St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a day and boarding school of 697 students (grades 6-12), is seeking an Upper School Dean of Students for a full-time position beginning August 2019. The applicant should be a seasoned school teacher and/or administrator with direct experience working with upper school students and their families.
The Upper School Dean of Students is responsible for overseeing school life and supporting the well-being of St. Stephen’s Upper School students. This role encompasses aspects of discipline, attendance, event planning while attending to the well-being of individual students and the Upper School as a whole. Communication is a key component of this position and includes effectively conveying information to administrators, faculty, parents and students. The Dean of Students reports to and works in coordination with the Head of Upper School to determine and implement consequences for major school violations and minor disciplinary infractions. Communicating about the disciplinary process and outcomes with parents, students, teachers, counselors and advisors is the responsibility of the Dean.
In student life and student support, the Dean oversees the Upper School lunch periods, providing a forum for announcements and overseeing lunch seating and attendance. The Dean works with the Upper School Counselor and Health Center staff on mental health and wellness issues. The Dean oversees the production and distribution of the student handbook and is responsible for updating the version posted on the school’s website. In addition, the Dean helps to coordinate Upper School orientation, class retreats and extracurricular activities, which contribute to student life beyond the classroom.
Qualified candidates will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and prior experience in upper school education. The applicant will possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty and administrators. This position also may include teaching, coaching, and/or residential duties and involvement with school life that will be determined based on the needs of the school, as well as the skills, experience and interests of the individual who fills this position.
St. Stephen’s has a longstanding commitment to being an inclusive community. For the 2018–19 school year, students of color represent 34 percent of the Upper School student population (52 percent when including international students), and 40 percent of the Middle School population.
Equal access to employment, programs and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation or identity.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest addressing their qualifications for this role to email@example.com. Please indicate “US Dean of Students” in the subject line of the email.
About St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, day and boarding school for 697 students in Grades 6-12. It is located on 374 acres on the west side of Austin in the Texas Hill Country.