Middle School Dean of Students (07/01/2020 Start Date)
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named the No.1 Midsize Workplace in the D.C. area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community that values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28 percent students of color, and 22 percent of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
The Middle School Dean of Students is responsible for student life and citizenship on the Middle School campus. Central to our mission is the pursuit of "goodness as well as knowledge". Supporting our students in their pursuit of goodness is the Dean's highest priority. The Middle School has roughly 300 students on its own campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates with the Saints Advisory Program (SAP) Committee to develop philosophy, curriculum, and programming for our Saints Advisory Program, which is core to the Middle School experience.
Collaborates regularly with the Middle School counselor, administrative team, faculty and chaplain to support student social/emotional needs.
Oversees the Student Council Association, serving as the lead faculty sponsor of the SCA: holding elections, conducting regular meetings, helping to set the agenda for meetings, planning and organizing events (fall social, Saints Got Talent, spring BBQ, pep rallies, etc.), and serving as the liaison between the SCA and faculty/administration.
Oversees attendance and discipline, coordinating with the Middle School Director and Head of School on violations of major school rules. The Dean plays a central role in annually evaluating and updating the Student-Parent Handbook.
Manages the planning and implementation of Mini-Courses, in coordination with the faculty Mini-Course leader.
Creates advisory groups and overnight trip groups and rooming assignments along with the Middle School Counselor.
Manages Middle School clubs in collaboration with Auxiliary Programs.
Oversees all student events, planning logistics and transportation for cross-divisional events such as the Thanksgiving Service and Saints Mission Day.
Provides supervision and a strong presence on campus and at Middle School events, while helping to set a positive tone on campus.
Responsible for teaching one course.
Conducts other duties as necessary.
Qualifications / Experience
The successful candidate will have:
A Bachelor's Degree
A minimum of five years of experience as a teacher and a leader in schools
A demonstrated passion for working with Middle School students
A commitment to positively supporting students in their unique journeys through the Middle School years
Demonstrated success in building relationships with parents
A track record of working effectively and collaboratively with faculty and administrators
Interested candidates should apply online, and include a cover letter and resume. For more information about St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, please visit www.sssas.org.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
OUR MISSION: To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the 2nd best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates w...ho have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.