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Middle School Dean of Students
St. Annes Belfield School
Charlottesville, Virginia
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 11/4/2021
Job ID: 59766
Position/Title: Middle School Dean of Students
Employer: St. Annes Belfield School
Department: Middle School
Category / Heading #1: Administration  Dean of Students / Student Affairs
Category / Heading #2: Administration  Dean of Students - Assistant
Category / Heading #3:  
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

St. Anne’s-Belfield School seeks a passionate, experienced middle school educator to serve as Middle School Dean of Students. The Middle School Dean of Students is the primary advocate for students in the division and is responsible for all non-academic, student-related matters. This position will work collaboratively and in full partnership with the Head of the Middle School and the Dean of Academics to design, refine, and nurture a student experience that meets the unique needs and opportunities of the middle school years. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle school development, aligned with the School’s core purpose, values, and strategic priorities, and will have experience developing programs that support students’ developing identities, build resilience, and instill confidence.


  • Demonstrates visible, active leadership in the daily life of the School, including during the daily routines of arrival, dismissal, lunch, and break times as well as at major divisional and school functions and events such a those that occur beyond the school day

  • Initiates and leads proactive student life programming in the Middle School in partnership with the administrative team and faculty, including divisional community events (Community Meetings, Assemblies, Outside Speakers/Performers), advisory programming, and clubs/extracurriculars.

  • Nurtures and coaches student leaders; Coordinates selection/election of student leaders; co-leads the Student Council.

  • In partnership with the Head of the Middle School, develops and leads family programming, including new student/family orientations and retention/admission events

  • Mediates and resolves discipline and honor issues; Consults with the Head of the Middle School on repeat and/or significant discipline and honor issues; Coordinates discipline/honor meetings and process with students and families involved

  • Provides proactive and responsive one-on-one and group-based student support; Coordinates with the student support team to address student needs and offers leadership when considering the intersection of academic, behavioral, social, and emotional supports.

  • Teaches one course—either a full-year class or an elective offering 

  • Addresses and resolves parent concerns about the student life experience

  • Leads the Middle School in the absence of the Head of the Middle School

Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 5-7 Years



  • A minimum of five years of teaching and/or leadership experience at the middle school level

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience with public speaking

  • Proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders

  • Commitment to student-centered learning and student-centered leadership

  • Effective facilitator in large groups, small groups, and in one-on-one situations

Desired qualities:

  • Empathetic, compassionate, and joyful with middle school students, families, and colleagues

  • Maintains high professional standards for integrity, tactfulness, discretion, fairness, and confidentiality 

  • Culturally responsive and relational

  • Growth-minded and committed to professional development

  • Resilient - offers confidence in and comfort with leading through change

  • Makes sound decisions and tends to problems promptly

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and collaborative

  • All in for all kids

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Contact Info
Marie Reed
Head of the Middle School