Key is seeking a Student Leadership Coordinator to work in the Upper School (9th through 12th grades) and Middle School (primarily 7th and 8th grades), overseen by the Division Heads at each level, and who would work significantly across faculty, staff and students. They are responsible for Upper and Middle School programs that derive highly from student leadership and student initiatives.
Bachelor's degree required with 2-3 years of relevant experience.
Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory, day program on its picturesque 15-acre campus located 4 miles from downtown Annapolis. Perhaps no mandate in Key School's Mission Statement lies closer to the heart of the community than its injunction to "Sustain an ethical school culture that engenders an inherent respect for the dignity of every human being, recognizes that personal liberty must be balanced by personal responsibility and individual action by the needs of others, and stresses to all members of the School community the importance of trust, mutual respect, and compassion."
Key students are collaborative critical thinkers who are motivated and open-minded. Highly committed to their students, Key faculty and staff are supportive, industrious, creative, and approachable. A student-centered environment, Key places great value on respectful open discourse among students and adults alike.
With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience in creating inclusive school settings and who are culturally responsive. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to educational equity and justice. Key School is an equal opportunity employer.
Activities Program. Plan and execute across both Divisions. Students in the Middle School have a once-a-week activity, while students in the Upper School have 5 activity meetings in a 10-day schedule.
Student Forum. Oversee and support the Forum groups in both Divisions. Student Forum is made from representatives of each grade-level, and moves forward initiatives that come from the student body. This role would support an existing Upper School Student Forum, and re-develop the 7th and 8th grade Forum in the Middle School. This person would also coordinate a quarterly meeting of Upper School student leaders across various elements of the Division to give some basic training and feedback.
Outdoor Education. Plan and lead Outdoor Education trips, along with the school’s Outdoor Education Director, throughout the calendar year. Work specifically with student outdoor peer leaders. Lead/Participate on two Upper School trips, three to four Middle School trips, and various optional shorter trips through the year. Partner with the Outdoor Department on trip prep (gear/packing/etc.) and work with student led components of trip experiences. Co-teach a “Team Building/Initiatives” curriculum with older Middle School students.
Events. Plan along with, and support, the student body with events such as Homecoming, ZagBowl, CornHole Championship (with partner), Fall Field Games (with partner), Prom, Wellness Day, Career Day and any Middle School socials or dances. These events are important opportunities for community building, and learning to put on large-scale events in a community.
Advisory Program/Life Skills. Plan the Upper School Advisory Program, with support from the Grade Advisor Team in the Upper School. Work with Middle School Team Leaders in crafting the Advisory Program in the Middle School. Teach a unit in the 9th grade life skills class (called Changing Lives), and work with Middle School Life Skills Coordinators about their planning.
Community Service. Oversee the community service initiatives of the students in the Middle and Upper School, and teach a Community Service Class each semester in the Upper School.