The Director of Student Life position is a twelve month position responsible for creating and supporting a high quality student life experience for students at The Academy at Penguin Hall. The Director of Student Life creates, implements, and facilitates opportunities for co-curricular learning and student leadership development. The Director of Student Life will also promote proactive retention activities and student engagement. The Director of Student Life functions as a student advocate by responding directly to student needs and issues affecting student well-being in the realm of co-curricular programming. The Director of Student Life at APH will:
Foster a strong sense of community and spirit and promote the School’s core values
Work with students, faculty, and staff to cultivate and protect the APH culture of kindness
Develop and facilitate non-academic student life
Grade - Level Events
Oversee student attendance
Coordinate Student Orientation
Work in conjunction with the school counselors to oversee and refine the advisory program
Work in conjunction with the Admission Office and other staff members to develop and host new student events
Serve as the coordinator of the Student Leadership Council (APH Student Government)
Oversee Student Leadership Council selection and programs for grades 9-12
Continue to develop and refine the Student Leadership Council Retreats
Provide vision and oversight for the APH clubs and activities program
Working with input from the community, develop, refine, and implement school traditions
Oversee the discipline system including:
Clearly articulating community expectations to students, families, faculty, and staff
Manage all non-academic disciplinary matters
Develop as student-led disciplinary committee
Will work with the student discipline committee determine appropriate consequences for students who have not met community expectations
Periodically review policies and procedures taking into account feedback from students and faculty
Coordinate annual update of APH Student Handbook
Routinely update, oversee and communicate all emergency procedures (i.e. fire drills, lock down procedures, etc.)
Be a collaborative colleague, foster the spirit of teamwork and rapport with students, advisors, and teachers.
Demonstrate maturity, humility, professionalism, confidence, integrity, confidentiality, and a strong work ethic.
Envision systems and ways to strengthen programming to enhance the student experience.
Be organized with logistics and effective with execution of events.
Inspire and connect well with high school students.
Have demonstrated experience working with parents and families in support of the overall student experience.
At least 5 years prior experience in a similar student life role.
Proven leadership abilities.
Experience or prior work in independent schools.
Successful track record working with students and student life programming.
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated skill using technology.
About The Academy at Penguin Hall
The Academy at Penguin Hall’s Mission is to educate, enlighten and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives.
The Academy at Penguin Hall is an independent, college preparatory secondary school for young women which is committed to developing the whole person; intellectually, spiritually, socially, physically and creatively.