Dean of Student Engagement

School Administration United States


Description

Position at Laurel Springs School

The Dean of Student Engagement is responsible for the development and enhancement of, and communication connected to Laurel Springs’ Social Community.  Supervising a team, the Dean of Student Engagement ensures meaningful and engaging, student-centered extracurricular and experiential learning opportunities are delivered across grades K-12 . The Dean of Student Engagement is a thought leader within the School who helps to identify strategic initiatives and develop plans of implementation.  This dynamic, forward-thinking leader collaborates with departments across the school and reports directly to the Assistant Head of School.      

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a leader with a management style and philosophy that is consistent with the mission and vision of the School.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of policies consistent with the school philosophy and with Laurel Springs School initiatives.
  • Promote a positive school culture focused on the unique needs and educational environment of online students.
  • Work collaboratively across departments and with school leaders to project manage initiatives.
  • Stay informed on innovative practices and programs relevant to the Social Community that foster and promote student and parent engagement with the school and each other.
  • Oversee all projects and initiatives in the Social Community, ensuring that they are student-centered, engaging, and connected to the mission and vision of the school.
  • Develop travel programs that focus on experiential learning, cultural immersion, and/or authentic connections.  
  • Represent the school on trips and at events (in-person and virtual), in meetings, and at conferences.
  • Participate in virtual open houses, onboardings, and other opportunities supporting the school.
  • Create and manage social community communications.
  • Manage and supervise the Student Engagement Managers.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Experience & Credentials:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or equivalent is required.
  • 3 to 5 years of successful implementation of new programs with strong project management skills.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in domestic and international travel with students preferred.
  • Analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and constructive thinking skills required.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Highly organized.