Maumee Valley is is the only secular, PS-12 independent school in northwest Ohio and boasts an accomplished and diverse student body, rigorous academic program, and impressive college profile. A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global.
HEAD OF LOWER SCHOOL
A Maumee Valley administrator is a guide who orchestrates learning for all constituencies in ways that are engaging, challenging and relevant. The successful candidate is a resourceful and innovative professional who utilizes a range of pedagogical techniques in order to reach all learners. All faculty, staff and learners will feel safe, respected and confident in the environment created by this candidate. We ask all of our administrators to do the following:
The successful candidate for Head of Lower School at MVCDS will be an outstanding leader who develops and fosters a team environment, with experience in both the classroom and in educational administration. The individual will have an understanding of, and successful experience working with, the developmental needs of students ages five through thirteen. The Head of Lower School is responsible for the academic, staffing, administrative duties and parent relationships for the Lower School at MVCDS. The Lower School head will advance the mission and vision of MVCDS and work collaboratively with the Head of School and the Heads of the other schools and senior administrative team.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Design, schedule, and implement the Lower School curriculum
Incorporate Lower School best practices and 21st century educational practices into the curriculum
Oversee day-to-day operation of the Lower School
Assume the leadership of professional development, mentoring, and evaluation of teachers in the Lower School
Create and foster a collaborative, engaging Lower School environment
Build and maintain strong relationships with students, parents, and faculty
Support the Admissions Office in the recruitment and evaluation of prospective students
Skills and Qualities:
The successful candidate will possess:
Excellent communication and listening skills (verbal and written)
Superior interpersonal skills
Strong leadership skills
Transparent and strong decision making skills
The ability to seek and implement innovative solutions to challenges
Flexibility and a sense of humor
An attitude of professionalism and care
The successful candidate will have the following:
Masters Degree in Education or related field
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a Lower School
Independent School Experience
Previous administrative experience in a school
Knowledge and implementation of Lower School best practices and 21st century educational practices
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your documents in PDF format to email@example.com.
Documents needed:MVCDS Application, cover letter, resume, three written professional letters of reference, and a copy of college transcripts.
Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
About Maumee Valley Country Day School
Employment at Maumee Valley is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community of learners who seek challenge, commitment, and strong relationships. Because we are an independent college preparatory school, much is required of our administrators, faculty and staff.
Maumee Valley Country Day School's mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education.
The Upper school is recognized for it’s extraordinary learning opportunities. The Upper School’s Winterim program enhances students' learning with intensive, focused month long experiences. Students select from offerings that include classes, local as well as international educational trips and independent study projects. The Fine and Performing Arts programs are a part of the core curriculum of the Upper School. The school also has an international student program that provides a unique learning opportunity for international students as well as provides the student body with unique exposure to diverse cultures and ideas.