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Since 1933, Green Fields School has been providing exceptional college-preparatory education to students. Green Fields is situated on a large, historic campus surrounded by the Sonoran Desert in Northwest Tucson.

Rooted firmly in the tradition of honoring each child as a partner in his or her education, we promote progressive teaching methods that provide a supportive, creative and stimulating environment — where students strive for social and emotional well-being with academic excellence.

Green Fields K-12 School serves 130 students with an engaging and integrated curriculum that includes a strong foundation in core academic disciplines, as well as exceptional fine arts, foreign language, athletics and service learning. After-school sports teams, clubs, edible organic gardens, a chicken coop and vast, shady play spaces are components that enhance the development of our students‘ hearts, minds, bodies and souls.  

Green Fields has an overall student-teacher ratio of 8:1. Small class size allows for optimal individual attention, and enables each child to reach his or her full potential. Our instructional philosophy reflects standards developed by the State of Arizona, national teachers' organizations and our own faculty. Our passionate team of educators, paired with our exceptionally beautiful and green campus, makes Green Fields a special place to work.


Positions available for the 2017-18 school year

Dean of Students

Green Fields School seeks a K-12 Dean of Students to ensure the academic progress and behavioral support to all Green Fields students, their families, and their teachers through effective dialogue, planning, organization, and communication.

Green Fields School is a tuition based institution serving Kindergarten through grade 12. The school was founded in 1933 and is the oldest private K-12 school in southern Arizona. It is a student-centered environment with an emphasis on experiential learning, individualized attention, and attention to developmentally appropriate teaching practices. Students are 100% ready for college at graduation.

Green Fields is located in northwest Tucson with a current enrollment of 115 in grades K-12. The school is in session from August through May from 8:00 to 3:00 daily. This job is a 12 month position with adjusted summer hours.

  • Work with the head of school to develop and manage academic and social policies, protocols, and practices that serve to support student development, learning, health, and safety.

  • Keep the head of school informed regarding student issues and campus life through regular meetings.

  • Collaborate with teacher teams, lead teachers, and academic coach to provide and coordinate academic and behavioral support, student counseling, and standardized testing.

  • Promote high standards and expectations for academic performance and student leadership, through modeling personal integrity and community responsibility.

  • Further develop/conduct performance evaluations of teachers and support staff.

  • Maintain academic and behavioral records and necessary correspondence according to school documentation policy.

  • Track academic and behavioral trends in order to communicate extremes to teachers and parents.

  • Schedule and facilitate parent-teacher conferences.

  • Address social and academic infractions according to the policies and procedures of the school

  • Coordinate and further develop new-student orientation to ensure a smooth transition to the school.

  • Oversee the planning and execution of Interim and the course selection process.

  • Identify and coordinate special educational enrichment programs and events.

  • Implement and update the Student Handbooks in concert with the head of school.

  • Organize after school clubs including the recruitment of club leaders, the creation of the schedule and sign-up sheet and club rosters, and parent communication of club logistics.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the head of school.

 

Competencies:  
Computer skills, Google platform preferred
Communication skills
Mediation skills
Excellent writing skills
Sense of humor
Collegiality
Organization
Follow through
Initiative

Qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s in Education, Masters in Education preferred
5 years minimum classroom experience
Leadership experience
Knowledge of curriculum
Knowledge of child development


Instructions for Applicants

Please submit a letter of interest and your attached/linked curriculum vitae, (or résumé), by email or fax to the Head of School, Becky Cordier.

Fax: (520) 618-2599
Email: bcordier@greenfields.org