Kinkaid School
Houston, TX
Grades PS - 12 with 1,466 students

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The Kinkaid School seeks an experienced, dynamic, student-centered educator to support students throughout Upper School and the college application process. An Upper School Dean is more than a standard College Counselor or Guidance Counselor in that an Upper School Dean provides holistic counseling and support every year of Upper School. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of eight Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Head of School and Head of Upper School. Deans also work closely with the School counselors, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 20 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from Upper School entry to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process; and providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics. 
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,450 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With an enrollment of about 620, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.
  • Advise and support students throughout their Upper School experience
  • Counsel students through the college application process
  • Work closely with learning specialists and the school psychologists
  • Develop relationships with students, their families, and faculty
  • Teach one section of core academic content (preferred)
  • Demonstrate enjoyment in working with students across the entire range of grades (9-12)
  • Chaperone student life and major athletic events, including the ninth-grade retreat as part of school orientation
  • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
  • Be an active member of the school community by attending games, special art events, and become part of the overall school community
  • Willing to travel for college tours and conferences 
  • Additional responsibilities may involve leadership opportunities, such as coaching a sport or sponsoring a club
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience in college admissions and/or college admissions counseling
  • Experience working with Upper School students 
  • Experience in the guidance of and support for Upper School children
  • Experience supporting students and families through the college admission process
  • Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
  • Commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
  • Collegial, energetic, and engaging 
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community
The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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