Dean of Student Life

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Live Oak School

Live Oak School, a K-8 independent school in San Francisco with an enrollment of 350 students  is looking for a Dean of Student Life to begin July, 2018. The Dean of Student Life is a member of the school’s Leadership Team and reports directly to the Head of School.  Interested parties should submit a resume,  cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and 5 references to jobs@liveoaksf.org by April 24.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for an inclusive school climate where students develop a strong identity and are known well by their teachers and their peers.

    • Support faculty in the development and implementation of the social emotional curriculum including middle school advisory curriculum.

    • Counsel students through social and emotional challenges as referred by faculty.

    • Work with faculty to program new student orientations.

  • Provide school wide leadership of equity and inclusion initiatives

    • Serve as the administrative representative to the Board Diversity Committee and the faculty Equity and Social Justice Leadership.

    • Facilitate and coordinate Parent Enrichment events as it relates to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    • Coordinate faculty and administrative training related to issues of ESJ

    • Ensure all constituents understand and implement the school’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion;  providing opportunities for education and assessment.

  • Counsel students through the high school placement process and represent Live Oak School in relationships with high schools.

    • Serve as a resource to and guide families through the high school placement process.

    • Nurture a strong relationship with San Francisco independent, public, and parochial schools as well as boarding schools and advocate for students in the process.

    • Teach high school placement course to all eighth grade students.

    • Write summary counselor recommendations and provide oversight for math and humanities recommendations.

  • Organize program events and activities that build relationships amongst students in the community and between Live Oak and the external community.

    • Oversee scheduling of events including Camp Live Oak, middle school dances, assemblies, Halloween and Groves.

    • Provide leadership for the creation of elective programs including student council.

    • Plan and schedule sexuality education, substance abuse prevention, and outdoor education events.

    • Serve as liaison between parent volunteers and the school in developing and supporting community service projects.

    • Develop and nurture potential service relationships within the Potrero Hill community.

    • Support teachers in identifying, organizing, and implementing service-learning projects in the classroom curriculum.

  • Supervise the work of the Extended Care Director, the School Counselor, and the Athletic Director.

    • Collaborate to create personal and programmatic goals.

    • Support both roles in creating strong and supportive student experiences.

    • Provide oversight to the management of the program budgets.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@liveoaksf.org


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