Staff

Associate Dean of Upper School Admissions

This position will assist in the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of students for the upper school. Will also be the primary person responsible for recruiting international students. Responsibilities include: Recruitment of boarding students, including off campus recruitment activities (planning and hosting receptions, visiting educational consultants, etc.) as assigned by the Dean of Upper School Admission. Conduct campus recruitment activities (open house, SSAT, visit programs, feeder school visits, Gold Key) as assigned by the Dean of Upper School Admission. Interview admission candidates in geographic area of responsibility, including weekends and evenings.  Effectively follow up with admission prospects in geographic area of responsibility. Serve on upper school admission committee. Use information system to actively monitor progress of candidates, produce reports of work, etc. Assist in production of marketing materials. Requirements: Bachelors degree required. Two years of related experience required. Two years of private school or college admission or marketing experience strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with strong technological skills. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends. Willingness to travel internationally for five or more weeks at a time.


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.


Help Desk Technician

This customer service oriented position provides direct tier one problem resolution support to technology users throughout Cranbrook, working both remotely in I/T and at end-user locations.  Problems areas could cover (but are not limited to): telephone, telecommunications, internet, computer hardware and software, network, audio/visual equipment, Point of Sale devices and overall diagnostic and troubleshooting.

Responsibilities:

  • Receives calls and messages from end-users and acts on inquiries based on preliminary assessment and urgency
  • Work with us­ers at their offices, solving computer hardware and software problems, telecommunica­tions issues and issues with audio/visual equipment
  • Troubleshoot using remote management tools
  • Install and remove computers and software
  • Reference online help functions, vendor help lines and technical support, off­line experimentation and technical manuals to resolve calls
  • Maintain technology inventory and supporting documents and processes
  • Work with outside providers with repairs, procurement, and other technology equipment related activities.
  • Consult with other team members and technicians to resolve more complex calls, contributing accurate observations to the shared pool of knowledge.
  • Deal with negative and unpleasant encounters in a constructive manner.
  • Visits to the end-user location may involve any of the resolution techniques, plus physical examination of the computer/printer/telephone/audio-visual equipment as well as connectivity.  Scheduling and setup of audio/visual/conferencing equipment (with end-user training) will also involve site visits.

Requirements

  • Requires a minimum of two years of experience with: Microsoft Windows and Office systems (e.g. Windows 8.1/10 Office Suite 2016/Office365), data net­working concepts, Microsoft Exchange/Outlook client, software and hardware installa­tion and configuration, PC and printer setups, Networking fundamentals, remote support tools, and tele­communications troubleshooting.
  • Experienced in recommending, installing, and supporting audio/visual equipment.
  • High School Diploma or GED required; some college or Bachelor Degree preferred.
  • Experienced in working with end-users in solving technical problems, the coaching of users with new material, and methodically recording and implementing problems and resolutions.  It will be necessary to expend extra effort to maintain and build technical currency.
  • Must have strong technical, team, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
  • Maintenance of processes such as inventory, equipment disposal, etc. may be assigned to this individual.
  • A valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record is required.

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.