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Dean of Students & Belonging

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This position reports to the Head of School and is a full-time senior administrative position. The Dean of Students & Belonging works closely with the Head of School and other senior administrators to advance the school’s DEIJB and socio-emotional competencies mission. The Dean oversees the school’s Commons (assembly) program, all student field study and student clubs and activities.

The Dean oversees student discipline, the family handbook, family, student and staffulty affinity groups and staffs the Board of Trustees’ DEIJB Committee. This position chairs the child study team, the equity team and partners closely with the Admission team to ensure that the school’s DEIJB mission is advanced in admission strategy. This position also partners closely with the senior administration to continue to ensure a diverse faculty and staff.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 3 year’s experience as an elementary or middle school administrator
  • At least 5 year’s experience as a lead elementary or middle school teacher
  • Proven excellence in building highly successful DEIJB learning spaces
  • Proven success in coaching faculty to design rigorous and equity-framed instruction with differentiated student assessment and learning
  • Proven success in designing socio-emotional learning space for early elementary, elementary, upper elementary or middle school children
  • Successfully applies growth-mindedness, honesty, high standards and empathy to one’s own professional growth
  • Masters or undergraduate degree in child psychology or socio-emotional earning preferred

Duties include

  • Overseeing the Center for Belonging
  • Key administrator overseeing the family handbook
  • Senior administrator responsible for advancing the school’s DEIJB mission
  • Oversees all student discipline and ensures alignment with the school’s DEIJB and socio-emotional values and program
  • Coordinates family, student and staffulty affinity groups
  • Oversees the Commons (assembly) program
  • Oversees all field study
  • Chairs the school’s equity team
  • Serves on the Senior Administrative Team
  • Partners with the chaplain to ensure a DEIJB lens for our Episcopal identity
  • Chairs the school’s Child Study Team
  • Supports the school’s strategic initiatives related to admission (class visits, notes to families, open houses, fairs, etc.) and advancement of mission (collaborating with the Communications Office with DEIJB and student life communications)
  • Supporting pick-up, drop-off, lunch and recess coverage as assigned
  • Meeting with families to assess student success and challenges


The salary range is $85,000 to $110,000 based on years of experience.


About St. James’ Episcopal School

Founded in 1968, St. James’ Episcopal School inspires in our students a lifelong love of learning, joy in service and deep compassion and empathy for our complicated but beautiful world. We believe that true excellence only come through joyous, rigorous and student centered instruction. We see God’s spirit and joy in every person and service to community, particularly the unhoused and the hungry.

Spanning from preschool through grade 6, our graduates matriculate at the strongest middle schools in Los Angeles and throughout the United States. Our faculty and staff, referred to as “staffulty” enjoy robust benefits including tuition remission (90% discounted tuition), graduate school support, pension and healthcare. An Episcopal School, St. James’ celebrates all faith traditions and does not discriminate based on religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity.

To apply for this job email your details to preinke@sjsla.org

Dean of Students & Belonging
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