Haddonfield Friends School is seeking to hire a full-time Associate Head of Academics, Curriculum and Student Engagement for the 2019-2020 school year. The successful applicant will be responsible for partnering with faculty and school leadership to enhance the academic offerings, oversee and cultivate innovative curriculum, supervise student engagement and success, and encourage home/school/community communication and connections.
Overseeing curriculum development and innovation, including supporting teachers with the implementation of new, project-based learning initiatives and design-thinking curricula;
Arranging professional development opportunities and in-service days;
Managing and streamlining grade-to-grade transitions by promoting faculty communication and a spiraling, cohesive academic program;
Supporting and observing classroom teachers, both with standing initiatives and individual teacher professional development and growth;
Supporting classroom teachers with behavior interventions and differentiated instruction;
Maintaining communication with families by being a visible presence in the daily life of the school;
Supporting teachers in web portal content production and dissemination, and collaborating with PTO members and parent volunteers.
Additional responsibilities include:
Partnering regularly with families and students to ensure a successful experience and best fit with our program;
Guiding retention initiatives;
Supporting admissions, marketing and community events.
Qualified Applicants should submit the following:
A cover letter to Matthew Sharp, Head of School; resume/curriculum vitae; statement of educational philosophy; teaching certificate; and list of three references or three letters of recommendation, to:
Matthew Sharp, Head of School, Haddonfield Friends School
email@example.com (Include “Associate Head of Academics, Curriculum, Student Engagement”)
Applications requested immediately Job posting expiration date: June 15, 2019
Haddonfield Friends School continues a 250 year tradition of educating a diverse population in the Quaker tradition. The School currently enrolls students age 2 yrs. through 8th grade.
Haddonfield Friends School is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and retaining a diverse, enthusiastic, professional and caring faculty.
Seasoned elementary or middle school educator with experience implementing both project-based learning and design-thinking programs
Masters degree preferred
Understanding of child and early adolescent development
Experience in curriculum design and development and teacher leadership
Must be a collaborative, hands-on, creative thinker with a sense of humor and a willingness to listen and lead
Should possess an interest in continuing personal professional growth in a highly cooperative, progressive educational environment
Candidate should have an understanding of and strong affinity for Quaker philosophies, modeling the testimonies of service and stewardship
About Haddonfield Friends School
Haddonfield Friends School, a Pre-K through 8th grade school, is located on a five-acre campus in beautiful downtown Haddonfield, a small historic town in southern NJ approximately twenty minutes from Philadelphia. The school, found in 1786 by the Religious Society of Friends, views each child as a unique individual within the group and guides each toward achieving his or her own potential.
A vibrant community exists at HFS; students from all grades, youngest to oldest, interact in social and intellectual settings. Faculty and students together create an atmosphere of cooperation and respect in which all feel a sense of responsibility and worth.