Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal
Buffalo Seminary is an independent day and boarding high school for college-bound girls. Founded in 1851, SEM is located in the historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, New York and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Our five student and faculty residences are renovated historic homes adjacent to our school building. At SEM, girls from diverse backgrounds – united in their ambition for a superb and challenging education – can find a comprehensive program that prepares them well for both college and lifelong endeavors.
Applicants must be dynamic individuals, passionate about their work, with a collaborative and innovative teaching approach. The ideal candidate should demonstrate enthusiasm for all-girls education and will embrace diversity and support our inclusive community. Our faculty is deeply committed to a holistic student experience; in addition to the administrative, other responsibilities include student advising, residential life, and athletic or extracurricular activities.
Dean of Teaching and Learning
The Dean of Teaching and Learning reports directly to the Assistant Head of School, meets regularly with the Head of School, and is a member of our administrative team. S/he coordinates all aspects of our program including our academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Dean of Teaching and Learning:
Works with the Assistant Head of School and faculty to design and articulate a curriculum to best prepare our students for the world they will enter.
Champions the philosophy and mission of the school and its leadership while meeting pedagogical goals and objectives.
Spearheads new and innovative programs.
Oversees the curriculum to ensure student success and the excellence of all academic programs at the school.
Establishes and promotes high standards and expectations for academic performance among all students and faculty/staff.
Assists Assistant Head of School with faculty evaluations.
Chairs the curriculum committee.
Serves as Capstone Program Coordinator.
Coordinates regularly scheduled reviews of teaching materials with department chairs.
Conducts professional development for faculty to keep them informed of current trends/research in curriculum and instruction.
Oversees standardized testing programs including the AP program.
Remains knowledgeable about national standards and state mandates regarding curriculum.
Participates in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from candidate's area(s) of expertise.
Is involved in the school community at large.
Serves as an advisor, participates in residential activities, teaches as needed, coaches or serves as a club advisor, and participates in projects as requested by the Head of School.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with resume by May 25th to Ann More, Assistant to the Head of School, at email@example.com.. Please include position applying for in the subject line.
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education preferred
10 years teaching experience, preferably within independent schools
Successful track record of collaboration
Understanding of design principles for creating and evaluating the curriculum
Outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience