2018-2019 Upper School Dean of Students (11-month position)
Francis Parker School
April 25, 2018
San Diego, California
Full Time - Faculty
Dean of Students
4 Year Degree
Exciting Opportunity at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California
Francis Parker School is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator who shares its core values: Students First, Academic Excellence, Global Perspective, Strength of Character, Inclusive Community, and No Limit to Better. Collegial and collaborative, Parker faculty create a learning environment that is dynamic and engaging. Parker faculty are content and pedagogical experts who invest in professional growth generously supported by the School. Importantly, Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community creates a culture of respect for all.
If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
About Francis Parker School:
Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
This new eleven-month position provides risk management, program development and implementation, and oversight of student leadership and conduct in the Upper School. The Dean of Students reports to the Associate Head of Upper School and works collaboratively with the Head of Upper School, Associate Head of Upper School, Grade Level Deans, the Associate Head of Upper School for Academics, Dean of Student Support, Athletic Director, advisors, and faculty.
Assists the Associate Head of Upper School in monitoring risk management for all student programming including on-campus events and off-campus activities and excursions, overnight trips, and programs (i.e. Global Studies, robotics, community engagement, interims, and performing arts competitions).
Oversees daily student life issues in the areas of attendance, conduct, dress code, and parking including assigning and tracking all student conduct records.
Assists the Associate Head of Upper School in developing and implementing programming to support student life including assemblies, advisory, character development curriculum, and special programming.
Supervises Upper School ASB advisors and assists with ASB events and activities.
Works with Class Deans to support all students with a focus on students who are new to Parker and /or are struggling to thrive at Parker.
Serves on the Upper School Leadership Team, Student Support Team, and Diversity Leadership Team.
Teaches one additional class as applicable/assigned/needed based on qualification in subject area.
Because of the scope of this position, the Dean of Students will not have any additional responsibilities such as coaching a sports team or serving as an advisor to any clubs/student organizations.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in content area for teaching assignment.
Demonstrated leadership experience in student life and risk management.
Broad knowledge and experience with current best practices in adolescent development.
Broad knowledge and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction.
A track record of teaching classes with notable rigor. A desire to contribute to an active and vibrant professional community in positive ways.
A passionate commitment to students’ academic and social and emotional growth.
Extraordinary communication and presentation skills.
A proficiency in the use of technology including learning management systems.
A desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
A cover letter, resume, transcripts and application should be submitted electronically to: