Staff

Dean of Faculty

The Dean of Faculty provides administrative leadership to the Upper School faculty under the direction of the Head of the Upper School.  The Dean of Faculty, in collaboration with the faculty, academic deans and department heads, is charged with leadership responsibilities in the areas of academics, professional development, and evaluation including: the development and implementation of Upper School faculty professional development programs; recruiting, orientation and support for new faculty; and assisting the Upper School Head in the faculty performance and evaluation process consistent with the mission and guiding principles of the school. The Dean works with the faculty to support a climate of shared leadership and to dedicate attention to the topic of excellence in teaching.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: work with the Head of the Upper School to interpret workload priorities, establish meeting schedules and coordinate communication; work with appropriate administrators to address curricular and faculty issues and to set goals; be available to faculty and attentive to their concerns; manage housing requests according to established protocol with the assistance of  the Head of the Upper School and the Housing Committee; manage assigned areas of contract preparation; serve on the Upper School Leadership Team, the Educational Policies Committee and the Student Concerns Committee; confer with Human Resources on issues, paperwork and programs related to faculty employment; recommend, facilitate, and coordinate opportunities for professional development; help to organize and carry out a process of recognition for faculty; manage the faculty performance and evaluation process, including the completion of the final evaluation document; organize and oversee the new faculty orientation and mentor programs; plan and implement the new faculty orientation meetings; work with the Head of the Upper School to identify staffing needs; coordinate the recruitment process with appropriate departments; manage campus interviews, candidate scheduling and hiring; make optimal use of all appropriate candidate recruitment options; maintain the comprehensive and current standards of the Faculty Handbook.

This position requires strong administrative leadership skills and a minimum of a Master’s degree.  A minimum of five years of teaching experience is required with coaching or teaching leadership experience beneficial.  The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues throughout the school.   Excellent organizational and decision-making skills, as well as supervisory experience (preferably including training/orientation) are important.  A commitment to supporting and promoting a growth mindset of the faculty as a group and individually, as well as a strong commitment to the integration of technology into the classroom is necessary. The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.  Please submit a personal vitae that includes a completed Faculty Application, résumé, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of teacher certifications, statement of educational philosophy in relation to this position, and two or three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu.


Dean of Girls

The Dean of Girls has the primary responsibility for implementing those parts of the school mission that address student life and the educational and extracurricular needs of young women.  The Dean is also responsible for the use of the Kingswood campus as an education facility.  The Dean works together with the Dean of Boys to ensure consistency and coordination of school programs.  The Dean of Girls reports to the Head of the Upper School.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the daily operation of the Kingswood campus regarding attendance, assembly programs and campus activities, daily schedule, driving and parking rules in coordination with Public Safety, planning and execution of emergency drills, coordinating facility cleaning, repairs and renovations with the Operations Director, the Director of Administrative Services and the Head of the Upper School; in collaboration with the Kingswood faculty, maintain a tone of courtesy, respect and community on the Kingswood campus; supervise the girls’ residential program and work in coordination with the head house adviser to implement programming and policy, oversee staffing, set tone and create a sense of community in the dormitory; serve on the Upper School Leadership Team, the Admissions Committee, the Students Concerns Committee, and co-chair the Conduct Review Board and the Transgender Committee; work with nurses, counselors, faculty, advisers, and families to ensure that students receive appropriate support; oversee the adviser/advisee program with the Dean of Boys, including programming for meetings throughout the year and partnering with the Academic Deans to assign advisees to groups; speak at board and parent meetings as needed; revise and edit the Student Handbook annually in coordination with the Dean of Boys; meet regularly with class advisers to plan and coordinate class activities and programs; and work with the student leadership of school organizations and activities.

This residential position requires a Master’s Degree in a related field. Five or more years of experience in counseling and/or administration in a school setting working with adolescents is preferred. A clear commitment to professional development through courses and workshops, indicating a growth mindset around counseling and adolescents, is desired.  A cursory knowledge of school law, Title IX and best practices for deans of students is beneficial.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with students, parents, faculty and administrators with the ability to resolve problems, discipline and counsel students, and problem-solve with students, faculty and parents.  The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.  Please submit a personal vitae that includes a completed Faculty Application, résumé, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of teacher certifications, statement of educational philosophy in relation to this position, and two or three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu.


Sr. Director of Development

Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) is seeking highly-motivated candidates for the position of Senior Director of Development for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum (CAA - CAM).  Cranbrook Academy of Art is an independent, graduate degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience where artists-in-residence mentor students in architecture, art, and design to creatively influence contemporary culture.  CAA is ranked in the top 10 nationally among graduate fine arts programs.  Cranbrook Art Museum invites viewers to discover relevant and transformative moments in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. Through its exhibitions, collections, programming, and publications, CAM brings together people from the region and around the world to provoke new ideas about art, creativity, and the built environment. CAA and CAM are located within CEC, a National Historic Landmark campus, where the pursuit of knowledge and innovation is paramount.

The Senior Director of Development is responsible for successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program for CAA - CAM, including annual giving; membership; corporate, foundation, and government support; major and planned giving; and special events.  The Senior Director also manages a team responsible for all restricted and unrestricted individual and institutional support for CAA - CAM.  The Senior Director reports to the Chief Advancement Officer of CEC and works in close partnership with the Director of CAA-CAM.  This position has a critical role in the successful operation of CAA - CAM and in their ability to meet their financial and program goals and objectives and those of CEC.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: the minimum of a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree and/or development certification preferred (CFRE); at least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably with a museum, cultural or educational institution; excellent interpersonal skills and high level organizational skills; demonstrated capability of working with principal and major donors, high level volunteers and senior administrators; computer proficiency; and proven ability to work with diverse constituencies and high level volunteers and donors, including corporate and foundation officers at all levels.

Cranbrook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment.  As an EEO employer, Cranbrook’s policy is that employment-related decisions shall be made without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.