The Dean of Students provides both strategic leadership and daily management of all aspects of community life, including residential life and health services. The Dean is a member of the senior administrative team and collaborates with them to maintain a safe and inclusive community, serving as an advocate for the students. The Dean is also responsible for administering and supervising student-focused events such as the opening of school orientations, school traditions, and other student life activities as well as the disciplinary process. The Dean coordinates training for student leaders and works with the Director of Residential Life to train and support the residential life staff. The Dean of Students directs student government organizations, chairs several relevant internal committees, and serves on other committees whose work affects the quality of student life.
Positions that report to the Dean of Students include: Director of Health Services, Director of Counseling, and Director of Residential Life.
Westover is seeking a positive, energetic personality who enjoys working with teenagers and has a track record of leadership to direct this important part of School life. As the School is about the embark on a strategic planning process for the 19-20 school year, this will be an opportunity to truly shape the direction of the program for the future.
Westover School is an all-girls' boarding and day school, grades 9-12. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere that emphasizes student-adult interaction. Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape her own life - to become the best that she can be.
We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Westover School is a girls' boarding and day school, grades 9-12. It is located in Middlebury, CT, 3/4 hour from New Haven and 1 1/2 hours from New York City. For more information, see our website at www.westoverschool.org.
Advanced degree preferred;
At least five years teaching or relevant experience in an educational setting;
Commitment to supporting an intentionally inclusive community and a building a student life program that reflects diverse cultures and perspectives;
Strong interest and commitment to an all-girls educational model;
Experience with residential programming in an educational setting;
Collegial and collaborative management style
Excellent communication skills and ability to connect with diverse and wide-ranging constituencies - students, parents, faculty, alumnae, etc.;
A sense of humor and commitment to building camaraderie with colleagues;
An appreciation and respect for adolescents.
About Westover School
Westover School is an all-girls' boarding and day school, grades 9-12. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere that emphasizes student-adult interaction. Our faculty has been chosen not only for their scholarship but also because they are people who share several fundamental moral concerns: a belief in passing on to young women their own enthusiasm for learning, a sense of beauty, a compassion for others, and a commitment to educating students of diverse backgrounds. Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape her own life - to become the best that she can be.
Westover School is located in Middlebury, CT; 45 minutes from New Haven, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 2 hours from Boston.