Germantown Friends School seeks a dynamic, highly experienced educator who can lead the Upper School and help shape its future. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Division Director must ensure that the work of the division is consonant with the school’s mission, the Head of School’s vision, and the school’s strategic initiatives. The Director must be an effective communicator who can function as the public face of the division, communicating clearly, knowledgeably, and regularly with all constituencies. As such, the Division Director must champion the divisional program and forward its growth, aligning it deliberately with mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.
As part of a leadership team at an Early Childhood through 12th grade school, the Division Director must be an effective collaborator with all academic and non-academic leaders in supporting the work of all divisions and school operations. In particular the Division Director will work closely with the Director of Academics, to achieve major goals related to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and instructional technology.
With the students as the primary focus of the Division Director’s work, the Division Director will support and create successful classroom and divisional experiences for all Upper School students. The Division Director, working in concert with the Director of Academics, is responsible for ensuring that the classroom experience for students is positive, productive, equitable, and always encouraging. As such, the Division Director will:
Develop a deep knowledge of each Upper School student’s talents, goals, and successes;
Create, implement, and manage exciting and engaging divisional/grade level experiences for students throughout the school year;
Oversee and support the advisory structure and advisory curriculum.
Meet regularly with advisors and learning support staff to review the progress and performance of all students;
Remain current on all communications between advisors, teachers, and parents so as to best support the students;
Coordinate the reporting process with the other division directors, the Associate Head of School, and the Director of Academics;
Create, implement, and manage productive parent-teacher conferences;
Review all student reports;
Oversee and manage the assessment calendar.
Support the curricular directives and initiatives of Department Heads and collaborate with the Director of Academics and Department Heads on questions of pedagogy and classroom management.
Participate in the supervisory evaluation process for teachers.
In addition, the Division Director also is required to work with the Associate Head of School and Head of School on faculty committee assignments, and provide feedback to Associate Head of School and Head of School in evaluating faculty/staff work on committees. The Upper School Division Director is expected to attend all major divisional events, and be present on campus daily through the end of the day’s regularly occurring classes and practices. The Upper School Division Director may have additional responsibilities as requested by the Head of School.
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood through 12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org