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Currently we are hiring for the following positions:

Dean of Students & Campus Life 

The Dean of Advancement is a senior administrator reporting to and partnering with the Head of School to provide vision and direction to all non-academic aspects of student life.

The Dean of Students & Campus Life’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic direction, implementation, evaluation, and communication regarding all aspects of student life, using research and best practices to inform this work and ensuring it is consistent with the school’s mission and strategic vision.
  • Serving as the primary advocate for students regarding non-academic aspects of school.
  • Maintaining the Community Handbook, overseeing annual updates and ensuring all constituents have access to the Handbook.
  • Upholding the Conduct Code, Honor Code, and community standards and expectations, and overseeing the school’s response to violations. The Dean of Students & Campus Life takes direct responsibility for this for all Upper School students and oversees the work of the Assistant Dean who has direct responsibility for all Middle School students.
  • Overseeing consistent collection of class and co-curricular attendance records.
  • Overseeing correct and consistent use of Orah, and seeking ways to expand its use for the benefit of student life.
  • Collaborating with residential life faculty on all aspects of residential life, including student well-being, duty assignments and needs, and communication with families.
  • Leading campus safety and security, including planning and executing trainings and practice exercises.
  • Developing the school’s master calendar in collaboration with the other senior administrators and in consultation with program leaders, and ensuring internal calendars are updated and maintained on an ongoing basis.
  • Communicating about campus activities and events, special schedules, and other information to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Directing the work of advisors, including developing regular advisory activities in collaboration with the Assistant Dean and others.
  • Working with the Student Activities Coordinator, the Student Government Association, and others to plan and execute both regular and special activities that enhance the student experience, including the school’s annual Red/White competition.
  • Planning the twice-a-week Community Time in collaboration with the Assistant Dean, Chaplain, SGA, and advisors.
  • Working with the Athletic Director on all interscholastic and intramural athletic offerings.
  • Planning and leading orientation for all students and families.
  • Planning and implementing student leadership development programs, the selection of student leaders, and the ongoing support of student leaders and the faculty and staff who work with them.
  • Ensuring the continued implementation of the school’s social-emotional learning program in partnership with The Social Institute and seeking ways to expand and enhance the school’s SEL work.
  • Planning and/or participating in opportunities to engage families, both in person and remotely, on both an individual and group level.
  • Overseeing the work of the Program Support Manager.
  • Creating and managing the budget for all campus life-related activities.
  • Planning the school’s annual recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Assessing the school’s current work and recommending steps to enhance that work in one or more of the following areas: diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging; social-emotional learning; well-being and mindfulness; restorative justice; and community engagement and service.
  • Leading or serving on the Student Support Team and the Calendar Committee.
  • Serving as one of the school’s liaisons to the Academic and Student Life Committee of the Board of Governors.
  • Teaching one class and/or offering afternoon co-curricular activities, based on the Dean’s background, experience, and other obligations, and in response to the needs of the school.
  • Assigning school-keeping responsibilities for all faculty and staff, and serving as an administrator on duty and/or in other capacities.
  • Attending all major school events, and connecting with students, faculty, and staff in small and large groups to understand school life and be able to discuss it with constituents.

About the Candidates

Stuart Hall is committed to attracting an applicant pool with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests. Being aware that some individuals will not apply for a position unless they have all of the qualifications, this qualifications list has been written to encourage people with a range of experiences and backgrounds to apply.

Required background and experience: you must have everything on this list

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in education in independent schools, including leadership and management responsibilities in student life.
  • Experience working in a boarding school.
  • Experience managing multiple tasks or projects under deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Additional background and experience: if you have any of the following skills or experiences, you are encouraged to highlight them in your application materials, but please know an absence of any of these will not negatively affect your candidacy.

  • Demonstrated experience taking initiative and working independently but collegially
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and managing a program or initiative that involved leading others (this experience does not have to be development-related)
  • Experience leading a residential life program, serving as a dormitory head, or other leadership work in residential life
  • Experience using aspects of positive psychology, including the PERMA model and character strengths, in working with students
  • Experience leading or serving on the steering committee for a school accreditation process
  • Demonstrated involvement with a personal learning network
  • Critical listening skills
  • Experience managing others

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the attention of Michael Robinson, Head of School, at humanresources@stuart-hall.org. All applications will be confidential. References will not be checked without first notifying the candidate.
 

Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management

The Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management reports to the Dean of Enrollment Management and works with other members of Stuart Hall’s institutional advancement team to implement the enrollment management plans of the school.

The Assistant Dean’s responsibilities include:

  • Implementing the school’s comprehensive vision and plan for recruiting, enrolling, and retaining students in partnership with the Dean of Enrollment Management. 
  • Developing new programs and initiatives to attract and retain qualified and mission-appropriate students, including expanding into new markets and increasing presence in existing markets.
  • Representing the school locally, regionally, and internationally to pursue enrollment goals through attendance at school fairs, visiting individual schools, and meeting educational consultants and placement foundation representatives. Travel on behalf of the school may also include meetings and events with alumni and friends of the school.
  • Building relationships with prospective and current students and families, including regular communication and follow-up throughout the enrollment and re-enrollment process.
  • Guiding families through the application process, including campus visits, interviews, and submission of supporting materials.
  • Establishing and overseeing a student ambassador program to support recruiting and retention.
  • Developing meaningful ways for students, faculty, and staff to interact with prospective and current families in support of enrollment and retention goals.
  • Planning and implementing on- and off-campus events to support recruitment and retention efforts. 
  • Serving as the Primary Designated School Official for SEVIS, issuing I-20 forms and maintaining student visa records.
  • Supporting international students and their parents on topics related to enrollment, travel, visas, and aspects of school life that have implications for international students and families.
  • Participating in the school’s residential life program through evening and/or weekend involvement. It is preferred but not required that the Assistant Dean live on campus.
  • Participating in school-keeping responsibilities as assigned.
  • Contributing to school life in other ways, such as coaching or advising student clubs, depending on school needs and the Assistant Dean’s skills and interests.
  • Attending all major school events, and connecting with students, faculty, and staff in small and large groups to understand school life and be able to discuss it with constituents.

About the Candidates
Stuart Hall is committed to attracting an applicant pool with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests. Being aware that some individuals will not apply for a position unless they have all of the qualifications, this qualifications list has been written to encourage people with a range of experiences and backgrounds to apply.

Required background and experience: you must have everything on this list

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience in admissions and enrollment management
  • Experience managing multiple tasks or projects under deadlines
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with common office and productivity software, database or information systems, and social media platforms, and the ability to learn new platforms and applications quickly
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Additional background and experience: if you have any of the following skills or experiences, you are encouraged to highlight them in your application materials, but please know an absence of any of these will not negatively affect your candidacy

  • Previous experience working in admissions in a small boarding school
  • Professional experiences that can be translated to meet the responsibilities of this position
  • Previous work with high school-age students and their families
  • Experience working with international students and families
  • Demonstrated experience taking initiative and working independently
  • Proficiency in a language other than English; Spanish and Mandarin are especially valuable 
  • Critical listening skills
  • Interest and enthusiasm for working with people and advancing the mission of an organization
  • Experience clarifying and marketing a school’s brand, including through social media platforms, that resulted in increased engagement
  • An interest in living on campus and being part of the residential life program
  • An interest in being involved in other areas of school life, such as coaching, chaperoning weekend activities, or working with student groups

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the attention of Michael Robinson, Head of School, at humanresources@stuart-hall.org. All applications will be confidential. References will not be checked without first notifying the candidate.
 

Science/Math Teacher

Department: Science/Math
Reports to: Dean of Faculty
Job Summary: This position may include teaching pre-algebra and algebra, as well as 7th and 8th grade science or upper level science classes, depending on candidate ability. Experience and knowledge of Inquiry-based learning is desirable. Hands-on activities and laboratories are expected. Experience with or understanding of standards-based grading is desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Academics:
    • Teaching 4 sections of math and science
    • Consistent development of personal professional growth
    • Collaboration within the Science department, as well as with all faculty
  • Student Life:
    • Facilitating afternoon Co-Curricular Activities 
    • Serving as faculty advisor to approximately 10-15 students
    • Candidates with interest or experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to express this interest when applying:
    • Coaching basketball or tennis, or overseeing a weight room/fitness center
    • Work towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice topics
    • Planning weekend activities for students
  • Residence Life:
    • There may be opportunities for this person to live in on-campus housing and be part of the residential life faculty, working evenings and weekends with boarding students.
    • If this person lives in their own housing, they would be part of the group that serves on the weekend student activities teams, chaperoning on- and off-campus events for all students (approximately one weekend per month).
  • Overall:
    • Supporting the school’s mission and culture
    • Adhering to the guidelines in the employee manual
    • Proactively providing parent and student communication
    • Consistently pursuing personal professional growth
    • Collaborating within the science and math departments as well as with all faculty
    • Proactively provide Parent and Student communication
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Math or in Education with a concentration in math and/or science; Masters degree preferred
  • At least 3 years teaching experience or equivalent, preferably at an independent or private school, 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative professional 
  • Passionate educator
  • Experience in incorporating STEM into middle school science curriculum

Application Information
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Sharon Arne, Academic Dean, at humanresources@stuart-hall.org.
 

