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Middle School Dean

Employer
California Assosiacion of Independent Schools
Location
Westlake, OH
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
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Harvard-Westlake School seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified counselor and educator for a Middle School Dean position, working with 8th and 9th graders. This position begins in August for the 2022-2023 school year.

The middle school dean team consists of seven deans-two for 7th grade, two for 8th grade, and three for 9th grade. Eighth grade deans move with their class to 9th grade, working with a grade level for two years. Duties and expectations are myriad and multifaceted, and will include:

Counseling
Provide personal, psychological, and emotional counseling for students in conjunction with our School Psychologist
Provide academic counseling for students, including scheduling, placement considerations, and reinforcement of study habits in conjunction with our faculty and learning support
Communicate and partner with parents on individual students
Lead programming parent education for entire grade level parent body

Discipline and Policy Making
Investigate disciplinary matters and work with the Head of Middle School to determine proper consequences and restorative measures
Work collaboratively with the dean team to develop and enforce mission-aligned school rules and policies

Grade Level Guidance, Leadership, and Admissions
Organize and lead weekly grade level class meeting
Plan and lead a four-day, three-night outdoor education retreat and end of year amusement park trip
Conduct applicant interviews, read admissions files, and serve on 9th grade admissions committee
Welcome and integrate roughly 100 new 9th grade students and their parents
Assist students through the course selection process in the Spring and course changes in the Summer
Actively work toward our schools vision of every member feeling an equal sense of belonging

Teaching
Teach one class--the specific course for this position will depend on the expertise and experience of the successful candidate.

The ideal candidate will have:
Minimum -- Bachelor's degree; Masters preferred
Experience counseling middle or high school students
Strong communication and presentational skills
Demonstrated collegiality, teamwork, and organization
Flexibility, adaptability, responsiveness, and patience during a sometimes unpredictable work day
Ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, joyful, and creative learning environment
Enthusiasm for becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues

Harvard-Westlake School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school consisting of two campuses located in Los Angeles, California, with approximately 1,600 students enrolled in grades seven through twelve.

Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic.

We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Benefits:
Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
403(b) Retirement with a 10% match
Cafeteria allowance lunch is on us!
Professional development support
Relocation Assistance
Employee affinity groups

Compensation: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Apply: https://hwschool.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/134f68d0-5da1-5c1e-f5a6-43675bb1d295/apply?source=1998716-CS-38628.

CAIS is an organization of approximately 200elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by:

  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
  • facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity
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