Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Administrator / Full-Time

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

The full-time Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Director of DEIB position will have ongoing contact with and direct responsibility for the academic and social life of students on campus and will involve specific responsibilities that include advising and coaching one season or the equivalent. This is a ten-month position, starting in mid-August and ending in mid-June.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Dean of Students (DoS) and Director of DEIB in all capacities of student life

  • Manage minor discipline cases with the DoS

  • Oversee attendance system; hold students accountable to the policies; notify parents and advisors

  • Assist DoS in implementing specific student academic support plans as needed in partnership with HLC and Grade Deans

  • Plan and execute community and social programming

  • Serve on the following committees:

    • Student Support Committee

    • Discipline Committee

    • additional committees as needed

  • Oversee student locker distribution

  • Work with the DoS, Director of DEIB, and Assistant Head of School for Student Engagement and Well-being (AHoS) to coordinate leadership development programming for students

  • Advise Student Government and DEIB Student Leadership Board

  • Support and develop programs and initiatives to ensure systemic and structural support for students, faculty, staff, and families regarding belonging, access, and inclusion such as:

    • Partnering with the US DEIB Coordinator to plan and implement DEIB-related school-wide programming

    • Organizing and leading affinity groups for students and faculty/staff

    • Supporting student organizations OMEGA, Isokan, and QUEST in their advocacy and activism

    • Serve as a primary support person and resource for international students

  • Serve as a co-teacher of Anti-Racism

  • Chaperone students at regional and national events such as the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, AISNE Student Conferences, and others



  • A bachelor’s degree is required, Masters preferred

  • Experience in a Dean’s Office

  • Passion for working with adolescents, and desire to build relationships

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community

  • High level of comfort and experience with technology in an educational setting

  • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families

Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references, including two present or past supervisors.

  • Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training, and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

Thayer Academy

Braintree, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender