The Dean of Residential Life reports directly to the Upper School Director and is responsible for visionary leadership, staff selection, training, and supervision, and development of residential life programs. The Dean is expected to live on campus and be a visible member of the school community. The Dean is also responsible for our growing Middle School Boarding group of students in grades 7 and 8.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement policies and procedures for the Residential Program and keep all handbooks associated with program up-to-date.
Develop goals and strategies to accomplish the mission of the Residential Program in collaboration with residential staff, Director of Upper School.
Develop Residential Life curriculum, which includes all activities associated with the Residential Program.
Assist in developing and supervising the budgeting process, allocating resources according to specific needs in the Residential Program.
Train, and supervise residential staff. Responsible for scheduling staff and accounting for shift hours of staff.
Develop and strengthen relationships with campus partners who support the everyday operations of Residence Life facilities (Health Services, Food Services, Maintenance, faculty and Athletic Director).
Post and maintain calendars for residential life activities.
Supervise the all residential life staff and student proctors.
Oversee budget for Residential Life Program.
In partnership with the Director of Upper School and Dean of Students, develop and implement policies, procedures, and documentation for disciplinary responses for boarding students.
Monitor fire safety compliance, facilitating the planning and conducting of fire drills in coordination with appropriate staff.
Maintain personal certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as well as that of all residential staff.
Training and Mentoring
Develop training for all residence staff with the goal of fostering a strong living-learning community as well as developing and inspiring each person's greatest potential.
Develop positive working relationships with residential staff through regular (weekly) meetings and personal mentoring in order to develop each individual's potential in their leadership role.
Assess performance of residential staff, periodically and annually, and keep them informed of strength areas and growth areas.
Assess physical and structural needs of residence halls and apartments, and advocate for resources to address these needs with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer.
Inspect major maintenance problems and determine severity, ensuring that appropriate follow-up occurs by necessary campus staff.
Provide leadership and vision in the overall philosophy of education in the residential staff, ensuring living and learning environments conductive to the holistic growth and development of students as well as the promotion of student learning.
Work with the Director of Mental Health and Wellness and the School Nurse to provide emotional and physical well-being of all students.
In partnership with residential staff, assist residents experiencing crisis situations.
Maintain consistent and extensive communication with parents of boarding students.
In partnership with residential staff, assist in resolving various student conflicts, including roommate and peer conflicts.
Participate in dorm duty shifts each week and be an active presence in the boarding program.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in education or a closely related field.
Progressively higher levels of administrative and supervisory experience.
Management and administrative organizational abilities, with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience preferred.
Understanding of the critical development issues facing adolescents.
Experience as a dean of students or other role that involves student discipline preferred.
Strong counseling/listening skills.
Ability to speak in front of large groups.
Experience in managing and resolving conflict.
Strong writing skills.
Previous Residence Life experience preferred.
About Hebron Academy
Hebron Academy, founded in 1804, is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate. Hebron Academy's prime location offers access to the best in outdoor recreation as well as a place apart from distraction, where students have time and space to discover oneself and make true friends. Professional, caring teachers and coaches are dedicated to inspiring and guiding students to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Visit our site at www.hebronacademy.org