The Position: The Town School for Boys seeks a dynamic educator with strong teaching experience, a knowledge of child development and proven leadership skills to be the Upper School Director of its fifth through eighth grade division.
Among responsibilities are included:
- Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Upper School
- Participating in all-school administrative decisions
- Partnering with the Director of Discipline to support a healthy and safe school culture
- Serving as the intellectual leader of the Upper School
- Overseeing the creation and implementation of schedules and duty rosters in conjunction with the scheduling committee
- Serving as liaison to parents
- Overseeing student progress and tracking outcome data via standardized testing, alumni survey, and high school placement data
- Responsibility for the development and implementation of curriculum and instruction in conjunction with the Lower School Director, Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation, and Committee on Teaching and Learning
- Collaborates with teachers and administrators to promote continuity and coherence of programs
- Maintaining faculty morale
- Hiring and evaluating faculty
- Encouraging faculty development and managing professional development budget
- Managing Upper School budgets: general, supply, and book
- Teaching a class or supervising a student activity
- Coordinating learning services with learning specialists
- Conducting division and grade level meetings
- Organizing and supervising all reporting and grading
- Organizing divisional assemblies
- Serving as member of the senior administrative team
A candidate should have a strong knowledge of academic and social development of fifth through eighth grade boys. Significant administrative experience is preferable but not a prerequisite. He or she must be highly organized, have excellent verbal and writing skills, understand current education pedagogy, and excel at working with all constituents of the school community. The Upper School Director serves as the leader of the division and should be able to articulate and implement the school’s vision. Ideal candidates have demonstrable commitment to diversity and equity, as well as the interest and skills to partner in leadership around this work. The Upper School Director should love the joys and challenges of working with boys in these grades.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to:
Lorri Hamilton Durbin, Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Discrimination Policy: Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Town School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with like NAIS schools.
About Town School for Boys
Since its founding in 1939, Town School is committed to providing a dynamic and engaging environment that suits the developmental learning needs of boys. An intensive academic program is supplemented by fine arts offerings and outdoor education trips that take advantage of the school's Bay Area coastal location. Town School values academic excellence, respect for self and others, diversity and inclusivity, service learning, and character development. Town places a high value on maintaining a creative, collegial atmosphere among faculty members. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all faculty and strong support for a wide range of professional development opportunities.