Overview

The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Dean of Students, a full-time year-round faculty and administrative position in the HMI Semester. The Dean of Students oversees the student experience, including residential life, student conduct, advising, leadership, and community building.

About the High Mountain Institute Semester: HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.

Position Responsibilities:
– Oversee and manage all aspects of student life operations, including student physical and mental health and well-being, medication and medical support, student discipline, residential life, and the overall on-campus experience.
– Co-lead wilderness expeditions in the Rocky Mountains and canyons of southern Utah (approximately eight weeks per year).
– Teach the equivalent of one class section, likely HMI’s environmental ethics course (Practices and Principles: Ethics of the Natural World).
– Hold the overall vision for HMI’s advising program and mentor faculty advisors.
– Work closely with the Director of the Semester and Residential Life Coordinator on programmatic schedules and activities, including weekly community meetings.
– Work closely with the Director of the Semester to maintain clear and consistent communication with students and families on all aspects of student life and student support.
– Oversee and mentor faculty on student and residential life duties, including advising, student support, student health and wellness.
– Advise 4-6 students per semester.

Position Benefits:
– Health, dental, and vision benefits
– 4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year
– 6 weeks vacation
– Wilderness leadership training opportunities
– Annual professional development opportunities
– Competitive salary, $40,000-$60,000, depending on experience +on-campus housing (stipend if a campus residence is unavailable)
– On-campus housing is a condition of employment (as available)

HMI’s Diversity Statement: The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

BA or higher, willingness to obtain and maintain current WFR & CPR certifications. This position requires prior experience in the following areas: residential life; teaching; backcountry expeditions; managing others. Must have passion and enthusiasm for working with teenagers in a residential setting, and for supporting students in intellectual and wilderness pursuits. Must have a willingness to work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends). Criminal and driving background checks required.

About High Mountain Institute

A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.

HMI’s Diversity Statement: The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. Your application will not be complete without all three of these items. We will begin our initial review of applications immediately and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview. Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.