Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
Grades PK - 12 with 950 students

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The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge seeks an Upper School Dean of Student Life to work with 9th-12th grade students. The Upper School Dean of Student Life is an integral part of the Upper School administrative team, working with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to support students in their academic, social, and emotional growth. This role also collaborates cross-divisionally to support community initiatives. This position is a twelve-month full-time position with annual renewal and begins on July 1st of each year.
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, a college preparatory educational community of approximately 950 students and approximately 170 professionals, includes grades PreK-3 through 12 that embraces the whole-child educational philosophy. As an Episcopal school, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge was created to be a diverse institution of educational and human development for all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. Episcopal is known for its academic performance, for its attention to the spiritual lives of its students, and for offering a wide range of opportunities for student education and development. Opportunities to excel in academics, arts, athletics, service, and community leadership characterize the school’s program.
General Duties
  • Support a strong sense of  belonging in the Upper School community.
  • Work with faculty class sponsors and administrators to develop and oversee student activities such as student clubs, homecoming activities, dances, and pep rallies.
  • Collaborate with the Upper School Counselor and the Upper School Division Head to develop student programming to meet student needs. These may include social and emotional wellness programming, advisory programming, and guest speakers.
  • Serve as a team lead within the Upper School grade-level teams, working with faculty and administrators to develop and follow up on student interventions.
  • Partner with the Middle School Dean of Students, Division Counselors, and Assistant Lower School Head on cross-divisional student programming and student supervision during morning and afternoon carpool.
  • Provide a calming influence at student activities such as games, assemblies, and dances.
  • Work with students and families to adhere to the attendance policies, including following up on excessive tardies, absences, and patterns of absences with appropriate conversations and consequences in response to reports from the Upper School Attendance Coordinator and teacher communications.
  • Address missteps and student discipline with appropriate and timely consequences.
  • Communicate regarding student behavior and needs with parents and teachers.
  • Collaborate with other administrators to update the Episcopal Student and Parent Handbook annually.
  • Participate regularly in growth-oriented educational opportunities; remain current in relevant educational practices.
  • Attend scheduled faculty/division/department meetings.
  • Perform additional duties assigned including, but not limited to, supervising students during community times, breaks, lunchtime, and morning and/or afternoon carpool.
Personal and Professional Characteristics and Experiences
  • A bachelor's degree and at least five years of  experience as an Upper School educator are required.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with all students and to create a warm and welcoming office environment.
  • Has strong cultural competency skills and an enthusiasm for celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and belonging.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
  • Exhibits excellent situational awareness and judgment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to juggle many responsibilities, and adaptability to change.
  • Experience providing learning support in Upper School is preferred.
  • Results-driven and task-oriented collaborative spirit when working with colleagues.
  • Communicates clearly and with appropriate empathy to students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Ability to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and to come up with practical ideas for addressing them.
  • Experience addressing a wide variety of situations in a professional and solution-oriented manner.
  • Appreciation for and understanding of the developmental characteristics of this age group.
  • Embraces the whole-child educational philosophy and puts students first.
Our School Mission: As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge nurtures and develops the whole child -- spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and artistically -- through challenging academic and co-curricular programs which prepare our graduates for college and for purposeful lives.
Our Episcopal Identity:  Episcopal schools are Christian communities whose missions integrate spiritual formation into all aspects of the educational experience in a graceful and inclusive way. Even the most diverse of Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate and worship God as the center of life. We are created to be models of God’s love and grace. We are created to serve God in Christ in all persons, regardless of origin, background, ability, or religion. We are created to “strive for justice and peace among all people and [to] respect the dignity of  every human being.”  Episcopal schools have been established, however, not solely as communities for Christians, like a parish church, but as diverse institutions of educational and human development for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Episcopal schools are populated by a rich variety of human beings, from increasingly diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds. By weaving the principles of meaningful school worship, rich community life, foundational religious education, and striving for social justice into the very fabric of the school’s overall life, Episcopal schools ensure that we challenge all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose, and service in the world they will inherit.

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