Academic Dean

Administrator / Full-Time

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, an independent girls’ boarding and day school for grades 7-12, seeks an Academic Dean for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a full-time administrative position to begin July 1, 2023. 

Located in the Pioneer Valley, a short drive from the Five College Consortium (UMass Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst College), Stoneleigh-Burnham School is the only girls’ school in New England to offer the IB Diploma Programme and attracts students from the local area and around the world. Our mission centers around helping our students discover and use their authentic voices. Employees who thrive at SBS are collaborative and dynamic colleagues who are excited by professional growth and excellence in teaching, deeply passionate about education, and committed to fostering an inclusive community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full-time, twelve-month position
  • Oversee the operation and development of the academic program of the school, including:
  • Create the master schedule (yearlong and trimester elective courses), the weekly schedule, student academic schedules, academic year calendar, and, in collaboration with the Head of School, teaching assignments and sections
  • Oversee progress and grade reports six times each year
  • Coordinate textbook and materials ordering
  • Monitor incomplete and missing work; coordinate work for medical leaves
  • Establish the upper school Honor Roll each trimester
  • Coordinate Convocation and end of year awards ceremony
  • Chair the Curriculum Committee
  • Partner with department chairs, International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator, and Assistant Head of School to improve/implement curriculum and support faculty
  • Establish policies and long-range academic plans for the School
  • Oversee academic advising and course selection process for students, families, and advisors
  • Manage academic concerns, including academic integrity and long-term student absences, and communicate and coordinate with students, families, teachers, and advisors regarding academics concerns 
  • Collaborate around hiring of new faculty
  • Support, supervise, and evaluate faculty in collaboration with the Assistant Head of School
  • Coordinate with the College Counselor and the Registrar to support the college application process
  • Serve on the Student Services Team, the Administrative Team, the Deans Team, and the Admissions/Retention Committee
  • Teach 1 class or equivalent 
  • Supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. coaching, clubs, community service activities, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities include: advising students, serving on committees, and other routine duties
  • Supervise the Director of College Counseling and the Director of the Academic Center
  • Residential duty and campus housing a possibility
  • Report to the Assistant Head of School

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in the fields of teaching and learning, ideally in leadership capacity
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and make a positive impact on young people
  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and outside professionals
  • Experience in and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • The desire to work in a boarding school community and be invested in campus life


Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Shelley Futter, Assistant to the Deans

In order to achieve our mission of preparing students to actively engage a diverse and inclusive world we must first emulate the values we hope to instill in our students. Stoneleigh-Burnham is committed to increasing the diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences — of our faculty, staff and student community. 

Stoneleigh-Burnham strives to hire and support an inclusive community of employees; candidates from communities that are statistically and systemically underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply. Stoneleigh-Burnham School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Our Mission:

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is an academic community that fosters an international perspective. We inspire girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect, and intellectual curiosity. Each student is challenged to discover her best self and graduate with confidence to think independently and act ethically, secure in the knowledge that her voice will be heard.

To learn more about Stoneleigh-Burnham School, please visit our website:

Stoneleigh-Burnham School

Greenfield, MA
Middle School, High School, Post Graduate
Boarding, Day