West Nottingham Academy is an incredible place to work and live. Situated in the rolling countryside of northern Maryland, our 100-acre campus is a short driving distance to Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Located on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, our surroundings are a nature lover’s paradise, but in close reach to major metropolitan cities.
Our school takes pride in and is committed to the diversity of our community as a whole, including those who work here. We support equal opportunity and encourage all to apply.
Potential candidates are encouraged to email their resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. See our available employment opportunities listed below.
Dean of Academics
The Dean of Academics manages the school’s academic program, oversees College Counseling, the Registrar, and student placement, and manages all department chairs. The Dean of Academics serves as the main conduit for faculty support and direction as well as the direct contact between families and the academic program of the school. The Dean of Academics helps to enroll students in appropriate courses of study, coordinate mid-year and final progress reports, and assists in defining strategies for student support and success. The Dean of Academics is a senior member of the leadership team and reports directly to the Head of School. The Dean of Academics is a 12-month position.
• Implement strategies teaching strategies based on current research and trends
• Supervise and coordinate the academic programs between departments
• In coordination with the Human Resources Director, interview and hire new faculty
• Onboard all new faculty members and actively participate in general orientation for all employees
• Observe and evaluate faculty members for continuous improvement in teaching/teaching styles
• Oversee all future AIMS accreditation work
• Organize and chair all faculty meetings
• Manage all department chairs and College Counseling office to ensure the success of overall academic program and students’ college preparation
• Oversee development of the academic calendar and exam schedules
• Meet regularly with the Director of the Chesapeake Learning Center/Specialist regarding any issues or routine follow-up items on students with learning differences
• Contribute to Students of Concern Committee as a standing member
• Contribute to the Admissions Committee as a standing member
• Oversee the academic budget
• Oversee the graduation ceremony and presentation
• Encourage and suggest professional development opportunities for faculty
• Participate on the Senior Leadership Team
• Participate on a duty team as an Administrator on Duty (AOD)
• Represent WNA at community sponsored events
• Potentially teach one class if needed
Professional Characteristics Desired:
• Effective, efficient, and thoughtful communicator skilled at building community who empowers the faculty and administration to pursue innovative strategies for a successful academic program, and who consistently, transparently, and fairly holds faculty members accountable to best teaching practices
• Experience leading faculty through community/world changes and willingness to maintain a working knowledge of current teaching technologies
• Strength in building and maintaining connections and community between colleagues, departments, parents, and students
• Ability to teach 1 class each semester (or 1 all year program)
• Growth mindset leader
• Must have 10 years classroom experience, 3-5 years as a department chair or in leadership role
• Advanced degree required; terminal degree preferred
• Experience in a boarding school environment preferred
• Experience in residential life responsibilities (Administrator On Duty (AOD)/Weekend Duty)
• Experience in coaching an after-school sport or activity (depending on need) for 2 seasons
• Campus housing available and on-campus living preferred to truly embrace the culture and community.
• Must see education as a calling and a mission and express a true desire to ensure teacher and student success