St. Paul’s School seeks an Associate Dean of Students to begin duties in August 2023. This position requires someone with energy and enthusiasm, outstanding people skills, a sense of humor, meaningful experience working with adolescents, and demonstrated leadership in a school or community-based organization. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The mission of the St. Paul’s School Dean of Students Office is to ensure that St. Paul’s is a community where students are respectful, responsible, and safe by delineating clear expectations, promoting positive behaviors, and holding students accountable. We strive not for perfection, but for an environment in which “being kind and living honorably” is the norm. The specific workload of the Associate Dean will be tailored to best match the needs of the school and the skill set and capacities of the candidate in combination with those of the other members of the Dean of Students team. The major areas of desired capacity and corresponding workload performed by an Associate Dean include (1) teaching, training, and collaboration with students and key stakeholders to build healthy community, (2) facilitate communication and shared supervision of the residential life related programs (3) support the development of pro-social behavior and discipline and restorative practice. The Associate Dean also teaches courses within the Living in Community (LINC) curriculum.
St. Paul's is a completely residential, co-educational, Episcopal, secondary school in Concord, NH, welcoming to all faiths. St. Paul’s seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening the St. Paul’s School inclusive community. In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties.
St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, its equivalent, or higher (Masters preferred).
The Associate Dean must have a strong desire to contribute actively to the academic, athletic, residential, and co-curricular programs offered by the School. The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to think critically and solve problems, as well as handle multiple projects simultaneously
Good judgment and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion
Knowledge of social emotional competency areas and adolescent development
Knowledge of sexual and relationship violence, alcohol and other drug content and prevention strategies
Cultural competence and inclusivity in working with populations of diverse cultures and identities
Experience: It is preferred, but not necessary, that candidates have experience in a boarding school environment. Classroom teaching experience is preferred. As part of a residential boarding school, the candidate must enjoy working and living with faculty colleagues and adolescents.
Founded in 1856, St. Paul’s School is a fully residential independent high school located in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 535 students from more than 30 states and 13 countries. All students and the more than 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors. Learn more at sps.edu.