Reports to: Dean of Student Life/Athletic Director
The Residential Life Intern supports Foxcroft’s residential experience, student life activities, and safety on campus by serving on the freshman dorm team, through weeknight and weekend duty/on-call, and by participation in other specified activities and events on campus. In this role, the Intern reports directly to the Dean of Student Life. Members of the freshman dorm team will also work directly in coordination with the Director of Wellness, the Digital Learning Librarian and the Freshman class sponsors to help align the freshman curriculum with residential life.
This position has direct involvement with students and their parents as well as with instructional faculty. Candidates should demonstrate responsibility, energy, enthusiasm and strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, candidates should possess an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescent girls. The Residential Life Intern coaches three seasons as assigned by the Athletic Director, and in this role reports to the Athletic Director.
Participation and commitment to the residential student experience is an expectation, including dorm duty on weeknights and weekend duty/on-call as assigned on weekends, as well as extracurricular activities. As a resident in a dorm, the intern will work closely with the Dean of Student Life, other dorm leaders and the residential life team to provide support for students and their parents and a nurturing home away from home; to implement school policy and safety plans; as well as to create a dorm plan supporting leadership, wellness and diversity & inclusion initiatives. This position will also work directly in coordination with the Athletic Director and coach 3 seasons of sports. There may be opportunity to teach a class in the candidate’s area of study in college.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties. While this position may hold another off-campus job, the School must reasonably be able to count on the intern to fulfill her on-campus responsibilities.
A bachelor’s degree
Responsibility and maturity to guide adolescent girls
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies and work well with parents, students and teaching faculty.
The ability to work with a diverse student population
High degree of discretion. Confidentiality must be held.
Ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations
Demonstrated engagement in student life and athletics
Ability to be the head coach in 1-2 sports, at Varsity or JV level, and to serve as an assistant coach in 1-2 sports
Other Qualifications: All prospective employees must be able to clear a fingerprint and background check. Position will require weekend and/or night duty situations.
About Foxcroft School
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Student Body
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2015-16 student body is 70 percent boarding students with a total of 167 girls from 18 states, Washington D.C., and 14 countries. Seventeen percent are U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students and more than 30 percent receive financial aid. More than 15 percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In 2015, 21 students -- including 10 members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award ...status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. About 85 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Above and Beyond
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.
Members of the Class of 2015 received 128 acceptances to 85 colleges and universities across the country and around the world. See a full list of acceptances in the College Counseling section of our website.