Rocky Hill Country Day School seeks a highly qualified Dean of Student Life for Grades N-12.
Founded in 1934, Rocky Hill Country Day School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in East Greenwich, RI made up of 300 students in nursery through grade 12. Rocky Hill Country Day focuses on innovative teaching and an interactive, inquiry-based educational experience to ensure that RHCD students grow to become navigators, critical thinkers, citizens, and communicators, who are innovative, self-aware, ethical, and globally-minded. Our diverse student body is made up of domestic and international students, and our intentionally small school community allows for individualized instruction and creates a familial setting throughout campus. Located on 84 acres overlooking Narragansett Bay, Rocky Hill Country Day School’s stunning campus fosters exploration and discovery for students in all divisions. Rocky Hill Country Day School graduates are bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.
Start date: July 1, 2021
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the Upper School Advisory program, coordinating with leaders in the Middle School for continuity of program.
Work with the Upper School Division Head to develop an Upper School culture that supports student engagement through student-centered discipline and through decisions that support adolescent growth.
Work with the Upper School Division Head to mediate and address student behavior and implement a restorative justice program.
Communicate with families in a timely and effective manner.
Design and implement student programs, including new student orientation and class trips.
Coordinate the selection of student council representatives and student prefects.
Advise the student prefects.
Collaborate with the faculty student council leaders to design and implement student life activities such as Homecoming, Prom, and creative school-wide spirit activities.
Organize, in conjunction with the Division Heads, All School Meetings.
Working with the Upper School Division Head and other leaders, coordinate student programming for DEI, SEL, and other initiatives.
Participate in the Upper School Student Support Team.
Coordinate and oversee the US/MS Buddies Program which is part of our retention programs.
Support the School and its leadership.
Work for 3 weeks over the summer, typically one week in June and 2 weeks in August prior to the start of the school year.
Act as an advisor to a group of students.
Teach certain lessons in Seminar classes.
Perform other duties as assigned by, and in support of, the Head of School.
The candidate will possess the following:
the ability to connect with students to develop healthy and supportive relationships.
strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills.
the ability to collaborate easily and openly with others while also being self-directed.
excellent judgment and responsiveness.
the ability to maintain confidentiality.
possess an innovative, growth mindset.
knowledge of inquiry based pedagogy including project-based learning and other progressive approaches.
knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area.
Education & Experience:
a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree preferred.
To learn more about our community, please visit www.rockyhill.org. Our waterfront campus is on the Potowomut peninsula and offers a unique setting, where students and faculty alike demonstrate a sense of energy, imagination, and entrepreneurial spirit. Rocky Hill Country Day School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty and staff, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
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