Dean of Students - Secondary Level - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: Dean of Students - Secondary Level
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Upper School Dean of Students
Job Location: MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (Saint Louis, MO)
Beginning: Jul 01, 2023
Deadline: May 31, 2023**
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
Job Description:
Position Start Date:    2023-2024 School Year

Employee Benefits
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.

Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at and upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.

The Upper School Dean is responsible for the overall well being of a class level of US students. The ideal candidate brings strong leadership, conflict resolution skills, cultural competency, and the ability and willingness to collaborate with the goal of building a strong class community alongside individual student growth. The Dean oversees the grade-level advisory team and program, collaborates with the other grade-level deans and student support team, and reports to the Head of Upper School. The Dean is responsible for managing discipline, partnering with families to support individual student needs, nurturing a strong grade-level team, and supporting the School’s Mission. The Dean follows the students from their ninth grade through twelfth grade years and works in partnership with the other grade-level deans to support the US community as a whole.

  • Monitors student academic progress through frequent reviews of quick comments, interim grades, final grades, and in partnership and conversation with teachers, students, and parents/guardians. 
  • Mentors students as necessary; works closely with the Student Support team (including via regular SSG meetings) as well as parents/guardians.
  • Oversees the student advisory program (including H Period programming) and works closely with grade level advisors. Also works with grade level student leaders to plan special activities.
  • Attends and contributes to US Academic Team meetings in collaboration with JK-12 Department Chairs to develop and support institutional academic initiatives and policies. 
  • Supports students and the registrar in the course registration process
  • Supervises student attendance and monitors student use of common areas. 
  • Shepherds students through issues of discipline and Honor Code violations with a focus on growth and restorative justice. This includes timely communication with the Head of Upper School and parents/guardians, support of the Hearing process, counseling students and advising teachers.
  • Maintains accurate student records of behavior, discipline, and counseling.
  • Manages and oversees the new student orientation process and works closely with the Middle School and Admissions Office to coordinate student transitions to the Upper School. 
  • Keeps the Head of Upper School informed of student issues and other relevant matters pertaining to student life. 
  • Works with the Committee on Grants & Scholarships to determine student award recipients and with Admissions to evaluate students for Upper School enrollment. 
  • Supports students and faculty through attendance at school activities during and after school. 
  • Participates in a yearly review of the Upper School portion of the Parent Student Handbook. 
  • Teaches two courses
  • Performs all essential functions, job requirements/qualifications, and duties of the Content Specific Teacher US.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the school’s discretion.
  • Bachelor degree in subject matter or relevant work experience.  Masters preferred.
  • Exceptional leadership skills to work with and lead a team; teaching and administrative experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents/guardians, and alums.
  • Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must enjoy working and learning with adolescents.
  • Three additional weeks of administrative duty beyond the teaching calendar.
  • A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed prior to employment.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.