Responsible for all day-to-day, campus-wide operations at Earl Shapiro Hall.
Leads in a dynamic teaching and learning environment where the faculty and other administrators are committed to the continuous improvement of the program and curriculum.Â
Leads the institutional vision and development of curricular planning.
Works closely with the Senior Leadership team to promote and live an organizational culture that fosters a passion for our mission, collaboration, open and frequent communication, teamwork, and a common vision throughout the entire school community.Â
Leads and mentors the continued professional development of faculty.
Start date for this position is immediate but no later than July 1, 2021.
Executes a strategic plan that articulates key educational priorities and in alignment with the mission of the Schools for the division. Provides leadership in the development, improvement, and evaluation of the instructional program.
Manages system of instructional schedules. Evaluates and makes a final recommendations on vision for education program and curriculum within division. Oversees a program of orientation and continued support of teachers, including opportunities for professional growth. Administers communications between parents, students, faculty, and staff. Manages the budget and work with the community to ensure that finances are supporting academic priorities. Maintains a healthy and productive relationship with the teachers through administration of the collective bargaining unit. Works with various offices throughout the University on issues such as planning, programming, budgeting, and operational infrastructure.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
Masterâ™s degree in education or related field.
At least ten years of teaching experience, preferably at different age levels.
At least five years of administrative experience, preferably in independent schools.
Significant experience in creating, implementing, managing, and assessing educational programs.
Leading, developing, and managing change management initiatives.
Working in a unionized faculty covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Demonstrated interest in and experience with issues of diversity.
Work with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.
Prior leadership experience within an early childhood/lower school setting, preferably as a division head/principal or similar.
A broad understanding of early childhood/elementary curricula and child development, including knowledge of Reggio Emilia and/or other play-based, child-centered curricula.
Classroom teaching experience at age/grade level.
Passion for professional development and continuing education.
An abiding commitment to creating and maintaining safe learning environments.
Keep ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion central to hiring practices, program development, and admission policies.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.).
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Agile and flexible.
Interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni.
Champion issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of healthy, supportive relationships between community members.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies.
Strong knowledge of child development.
Navigate in a complex and ambiguous environment.
Attention to detail.
Computational skills including data analysis and presentation.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Work independently and as part of a team.
Manage stressful situations.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
An entrepreneurial spirit, the capacity to think strategically.
Successfully navigate and lead diverse and non-diverse communities.
Empathy and emotional intelligence.
Cover letter expressing interest in this particular position (required)
One-page statement of educational philosophy and practice (required)
Five (5) professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidateâ™s permission)Â (required)
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