Academic Dean: Grades 9-10

Berkeley Preparatory School
Tampa, FL United States

Berkeley Preparatory School seeks an experienced educator to serve as Academic Dean: Grades 9-10. The Academic Dean: Grades 9-10 is an integral member of the Upper Division academic leadership team. The office consists of the Director of College Counseling and four Academic Deans: Grades 9-10 who guide a class of approximately 160 freshmen and 160 sophomores through the successful transition to high school and successful progress through the first two years of high school.

The school continues to experience strong interest and full enrollment and is marked with a very strong positive school culture. On-going professional development is encouraged and members of the faculty routinely present at regional and national education conferences. The Tampa Bay region is home to thriving metropolitan communities and ample natural resources; residents enjoy affordable living costs, an abundant workforce, and outstanding cultural amenities. We are seeking candidates eager to work in a culturally and ethnically diverse environment.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Advising individual students on course selection, study techniques, time management, and general counseling
• Managing parental expectations while serving as a liaison and advocate for the parent-school partnership
• Facilitating communication between faculty and individual families, including matters of student academic planning and performance
• Attending the weekly meeting of the counseling team (student-life deans, academic deans, college counselors, personal counselors and assistant director)
• Working in close collaboration with three other Academic Deans: Grades 9-10, the learning support specialist, and the personal counselors
• Playing a key role (with others) in helping ensure that each student is known, nurtured, and well and that no student ‘falls through the cracks’
• Serving, as needed, on the Admissions Committee, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates for admission, and/or participating in Admissions Committee conversations
• Supporting the transition of new 9th and 10th grade students and families into the upper division community, including meeting individually with students and parents to discuss course selection and progression
• Serving as advisor to the 9th and 10th grades classes and working closely with class officers to complete projects, facilitate communication to students, and run class meetings
• Providing two weeks of administrative coverage of the academic counseling office during the summer break; the summer schedule is coordinated within the team according to individual availability and preferences
• Teaching one or two academic class(es) in the appropriate department

Compensation and Benefits:
The appointment will begin in July 2024 and is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position with full benefits. The compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school and college markets.

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Berkeley Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School- administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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