• Upper School Dean

    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Kinkaid School seeks a dynamic, student-centered educator to support students throughout high school and the college application process. An Upper School Dean is more than a standard College Counselor or Guidance Counselor in that he or she provides holistic counseling and support every year of upper school. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of seven Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Headmaster and Upper School Head. Deans also work closely with the Student Counselor, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 22 to 24 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from high-school entry to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process and for providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics.


    The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.   Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With an enrollment of almost 600, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and personal attention.  The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.


    • Advise and support students throughout their high school experience
    • Work closely with learning specialists and the school psychologist
    • Counsel students through the college application process
    • Develop relationship with students, their families and faculty
    • Ability to teach one section of core academic content (preferred)
    • Enjoyment in working with students across the entire range of grades (9-12)
    • Chaperone school events and major athletic events
    • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
    • Be an active member of the school community by attending games, special art events, and become part of the overall school community
    • Additional responsibilities may involve coaching a sport or sponsoring a club


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Experience in the guidance of and support for high school children
    • Experience supporting students and families through the college admission process
    • Experience teaching high school students
    • Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
    • Proficient, organized, with great attention to detail
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
    • Commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
    • Collegial, Energetic, and Engaging
    • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community


    The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.



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