Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Program
Media-Providence Friends School
March 5, 2018
50000.00 - 60000.00
Full Time - Faculty
Director of Studies/Curriculum
Founded in 1876, MPFS is a Quaker school of 130 students (Pre-K through 8th grade) in the Borough of Media, PA. The school has a long commitment to socio-economic, racial, and religious diversity in its families. Graduates continue their educations at a wide variety of high schools including Westtown, Shipley, Friends Central, Friends Select, and local public schools.
Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Program is responsible for all admissions efforts and overseeing curriculum and educational programming for the school. From an admission standpoint, this includes assessing all admissions processes and procedures, overseeing enrollment management efforts, identifying opportunities for enrollment growth, developing and implementing the school’s admissions plan, and leading the day-to-day admissions activities of the school.
Regarding programming, the position is responsible for working with faculty to ensure the consistency and quality of the school’s academic program across the grades. Responsibilities include directing the review, development, and revision of academic and related curriculum, working cooperatively with faculty and team coordinators to develop and supervise instructional programs, leading vertical curriculum teams, planning, improving, and overseeing curriculum and curriculum-based assessments.
The position reports to the Head of School and is a key member of the school’s leadership team. The Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Program is an ex offcio member of the school’s Board of Trustees, participating on the Advancement and Finance Committees of the board. The Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Program works closely with the Head of School, Director of Marketing and Communications, Development Director, and Annual Fund, Events and Communications Coordinator.
Applicants for the position must demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:
Ability to effectively communicate the mission and message of the school to current and prospective parents and faculty;
Familiarity with the independent school admissions process and marketplace, including knowledge of competitors and ability to stay current and develop tactical responses to changing admissions landscape;
Ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers to assess, develop, and implement school-wide curriculum standards, initiatives, and programs to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs students;
Ability to collect and interpret data and identify gaps in school programs and curriculum.
A minimum of five years classroom teaching experience, including experience developing and implementing cross-curricular, integrated curriculum.