Austin Preparatory School, located in Reading, Massachusetts about 20 miles north of Boston, is seeking candidates for the position of Upper School Head beginning the 2017-2018 academic year. Founded in 1961, Austin Prep is a Catholic independent co-ed school serving students in grades 6-12. Austin Prep has a talented faculty of approximately 55 in the Upper School that administers a challenging curriculum that prepares students well for college. The Upper School Head reports to the Headmaster. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following electronic documents as separate PDF’s to USHeadSearch@austinprep.org: 1) a letter of interest expressing the applicant’s qualifications for this leadership position; 2) a resume; 3) a personal statement or educational philosophy not exceeding one page; and 4) a list of five professional references that includes e-mail, phone number, and a description of the professional relationship (references will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission).
Experience in a highly visible educational administrative position is required. Familiarity with independent school administrative systems, procedures, and practices along with experience working with or teaching students, particularly in independent, day/ boarding, college preparatory settings is strongly preferred.
The candidate must be able to work with a wide range of individuals and possess exceptional communication and organizational skills. Initiative and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively are essential.
Review of applications will begin immediately and qualified candidates will be contacted as materials are received. For full consideration, applicants should submit their application no later than Friday, March 3, 2017.