St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as the Director of Student Life for students in grades six through twelve, beginning August, 2021.
As an Episcopal School, St. George’s welcomes and respects all religious, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. We affirm differences as sources of strength that create a culture of transformative diversity, building upon shared experiences that deepen our humanity and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual and moral development of all students. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is sacred and living this value transforms our institution, our people, and the greater community.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
work closely with the Middle and Upper School Directors, the Dean, counselors, and learning services to holistically address the needs of students.
oversee an extensive student life and leadership program in the middle and upper school and employ the technology/logistical skills to do so.
coach positive relationships throughout the school and community. This includes a constant reimagining of community and faculty events, connection opportunities, and extracurricular offerings.
partner with the Middle and Upper School Directors to oversee extracurricular and off-campus events, risk management, and liability protocol.
partner with the Chaplain to structure and plan campus assemblies.
support middle school and upper school faculty specifically as it relates to off-campus experiential, club sponsorship, and house and advisory connections.
provide a visible presence in the school, specifically at extracurricular events, and keeps the Middle and Upper School Directors informed of general programs, activities, and challenges that may arise.
partner with the Dean, classroom teachers, and club sponsors in the design and execution of developmentally appropriate and purposeful off-campus and extracurricular opportunities and special events including class trips intended to support experiential learning and a healthy student culture.
consistently consider the needs of a diverse student body and partners with the Director of Student Connections and sponsors of the DEI task force, MySpace, and the student wellness task force to proactively foster community and connection.
co-sponsor Upper School Student Government and MS Senate to organize special student-initiated events including but not limited to spirit weeks, Homecoming, Prom, pep rallies, intramural competitions, Coffee House, etc.
partner with the Director of the Institute for Citizenship, the DEI Task Force, and the Chaplain to design regular service opportunities for students and families and oversees the logistical implementation of GryphGiving, MLK Day On, and other service initiatives.
partners with admissions, the Middle and Upper School Directors, and the Director of Student Connections to support new student, grade level, and divisional transitions.
form relationships with community organizations in Memphis to foster connections between students and those organizations.
connect with advancement and athletics to design unique fundraising opportunities for student groups on campus.
serve as either a middle school or upper school advisor
teach at least 1 class
strong co-curricular experience (coaching, club sponsorships)
complete duties as assigned by the Middle and Upper School Directors
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is preferred
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and to interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment, be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Angie Simpson, Human Resources Director, at [email protected] or 1880 Wolf River Blvd. Collierville, TN 38017.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.