Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Experience: Five years of experience in an educational setting is preferred


The Steward School seeks an enthusiastic and committed Bryan Innovation Lab Dean for the academic year 2022-2023. This is a full-time, benefited faculty position reporting to the Head of School.

The Bryan Innovation Lab is a purpose-built entity as part of the Steward School and has a reputation for excellence and leadership in innovative education.  A highlight of the Lab is the annual Visiting Innovator series with matching programming for the entire school body as well as other non-profits and schools in the wider Richmond community.

 The Dean of the Bryan Lab will be the lead liaison, program designer, manager, and educator for the program.  The Dean will work in direct collaboration with the School’s Academic Deans, liaise with the Division Directors of the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, coordinate with a team of three faculty members, work in partnership with the Bryan Lab Program Specialist, and report to the Head of School.


Primary Responsibility:

Maintain a commitment to the Mission and Philosophy of the School (in programs, policies, curricula)


  • Build the Lab’s reputation for excellence and leadership in innovative education
  • Develop annual Visiting Innovator series and co-create matching programming with faculty as appropriate
  • Offer Bryan Lab programs to other non-profits and schools in the greater Richmond community
  • Develop annual programs unique to the Bryan Lab
  • Supervise in the administration of the building, outdoor ecosystem and in programs as appropriate
  • Manage BIL supplies, budget, and overall organization
  • Liaise with press as requested
  • Work with Advancement team members as needed
  • Work with academic divisions as needed
  • Liaise with BIL team as needed
  • Supervise independent student creators
  • Develop and support an Innovator in Residence program
  • Facilitate class transitions into and out of the Lab
  • Match programs to annual PSC goals and to the School’s strategic plan
  • Collaborate in the design and execution of the BIL Week summer institute
  • Teach 1-2 classes if feasible

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Serve on Executive Council, Program Committee, Programs Committee
  • Attend weekly calendar meeting

Qualifications and experience:

  • Successful candidates will be strong with technology
  • Have an appreciation for the Arts and the outdoors
  • An understanding of both Systems and Design Thinking. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Five years of experience in an educational setting is preferred.

 Compensation and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience and education
  • Comprehensive benefits package available


Interested candidates should upload their resume and cover letter as part of the online employment application. No calls or visits, please.

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