Loomis Chaffee is seeking a full-time Dean of Students to join our community. The ideal candidate is responsible for overseeing the well-being, adjustment, and achievement of a student class and serves within the central Dean of Students Office in coordinating Loomis' school keeping responsibilities. The person is a member of the Student Life team, working collaboratively with those colleagues and the rest of the faculty issues pertaining to students. The deans serve as the key strategist for the academic and personal success of those within their class.
·Serve as a resource for their class; become acquainted with the unique needs of the individuals, as well as the predictable needs of the class as a whole.
·Work with other Loomis faculty, including those in the Academic Office, Student Activities, Counseling, and the Health Center to create an environment that is safe, welcoming and caring, and inspires students to pursue their highest aspirations.
·Stay current on best practices around adolescent issues and development and plan related educational programs as needed.
·Be active in own diversity and inclusion education and practices and illustrate commitment to diversity and inclusion in daily work.
·Serve as a judicial officer, from the warning level up through disciplinary committee (the highest level of discipline at Loomis).
·Be prepared to make decisions around interventions such as medical leaves, drug testing, and suspensions.
·Serve as the emergency contact person on a weekly rotation and lead the necessary responses should an incident occur.
·Oversee major class activities (sophomore retreat, prom, etc.) and some Pelican Days.
·Build relationships with families, utilizing a variety of communication venues from individual meetings to class-wide communications.
·Oversee the administrative functions that support the class, including leading class meetings and events, granting or denying absences, monitoring permissions, etc.
·Participate in committee work that supports the mission of the school such Academic Review, Parent’s Weekend, Dorm Life, and Calendar Committee.
·Fulfill other regular responsibilities such as dean on duty, family style participant, and dance monitor; fulfill other annual or semi-annual responsibilities such as organizing and/or participating in orientation, sophomore retreat, faculty day presentations, admissions events and Prefect/Resident Assistant selection.
·Be aware of the disposition of the class, through formal and informal communications with students and others, and work to determine ways to make the experience of the highest quality.
·Be willing to serve as a member of the teaching faculty (one course), coach, or the equivalent.
·Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills & Knowledge
·Excellent communication skills a must, both oral and written.
·A high level of integrity, creativity and motivation; strong work ethic and self-starter.
·The candidate must have a highly developed sense of confidentiality and propriety in dealing with sensitive information.
·At least three years of experience with student life, preferably at an independent school or in higher education; or five years of experience at an independent school or institution of higher education; or the equivalent.
·Bachelor’s Degree Required.
The Loomis Chaffee School is an independent, coeducational boarding/day school of 675 students and 150 faculty members, located in the historic town of Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874, the school provides an academically challenging curriculum within a supportive community that affirms individual beliefs and differences. Need-based financial aid is currently awarded to 34 percent of the student body.
Loomis Chaffee offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit and salary package including but not limited to:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance effective 1st of the following month upon date of hire
403 (b) retirement plan with an employer contribution of 2% for each 1 % an employee contributes up to 10%. Employees are eligible to participate upon employment and are eligible for the employer match after a year of service, or with proof of full vesting in a 403 (b) from another educational institution.
Education Loan Repayment Program
Employer paid short-term and long-term disability Loomis Chaffee does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities, and participation in school activities.
About Loomis Chaffee School
The Loomis Chaffee School is a four-year, coeducation, college-preparatory, boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Conn. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings who had outlived all of their children, the school embodies their democratic and inclusive vision. In the classroom, on the playing fields, or on stage, Loomis Chaffee’s 675 students experience a challenging and transformative education in a community that cares about each individual. Thirty-four percent of the students receive financial aid. For more information, please visit www.loomis.org.
The Loomis Chaffee School does not discriminate against people on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities and participation in school activities.