Rainbow Community School, a holistic independent school in Asheville, NC, serving Preschool through Eighth Grade, is accepting applications for K-5 Division Head for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Division Head role at Rainbow Community School oversees operations for the K-5 Division and contributes to developing and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and dynamic culture, school-wide.
Some aspects of the division job description include:
Coordination of holistic curriculum development and implementation.
Hiring, training, supporting, and evaluating talented teachers.
Pro-actively communicating with parents and supporting families through conflict
Designing and overseeing implementation of systems and policies in an equitable manner that matches Rainbow’s values.
Overseeing safety protocols.
Teaching and guiding students to be accomplished, confident, and creative changemakers.
Supporting students through joy and suffering.
Shaping and maintaining an inclusive school climate and a compassionate and dynamic culture of learning.
Skills and Dispositions
The Division Head should…
Be self-aware and authentic, while attentive to the needs of others, while spending the majority of each work day collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders.
Be culturally responsive and a consistently maintain the dignity of all humans.
Have written and verbal communication that is clear, compassionate, and inspirational.
Be a strong school community member, who is able to attend evening and weekend events.
Have extensive technological skills and experience.
Be a fantastic logistical and financial manager.
Always be able to always see the larger vision and maintain higher ground, while implementing details and navigating conflict.
Have an enthusiastic commitment to holistic education and to Rainbow.
Be healthy, energetic, and maintain self-care, while will work long hours, often under stress.
Be highly self-disciplined and organized with diligent time-management.
Be intuitive, creatively inclined, and ingenious at problem-solving.
Rainbow Community School is a holistic educational institution with a 40 year legacy of teaching to awaken and foster the authentic beauty, compassion and wisdom of children. We engage our mission through designing and implementing a Seven Domains Model of teaching and learning that seeks to create a diverse, comprehensive and thoughtful learning environment. We intentionally create space for strong family involvement and relationships with faculty and staff. We highly value faculty development, thus building in time each week for faculty members to participate in a professional and personal learning journey.
The mission of Rainbow Community School is to development accomplished, confident, and creative learners who are prepared to be compassionate leaders in building a socially just, spiritually connected, and environmentally sustainable world.
Commitment to Equity: As an educational institution and community school, we are committed to building an equitable approach to education and an inclusive school environment. We seek to build our students’, family, and staff’s understanding of systemic and structural barriers to equity within and beyond our school among students, family, and staff. We center our exploration around race, as it provides a critical lens that informs and enhances all other factors associated with building an equitable and inclusive environment.
Required Education and Experience:
Masters Degree in education
School leadership experience, including teacher leadership
Exemplary teaching experience within the K-8 spectrum.
Preferable Education and Experience
Masters Degree in Educational Leadership/Policy Administration
Experience in a full time school administrative position
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include tuition discount, health stipend and retirement.
About Rainbow Community School
Rainbow Community School is a private, independent school serving about 42 preschoolers and about 150 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. For more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in alternative, holistic and mindful education.