Student Dean and Administrative Support Coordinator

Administrator / Full-Time

The Sage School, Foxborough, MA

The Sage School is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Student Dean and Administrative Support Coordinator for our Beginners – Grade 8 program. The ideal candidate will embrace a restorative practices philosophy and will support student behavior management through restorative approaches that focus on building relationships, community, and repairing harm, while also assisting with operational matters at the school. This individual is a member of the Student Support Team in their capacity as Student Dean. This is a teaching role and the ideal candidate will also hold responsibilities in the Math Department. The Student Dean & Administrative Support Coordinator reports to the Assistant Head of School for Community Life and the Assistant Head of School for Academics. 

Key Responsibilities:

    1. Behavioral Support & Restorative Practices Implementation:.
      • Manage and address student disciplinary issues, leading with restorative methods.
      • Take the lead in investigating reported behavioral incidents, bullying, or concerning behavior 
      • Maintain accurate records of student behavior incidents and resolutions.
      • Communicate proactively and often with parents/guardians, sometimes navigating difficult conversations
      • Facilitate and model the use of restorative conversations, restorative circles, and conflict resolution meetings; support and promote the integration of restorative practices within the school environment.
      • Collaborate regularly with the Student Support Team (School Nurse, School Counselor, Learning Specialist) to help ensure student wellbeing and success
      • Suggest and implement plans for students exhibiting behavioral challenges (low-level support); coordinate with classroom teachers for consistency
    2. Professional Development, Leadership & Administrative Duties:
      • Schedule and coordinate substitute teachers when faculty or staff have scheduled or sick-day absences
      • Ensure faculty have appropriate sub plans for their sick-day absences, as well as a sub-folder for emergency absences or leaves
      • Conduct workshops and training sessions, as needed, for faculty & staff.
      • Assist with administrative and organizational tasks needed to smooth operations
      • Mentor and support classroom teachers; this may be in implementing effective restorative classroom management strategies, in managing student behavior, in meeting expectations for sub plans, and in creating safe, community-oriented classroom environments.
      • Stay current with best practices and emerging trends in education and in restorative practices.
    3. Community Building:
      • Foster a positive, inclusive school culture that promotes respect, responsibility, and community.
      • Organize and lead activities that strengthen school spirit and community engagement.
      • Serve as a liaison between students, families, and school staff to ensure a supportive learning environment.
      • Be a positive role model for students, foster a safe environment for students to bring forth concerns, and embody a balance between holding fair/firm expectations and projecting a warm, approachable demeanor
      • Demonstrate a community mindset by being a presence at school events and assisting in administrative tasks
  • Teaching Responsibilities:
    • Teach two middle school math classes to bright, curious (and often above-grade level) students.
    • All Upper School (gr 5-8) teachers may have additional duties as an advisor to a group of students.

Qualifications:

  • Education & Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field (Master’s preferred).
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a school setting, as a teacher or in a student-facing administrative role
    • Experience in student life, advising, or community development
  • Skills:
    • An understanding of the principles of restorative practices, experience facilitating restorative practices OR a willingness to engage in training or professional development
    • Excellent communication, mediation, and conflict resolution skills; comfort navigating conversations with families
    • Strong relational skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and families.
    • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and take initiative
    • Possess a strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a kind spirit.

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification. Sage is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all qualifications in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the perfect candidate for this role!

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Jennifer Tanner, jtanner@sageschool.org. The Sage School is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Sage School

Foxborough, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender