Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart | Bethesda, MD | Middle School Dean of Students

Stone Ridge is seeking a Middle School Dean of Students to begin work in July 2022.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
Date Posted: 2/9/2022

Job Title: Middle School Dean of Students

Full or Part Time: Full Time

The Middle School Dean of Students is responsible, in collaboration with the Head of Middle School, for the overall operations of Student Life in the Middle School. As a member of the School’s Management Team, the MS Dean of Students works closely with the Head of Middle School and the Assistant Head of Middle School for Academics, as well as with all faculty and staff, to ensure that the program and operations reflect the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education as best practices in technology and pedagogy. The Assistant Head of Middle School demonstrates a commitment to the Goals and Criteria through a professional, strategic, and caring demeanor. Currently, the Dean of Students position is a 12-month position.

The Middle School Dean of Students:
  • Is a hands-on advocate for “the building of Community as a Christian value” and adherence to the Student Handbook
  • Works directly with the Head of Middle School on all issues involving Student Life and programming
  • Oversees and guides all aspects of Student Life including developing a culture of honor, developing student leadership, managing the Advisory Program, moderating student clubs and assisting with the Student Council
  • Coordinates and facilitates student events including Student Orientation, Field Trips, the Explorer Series, the Grade 8 days and dance, and Conge
  • Maintains the calendar for MS Student Life and the student life budget
  • Assists with DEI initiatives and facilitates a culture of inclusion and belonging among students in the Middle School
  • Communicates appropriately and regularly with students, faculty and parents on issues involving student scheduling, behavior and emergency preparedness
  • Serves as Team Leader for two grade levels and leads weekly MS assemblies
  • Leads a student advisory and teaches the equivalent of 2 classes or a 50% course load, depending on academic discipline.

The desired candidate:
  • has a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; advanced degree is valued but not required
  • has experience teaching
  • has excellent communication, organizational and follow-through skills
  • has passion for and experience with working with middle grade girls
  • has some proficiency with Zoom and Google Suite, or a desire/willingness to learn
Stone Ridge is looking for an educator who is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and who has experience or interest in teaching in independent, Catholic schools, public, or charter schools. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the application online, As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, Human Resources Manager, all in PDF format.

Vaccination Policy
Stone Ridge requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to legally required exemptions) as the best means of reducing the risk of transmission and providing our students and faculty/staff with the safest possible educational environment. Stone Ridges defines fully vaccinated in this context to include the booster. Vaccination not only works to protect the individual who is vaccinated, but also protects students who are not yet eligible and anyone at increased risk from COVID-19.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.