Job Purpose: Serves as the educational leader and chief administrator of the upper school, responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment.
Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership in the growth and development of the Upper School program.
- Ensure the school monitors community responses and works proactively to develop broad community understanding of and support for its Mission.
- Bring proactive and intentional leadership to nurture a highly-functioning, committed and cohesive community.
- Supports fundraising, marketing and admissions efforts.
- Ensure that parents are kept informed about TEA’s policies, programs and the progress of their children by providing for regular, clear and logical communications within the TEA community.
- Along with the Instructional Guide and Chief Academic Officer, oversees the development of educational program goals and objectives.
- Provides management and support for the Upper School faculty, staff and students.
- Works with the Instructional Guide and Chief Academic Officer to support the professional development and growth of the faculty and staff.
- Manages the evaluation process of the faculty and staff as well as supports the hiring and firing of personnel.
- Serves as point-person for Upper School communication with parents, students and community members.
- Ensures student discipline policies and procedures are enforced and working effectively.
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the Upper School, including risk management, and safety.
- Completes and submits reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
- Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and extended knowledge of one’s skill set.
- Devote reasonable time to understand internal processes and procedures. Abide by TEA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
- Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings, participate in school-wide events including but not limited to: Back to School Camping, Back to School Orientation, Parent Forums, Open House Events, Winter Expo, Soiree teacher time, Celebration of Learning, Graduation, Internal and External Professional Development, etc.
- Devote a reasonable amount of time to complete additional duties as assigned by the Director and/or Head of School and or designee, including but not limited to After School Clubs, Summer Camps, Athletics and/or Committees.
- Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Tahoe Expedition Academy Employee Handbook.
- Demonstrate excellent leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate people.
- Demonstrate excellent integrity and good moral character and initiative.
- Highly developed communications skills.
- Flexible, innovative, creative.
- Open-minded, honest, straight forward, fair and equitable.
- Highly organized and strong follow-through with tasks and promises.
- Ability to lead a diverse group of employees.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Ability to manage budgets and implement spending procedures and monitoring.
- Ability to interact with a broad and diverse population of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to develop curriculum and lead instructional programs.
- Masters Degree in Education or related field.
- Possess a results-driven, entrepreneurial mindset; motivated self-starter with initiative, creativity and drive.
- Ability to articulate TEA’s compelling story to families and students.