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The Bear Creek School
February 8, 2024
8905 208th Ave NE, USA, Washington
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Job Title*: Dean of Students for Middle School

Position Type: (Exempt or Non-Exempt): Non-Faculty, Exempt, Full-Time, 12 mos.

Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Closing Date: When Filled

Start Date: July 2024

Location: Redmond, WA

Pay Range: $80,000 - $120,000

Benefits for Benefit Eligible Employees:

  • Employer Subsidized Medical
  • Dental and Vision Insurance Available at Employee’s Cost
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Vacation, PTO, Maternity, Paternity)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition Discount
  • Discounted School Lunches
  • Costco Membership Reimbursement


Application: ONLY Accepted at; To view our school profile, go to


Do you find reward in investing a piece of yourself into something bigger with an everlasting impact? Do you enjoy being part of a Christian community united in a common goal? Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of students directly in the classroom or through a supporting role?  Read on to find out more about our amazing school!


Your Role.


The Bear Creek School is currently seeking to add a member to our Middle School leadership team!


As a member of The Bear Creek School, you belong to a vibrant preschool - grade 12 community fully committed to the mission of our school: to provide a high-quality, Christian liberal arts education in a nurturing environment that will enable each student to become the individual God intends.


Why you should work at The Bear Creek School.


Bear Creek is a vibrant community of faculty and staff committed to the mission, offering many ways for students and adults to learn, play, and serve together in an inclusive, caring environment.


At The Bear Creek School, a Christian classical education serves as a powerful framework for teaching and inspiring students. You can support the mission of Bear Creek through leading the classroom environment and having an impact on the lives of students.


We are seeking an individual who will…


  • Responsible for creating a positive, predictable and supportive student culture that attracts and retains mission-fit students and families.
  • Direct, manage and evaluate the Middle School student life programs toward the goal of developing wisdom, compassion and courage in students.
  • Encourage and assist Biblical understanding and spiritual development among and middle school students. Work alongside Middle School division head and faculty to promote tangible opportunities to integrate Biblical truth and worldview integration into daily life.
  • Work collaboratively with admissions team and division heads to strengthen student culture and retention of mission-fit students.
  • Oversee, investigate and administer informal discipline outside the classroom, formal discipline, and serious misconduct and recommend consequences to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Oversee and train the classroom assistants for supervision of lunch, recess, and middle school breaks and activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Secondary Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership, program planning and coordination for Middle School events including icebreaker.
  • Plan and implement community service and outreach initiatives, which builds a servant leadership student culture that is invested in developing and sustaining service opportunities within the school, local, regional, and national areas of need.
  • Coordinate the approval and implementation of yearly Clubs and Teams and provide support to Club and Team Advisors as needed.
  • Oversee the student support team and run weekly meetings to ensure care and well-being of the middle school students.


Supervisory Responsibilities


  • Supervise classroom assistants and provide professional development to shape a predictable and supportive student experience.
  • Supervise the Student Support Specialist.
  • Conduct performance evaluation meetings annually and oversee goal setting process with each direct report.
  • Assist with hiring process for open direct report positions.
  • Provide oversite of team projects.


The successful individual in this position will:


  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Take initiative.
  • Execute things independently when needed and work cooperatively with a team regularly.


Required Experience and Education


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Masters of Divinity (or in a related academic field) is preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working with student development and faith integration initiatives in secondary or higher education is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills utilizing a PC with Microsoft Office software.
  • Awareness or understanding of the Christian Classical Education model.
  • Currently held CPR/AED/First Aid Certification (with Epinephrine Auto Injector supplement included), or arrangements made to obtain certification within 90 days of employment start date.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.


It's more than a Job. As a part of our community, you also need to:


  • A maturity of faith, demonstrated by a depth of Biblical knowledge and wisdom.
  • A passion for student faith development within a rigorous college preparatory academic setting.
  • Outstanding collaborative leadership skills.
  • Must exercise a high degree of professionalism with sound judgment, awareness, and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and interact effectively within a large community of students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.
  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization.
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others.
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas.
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information.
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results.
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed.
  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct.


You must meet the following physical requirements:


  • Work in a highly engaged environment dealing with a variety of creative challenges, tasks, deadlines, and personalities.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly use close and distance vision.
  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Work in a traditional climate-controlled office environment with occasional visits between campus buildings, requiring exposure throughout the day to the outside elements.


To apply or view all jobs at The Bear Creek School go to



The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.


Offers of employment are contingent on the successful outcome of a criminal background check.


The above job posting is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of all jobs at The Bear Creek School.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.


All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who cannot perform the essential functions of the position, even with reasonable accommodations, or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.


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