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Dean of Student Life

Position Type Administrator
Start 07/01/2020
School Name Seattle Girls' School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/31/2020



Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.

We seek a full time Dean of Student Life starting July 1, 2020. The Dean of Students assists in fostering a positive, kind, compassionate, and collaborative community. They support and enable all students to flourish in an environment that is inclusive and diverse, empowering students individually and collectively to identify and respectfully challenge their growing edges as they do the work to become their best selves.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the leadership team, faculty, and staff to promote a consistent approach to community building and student discipline, both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Collaborate with faculty, learning support specialist, and mental health professionals to support students’ academic and personal development.
  • Facilitate a restorative practices approach to discipline and conflict resolution when day-to-day issues arise.
  • Provide direction and oversight for co-curricular programming, including athletics, after care, and student-interest groups (SIGs). This includes supervising and supporting the Director of Athletics, the After Care Coordinator, and multiple SIG leaders. Opportunity to provide vision for affinity groups, community meetings, and advisory.
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team in support of larger school goals and organizational management.
  • Play a key role on the admissions team by participating in events, interviewing families, reviewing student files, etc.
  • Support a safe and active environment that will benefit each SGS student.
  • Beyond your specific job responsibilities, actively engage around the larger mission of SGS, to develop students’ leadership and understanding of social justice.


  • BA/BS in education, counseling, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two to three years of experience in a middle school setting as a teacher, counselor, or administrator.
  • A high level of cultural competence and sensitivity to needs of middle school-aged girls and gender nonconforming students.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple tasks; self-starter with a track record of strong follow-through.

Personal Attributes:

  • Skillful in maintaining positive and productive interpersonal relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Demonstrates a warm, approachable, and welcoming demeanor. Diplomatic and patient.
  • Discretion in handling confidential information.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: apply@seattlegirlsschool.org. Questions welcome via email.

***Seattle Girls’ School is an Equal Opportunity Employer***

Learn more about our school at: http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/

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