Director of Student Life and Service Learning

  • Brentwood School
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full Time Academia Education Executive

Job Description

Brentwood School inspires every student to:

Think critically and creatively.

Act ethically.

Shape a future with meaning.



Upper School Director of Student Life and Service Learning

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a Director of Student Life and Service Learning in the Upper School beginning July, 2018.  We are seeking individuals with administrative experience to assist the Upper School Director in maintaining a dynamic environment in the Upper School.  This position reports to the Upper School Director and candidates should have at least 3 years of teaching or other relevant experience in leadership positions, preferably in independent schools.  Candidates holding advanced degrees are preferred.


It is expected that a successful candidate will:

  • Foster a culture of community in the Upper School
  • Support programming that strengthens student commitment to the core values
  • Nurture the growth of emotional intelligence and character development of students
  • Demonstrate and promote a collaborative approach when working with faculty and staff
  • Support students in meeting various school expectations
  • Support and advance school-wide initiatives such as expanding student-centered learning practices, integrating programming with the Center for Innovative Leadership and fostering the relationship with the VA, among others

 In addition, a candidate should possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • A dedication to being a student advocate
  • Confidence as a t problem solver
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Flexibility and a strong work ethic
  • Commitment to professional growth and to high professional standards
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy


The Director of Student Life and Service Learning should:

  • Be highly organized and have excellent communication skills
  • Have a passion for working with student groups and fostering student initiatives
  • Demonstrate e an interest in service learning and civic engagement in an academic setting
  • Exhibit a collaborative approach to leadership that produces effective decision making and that reveals a genuine enthusiasm for working with colleagues, sharing strategies, and exploring effective ways to enhance the student experience
  • Cultivate an equitable and diverse Upper School community

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and the implement the vision for service learning in the Upper School, including maintaining relationships with various stakeholders including administrators, staff, teachers, parents, and community partner organizations
  • Work with faculty to integrate service learning into the classroom by helping teachers develop and adapt current curriculum, co-teaching classroom lessons related to social issues, and building and maintaining relationships with community partner organizations
  • Work with students to ensure understanding of all-school drives and activities as well as specific grade level service activities. Inform students about social issues including but not limited to poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, access to quality education, and the environment
  • Oversee and manage Benefacta, Brentwood’s service-based honor society
  • Plan and organize 10th and 11th Grade service days
  • Oversee the weekly advisory program, including determining groups and locations as well as distributing prompts focused on character education, academic development, and community bonding
  • Coordinate with adult and student leaders to oversee Community Time, a semi-weekly program consisting of assemblies or meetings that enhance the character development and emotional intelligence of the Upper School community
  • Manage all clubs and activities on campus by coordinating faculty sponsors and meeting locations
  • Oversee any student fundraising and corresponding special events related to clubs and activities
  • Work in close collaboration with the Director for the Center of Innovative Leadership to further the vision and integration of the Center’s mission into the fabric of the school
  • Teach a minimum of one semester
  • Serve on the Upper School Administrative Team, the Curriculum Committee, the Students of Concern Committee, and any ad hoc committees, as needed
  • Serve as an academic advisor

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at

Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:

Ms. Corisa Cobden

Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director

Brentwood School

100 S. Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049


Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree