The San Francisco School
Middle School Head
Starts July 1, 2017 – Accepting applications January 3 - February 1, 2017
OVERVIEW OF POSITION
The Middle School Head (MSH) works to assure the coherence, relevance and vibrancy of school curriculum and programs designed to encourage children to develop self-reliance, strong academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. The MSH also orchestrates the professional development of faculty relevant to these areas. For the 6th – 8th grades, the MSH is responsible for the overall development and management of the program, including curriculum, discipline, parent education, and supervision and mentoring of approximately fifteen faculty members. The MSH is also responsible for overseeing the High School Guidance process. Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Lower School Head (LSH), the MSH is a member of the senior administrative team and will participate in strategic planning and high-level decision-making.
- The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in education or a subject area field, a teaching certificate or credential (may be no longer current) or equivalent experience teaching in classroom settings, in addition to demonstrated leadership in program and management arenas preferably in a diverse, multicultural school community. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree and beyond.
- Proven cultural competence in a community committed to issues of diversity, equity and social justice
- Demonstrated academic and multicultural competency in classroom pedagogy, including innovative teaching and recognition of and appropriate response to various learning profiles
- Proven competency in organization and planning of a complex and evolving educational program, including scheduling, educational technology integration and curriculum development
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience with the ability to communicate effectively, and respectfully with all constituents in an evolving multicultural, economically diverse school environment, including faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students
- Ability to contribute to strategic thinking and to lead major initiatives in keeping with SFS's commitment to a multicultural, inclusive community
- Ability to supervise, evaluate, and mentor faculty members in ways relevant to this commitment
- Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment and integrity, particularly in challenging educational leadership situations
- Demonstrated ability to independently and appropriately set and follow through on priorities
- Demonstrated experience with managing competing, changing and evolving priorities with competence and creativity
- Commitment to the continuing development of relevant professional knowledge, skills and abilities, particularly as related to academic and cultural competencies
- All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.
Overview of School
The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The school embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and can find and develop their own passions. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.
Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and references (in one document) to email@example.com : (Please also note where you heard about this position).
The San Francisco School
Attn: Middle School Head
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134
Check out our website: www.sfschool.org
The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity,
both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding,
and for the direct benefit of each student.