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Director of Student Life at The Springfield Anglican College

Applications are warmly invited for the position of Director of Student Life at The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) commencing in January 2024.

Applications are warmly invited for the position of Director of Student Life at The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) commencing in January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced educational leader who is a strategic thinker and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of students, staff and families within TSAC Community. 
School Overview: 
The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) is a coeducational K-12 school with an enrolment of approximately 1100 students. TSAC is a leading independent school in the rapidly developing growth corridor of Greater Brisbane, encompassing Springfield and surrounds, approximately 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD.  The College offers a holistic education, and has established a record of excellent academic achievement, wide-ranging cultural and sporting success and a commitment to Christian values and service to others in the Anglican tradition.   
Position Details and Purpose:  
Responsible to the Principal, the Director of Student Life is a key executive leadership role whose purpose is to champion the core values of holistic education, providing vision and leadership for the College’s student life program.  The position is the Chair of the College’s Student Life Leadership Team, which comprises teaching staff who are accountable for curriculum-based and co-curricular programs. These are: Sports Coordinator (Secondary), Head of Physical Education and Sport (Primary) and the Head of Creative Arts (Primary).  The Director of Student Life will also act as Chair to the Rewards and Recognition Committee, extending to the oversight of the celebration of co-curricular success at all levels.  
The Director of Student Life will advocate the importance of a holistic experience for students, fostering a culture of participation and involvement, encouraging the full and balanced development of each child in a Christian environment that values a spiritual and moral view of life. The Director of Student Life will oversee the development, leadership and administration of all co-curricular and curriculum-based programs which extend the core teaching and learning activities of the College. The Director of Student Life will have responsibility for ensuring that all activities of the College are safe and enriching, and that they benefit students in accordance with their engagement in College programs. 
Strategic Accountabilities (abridged – full PD available in Applicant Pack) 
In addition to meeting the National AITSL Standards to a highly accomplished standard, the Director of Student Life is responsible for the achievement of specific outcomes in the following key strategic areas: 
Co-Curricular Program Leadership 

  • Lead and organise the College’s sequential Outdoor Education Program in consultation with the Head of Primary and the Head of Secondary. 
  • Oversee the College’s Service Program in consultation with the College Chaplain, Deputy Head of Primary and Deputy Head of Secondary. 
  • Oversee the College’s Instrumental Music program and Creative Arts Ensemble program. 
  Staff Leadership 
  • Lead the College in promoting engagement of College staff in the Co-Curricular program. 
  • Empower staff to achieve a standard of excellence in delivering and administering co-curricular and ancillary curriculum-based programs. 
  Student Leadership 
  • Shape a climate of encouragement to engage students in the College’s inclusive co-curricular program. 
  • Adopt strategies for selecting and engaging students who have potential to benefit from participation in ancillary, curriculum-based programs. 
  Key Performance Indicators 
  • High levels of student and staff involvement in co-curricular programs.
  • Key staff contribute to an excellent standard in all student-focused programs outlined above.
  • High level of skill and performance by staff and volunteers 
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies: 
  • Supportive of independent education and the Anglican ethos of the College. 
  • Queensland College of Teachers Registration. 
  • Demonstrated successful strategic leadership and management of co-curricular and curriculum-based programs, achieving excellent student engagement, and learning outcomes. 
  • Demonstrated high order skills in staff leadership and management, resulting in the achievement of strategic vision and goals. 
  • Demonstrated high order knowledge, skills and experience in co-curricular development and management. 
  • Demonstrated high level capacity to lead and develop school communities and effectively manage and develop stakeholder’s relationships. 
  • Demonstrated high order capability in the provision of effective school administration. 
  • Demonstrated high order communication and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation. 
  • Demonstrated high order capabilities in team building. 
  • Possession of relevant post-graduate tertiary qualifications. 
  • Demonstrated experience in change management.  
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.  
  • The ability to prioritise multiple demands. 
In addition, the candidate will possess the following personal characteristics: 
  • A solutions focused approach 
  • Vision 
  • An openness to new ideas 
  • Energy, passion, and positivity 
  • Purpose 
Terms and appointment: 
Commencing in Term 1, 2024 the Director of Student Life is a five-year tenured leadership position, reporting to the Principal. 
The remuneration package is attractive and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.  
The successful applicant will have a 0.2 FTE teaching load. 
Application process: 
Applications close on Monday 9 October 2023. 
For confidential enquiries or to obtain an application information pack please contact: 
Brendan Fraser +61 438 618 604 E: [email protected] or 
James Mundy +61 422 228 164 E: [email protected]   
Your application should consist of a: 
  • One page covering letter. 
  • Two-page statement addressing the key selection criteria, as outlined in the Applicant Information Pack. 
  • Curriculum Vitae including the contact details of two professional referees. 
Applications should be emailed to Brendan Fraser, Executive Recruiter: 
E: [email protected] 
The Springfield Anglican College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. 
The Springfield Anglican College is a Child Safe environment in which there is zero tolerance for child abuse. It is a condition of employment that all employees comply with all relevant policies and procedures, including Child Safe policies.

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