St. George's School (RI), Dean of Teaching and Learning & Director of the Merck Center for Teaching
Location: Middletown, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
About St. George’s:
St. George’s School blends the strong traditions of its past with a bold vision for the future: to prepare young people in a journey of joy and discovery to lead “lives of constructive service to the world.” Located on a 125-acre campus overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, St. George’s is home to 380 boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1896 as an Episcopal boarding school by the Rev. John Byron Diman, the school lives firmly in the 21st century, with state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities. A community drawn from a wide range of traditions and backgrounds in the U.S. and around the world, St. George’s extends opportunities for teachers and students to deepen their skills, find new passions and discover their best selves, whether that be in a DNA sequencing lab, in competition on the basketball court, at sea navigating by starlight, or abroad in one of our unique service-learning internships. With a faculty committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for intellectual, social and personal development, St. George’s continues to fulfill its mission through enrolling a diverse, academically talented, and well-rounded student body.
The primary responsibility of the Dean of Teaching and Learning is to lead our academic program, providing both vision and direction, as well as day-to-day oversight. The Dean will work with the school’s Academic Council to oversee our unique and forward-thinking interdisciplinary approach to curricula, which encourages collaboration, mirrors the realities of the evolving world, considers the latest research on adolescent development, and builds on the strength of our highly regarded liberal arts and sciences curriculum. The Dean of Teaching and Learning will also direct the Merck Center for Teaching, a fully endowed teaching center that provides resources to support the school's bold teaching and learning initiatives. We seek dynamic candidates who will energetically participate broadly in the life of the school. Candidates must possess the skills and expertise to help advance the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan.
Partner with the Head of School and fellow members of the Leadership Team to support the strategic direction of the school.
Partner with the Associate Head of School for Faculty and School Affairs to recruit, hire and develop the faculty.
Convene and supervise the Academic Council, a dynamic and well-resourced team charged with leading the school's academic initiatives.
Ensure alignment between the school’s mission, vision, curriculum, and faculty.
In the role as Director of the Merck Center for Teaching, participate in the national dialogue on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and adolescent development.
Manage the annual budget for the Merck Center for Teaching.
Support faculty in all areas of classroom practice and pedagogy.
Support students and families in their engagement in and journey through the academic program. This includes inspiring prospective students and their families with the school's approach to teaching and learning; onboarding new students; and serving as a resource for current students and families.
Lead the school's ongoing work in curricular review, innovation, and assessment design.
Oversee the Horton Center for Learning and its staff of three, whose primary responsibility is to support the academic growth, skill-building, self-sufficiency, and collaborative learning of all students.
Serve as a member of the Leadership Team and Health Group.
Work with the Horton Center team, the Dean of Students, and advisors to organize Student Roundtables when academic performance warrants closer monitoring.
Serve as the liaison to the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Teach one section of a yearlong course and serve in one season of the afternoon program.
Supervise the campus in the evenings and on weekends.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Associate Head.
Support the school’s mission and create an environment in which our students grow and learn with the support of trusted, caring adults.
Skills and qualifications:
Passion to work with teenagers in a complex and demanding academic environment.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and serving students and teachers from all backgrounds and traditions.
Exceptional interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; master’s degree preferred.
Candidates should have significant teaching and leadership experience.
This is a 12-month position that includes one month’s vacation, school housing, participation in the school’s TIAA-CREF program, full benefits, and a competitive salary.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials to Educator’s Ally at firstname.lastname@example.org:
A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position
A current résumé
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