Lake Forest, Illinois
USA - MA - Cambridge
Raleigh, North Carolina
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the recognition and development of the enormous potential of young women.
Established in 1858, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 25 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is grounded in effective, innovative, educational practices to empower girls seeking academic excellence; the school aims to create thoughtful, curious, and informed global citizens. Woodlands Academy transforms young women within a differentiated, relational dynamic which upholds the dignity of each member of the school community.
The Director is a committed professional who challenges and supports Woodlands Academy boarding students and adult team members to perform at their best in every area of their school/work lives. The Director enthusiastically accepts the role of acting in loco parentis for the boarding students, while maintaining open communication with students’ families and guardians; throughout, the Director must maintain an acknowledgement and understanding of diverse and multicultural perspectives. This position requires strategic leadership, the creation, oversight and implementation of boarding programing, and the management of day-to-day support for a national and international community of female boarding students at the secondary level.
The Director oversees the administration of safety, health and emergency responses, student transportation, residence life budgets, extracurricular activities, and the overall development of individual students and the community of students and adults.
The Director of Residence Life reports to the Associate Head of School and works closely with the Academic Team and Administration to ensure successful support for both boarding and day school objectives.
Specific responsibilities include:
Program development and implementation
Emergency management, safety, and security
The Woodlands Academy community seeks to hire outstanding and diverse team members who work together to advance the common mission of the school.
Why you should join our community:
How to apply:
Please complete the application materials on our Employment page here. All applicants must apply with a cover letter, resume, and Personal Reflection on the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria. We also strongly suggest applicants to submit three written references.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.
*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.