This twelve-month, full time faculty position is a member of the administrative team and reports directly to the Vice Rector for School Life. The Dean of Students leads a team comprised of four Associate Deans, the Director of Off Campus Programs, the Community Outreach Program Director, and two Administrative Assistants that are responsible for all major aspects of non-academic and athletic school life, including the implementation of the Living in Community curriculum, residential oversight, reporting and investigations, student discipline, internal and external communication in regards to all school related logistics, community service, off campus programs, and student support. The Dean of Students collaborates with the Vice Rector for School Life in creating an inclusive school community. The Dean of Students serves a primary role in setting School expectations regarding conduct, ethics, and the teaching of life skills in this fully residential, diverse academic community. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body.
The Dean of Students Responsibilities: • Oversight for the Heads of House in holding primary responsibility for the overall well-being of faculty and students in the residential houses. The Dean of Students holds bi-annual feedback meetings with each Head of House and selection meetings for future heads of house. The Dean of Students is also responsible for Head of House evaluations in the Ongoing Professional Learning process. • The strengthening of the faculty adviser system, offering regular training and support to all faculty advisers and feedback meetings as necessary. • Primary liaison to Concord Police Department and oversight of external reporting. • Member of the Community Conduct Board and primary lead for student investigations pertaining to discrimination, harassment, hazing, assault, or bullying • Primary oversight for the School’s disciplinary process • Responsible for communicating internally with students, faculty and staff as it pertains to non-academic logistics and policies. Responsible for external communication for parents regarding all school related logistics and student support. • Oversight of leave management system, attendance system, clubs and affinity groups, weekend activities, student housing. • Participates in the Dean on Duty rotation.
The Dean of Students collaborates: • With Vice Rector of School Life to implement the Living in Community (LinC) curriculum; including opening day programming, new student orientation, house meetings, classes, form meetings, LinC days, student leadership selection and training. • With the Vice Rector for Faculty in the hiring, orientation, professional development, and evaluation of faculty members in their role as advisers in a residential setting • With the Dean of Studies on issues that arise with students in the academic • program and coordinating communication on student health leaves and in the Student Review process. • With the Vice Rector for School Life, Medical Director, Associate Deans and Counselors to help support students and promote overall health and wellness in the student community. • With the Director of Admission to project enrollment and attrition. • With the Vice Rector for School Life in the implementation of equity and inclusion initiatives. • With the Vice Rector for School Life and Chief Engagement Officer on all parent programming (on campus, webinars, etc.) • With the Head of the Safety Department in emergency planning and in the • execution of the School’s emergency plan in the event of a crisis. • With Facilities Department for House-related issues • With Student Support Team and others in STAT meetings • With the Vice Rector for School Life and Vice Rector of Faculty on the Integrated Curriculum Seminar • With the Vice Rector for School Life in annually reviewing, updating and publishing the policies and procedures contained in the SPS Handbook
The Dean of Students supervises: • Four Associate Dean of Students • Two full time Administrative Assistants • Director of Community Outreach • Director of Off-Campus Programs
Other Committees: • Education and Student Life (Board Sub-Committee) • Building Healthy Culture Initiatives (Internal and External) • Hiring Committee • Student Support Team • Quality Assurance Committee • Safety Committee • Co-Chair Student Review Committee • Early Intervention Program • Executive Risk Committee • Crisis Management Team • Behavioral Health Response Team • Community Conduct Board • Administrative Team • ADA Committee
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Dean of Students will also be responsible for coaching, committee work, and other duties.
St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths. As an inclusive community, St. Paul’s aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin,disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school located in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 535 young men and women from 37 states and 18 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors.