The Dean of Academics reports directly to the Principal of Loyola School.
The Dean of Academics works directly under the Principal and assists the Principal in the exercise of the overall responsibility for the ordinary operation and educational development of the school. The position includes teaching responsibilities in the Dean's academic field of concentration.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the Principal with the process of faculty evaluation and class observation;
Assists the Principal in the evaluation and improvement of the curriculum;
Assists the Principal with planning for faculty meetings, and in-service days;
Has primary responsibility for planning Academic Awards Convocations;
Has primary responsibility for student course selection;
Has primary responsibility for approving all student course changes;
Has primary responsibility for supervising the Blackbaud student information system;
Prepares the master class schedule and room assignments for the beginning of the school year, and updates schedules and room assignments throughout the school year as needed;
Supervises the grading and reporting process, and provides appropriate statistical analysis of grades and major grading patterns for the Principal;
Serves as the school's Advanced Placement Exam Coordinator; coordinates the scheduling of midterm and final examinations, PSAT, and AP examinations, and, with the assistance of the Principal's Office Associate, assigns proctors and rooms for the exams;
Consults individually with and supervises the progress of students on academic probation or whose academic achievement falls significantly short of their potential, and works with the guidance department to help those students to be academically successful;
Assists the Principal in developing and executing orientation programs for students and parents;
Serves as an ex oficio member of the Admissions Committee;
After consultation with the Principal, provides the parents of students whose academic standing imperils their continuance at Loyola with written notice of their child's situation and consults with those same parents about how best to help their child overcome the academic difficulties;
Serves as a member of the Student Life Team and attends all of its meetings;
Assists the Guidance Department in the administration of the Peer Tutoring Program;
Assists the Principal with the preparation of budgets within areas of shared responsibility;
Serves as an ex officio member of the Academic Council;
Establish a presence at a variety of afterschool student activities
Together with the Principal will further develop global learning iniatives
Teaches class(es) as assigned by the Principal;
Assumes all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal;
Exempt; not overtime eligible. This position occasionally requires extra hours as well as attendance at many School held events.
Typical Level of Interaction:
Requires interaction with all School departments in addition to students and families
All prospective employees are required to complete a necessary background check.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and your resume to the following email address; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference "Dean of Academics" in the subject line.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to Learn and teach others established processes - Recognizes the importance of learning and motivates others by own enthusiasm. Is able to learn and reproduce the current processes and recommend best practices to streamline them.
Time Management Skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and promises. Maintains work/life balance without compromising expectations of others. Respected for ability to “find” or “make” time to get things done.
Organizational Skills - Creates action plans to meet goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals. Establishes broad policies to ensure success.
Communications Skills - Maintains open communications channels with peers, administrators, and customers at the School.
Written Communication Skills - Effectively communicates broad and issues with all constituents.
Problem Solving Skills - Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among different problems or issues.
Other Qualifications/Skills required:
Master’s degree in School Administration or a master’s degree in an academic area with some administrative experience preferred
Experience with Jesuit education preferred
Professional, enthusiastic, confident self-starter with a sense of humor
Strong interpersonal, leadership, and managerial skills
Outstanding work ethic and desire to meet goals
Excellent communications skills both oral and written
Proven ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities
Proven ability to work independently as well as part of the team