Assistant Dean of Residence Life

Title: Assistant Dean of Residence Life
Date Modified:  April 2024        
FLSA Classification:
Full time, 10-month, Exempt
Reports To: Assistant Dean            

The Assistant Dean of Residence Life is a ten-month administrative position reporting to the Dean of Residence Life. This position is responsible for general operations of the Dean’s office in the evening, with the additional requirement of living on campus.  The Assistant Dean will work from 2-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, plus three weekend duties each academic year, with more flexible when students are not on campus.  The Assistant Dean will work closely with the Dean's office, dorm parents, boarding families, as well as the faculty to make sure that our community members feel supported and safe. Anticipated start date is approximately August 5, 2024.

Essential Functions: 

  • Serve on the Student Support Team
  • Responsible for overseeing student dismissal at the end of each academic day
  • Responsible for monitoring attendance of afternoon activities, night classes & evening events
  • Being a presence at dinner and supporting the evening residential team
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with parents, students, administration, teachers, and all other staff members
  • Create and lead whole group activities for boarders focused on social engagement and character building
  • Being the administrator on call Monday through Thursday evenings (until 10 PM)
  • Coordinate with dorm parents regarding student or facility issues that need attention
  • Complete Weekend Duty (three or four weekends, depending on housing)
  • Live on campus in provided housing 

Qualifications Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience resolving student conflict issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of constituencies (administrative colleagues, teachers, parents, students, alumni, and board members
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to manage emergencies

Preferred:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in independent boarding schools
  • Masters in Education or Administration
  • Live on campus (if housing is available)

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Work both in an office space as well as on a sprawling campus
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including: 

  • Medical & Vision Insurance (free option for employees and employee plus children)
  • Dental Insurance
  • 403 (b) defined contribution retirement plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and School Holidays
  • Short and Long Term Disability insurance, life insurance

As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish eligibility for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school, and a valid driver's license is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager via email to sfreer@solebury.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately. 

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education.  We are a coeducational boarding and day school serving more than 225 students in grades 9-12. 

Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.