Front Royal, VA

(Full Time)

Chelsea Academy is seeking a highly motivated candidate who can offer a daily and positive witness of his or her faith for students at Chelsea Academy (grades K-12).

Job Description:
Desired candidates should also have a knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic intellectual tradition, classical and liberal arts pedagogy, a passion for educating and forming Christian youth, and a spirit of adventure. This blended position will combine the function of “Dean of Students” and “Athletic Director”. As such, this position is responsible for overall student management including extracurricular activities and discipline; likewise, he or she will also develop, manage, and supervise the school’s athletic programs.

In the function as Dean of Students he or she will be responsible for ensuring that Chelsea Academy establishes and maintains a positive culture of behavior and learning, supporting teachers in behavior management and student discipline. He or she oversees the efforts of the Student Life Adjunct and allied faculty, is responsible for action required due to disciplinary infractions, serves on the Administrative Team, and oversees the planning and execution of all student activities that are not academic in nature.

In the function of Athletic Director he or she is responsible for the seasonal Chelsea sports teams: including the procurement of coaches, ensuring that games are scheduled within the scope of the league(s) within which Chelsea participates, scheduling of appropriate officials, coordinating with the Booster Club, and that the securing of facilities for practices and games.

Chelsea Academy seeks to form confident young men and women educated in the liberal arts tradition and the Catholic faith from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Academy is committed to promoting and cultivating in its students the life of the mind and the love of truth; an appreciation for the natural world and the heritage of human achievement; enduring friendships; a spirit of adventure; and the virtues of honesty, diligence, courage, piety, and personal responsibility. Through an ethos shaped by Catholic teaching and devotions and a balanced curriculum that includes the humanities, sciences, the arts, and athletics, Chelsea Academy provides students with opportunities for developing themselves into adults who are capable of making positive contributions to their families, places of work, and communities.


  • Required: Practicing Catholic in good standing
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree; experience in classical curriculum and pedagogy; Virginia Teacher’s License (not required);
  • 5 years of experience as teacher and administrator in a secondary school.

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Polished and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to relate well with students
  • Ability to be flexible in a smaller-school environment
  • Willingness to coach or moderate student activities and co-curriculars

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:
Email or mail cover letter, CV or resume, and three references to the contact below. This posting will remain active until filled.

Contact: Mr. John M. DeJak, Headmaster, via email at
(Subject: “Dean of Students”)