Founded in 1978 in Putney, VT, Greenwood School is the premier school for young men, grades 6 through 12, who have learning, attention and executive function challenges. Greenwood leverages its small size to deliver innovative research-based programs that empower students with the knowledge, talents, life skills and confidence they need for success, both socially and academically. At Greenwood students discover their unique strengths in a setting where quality education and character development are nurtured by a highly-supportive faculty who go beyond what is expected and deliver excellence, through experiential activities that put learning into a relevant context.
This position will require an individual to live in our dormitory and be an on-duty member of the residential team. Responsibilities will include working in collaboration with the two other residential staff members as well as the Director of Residential Life. The residential staff will provide support, guidance and create a dynamic, kind and exciting dorm environment for our students. The dorm is the primary residence for our students who range in age from 13 – 18 and is the space on campus which our students identify as their home away from home.
The residential staff position will require an individual to be on duty from 1:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. or a combination of times as determined by the Assistant Head of School and Director of Residential Life.
Dorm Parent Responsibilities
Help to provide a safe and engaging residential environment for all students – grades 6-12 • Support all aspects of the residential boarding program • Meet with the Director of Residential Life as determined by the Director • Participate in residential training at the beginning of the academic year as well as during the year • Communicate with the academic teachers, afternoon, weekend and residential life program directors • Communicating with the Assistant Head of School and Assistant Dean of Students on any behavioral or disciplinary issues that arise in the dorm • Maintain positive relationships with Maintenance, Housekeeping, Dining Room, Counseling and Nurses • Work in collaboration with the athletic/afternoon coordinator to provide outstanding afternoon programming • Be responsible for the safety and well-being of all dorm residents • Working alongside the DoRL and AHOS to execute emergency based drills when necessary • Be involved in all aspects of school life
Attend all school wide events
Keep the Director of Residential Life and Assistant Head of School informed regarding student issues and campus life
Perform additional duties as assigned by and in support of the Assistant Head and Head of School
A bachelor’s degree
Leadership experience in residential settings. i.e. college resident advisor, summer camps or other residential settings An individual who has taught and interacted with students with diagnosed learning disabilities - preferred • Superior executive skills and the ability to work with a high level of consistency and integrity • Highly-developed communication skills, both verbal and written • A strong collaborator with school professionals • A sense of humor and optimism along with an unbridled faith in students’ ability to learn and grow
Greenwood School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies.
Type: Full Time
Category: Residential Life Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree
The Greenwood School, located in Putney, VT, and founded in 1978, is a boarding and day school for middle and high school boys who have been diagnosed with: dyslexia; specific language-based learning disabilities / learning differences (LD); receptive language and/or expressive language deficits; executive functioning deficits; attentional difficulties (ADD or ADHD); disorders of written expression; dysgraphia; or speech and language needs. In fact, a combination of these learning disabilities / learning differences (LD) are often clustered together in most Greenwood students’ learning profiles. The Greenwood School believes that education and development is important in and out of the formal classroom, and that the residential portion of school life is fundamental in student development.