Dean of Junior School Genazzano FCJ College (VIC)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close:  Tuesday 26 April, 2022 at 5:00pm.
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Kirsti Hitz-Morton
Senior Education Consultant

Located in the heart of Kew, Melbourne, Genazzano FCJ College is Victoria’s only Catholic all-girls’ boarding school. Inspired by the traditions of the Catholic faith and the Ignatian heritage of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus, the College creates a learning community that embraces the talents, potential and dignity of each person.

Genazzano is a non-selective entry school. The students are located on a single campus which offers both ELC, Primary and Secondary students’ easy access to specialised facilities. All leaders at Genazzano FCJ College must support and build Catholic identity, articulate vision and direction, use ‘big-picture’ understanding to think and plan strategically, apply intelligence and wisdom to decision making, foster a growth-promoting workplace, guide and mentor others, are committed to continuous improvement, deliver high quality results, deal effectively with change, facilitate positive and collaborative relationships, communicate skillfully and inspire others. Genazzano FCJ College is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

The Dean of Junior School is a member of the College Senior Leadership Team and as a member of that team assists and supports the Principal in all aspects of College leadership. The position holds particular oversight of Junior School; maximising the learning opportunities of all students from ELC to Year 6 in a faith-filled Catholic FCJ College community.

The successful candidate will be a relational, community focused professional with a high level of capacity to implement initiatives and support whole school change. Experience in an IB PYP school or similar would be advantageous.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the College’s academic and pastoral care program from ELC to Year 6, articulating a clear, strong vision for academic excellence and student wellbeing
  • Inspire and encourage the College community to have high expectations and value excellence
  • Share responsibility for College strategic planning and the continued implementation of the priorities established through the School
  • Improvement Plan (SIP) and Annual Action Plan (AAP)
  • Develop, implement, and maintain appropriate channels of communications at all levels of the College and the local community
  • Actively contribute to the development of policies, structures and programs that create a school climate that is reflective of our ethos and philosophy, forward looking, global in outlook and up to date with 21st century education
  • Accept the delegated responsibility for the overall management of the Junior School
  • Support staff in enabling a safe and academically rigorous learning environment for all students

Commencing in Semester 2 2022, the Dean of Junior School supports the Principal in leading, developing and driving the execution of initiatives aligned to achieving the values, vision, mission and strategic objectives of the College. The Dean of Junior School is an integral member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, and as a member of that team, assists and supports the Principal in all aspects of College leadership.

Genazzano FCJ College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain a candidate information pack, please contact Kirsti Hitz-Morton 0434 914 188 and Aine Maher 0457 521 228

Please ONLY APPLY directly to Hutton Consulting Australia. Only suitably qualified applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday April 26 at 5:00pm.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit