Director of the Academic Center

Faculty / Full-Time

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, an independent girls’ boarding and day school for grades 7-12, seeks an experienced, full-time Director of the Academic Center for the 2023-2024 school year, effective August 2023. 

Located in the Pioneer Valley, a short drive from the Five College Consortium (University of Massachusetts and Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and Amherst Colleges), 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. Faculty 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, 10-month position; includes some summer work in the weeks leading up to the opening of school and willingness to be consulted when decisions are made about incoming students over the summer
  • Oversee the Academic Skills Program (ASP), including:
    • Teach academic skills to assigned students in 1:1 setting
    • Oversee academic skills teachers
    • Help Admissions Office meet with educational consultants and educators to market the Academic Center
    • Help Marketing and Communications with materials about the ASP
    • Review educational testing of all enrolled students; develop and distribute learning plans 
    • Oversee the students in all levels of the ASP
    • Serve as in-house “expert” on learning differences
    • Manage referrals for academic support and educational testing, gr 7-12
    • Manage accommodations requests for College Board tests (SAT and ACT) and International Baccalaureate exams
    • Communicate with outside professionals about student learning issues
    • Work with the Academic Dean to schedule skills sessions
    • Coordinate the Peer Tutoring Program, the Testing Support Program (TSP), and the evening study hall program
    • Maintain a master list of testing and oversee necessary updates according to policy. Adhere to record-keeping protocols and follow-up procedures
    • Work closely with the Academic Dean, Admissions, Dean of Students, Counseling Department, and Health Center 
    • Provide information and education to faculty around learning needs and neurodivergence
    • Serve as a leader on campus and coordinate ideas for growth of the ASP with the Head of School and the Assistant Head
  • Represent the Academic Center on admissions panels and at other external-facing events
  • Serve on the Curriculum Committee, Student Services Team, and the Admissions/Retention Committee
  • Teach 1-2 small group classes in the AC or equivalent 
  • Other responsibilities include: supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. coaching, clubs, community service activities, etc.), advise students, serve on committees
  • Residential duty and campus housing a possibility
  • This position reports to the Academic Dean


  • At least 3-5 years of previous experience with students with learning differences and educational qualifications or certifications to support this specific expertise
  • Experience providing academic skills instruction to individuals and small groups of students.
  • Demonstrated investment in campus life and making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community in a boarding school environment
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and outside professionals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Commitment to school-wide initiatives, including on-going professional growth and development
  • The desire to work in a boarding school community


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