Riverside Presbyterian Day School, an independent, coeducational elementary (PreK -6) day school located in Jacksonville, Florida is conducting a search for a Director of Lower School to join the administrative team starting July 1, 2018.
The Director of Lower School will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the academic program for grade levels Prekindergarten through Second Grade. General duties include supporting, observing, supervising, and evaluating faculty in those grades; monitoring student progress and providing for individual academic and personal guidance as needed; overseeing the academic program, curriculum, and records; serving as primary liaison with parents; serving as a member of the senior administrative team; and working closely with the Head of School, the Director of Upper School, the Director of Curriculum, and other members of the administrative team.
Demonstrated success as an elementary educator and administrator
A minimum of a MA in an appropriate discipline
Commitment to children and a strong understanding of childhood development, educational approaches, and curriculum
Understanding of culturally competent teaching and differentiated instruction
Ability to lead, inspire, support, and mentor faculty
Ability to function as a collaborative member of a community
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all members of the school community
High degree of empathy, integrity, and trustworthiness
Warm personality and positive spirit
Professional demeanor and a commitment to excellence and innovative education
Good sense of humor, balanced perspective, and high emotional intelligence
Proven ability to think strategically and creatively
Jacksonville's first private elementary school, Riverside Presbyterian Day School is a co-educational independent day school serving 459 students from PreK 3 through Grade 6. Characterized by high academic standards and a commitment to an excellent educational experience.