Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is seeking an Upper School Assistant Head!
The Upper School Assistant Head reports directly to the Upper School Head. The Assistant Head will have direct oversight of the student body in the high school (grades 9-12), inclusive of behavior management, academic protocols and the social and emotional development. Partnering closely with and supervising Upper School faculty, the Assistant Head will drive and develop the overall culture of the Upper School with a rigorous academic program, an international student body and an involved and supportive parent community. The Assistant Head will have previous administrator level experience and, preferably, an advanced degree in Education and independent school experience.
Assists the Upper School Head in the preservation of the health, welfare, morale, and activities of the division
Develops, communicates, and coordinates a sound overall environment conducive to the educational objectives of the school
Assists the Upper School Head in the TAPD process (Teacher Assessment and Professional Development)
Oversees and coordinates the high school advisory program, including Personal Learning Plans
Oversees the course registration of students and creates the Master Schedule for the high school, including the teacher and student schedules
Assists the Upper School Head in administration of the daily operation of the school
Assists the Upper School Head in the review, development and implementation of the school’s curriculum
Assists in recruiting and selecting personnel
Organizes and conducts activities designed to recognize student achievement
Assists in orienting new faculty and staff
Participates in Academic Council
Oversees the high school student ambassador program
Oversees student government, clubs and trips
Performs other duties as assigned by the Upper School Head and Head of School
Represents the Upper School Head on the occasions of his/her absence or conflicts in schedule
Assumes the responsibilities of the Upper School Head should he/she become incapacitated, or as otherwise directed by the Head of School
A minimum of five years’ administrator level experience preferred
An advanced degree in educational management and leadership preferred
Independent school experience preferred
Ability to articulate the school’s Mission, Vision, and Values
Ability to foster and maintain a positive school climate, including upholding student expectations and monitoring student behavior
Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction in a high school, and experience as a curriculum leader
Ability to manage the academic life of the school on a daily basis
Experience in mentoring, coaching and supervising teachers
Ability to function as student achievement advocate
Understanding of current instructional best practice strategies, and the ability to articulate and communicate this to teachers, parents, and students
Highly developed interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication, skills
Strong presentation skills
Knowledge of and experience with educational technology systems and practices
Highly developed collaborative leadership skills in working with parents, students and teachers
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers.
We equip young minds with the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate, compare and make thoughtful choices so they can become informed and engaged citizens of the world.
L...éman Manhattan Prep is enriched by our vibrant downtown location and the proven academic resources afforded us as a member of the Meritas Family of Schools.
We believe in the value of:
Learning to think critically
Achieving academic excellence
Personalizing learning according to each student’s unique learning style, goals, interests and strengths
Developing a global perspective
Promoting healthy minds and bodies
Respecting one’s self and others
Serving the local and global community
World views from every classroom
Offering “world views from every classroom” is at the heart of our school’s mission. We want our students to be rooted in their community but we also feel that we have a responsibility to help our children see beyond the Manhattan harbor and engage in a conversation with others around the world. Therefore, we encourage young minds to see the world from fresh perspectives and to remember that a vantage point will change depending on where one is standing. And as the only preparatory school in Manhattan with established sister campuses in Europe, Asia, Latin America and throughout the United States the opportunities for international exchange are endless.