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Dean of Academic Life, Upper Division, Grades 9-12

Company: Stevenson School
Location: Pebble Beach
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

- is a PK-12 co-educational, college-preparatory, boarding and day school with enrollment of 770 students on two campuses in beautiful . The Upper Division campus (Grades 9-12) is located in Pebble Beach. The Lower/Middle Campus (Grades PK-8) is in nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea. Stevenson is a mission driven school that aims to help students shape joyful lives while instilling a passion for learning and achievement to prepare them for success in school and beyond. The core values of the community are safety, trust, respect, belonging, and inclusion.In keeping with Stevenson's core values, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. Stevenson is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.Stevenson School seeks an experienced Dean of Academic Life (DAL) to start August 2023.The Dean of Academic Life (DAL) reports to and works in close collaboration with the Head of the Upper Division to help oversee all aspects of the division's academic life, with a focus on faculty support and program excellence. In recent years, the upper division has moved to embrace a more experiential model of education that features increased creativity and curiosity-driven instruction. This work has included the launch of new schedule, a reduction in high-stakes testing coupled with the exploration of more varied assessment tools, professional development focused on pedagogical practice, and the hiring of two co-directors of equity and inclusion who support changes in curriculum and classroom practice to help ensure we serve all community members. This spring, we are excited to launch our inaugural x-term, where students will enroll in one of twenty-two two-week intensive courses taught by faculty members from different disciplines. We are still at the early stages of a significant academic transition and will benefit from the insight of experienced leadership. -Given the pace of change, the DAL is especially essential to ensure that faculty are supported, effective, accountable, and heard. The DAL will attend to the professional growth of teachers at all stages of their career. With the HOD, the dean of students, the dean of co-curricular education and the co-directors of equity and inclusion, the DAL will complete the upper division's senior leadership team. -The Dean of Academic Life, Upper Division is eligible to be a resident or day faculty member and may carry a teaching load up to one class, to be determined by the Head of the Upper Division. It does include a summer component and project work at the request of the Head of the Upper Division.Responsibilities include:Faculty communication and support

Sets and maintains a positive faculty culture, both serving as a resource for faculty to voice questions and concerns and regularly supporting and celebrating facultyRegularly sets the agenda for bi-weekly faculty meetings, in coordination with the HOD, and helps develop opening and closing faculty meetings and in-service days as appropriateManages important segments of - faculty communications to ensure faculty are appropriately informed of relevant matters, including maintaining faculty Canvas pages and resources, and updating handbooks and calendarsAcademic program
In collaboration with the HOD, supports the individual and collective work of the academic department heads. The DAL helps to set agendas for the group's bi-weekly meetings, helps department heads set departmental goals, meets regularly with department heads to support both implementation of goals and regular departmental management needs, and helps administer department head evaluations. -Works to align learning outcome goals among departments and divisions, coordinating development and documentation of formalized curriculum maps and skills progression documentsRegularly observes teachers in the classroom, Meets individually with each faculty member a minimum of one time per year -Works with program leads in the middle division, with a focus on the academic transition between grades 8 and 9Oversees the work of the Registrar, including course registration and approving student course load petitionsThrough collaboration with the Director of the Learning Center, helps the HOD oversee the work of the Learning Center and Learning Commons, including the development and staffing of academic support classes, oversight of peer tutoring programs, and support of academic plans for students on medical leaveHiring and new faculty support
Works closely with the HOD in recruiting and retaining excellent, diverse faculty, in collaboration with the academic department heads. The DAL is part of the team including department chairs, the HOD, the Director of Human Resources, and the Co-Directors of Equity and Inclusion, that works to establish and institute best practices with regard to recruiting and hiring of facultyCoordinates new faculty orientation at the start of the school year and mentors new faculty throughout the year, including observing new faculty and holding regular meetings with new faculty, both individually and as a cohort. The DAL also works in collaboration with the head of the lower and middle divisions (or relevant campus administrators) to align divisions as appropriate in terms of onboarding of new faculty.Oversees the peer mentorship program -Faculty evaluation and professional development
Works with the HOD to develop, refine, and administer the faculty evaluation processSupports the professional growth of faculty:
Develops term-time professional development opportunities for faculty, including opt-in workshops throughout the year in collaboration with the director of community education and co-directors of equity and inclusionLeads the Summer Faculty Enrichment Committee and oversees term-time professional development requests, managing the approval process for grant requests, managing the budget in conjunction with the director of stewardship, disperses funds, and works with department heads and the HOD to match professional development with faculty goalsSupports the HOD in management of the Wickersham Family Fund processWorks directly with the co-directors of equity and inclusion to promote and assess cultural competencies for faculty in their teachingAdmissions and family support
Supports the admissions process, including reading applicant files as needed, attending admissions events, supporting the development of events at the request of the dean of enrollment management and working closely with Stevenson's Grade 8 families as they navigate the transition to the Pebble Beach campusServes as a resource to upper division parents and guardians throughout their time in the division, including supporting and implementing programming that furthers the School-family partnershipStudent life partnership
Supports the dean of students in major disciplinary cases and in daily student life affairs as needed and serves as a member of the School Conduct CommitteeServes on a variety of committees at the request of the HOD, including Health & Wellness and Community Wellness. Supervises the work of the director of community education, supporting the development of health and wellness curriculum in grades 9-12Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in education or related field, advanced degree strongly preferred10 years of relevant professional experience including prior experience in an academic leadership roleStrong background in experiential learning, creative teaching, curriculum development and mapping, and a wide array of assessment approachesDemonstrated excellence in the role of faculty mentorHigh degree of confidence and competence with faculty development and evaluationDepth of experience partnering with diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners to support enhanced curriculum development and opportunities for meaningful engagement in the classroomAbility to articulate the School's mission and program to constituencies including students, faculty, current parents, college counseling staff, and prospective students and parentsHighly developed leadership skills and the enthusiasm to collaborate generously and productively with faculty and administratorsProficiency with SIS and Google SuiteExcellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skillsA positive outlook and sense of humor appropriate to the age groupImpeccable integrity and extraordinary work ethicHighly developed professional judgment and commitment to maintaining discretion and confidentialityCommitment to being part of a diverse, equitable and inclusive school communityStevenson is pleased to offer transportation support and accommodations, as needed, along with an introduction to the local area, for those candidates who travel from outside of the region for on-campus employment interviews. In addition to competitive salary, Stevenson provides a generous benefits package with housing support available for eligible employees. Delicious meals are provided daily for all employees when school is in session.Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a resume to:Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Stevenson School, Salinas , Dean of Academic Life, Upper Division, Grades 9-12, Education / Teaching , Pebble Beach, California

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