Director of Upper School

The Stony Brook School Published: January 29, 2019
Location
Stony Brook, New York
Job Type
Category

Description

Overview:
The Stony Brook School, a historic Christian 7th-12th Grade Boarding and Day School located on the North Shore of Long Island is seeking a Director for its Upper School starting July 1, 2019.  The Upper School at Stony Brook is tenth-twelfth (10-12) grades and represents 250 boarding and day students. Reporting to the Campus Head, The Director of Upper School position is a front line, hands-on position which requires a seasoned, skilled leader who is able to inspire trust and confidence in students, teachers and parents alike through wise, firm and nurturing oversight of the division.  Previous experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for all activities and operations of the Upper School in furtherance of the mission and purpose of the School.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and maintain the tone and culture of the Upper School Division
  • Work in conjunction with the Associate Head of School and the Academic Dean to oversee and develop faculty in the Division
  • Determine both disciplinary standards and consequences for violations
  • Enforce student discipline
  • Coordinate all parent contact and communication related to Upper School students
  • Plan/Coordinate/Lead student assemblies for the Upper School Division
  • Lead Honor Council
  • Oversee Division compliance with all New York State safety laws- fire drills, intruder drills etc.
  • Oversee Student Advisory Program and Learning Services Program

Requirements:

  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ
  • 3-5 years of leadership within a school setting (preferably in a residential setting)
  • Masters degree or higher
  • Demonstrated passion for and skill in working with teenagers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud school management software preferred but not required

Personal Characteristics:
Since the Director of Upper School is such a visible presence for our students, the individual needs to embody the mission of The Stony Brook School and the following personal characteristics are essential for success in the role:

  • Impeccable integrity
  • Emotional maturity
  • Relational skill and wisdom
  • Authoritative
  • Humility
  • Sense of humor
  • Indomitable work ethic
  • Compassionate and empathetic

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to the Head of School, Mr. Joshua Crane, at joshua.crane@stonybrookschool.org.