Saint Mary’s College of California — Dean, Kalmanovitz School of Education

Saint Mary’s College of California, one of the oldest and most distinguished colleges in the West, invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE).

Renowned for the beauty of its campus, Saint Mary’s is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area in Moraga, California, a suburban community about ten miles east of Berkeley and 20 miles east of San Francisco. Saint Mary’s, inspired by the Lasallian tradition and charism, has been owned and administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers since 1868 and is recognized for its rigorous liberal arts education and the high quality of its faculty and academic programs.

The KSOE is a unique, distinctive, student-centered learning community. It inspires excellence and innovation through the departments of Counseling, Education, and Leadership. Through practice of shared inquiry, collaborative learning, and community engagement, KSOE empowers students to lead change according to the principles of social justice and the common good. Grounded in the traditions of John Baptist de La Salle, an 18th century educational innovator who brought education to communities in poverty throughout France, the Kalmanovitz School of Education is committed to Lasallian pedagogy, which emphasizes the treatment of students as whole people with complex lives, complex needs, different learning styles, and unique perspectives. Lasallian educators are particularly concerned about poverty in their communities, specifically the way poverty impacts the ability of children to learn. In this way, effective teaching and effective community engagement are social justice in action.

The KSOE seeks a recognized leader with a distinguished academic record; experience leading a complex academic unit in a university or equivalent setting; demonstrated acumen in budgetary and financial affairs; a record of imagining and leading successful innovation; zeal for external engagement and fundraising; a track record of making and implementing decisions in a collaborative and coordinated manner; appreciation of and commitment to shared governance with the faculty; and commitment to excellence in professional education as integral to the educational vision of developing leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 30, 2016.

Candidates should provide three separate documents in PDF or MSWord: a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent via e-mail to Saint Mary’s College’s consultants, Jane Courson and Robert Luke, at: The consultants can be reached by telephone via the office of Robert Luke at 781-564-2620. To view the full leadership profile, click here.

Saint Mary’s College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.