The Head of Upper School oversees approximately 460 students and 48 faculty members from Grades 9 to 12. The division offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum that includes more than 40 Advanced Placement and Honors offerings as well as ample opportunities for experiential education, hands?on innovation, and community service, as well as extensive offerings in athletics and the arts.
For a position to begin in July of 2019, LJCDS is seeking an educational leader who will engage and mentor remarkable faculty, connect with students meaningfully, understand and value teamwork, and be a visionary and an innovator who can inspire transformational change.
The Upper School Head oversees an administrative team that includes an Assistant Head of Upper School for Faculty and Curriculum Development, an Assistant Head of Upper School for Student Life and College Counseling, and a Dean of Academics and Student Life for Grades 9?10. Responsibilities include day?to?day supervision, faculty leadership, curriculum development, academic advising, college preparedness, and connecting the school to the world and the world to the school. While already benefiting from an excellent reputation, LJCDS seeks a leader who will take this division to greater standards of excellence.
The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following:
Experience as a school administrator and educator, preferably in an independent school setting.
Knowledge of curriculum and the curricular issues challenging students in our rapidly changing global community.
Knowledge and interest in college counseling and college admissions.
Decisive, creative leadership complemented appropriately with the ability to administer and manage.
Interpersonal skills to interact and work effectively with students, teachers, parents, and other constituencies.
A willingness to be visible within the La Jolla County Day community at school events, around the campus, in classrooms, and in the lives of its people.
A personality that engages others in the LJCDS community and its vision for the future.
Applicants should submit materials to include:
A cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in and qualified for the position.
A current résumé.
A statement of educational philosophy and/or other supporting material (e.g., articles or speeches) that would be useful to the Search Committee.
The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. (We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.)
About La Jolla Country Day School
La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is an independent coeducational day school for students in early childhood (age 3) through Grade 12. LJCDS prides itself on identifying students and teachers of character who have a strong work ethic and a desire for greatness in any realm that inspires them. Through an outstanding faculty and staff, the school delivers an exceptional academic program, mentors the pursuit of greatness, and engages thought leaders into the fabric of the school. Its promise is to “Inspire Greatness for a Better World.”