The Director of Lower Elementary and Early Childhood is responsible for setting a compelling and powerful vision for student achievement and inspiring others to implement the school’s vision through effective leadership and management of the school’s students and staff.
The ideal candidate has strong curriculum knowledge, training knowledge and leadership skills. They should also be willing to think flexibly and work with a progressive curriculum model that merges an academic and social emotional learning experience. Adaptability in growing and evolving communities is a must. Previous Director or Assistant Director experience preferred.
The School Director leads, manages and oversees all functions of the school, including but not limited to the following duties:
Provide instructional leadership for the school by:
Setting and articulating an instructional vision and maintaining school-wide focus on high standards of student achievement
Developing long and short term plans for individual teachers to address deficits and build on strengths of teaching strategies
Creating and managing process for analyzing data to increase student achievement
Modeling excellence in teaching and leading
Monitoring progress of all students, sharing ownership of all student results, and ensuring that a continuous improvement processes address school-wide and individual student achievement.
Ensuring ongoing communication with student families, leadership, and the board regarding academic progress
Providing community outreach, becoming involved in relevant organizations and educational programs
Remaining current on issues and trends in education
Monitoring curriculum implementation
Developing and implementing strategies to recruit and maintain enrollment
Implementing new programs and expanding the Lower Elementary School
Manage financial and operational functions at school site, including:
Managing the day to day operations of the school
Setting and maintaining a budget that ensures fiscal solvency
Planning and executing against budget plan that includes all staffing and facilities considerations
Ensuring compliance with restrictions, regulatory, and reporting requirements
Ensuring that the school is operating in accordance with school policies and state licensing standards.
Recruiting, assessing and developing a high quality teaching staff
Acting as a liaison between 9th Bridge staff and families