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Director of Academics

Date Posted: August 2, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Park Street School
Boston, MA, USA
Job Type: Non-Profit/Parachurch/Missions
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Position Summary

The Director of Academics is a member of the leadership team and provides administrative and strategic oversight in developing, achieving, and maintaining the best educational programs and services for all students; responsible for the implementation and completion of short and long-term educational plans; responsible to lead the growth and development of educational services throughout the school; maintains close day-to-day supervision/interaction with level directors and assigned administrators; combines strategic thinking and strong execution skills across all education content areas and works within the policies, regulations and objectives outlined by the Head of School; will ensure that effective education management practices are in place and used across all grade levels.

Primary Responsibilities

Instructional and Program Oversight

  • Oversee and assure the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive integrated curriculum across all grade levels (Toddler through Grade 6).
    • Implement and oversee formal assessments of student progress and performance.
    • Analyze data collected from assessments to monitor student growth and to assist in review of curriculum.
    • Provide structure for periodic measurement and evaluation of the curriculum across all subject areas.
  • Monitor and effectively interpret the latest research, trends and development in all areas of education.
  • Apply research and best practices to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality instruction aligned with standards.
  • Cultivate consistency among staff in enforcing the school-wide objectives and policies.
  • Ensure that the necessary time, resources, materials, and technology to support educational goals are available.
  • Develop, oversee and assess curriculum and program-based events.
  • Provide regular communication with parents regarding curriculum and events, as well as manage and respond to parent concerns.
  • In consultation with Preschool and Elementary Directors, monitor student progress and proactively engage teachers and parents when concerns arise.
  • Lead next school placement.

Staff Support and Supervision

  • Oversee and support Preschool and Elementary Directors, as well as After School Coordinator.
  • With Head of School, assist Preschool and Elementary Directors and After School Coordinator with setting and meeting annual goals.
  • Oversee professional growth, development, evaluation and retention of teaching faculty with support from Preschool and Elementary Directors.
  • Solicit professional development needs from Preschool and Elementary Directors and faculty.
  • In collaboration with Preschool and Elementary Directors, plan and provide professional development which addresses the identified staff needs, supports program’s goals, and focuses on student achievement.
  • With Preschool and Elementary Directors, develop awareness of faculty practices, classroom culture and effectiveness by conducting informal and formal classroom observations and implement educator evaluation process.
  • Encourage and support the development and implementation of innovative instructional programs to achieve identified need.
  • Oversee and Coordinate Faculty Recruitment:
    • Collaborate with Preschool and Elementary Directors to prepare, review, and revise job descriptions and post open positions.
    • With Preschool and Elementary Director gather and share candidate assessments and recommendations with Head of School.
    • Communicate new hires with school community.
    • Oversee onboarding of new faculty.

Academic Liaison and Community Relations

  • Collaborate with leadership team to advance and support admissions and development efforts.
  • Work with Director of Finance and Head of School to ensure alignment between annual budget and academic programs.
  • Support the After School Coordinator to achieve programmatic and financial objectives.
  • Actively support the mission, vision and promotion of Park Street School to the internal and external community.
  • Communicate curriculum, instructional practices, and new initiatives to parents and the community.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Head of School.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a supervisory/administrative capacity.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a classroom teacher.
  • Reflective practitioner who demonstrates continued growth professionally.
  • Experience using data and research to drive decision making.
  • Ability to interpret data and evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness.
  • Collaborative leadership style – committed to work collaboratively with administration, teachers, students, and parents.
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Evening and weekend availability to support special events.

Compensation

  • This is a full-time position.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience, with a very competitive benefit package.

How To Apply

If interested, apply here.