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Assistant Upper Division Head Grades 5-8

Company: Park School Corp
Location: Brookline
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

About The Park School The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth, and to become contributing members of the community. --At the Park School, faculty e ngage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs. The Assistant Upper Division Head is a member of the school's Upper Division and reports to the Upper Division Head. This full time, 12-month position partners with the Upper Division Head to cultivate a developmentally appropriate, engaging, and supportive student culture and learning environment in which students feel a sense of community with their peers and teachers. The Assistant Upper Division Head will provide guidance and expertise in support of the school's mission and strategic plan.

  • In partnership with the Upper Division Head, support and implement school and division priorities
  • Support the Upper Division Head in assessing, designing, and implementing student-centered experiences and co-curricular programming. Including;
    • Advisory
    • Growth Education
    • Affinity Groups
    • Clubs
    • Service Learning
    • Student Leadership
    • In partnership with the Upper Division Head and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, ensure that the Upper Division meets the expectations set forth in the 2020 DEI Implementation Plan
    • In partnership with the Upper Division Head and the Director of Academic Support, School Counselor, Psychologist, and faculty, as appropriate, to collaborate on academic and social-emotional systems of support
    • Partner with Assistant Head of Academics and Program, Upper Division Head and Director of Instructional Practice as needed in support of student learning
    • Partner with classroom teachers, advisors, Grade Level Coordinators and the Upper Division Head to support student behavior plans and the disciplinary process
    • Collaborate with Upper Division Head to organize and facilitate community events for students, including Morning Meetings
    • Attend Parents' Nights, admission events, and school outreach events as necessary
    • Lead the Upper Division in the absence of the Division Head
    • Lead professional development for faculty as needed
    • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
      • Minimum of five years teaching experience at the middle school level
      • Deep understanding of child development, research-based practices, and current trends for students in grades 5-8
      • Experience in student activities coordination
      • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
      • Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community Application Information
        • Please visit The Park School career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership philosophy, and names and contact information of three professional references
        • The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs. Please attach your leadership philosophy statement.* Please provide the name, email address, and phone number of three to five professional references including two present or past supervisors.* What is your highest level of completed education?* How did you hear about this opportunity?* The following questions are entirely optional. To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more .

Keywords: Park School Corp, Brookline , Assistant Upper Division Head Grades 5-8, Education / Teaching , Brookline, Massachusetts

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