Dean of Students

The Putney School, Putney, VT

Accredited by NEASC

Apply here by sending a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

The Putney School is a secondary boarding school in rural Vermont, and a leader in progressive education. We understand that is everything we do here is part of the curriculum and recognize that a diverse faculty and staff is crucial to the success and continued relevance of the our community. 


The Dean of Students is responsible for the residential life of the school, and as such for shaping much of the school culture. The Dean works with the Head of School, Academic Dean, Dean of Faculty and the heads of the afternoon, work and evening programs to oversee and integrate the educational program of the school.  The Dean is a member of the Head’s administrative team.  

Responsibilities include the residential life program, advising system, discipline, collaboration with student leaders and communication with families.  The Dean supervises the health center, and the faculty in their role as dorm heads.  

We are looking for an experienced educator with a good working knowledge of progressive educational theory and the vision to help move this forward, a proven ability to work with students in a wide range of situations, and knowledge of adolescent development. The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills, attention to detail, probity, compassion and a sense of humor.

Qualified applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to employment@putneyschool.org.

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