Science Teacher

Department: Science
Reports to: Dean of Faculty
Job Summary: This is a full-time position that includes teaching science in grades 7-12, (possibly Upper School level Chemistry and Physics), involvement in the school’s co-curricular program, and participation in residence life as either a dormitory parent or weekend duty team member. Candidates should be excited about the rewards of teaching and living in a boarding school.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Academics:
    • Teaching 4 sections of Science 
    • Consistent development of personal professional growth
    • Collaboration within the Science department, as well as with all faculty
  • Student Life:
    • Facilitating afternoon Co-Curricular Activities 
    • Serving as faculty advisor to approximately 10-15 studentsCandidates with interest or experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to express this interest when applying:
    • Coaching basketball or tennis, or overseeing a weight room/fitness center
    • Work towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice topics
    • Planning weekend activities for students
  • Residence Life:
    • There may be opportunities for this person to live in on-campus housing and be part of the residential life faculty, working evenings and weekends with boarding students.
    • If this person lives in their own housing, they would be part of the group that serves on the weekend student activities teams, chaperoning on- and off-campus events for all students (approximately one weekend per month).
  • Overall:
    • Supporting the school’s mission and culture
    • Adhering to the guidelines in the employee manual
    • Proactively providing parent and student communication
    • Consistently pursuing personal professional growth
    • Collaborating within the science and math departments as well as with all faculty
    • Proactively provide Parent and Student communication
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualification Requirements

  • Expertise in areas of Chemistry, Physics, and Robotics preferred
  • Experience in STEM and/or STEAM Learning preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Experience in Standards-Based Learning preferred
  • Experience in Project-Based Learning preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults; team skills, such as lesson planning with others
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Motivation and interest in professional development
  • Previous experience and/or interest in boarding schools (residential life) preferred

Application Information
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Sharon Arne at humanresources@stuart-hall.org.
 

Substitute Teachers

Department: Academics
Reports to:  Academic Dean 
Job Summary: Stuart Hall School seeks Substitute Teachers for grades 5-12 who understand the demands of the classroom teacher and will work closely with the Academic Dean to assist with the execution of the School’s Mission and approach to educating children. Stuart Hall is an Episcopal boarding and day school in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that provides a college preparatory education for area day students in grades 5-12 and boarding students from around the world in grades 8-12. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Substitute teachers are responsible for planning and carrying out every aspect of the daily schedule, provide instruction, encouraging student progress, and managing the learning environment in the absence of the teacher.  

Position Requirements:

  • Implement lesson plans prepared by the regular teacher in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate
  • Follow procedures and achieve lesson goals
  • Assign and explain tasks and homework to students in accordance with the lesson plans
  • Oversee students outside of the classroom including in the hallways, dining hall and recess
  • Address the various learning styles of students 
  • Maintain a safe and organized classroom and hallway 
  • Demonstrate professional practices in teaching
  • Support the school’s mission and culture 
  • Adhere to the guidelines in the Employee Manual
  • For long-term assignments, substitute teachers may be required to develop lesson plans; create, administer, and grade tests/assignments; participate in parent-teacher conferences; and attend school related functions. Activities may occur outside of normal school hours

Classroom Management:

  • Maintain classroom control that fosters a safe, positive environment for all students 
  • Provide supervision of students and the classroom environment that ensures the health, welfare, and safety of all students
  • Remain in classroom and monitor students during classroom time; supervise students in out-of-class settings (e.g., assemblies, dining room, recess) 
  • Take all reasonable precautions to protest equipment, materials, and school property
  • Report student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and discipline problems to the Academic Dean or Dean of Students 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative professional
  • Passionate educator

Application Information
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Katie Martin at humanresources@stuart-hall.org.
 

Stuart Hall welcomes candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning and who will add to the diversity of our community.

Stuart Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices. The School is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our school community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.