Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal, Head of School
Notre Dame High School seeks a dynamic school leader and innovator to be the chief academic officer for the School's academic program, the management and communication of the School's curriculum, and the standards and pedagogical approach of its faculty.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs is a new role stemming from the recently approved strategic plan “Educating Minds and Hearts 2020.” Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will lead the implementation of the academic goals in the strategic plan calling for program growth through innovation and curricular enhancements. As chief academic officer, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will champion the development of our academic program to our community and critical stakeholders.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs' primary responsibility is to lead the school's overall academic program and will engage teachers by supporting the creation of dynamic programs with high, yet achievable goals and objectives, while ensuring academic priorities align with the school’s Holy Cross Mission and values.
Nurture a school culture that supports excellence in teaching and learning with a focus on educating minds and hearts
Recruit and retain outstanding faculty
Ensure curriculum integrity, scope and sequence, alignment and articulation
Direct the work of the Academic Board, including identifying and shaping academic initiatives, goal-setting and agenda planning, and overseeing accreditation related processes
Identify and implement contemporary pedagogy in teaching young men
Support and facilitate continued professional growth for faculty and nurture their commitment to continuous improvement in teaching and learning
Supervise department chairs, the director of instructional development, director of the library media center, director of instructional technology, and the director of summer programs
Oversee new faculty orientation and faculty mentoring program
Support department and faculty goals and coordinate semi-annual faculty evaluations and reviews
Embrace the Holy Cross charism and Notre Dame’s Catholic identity and mission
Master’s degree required and 5 years of successful experience in teaching and academic leadership, preferably at the secondary school level
Creative and strategic thinker with outstanding instructional skills and a proven ability to mentor and develop others
Leadership, management, and proven collaboration skills, positive energy and sense of humor
Exceptional writing and public speaking skills
Meaningful experience in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula
Proficiency in faculty performance assessment
Experience analyzing statistics and data trends
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with all stakeholders, including faculty/staff, students, Board members, alumni, current families and prospective student families
Commitment to 21st-century learning and a passion for current trends and technologies affecting education outcomes
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by February 17, 2017. The following should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format:
Cover letter aligning your skills, experiences, and interests with the key responsibilities of the position;
Current resume with all appropriate dates;
A brief statement of educational or leadership philosophy;
A list of three (3) references with email/phone contact information. No references will be contacted until a serious mutual interest has been established, and not without the prior approval of the candidate.
Notre Dame High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition founded in 1946. We educate the minds and hearts of young men who are diverse in talent, backgrounds, and beliefs. We inspire academic excellence and nurture personal growth through the intellectual, creative, social, spiritual, and physical development of each student. Our students demonstrate integrity and compassion for all as they become responsible citizens of our global community.