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Dean of Students

Position Type Administrator
Start 07/01/2021
School Name Lake Washington Girls Middle School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 04/07/2021

Dean of Students

100% FTE Fall 2020 – Eligible for Full Benefits

Position Title: Dean of Students

Classification: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Administration

Reports To: Head of School

Work Hours: Work Hours: Fiscal Year (July 1- June 30) Monday – Friday, generally 8am – 4pm

Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS), located in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill, is in search of a Dean of Students to join the administrative team. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.


The Dean of Students will provide visionary direction for student and community life at LWGMS. A strategic, collaborative, and creative leader, the Dean is an advocate for girl-centered education and a passionate steward of the mission and values of the School. The Dean is an instructional leader in the planning, coordination, and administration of several major areas of the School including wellness, athletics, after-school ARC program, grade-level programs, extracurricular programs, and other student-focused programming, advisory, and discipline. Working closely with students, colleagues, and families, the Dean oversees the design and implementation of mission-aligned programs related to student leadership and activities, cultivating positive relationships across our community. The Dean of Students reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Experience and Professional Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related content area required; Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Has at least 10 years of experience with most of these being as a teacher
  • Significant successful leadership experience in independent schools
  • Experience with and passion for working with middle school students

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and families
  • Possess the ability to relate to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective disciplinary program
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, reflection on teaching practice, and professional development
  • Embody an educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the School
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the positive intellectual, moral, personal, and physical growth of young people
  • Possess the ability to collaborate and communicate (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships
  • Convey strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship skills
  • Exhibit proficiency in Google Suite Products (Gmail, Docs, Sites, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and other educational technology applications
  • Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines

Work Environment

  • Work areas are inside a climate-controlled, open space environment with moderate background noise.
  • Position may involve occasional extended work hours.

Materials and Equipment Used

  • Computer
  • Email
  • Copier and Scanner
  • Telephone
  • General office supplies
  • School databases
  • Voicemail
  • Audio-video equipment

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting/Mobility: Approximately 50% of time is spent working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 50%) is spent moving around work areas.
  • Communication: Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and the school community in writing and in person. Must be able to remain calm and pleasant when interacting with others in stressful and/or deadline situations. Must be willing and able to collaborate with others to achieve shared goals and objectives.
  • Vision: Ability to effectively use a computer screen and interpret printed materials, memos and other appropriate paperwork.
  • Lifting/Carrying: Ability to transport up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Stooping/Kneeling: Ability to stoop/kneel.
  • Reaching/Handling: Ability to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies. Ability to reach and handle items from high and low places on occasion.


Competitive rate DOE

Full time 1.0 FTE

Application Process

Please review the detailed job responsibilities and requirements and email your resume and letter of interest to hire@lwgms.org. No phone calls, please.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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