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JOB TITLE: Assistant Dorm Head (ADH)

REPORTS TO: Dean of Residential Life

JOB STATUS: FLSA Status: Nonexempt (3/4 time)


The Athenian School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school that serves students in grades 6 – 12, from throughout the East Bay, California, the US and the world. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to educating students through experiential, collaborative and interdisciplinary learning. We foster critical thinking and value reasoned discourse, mutual respect, and social justice. Please read through our site to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you as you consider Athenian!


The Athenian School seeks a dedicated assistant dorm head to collaborate with our residential team to provide supervision, wellness and academic support, and disciplinary structure for the boarding community. This person will cultivate a sense of community with students, address student issues and concerns, and oversee student safety outside the academic day and on weekends, including on-call duties on rotation. This person will also lead programs within our residential curriculum such as character education, community building, academics, leadership, recreational, and cultural activities. Responsibilities include promotion of dorm pride, participation in all residential community events, assisting in opening and closing of dorms, serving on weeknight and weekday duty, and offering additional student support.

In addition to these responsibilities, assistant dorm heads have the opportunity to coach a sport for a supplemental stipend.


Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to support students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences as they engage with the boarding community. They will model flexibility, a mission-aligned approach to supporting student growth and strong initiative. They will possess the ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues, strong organizational skills, and an understanding of and appreciation for working with adolescents. We also seek candidates with a high school degree or higher and experience leading dormitory life.


Athenian provides excellent benefits and salaries are competitive and commensurate with work experience and education. The hourly rate for this role falls between $25.00 – $30.00/hour. Community members enjoy meals on campus and use of athletics facilities, including a pool, gym and fitness center.

All employees participate in school wide professional development, and have the opportunity to pursue a range of additional professional growth opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, funded participation in professional conferences and continuing education opportunities. Athenian provides needed training for CPR/AED certification.

All employees are expected to attend all-school functions relevant to their role and to participate in supporting the student experience with other school duties as requested by their direct supervisor.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply directly for this role.


The Athenian School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all areas of employment. The School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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