Cheshire Academy is seeking a Dean of Residential Life for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.
The Dean of Residential Life oversees the Residential program in support of the students and residential faculty. He/she reports directly to the Associate Head of School to ensure that all aspects of the boarding program are in alignment with the mission of Cheshire Academy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the Residential program
Facilitate all Residential Faculty Training throughout the year
Facilitate monthly meetings with all House Heads
Oversee Residential Faculty reviews and develop the Rubric for Excellence in Residential Programming
Facilitate meetings with boarding students to discuss and review the school’s policies, procedures, and behavioral expectations.
Provide housing assignments and residential programming for all boarding students. Oversee daily, weekend and vacation permissions and travel.
Communicate with faculty, administration, parents, and students on all issues, concerns, and aspects of boarding life.
Assign and supervise an effective faculty duty team program for weeknight and weekend coverage of campus activities.
Work with the Associate Head of School for Community Life and Athletics in the creation of a Residential Life Curriculum
Maintain the section of the Student and Family handbook specifically related to the residential program.
Serve as an AOD on Sunday nights and run one weekend duty team
Teach one academic class as directed by the Chief Academic Officer
Oversee Student Activities Coordinator, Assistant to Dean of Residential Life and Residential Life Administrative Assistant
Serve on the Residential Life Curriculum Committee
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Head of School and/or Head of School
Cheshire Academy is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
School provided housing is available for this position
Integrity, creativity, and a keen sense of humor
Experience in managing people in complex interpersonal environments
Familiarity with coordinating multifaceted work schedules
Proficiency in balancing multiple duties and responsibilities
Acute organizational skills and attention to detail
Adept at communicating with students, teachers, and parents on a wide variety of topics
Creativity in problem-solving and in programming
About Cheshire Academy
Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school serving students in grades 9-PG. Our student body, comprised of approximately 344 students from over thirty countries and nineteen states, has the opportunity to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma in grades 11 and 12. We challenge our students to maximize their potential by developing the confidence, character, and critical thinking skills that enable them to thrive as global citizens.