The Department Head for Mathematics is responsible for providing leadership and direction that supports school-wide and department goals, effective teaching of mathematics and professional growth by encouraging faculty to examine pedagogy through both study and practice. The department head shares responsibility for the design, organization, support and evaluation of the curriculum and the physical and material resources necessary to implement it.
The Department Head should have 5-10 years of teaching experience, preferably at both the upper and middle school level and hold an advanced degree, ideally in math education and/or school leadership. The department head has reduced teaching responsibilities and a generous stipend, in order to fulfill his/her administrative responsibilities.
Packer is deeply committed to diversity and to fostering an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 1.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lead 15-person department in advancing the school’s mission and departmental goals
Collaborate closely with other administrators on hiring, retention, evaluation, and professional growth of math teaching faculty
Ensure cohesion, continuity, and rigor of mathematics curriculum in grades 5-12
Models cultural competence by recognizing one's own biases, actively analyzing one’s own internal belief systems and being an effective and respectful communicator
Organize department meetings structured around departmental and divisional goals
Serve on Department Heads group, responsible for broad curricular and instructional initiatives
Serve on Academic Council, responsible for schoolwide programmatic planning
Manage departmental budget and make decisions regarding textbook, software and technology orders
Communicate with parents and the wider community about the math department’s philosophy, vision, offerings, measures of success, challenges, etc. through regular parent coffees and written correspondence
Design testing and placement for students entering Packer or seeking to accelerate in our program
Collaborate closely with Packer’s K-5 Math Coordinator and Middle School Math Coordinator
Oversee Math Lab and Math Support classes
Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@Packer.edu with "Job Listing 72001" in the subject line. To be considered, materials submitted should be titled “Last Name First Names - Document Title.”
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