The Dean of Academics reports to the Headmaster, and assists in reporting to the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include the following:
Maintain congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all academic activities.
Supervise all academic programs of the school and be responsible for its day-to-day operation, including: scheduling of students, oversight of the academic advising and college counseling programs; monitoring of student academic progress; development of teams and strategies to address student academic emergencies; coordination of the efforts of department heads and the academic technology committee, and other faculty committees.
Function as the chief articulator of the school’s academic programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies; maintain the educational standards established by the National Association of Independent Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by those agencies that examine and accredit the school.
Serve as the school’s liaison to MSAD #53 as it relates to special education service, and maintain compliance with all components of the contract between MSAD #53 and MCI relating to special education.
Lead the Department Heads in the articulation of the school mission, school goals, department goals, course objectives, materials, methods and means of assessment.
Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; supervise the teaching process, and review and evaluate the academic programs.
Track and provide conditional approval for faculty professional, sick, and personal days.
Secure substitutes, provide for orientation and training, and oversee daily assignments.
Make recommendations to the head of school regarding the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty.
Conduct regular meetings with faculty and with department chairs, which will deal both with routine school matters and with the exchange of ideas on issues of educational interest and concern.
Assist in the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs; assist in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events, and; keep the entire school community informed of various academic programs and activities.
Provide for the academic guidance of students; maintain complete academic records on all students, and; oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
Prepare, with the academic department heads and CFO, the operating budget as it relates to the instructional account.
With the other members of the administrative team, be a visible presence in all areas of the school; work toward a resolution of all problems as they arise; keep the head of school informed of the general programs, activities, and problems of the school.
Oversee preparation of a master school class schedule and assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations. This task will be completed with assistance from academic department heads, the Director of College and Career Counseling, the Registrar, and the academic team.
Assist in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.
Support the school and its leadership.
The Dean of Academics should have demonstrated experience in the area of educational administration and be professionally active. The Dean of Academics must possess extraordinary organizational skills, communication skills and personal interaction skills as well as being totally committed to progressive educational practices. The individual will have a Masters degree or be working towards such a degree.
About Maine Central Institute
MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests. In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning. - MCI's Mission Statement
MCI is located in a rural, picturesque region of central Maine in the town of Pittsfield, appreciated for being a safe, family-oriented community. It is located within 30 minutes of Waterville and Bangor, and 90 minutes from Portland, conveniently accessible by Interstate 95. MCI serves a multicultural population of 130+ residential students representing many different states and several foreign countries. The school also serves 350+ day students from the towns of Burnham, Detroit, Pittsfield and other surrounding communities. The progressive educational program serves a wide range of abilities and interests.
* MCI, founded in 1866, has a rich educational tradition
* we offer a comprehensive educational program serving students in grades 9-12, PG with a wide range of abilities and interests
* we provide a safe, caring, supportive atmosphere
* we are proud of our diverse student body
* we offer extensive choices for athletic, extracurricular and academic enrichment opportunities
* Maine Central Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.