Visitation School is seeking a Middle School Dean of Students.
The Middle School Dean of Students is responsible for cultivating and fostering an already vibrant all-girls Middle School learning atmosphere where students are able to thrive academically, socially, spiritually and physically. The Middle School Dean of Students works primarily with students and families, acts as a strong advocate for every student, and is a primary support for student well-being during their time in school (academic, social, organizational, logistical, etc.).
Visitation is an independent Catholic day school serving a coed Lower School (Montessori preschool through grade 5), an all-girls Middle School (grades 6-8), and an all-girls Upper School (grades 9-12). A member of NAIS and accredited by ISACS, we are located on a beautiful 60-acre campus in Mendota Heights, just south of St. Paul, Minnesota.
The ideal candidate for this role:
Leads with positivity, optimism, and an unyielding belief in the capacity of every student.
Is a highly-motivated self-starter who excels in fast-paced and high energy school settings.
Is an expert in relationship building with students, parents, faculty, staff and community members.
Is highly enthusiastic about working in an all-girl setting, and excited to continually learn and implement best-practices for all-girls education within all aspects of student culture and program.
Demonstrates clear ability to vision, plan, implement, and refine programs, projects and initiatives that lead to a rich learning environment where students learn, grow, are challenged, take healthy risks, care for others, and get to know their unique and best self.
Is capable of balancing consistently high expectations, complex challenges, and challenging conversations, with an undeniably warm and caring approach to all situations and individuals.
Is well-equipped to support Middle School faculty and staff in areas related to student experience, ensuring that an excellent student culture permeates every classroom and learning space.
Is a lifelong learner who models that trait to colleagues, students, and parents alike.
Possesses outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and unwavering professionalism.
Is excited to support the Visitation mission, working to perpetuate a school that provides an excellent education within a Catholic environment, permeated by Salesian Spirituality and the living tradition of the Visitation Sisters.
Position start date is August 1, 2019. This is a full time position, however part time may be possible if preferred by the person hired. Qualified candidates are asked to send a letter of interest and resume, including contact information for three references to email@example.com. Visitation School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Preference will be given to candidates that possess an advanced degree in a related field and/or strong track record of success as a leader in a school setting.
About Convent of the Visitation School
We are an independent Catholic school founded in 1873 by the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary. We educate girls in grades six to twelve and boys and girls from Montessori preschool through grade five.