Dean of Experiential Education

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Teaching and Learning
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
Experiential Education

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on The Athenian School and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


Internationalism. Democracy. Environmentalism. Adventure. Leadership. Service. These are the pillars of Round Square, an international network of 200+ schools in 50+ countries that The Athenian School co-founded. Athenian, a grades 6-12 day and boarding independent school located on 75 acres near the rolling East Bay hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, has been living out its mission of experiential learning as a Round Square school since 1966.
These six core values are also the pillars of a new role at Athenian: dean of experiential education. The “Pillar Dean,” as this role is affectionately known at Athenian, will be charged with coordinating several all-school experiential learning programs, but more importantly with bringing those experiential principles of learning-by-doing to the core curriculum. Thus, the dean of experiential education will serve as a critical bridge and mentor to middle and upper school faculty. The Pillar Dean, a 12-month role that reports to the assistant head of school / middle school head, starts July 1, 2021.

Key dates:

  • Applications Accepted Starting: January 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline: February 5, 2021 at 5:00pm PST
  • Semifinal Round: Week of February 16
  • Final Round: Week of March 1
  • Decision Announced: March 19, 2021
  • Start Date: July 1, 2021

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportuntiy statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline: February 5, 2021 at 5:00pm PST.

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