The Brandon Hall School is a student centered international boarding school located in Atlanta, Georgia. With 130 students hailing from 27+ countries, Brandon Hall is mobilizing and globalizing young leaders to impact the world in a responsible and intentional manner. Our school is nestled on 27 acres that runs parallel to the beautifully preserved Chattahoochee river. With nature being an integral part of the campus experience, residents and visitors alike are immersed in an authentic living learning environment--truly unique for our small and talented student and staff population. In recognition of Brandon Hall's commitment to our students, family, and alumni-- the school was recently ranked in the top 25% of all private and prep schools and in the top 15% of all schools for diversity.
Reporting to the Director of Boarding and Residential Life, the Assistant Director for Residential Life is a champion for student learning in the residential curriculum model; provides leadership and coordination for the residential areas; plans and coordinates major departmental committee work (student intern hiring and training, staff training, staff manual development); and represents the residential program alongside the director at internal/external meetings. The Assistant Director is a champion and cheerleader for the boarding program, philosophy, curriculum and resides on campus. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director and also supervises a team of professionals dedicated to building a strong, vibrant, and healthy residential community. Brandon Hall actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Assistant Director provides direction for students and staff for Sipple Residential Hall and the Riverside Villages. He/She handles all student conduct cases for the residential communities in concert with the Director and Dean of Students. In addition to working with the head of school, dean of students, and the dorm team to plan, implement, and evaluate the residential life-skills, global studies, and leadership curriculum, the Assistant Director provides direct assistance in helping to manage The Director's schedule and supporting weekend trips for boarders.
-Provide direct support to Director of Boarding and Residential Life
-Provide mentorship, training, and ongoing supervision to 8 full-time professional Residential Life Advisors and intern
-Work with Head Residential Advisors on the primary needs of Sipple and Riverside
-Co-design and oversee daily schedule and weekend schedule for boarders
-Collaborate with Programs Officer and Director of Community Service
-Co-Organize weekend activities for the semester
-Provide oversight on travel and weekend budgets
-Create and manage daily coverage and duty schedule for all residential staff
-Evaluate student conduct cases and elevate when necessary
-Manage the key distribution for rooms and campus transportation
-Fully support implementation of life skills, global education, and leadership curriculum
-Co-facilitate weekly team meetings and maintain archived minutes and action plans
-Oversee REACH Boarding System
-Collaborate with team to develop and enforce a research-based consequence, chores, and privilege system
-Co-Design orientations for every entry point during the year when new boarders arrive. This includes the onboarding of Dual Diploma students, new students who enroll throughout the year, and summer students. Review and explain boarding policies, school rules, and community expectations.
-Maintain Block calendar (month by month) for full year and indicate trainings, special events, traditions, weekly meetings with students, grade checks, parent mailings, etc.
-Design staff orientations, team building, and cultural awareness trainings
-Serve on emergency response duty rotation schedule for campus; assist with protocol training and review for direct reports who serve in emergency response duty
Bachelor's Required/Masters preferred in education or related field, ability to work with a diverse student body, foster sensitivity to diversity issues in a boarding community, and be able to display an understanding of developmental needs of high school students
Demonstrated ability in staff supervision and administrative work
Excellent communication skills and values collaboration.
Prior work experience in schools and/or living with students. Collaborative leadership style. Experience or knowledge of a residential curriculum.
Values faculty partnerships and engagement in the student learning process
*The above responsibilities are dynamic and subject to change
This posting will expire on September 30, 2018. Early applications are appreciated and encouraged.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. Employees are required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by those authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Brandon Hall School is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.