Assistant to the Dean of Residential Life/Dorm Parent
Location: Middleburg, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Job Description: Assistant to the Dean of Residential Life/Dorm Parent
Classification: Full Time, Salaried, Exempt (11 month)
Reports to: Dean of Residential Life/Assistant Head of School
The Assistant to the Dean of Residential Life works with the Dean of Residential Life to support all aspects of the residential life experience. This position will work collaboratively with the Office of Student Life, dorm parents, housekeeping, maintenance, faculty, staff and students, to support the Residential Life program.
The Residential Life Dorm Coordinator works with the Office of Student Life to promote a safe, engaging and inclusive residential community. This position is also a visible presence in the dorms.
Assist the Dean of Residential Life with planning and coordinating weekend activities, including preparing materials prior to weekends.
Manage Orah passes for student entry and exit from campus.
Help implement dorm programming and curriculum under the guidance of the Deans.
Conduct weekly room inspections.
Coordinate, order, and/or pick up all supplies related to dorms, dorm parties, special dorm events, and weekend activities to support lead dorm parents.
Assist the Dean of Residential Life with projects such as dorm selection and rooming assignments; selection, training, and support of student dorm leaders.
Assist the Dean of Residential Life with the opening and closing of the dorms at the start and end of the year and at breaks.
Provide transportation as needed for Student Life, the Health Center and Service Learning.
Serve on the Residential Life team as a Dorm Parent, including weekly evening dorm duty and 5 weekends of duty.
The Coordinator may be asked to sponsor one or more school clubs.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
A bachelor’s degree.
Experience working at a boarding school, a college residential life office or summer camp is
Diversity and Inclusion training and experience working within a global community is preferred.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with an attention to detail, and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and work under deadlines.
Takes initiative and anticipates needs.
Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, and an ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies and work well with parents and students.
High degree of discretion and confidentiality must be held.
Experience with Orah (formerly Boardingware) preferred.
Ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations.
Valid drivers license and clean driving record required.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a fingerprint and background check and TB screening.
Our community welcomes and celebrates the diverse histories, experiences, and identities of each of its members, and we believe that shared experiences - formal and informal - within a diverse community foster authentic human relationships and growth.
Foxcroft School strongly encourages the use of COVID-19 vaccines to safeguard the health of our students in a boarding school program, our employees, our families, visitors, and the community at large.
Physical Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position an incumbent is required to regularly remain sedentary for long periods of time in meetings and while processing information and paper work both manually and on a computer.
The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to reach and hands to type and manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to converse in clear English both written and orally, over a telephone and in person. The employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak.
Occasionally, an incumbent may be required to lift up to 25 pounds, traverse uneven terrain and climb stairs while moving about campus, bend and stoop. Work hours may vary and include days, nights, and weekends. Employees may be required to drive a vehicle for student needs and/or on School business. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, school dances, and other events.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, graduation and other events.
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2014-15 student body is 72 percent boarding students with a total of 157 girls from 19 states, Washington D.C., and 15 foreign countries. Fifteen percent were U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students, and about 30 percent receive financial aid. Eighteen percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In in 2014, 25 students -- including six members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out... of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. More than 80 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.