Bosque School seeks an experienced educator to be the Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Successful candidates will have three to five years in a leadership position at the secondary school level and will bring wisdom, insight, and warmth to the position. The Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with the middle and high school academic leadership team of thoughtful and experienced grade-level team leaders. Now in its 21st year, Bosque School is a vibrant learning community in which teachers are honored as educational leaders and students are believed to have enormous intellectual and creative capacity. The school has a strong commitment to an academically challenging curriculum that includes comprehensive arts education, field-based environmental education, and community-wide service learning. We seek a school leader committed to progressive education, diversity and equity work, and – most of all – young people ages 11 to 18 years old.
For detailed information about the responsibilities of the job please refer to Employment Opportunities on the Bosque School website: http://www.bosqueschool.org.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and five references via email to email@example.com. These materials should address the reason for interest in the position, professional goals, and relevant education and experiences. The deadline for submission of application materials is Friday, January 6, 2017.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Three to five years of experience in a leadership position at the secondary school level
Insightful understanding of the developmental needs of young people ages 11-18
Knowledge of best practices regarding secondary school curricula and pedagogy
Compassion and empathy for young people and their families
Commitment to ongoing creation of a diverse and inclusive learning environment
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues while also able to make difficult decisions
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Knowledge of best practices regarding inquiry-based teaching
Ability to integrate best practices regarding technology and learning
Insightful understanding of progressive education practices, including inquiry-based learning, as well as innovative differentiation and assessment models
Master’s Degree or higher
Additional Salary Information: dependent on experience
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to c...ollect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 490 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 60 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees and a support staff of 41. The average class size is 16 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.