etc.
d. Planning special gouters, special events, including ordering or buying food
e. Acting as liaison to local teen organizations such as TAG, Corner house, library, etc.
f. Attending faculty meetings, division meetings, grade level meetings, admin meetings, occasionally SPA meetings, other meetings as necessary
15. Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.