Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, and energetic educator to join our team as Dean of Students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and manage social policies, protocols and practices that support student development, learning, health and safety;
Maintain and support a system of discipline and restorative practices, including reinforcing accountability, school culture, and our Strive for Five values;
Address disciplinary infractions and communicate appropriately with parents and staff;
Serve as the Round Square representative;
Keep the head of school informed regarding student issues;
Teach at least one academic course;
Coordinate and supervise the assembly schedule, house system, and student leadership activities;
Collaborate with advisors and homeroom teachers in the development and implementation of a meaningful SEL curriculum, connected to the Round Square Discovery Framework and our Strive for Five values;
Supervise the Student Support Specialist in our academic and social emotional support and interventions;
Supervise and coordinate the implementation of a schoolwide service leadership program;
Oversee our after school enrichment program and after care;
Partner with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Student Support Specialist in the administration of standardized testing;
Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.
Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress and communicate classroom information via the online portal
Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
An appreciation and respect for children and adolescents and a nuanced understanding of child development;
Excellent professional/personal judgment including discretion;
Collegial and collaborative management style;
Strong communication skills;
Strong conflict management skills;
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
Flexibility to manage multiple and, at times, competing priorities;
An appreciation for the outdoors and for experiential learning;
Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
Willingness to actively engage in regular school improvement work and training;
Knowledge of the Danielson Teacher Framework and its use in professional growth.
Personal and Professional Qualities: The successful candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Educational Expertise: PCDS teachers evidence a successful academic background and a mindset for lifelong learning and continuous professional improvement.
Rapport with Children: PCDS teachers instruct in a broad range of curricular and co-curricular areas; however, the true subject (not object) of a PCDS education is children. PCDS teachers’ ability to connect, both individually and collectively, with children is critical to their success.
Collegiality: Although the self-confidence and autonomy to plan and lead classes is essential, PCDS teachers collaborate with colleagues and share ideas to ensure that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. In peer groups, successful Park City Day School teachers serve both as contributing followers and respectful leaders.
Engagement: As invested citizens of a school community and world network, PCDS teachers model the active intellectual and moral engagement necessary for a successful, sustainable society.
Adaptability: To set a high standard in a world characterized by constant and rapid changes, PCDS teachers adapt creatively in response to institutional and global circumstances, advances in educational technology and innovation in instructional methods.
"Strive for Five" School Values: Our teachers daily model our five School Values - Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Compassion - and actively integrate them into the fabric of our school community through reflective opportunities and other daily “teachable moments.”
A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
Coursework with an emphasis in education and/or child development strongly preferred
A minimum of five years teaching experience is strongly preferred
Experience in a school leadership position working with students, faculty/staff, and families in an educational setting
Experience creating and implementing student programming
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Application Process: Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to [email protected]. Successful candidates who may receive additional consideration will be contacted for an initial interview before a potential visit to the school.
A current resume showing all relevant employment;
A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
A list of at least three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
About Park City Day School
An independent, non-sectarian, non-profit coeducational school, Park City Day School enrolls approximately 150 students in Preschool (3 year olds) through 8th grade.
A full member of NAIS (The National Association of Independent Schools) and grounded in NAIS best practices, Park City Day School is accredited by NWAIS (The Northwest Association of Independent Schools) and by AdvancED.