Do you have an unflappable optimism and believe education can and should be better? Do you value authentic, relevant, and dynamic approaches to learning? Have you always wanted to work in an environment where new ideas are valued and it is understood that being a part of a diverse community makes us all better thinkers and problem solvers?
We are seeking an educational leader as head of upper school who can help us continue to build and refine a dynamic, modern education experience for all of our students. The leader will join a connected community where every student is known, and where each voice matters. We have high standards for our students and set goals around student engagement, such that we want each of our students to be challenged and loving it. Student autonomy and ownership are core elements to our educational philosophy, and we see, firsthand, that when students are given the opportunity to dive deep, the results are inspiring. With robust admissions interest, and an outstanding faculty, the upper school is poised to take the student experience and learning to the next level.
Provide leadership and oversight to all aspects of the upper school program
Plan, articulate, and implement a vision for the division, including curricular innovation and support for our research initiatives and global programming and student travel
Observe, supervise, mentor, and help evaluate the faculty, focused on student engagement and effective teaching and learning practice
Supervise the upper school deans and provide guidance for all co-curricular programs
Serve on the Wellington leadership team and be a visible and positive presence in all areas of the school
Significant experience in academic leadership
Demonstrated experience working with upper school students, teachers, and parents
Deep understanding of and experience leading innovative curricular initiatives
Experience with student travel
Understanding of educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of adolescents.
Effective communication, including experience with written, verbal, and social media.
Comfort with and understanding of technology
Qualified candidates should submit the following to Christine Conkle, upper school executive assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 17, 2018.
Create a 2-minute video answering the following prompt: We have high standards for our students and set goals around student engagement, such that we want each of our students to be challenged and loving it. What would that look like under your leadership in the upper school?
If you have an issue with the production of the video for any reason, please reach out to Christine Conkle for alternative options.
We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.
About The Wellington School
The Wellington School guides all children to discover and cultivate their inherent genius in every dimension of life--intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and physical–by establishing a diverse, inclusive and safe environment that fosters educational excellence, prioritizes deep individual inquiry, ignites curiosity and creativity, promotes social responsibility and prepares students to lead in an evolving global community.