Founded in 1801, Lincoln Academy is an independent Town Academy deeply rooted in the midcoast communities of central Lincoln County. For over 220 years we have served as an educational center for students from more than 15 towns in the region. In addition to our local students, the school enrolls up to 50 international and domestic boarding students. This results in an exciting mix of students, and the school is committed to providing an outstanding education for each of them.

Reporting to the Head of School and working collaboratively with various Department Heads, the Dean of Students (DOS) shares responsibility for ensuring a positive school culture that is consistent with the mission and values of Lincoln Academy.  The DOS participates in planning, goal setting, decision-making, policy formulation, staff supervision, and crisis management; shares responsibility for establishing, communicating, and implementing student discipline policies and behavioral expectations.


  • Assists in the orientation of new students, making sure that students understand the mission and values of Lincoln Academy.
  • Develops and implements an advisor/advisee curriculum that supports the students, school culture, and faculty needs and is consistent with Lincoln Academy’s mission and vision.
  • Ensures that parents are informed of their child(ren’s) progress through regular communication.
  •  In concert with the Head of School and Director of Special Education, manages and implements student discipline and disciplinary procedures. Maintains accurate records of student discipline and attendance.
  • Assists in implementing all school-wide, state, and federal guidelines, policies, statutory requirements, and regulations.
  • Assists the Head of School in the annual revision and publication of the Student Handbook.
  • Helps to supervise students in the dining room, halls, and throughout campus at lunch.
  • Oversees and Manages  the School Safety plans and Crisis Management in coordination with the Director of Facilities, the SRO, Lincoln County Sheriff’s office
  • Supervises the Class Deans, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students, and School Resource Officer (SRO).


  • Attends weekly Administration Team meetings, faculty meetings, and, when requested, Department Heads’ Meetings and Lincoln Academy Parent Association meetings.
  • Makes referrals for professional or student support services as needed.
  • Attends outside professional meetings or conferences yearly to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of student discipline practices and student leadership programs.
  • Strives to establish relationships with each student and parent and to spend time at sporting, theater, music, and arts events, modeling in word and deed the values of Lincoln Academy.
  • Manages and plans the budget for the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or relative work experience in a similar field that demonstrates success in working with a range of students and colleagues, as well as successful experience teaching, advising, or counseling high school students.
  • Attention to detail and capacity for multifaceted strategic thinking.
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining perspective.
  • Diligent work ethic and customer service orientation.
  • Collaborative and open-minded that allows for different perspectives, regardless of class, race, gender, age, or position.
  • Demonstrates patience, a sense of humor, and the ability to see the best in others.
  • Understands the importance of discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Commitment in both belief and action to the mission, values, traditions, and philosophy of Lincoln Academy.

Lincoln Academy is an equal opportunity employer.