The Middle School Division Director acts as the strategic and tactical educational leader of grades 6 through 8 and is responsible for day-to-day operations in those grades. The Division Director maintains the alignment between the school's mission statement, strategic plan, and all activities of that division. He/She functions as the chief articulator and upholder of the programs, practices, and behavioral guidelines for grades 6 - 8. The Division Director works collaboratively with the Preschool-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade Division Directors to ensure programmatic and pedagogical continuity and cohesion across all grades.
As a member of the school’s Program Team, the Division Director will:
co-lead the school’s collective and continuous improvement efforts
co-create and implement best practice programs and initiatives
evaluate the academic program and pedagogy for curricular clarity, cohesion, and alignment with benchmarks and school values
consistently assess where the teachers are, what they need to move forward, and how to allocate resources to meet those needs
oversee and provide leadership to assigned faculty committees and conducts regular tactical and strategic meetings with faculty, individually and in teams, to build shared visions, support innovations, and problem solve concerns
work in conjunction with School Psychologist, Learning Resource Team, teachers, and parents to develop plans to meet the educational, physical, social, and emotional needs of students.
make recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring, remediation, retention,and the assignment of faculty
supervise all classroom teachers in grades 6- 8
supervise specialist teachers who teach across multiple grades/divisions
Excellent communication, leadership, organization, and collaboration skills
Experience coaching teachers
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity work
Curriculum design/implementation experience
Supervision or school-level committee work
Understanding of academic technology and integration
Experience in Google Apps for Education
Spanish fluency is a plus
Years of experience: 3-5 years teaching experience required (grades 6-8 experience preferred); administrative experience preferred.
Educational background: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in an education-related field is strongly preferred.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a philosophy of education statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philadelphia School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks to promote diversity in its many forms; candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.