POSITION: Head of School LOCATION: Hingham / Boston, MA
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2019
1st Day of Teaching Date: Late Fall 2019
Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private school where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. At Fusion, we are a non-traditional private school that personalizes and customizes teaching methods and curriculum for middle and high school students. Our supportive campus environment provides a space for students to flourish emotionally, socially, and academically.
The Head of School serves as the leader and Head of the Fusion Academy location, manages ongoing daily operational school activities and student recruitment, and is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and outcomes of the school. We are seeking positive, confident, entrepreneurial and energetic self-starters to lead this Fusion Academy location.
You're most likely a fit if:
You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where “everything is possible” but resources are scarce.
You’re passionate about developing people and feel successful when your team drives results.
You have experience as a School Head, Associate Head, or Learning Center Director managing a team.
This probably isn't for you if:
You are uncomfortable being accountable to quantitative results.
You have little to no experience managing or motivating a high EQ team.
You have little to no experience working in a highly relational environment where inspiration, relationships, and persuasion are more important than the hard sell. (Compassion and communication win the day at Fusion!)
You struggle to synthesize information into a coherent strategy and plan.
You aren’t passionate about the mission, issues, people, or ideas that support our mission.
Your Day to Day:
As necessary, select enthusiastic and competent staff and teachers who possess the requisite subject-area expertise and an ability to prepare students to be highly competitive in high school and beyond.
Represent the school to all relevant audiences to begin building a list of potential students to open the school. Have a solid grasp of the school’s features and can articulate them convincingly.
Create and lead a school culture that maintains a focus on a positive student experience, academic results and collaboration.
Develop and lead a system for the ongoing evaluation of teacher performance that expects measurable results, supports improvement, and rewards achievement.
Develop and manage a system of collaborative faculty analysis of student performance results that ensure a data driven instructional strategy.
Refine and direct the school’s academic program
Implement the school’s academic offerings in coordination with the Fusion curriculum model.
Ensure alignment of curricular standards with required school-based testing.
Create ways to monitor and improve student learning; support and implement a tracking system that allows teachers, the Executive Director, and parents to know what standards students have mastered and those for which further work is required.
Take responsibility in ensuring the school achieves accreditation from the appropriate educational institutions.
Lead and direct the school’s admissions program
Lead the admissions process:
Manage documents, data and applicants effectively and timely.
Understand the characteristics of a successful school visit and develop a welcoming atmosphere.
Expand applicant pool with open houses and appropriate marketing.
Conduct intakes with parents and incoming students.
Effectively lead the re-enrollment process; create strategies for retention and to prevent attrition.
Identify barriers to full enrollment.
Take ownership of all functions of the school
Manage all aspects of the school, including budgets, managing costs, revenue targets and reporting on specific metrics.
Be available for parents and students to address any of their questions or issues.
Provide consistent communication both within the school and with all stakeholders.
Provide consistent, compassionate customer service to parents, students and referral sources.
What you Bring to the Team:
3 to 5 years demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience and a deep respect for teaching and learning.
Experience with alternative or non-traditional education systems.
Excellent education and/or exceptional credentials and/or commensurate experience. Master’s Degree preferably in Education - Ideal: Doctorate, Ph. D or Ed.D.
3 years of Administrative School Leadership or Curricular Leadership experience as part of 3 to 10 years of experience in the educational industry encompassing various roles and responsibilities.
Experience dealing directly with parents, ideally have been involved with admissions and intake of new families.
Experience with and a passion for, delivering standards-based education to students with learning differences, including social and emotional differences.
A plus, experience working in learning center environments.
Administrative or teaching experience with high school aged students desired.
A passionate belief that students achieve the highest academic standards when there are appropriate school process & procedures.
Management & Leadership
Managerial, program development and leadership experience in an educational school setting
People management experience, including:
Ability to recruit and lead a professional staff
Experience with providing professional development and mentoring
Drive the overall success and best represent Fusion core values resulting in recognition of their staff
Visionary leadership that can articulate the value of Fusion
Focus on collaboration, with agility in balancing varying points of view in the process of decision making
Accept ownership and take responsibility for achieving specific metrics of success
Experience managing a budget, financial reporting and tracking specific metric performance
A demonstrated track record of success, career progression and increased responsibilities
A plus > prior business management experience that would present adept business acumen
A passion for serving students
Personal motivation and passionate about achieving goals and deadlines
Persuasive communications skills, with a strong customer focus
Ability to quickly build relationships
Ability to defuse tense confrontations and create harmony
Enthusiasm and flexibility
High energy and tenacity
High organized with effective time management skills
Base salary is competitive. The Head of School is eligible for a performance based bonus annually based on school performance and the HOS scorecard.
Fusion offers Heads of School a full range of benefits including vacation pay, holiday pay, health, dental, 401K, basic life & AD&D insurance, and long term disability insurance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.
Additional Salary Information: Salary listed is an approximate range, does not include annual performance bonus that all Fusion HOS's are eligible for. (Note: New Campus HOS's are also eligible for an additional bonus for launching the school.)
Internal Number: FUS-19-00295
About Fusion Academy
Fusion Academy is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy currently has fifty campuses (and growing!) throughout the country.
Every student at Fusion is unique - some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.
Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.
The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a speci...al brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country.
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