National Presbyterian School, an independent, coeducational 295-student elementary (Nursery-6th grade) day school located in Washington, DC, is conducting a search for a Director of the Upper Division/Director of Outplacement to join the NPS community and administrative team starting in the summer of 2017.
The Director will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the academic program in the 5 grade levels from Grade 2 – Grade 6. 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; coordinating the outplacement process; and working closely with the Head of School, Director of the Lower Division, Director of Studies, and other members of the administrative team.
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
Experience and a demonstrated record of success as an elementary educator and administrator
A minimum of an MA in an appropriate discipline
Commitment to children and a familiarity with childhood development, educational approaches, and curriculum
High degree of integrity and trustworthiness
Ability to lead, support, and mentor faculty and to function as a collaborative member of a community
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Warm personality and positive spirit
Professional demeanor and presentation
Good sense of humor, balanced perspective, and high emotional intelligence
Proven ability to think strategically and creatively
Individuals interested in applying for this position should send resume, cover letter, references, and a statement of educational philosophy (via e-mail or regular mail) by December 30, 2016 to:
Margery Topf, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
National Presbyterian School
4121 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits. EOE.
National Presbyterian School is an independent, co-educational 300+ student elementary (N-6th Grade) day school located in Upper Northwest Washington, DC. Founded in 1969 as an educational mission of the National Presbyterian Church, National Presbyterian School is a traditional, elementary school dedicated to educational excellence in an ecumenical Christian environment. A loving and inclusive co...mmunity, NPS strives to help children develop intellectual, spiritual, and personal foundations that will serve them throughout their lives.