Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, seeks a Director of Studies beginning July 1, 2019. The successful Director of Studies will provide strategic leadership in teaching and learning, while partnering with school leaders to support a vibrant and inclusive academic curriculum. Reporting to the Academic Dean, the Director of Studies oversees student course management and academic progress, leads the Academic Support Center, and serves as a member of the faculty.
Provide leadership in teaching & learning best practices, pursuing professional development around pedagogical trends and developing networks with other visionary schools and institutions.
In partnership with the Community & Equity Office, work to sustain and build programs and initiatives to onboard students, promote inclusion and equity, and help all students access the full extent of a Concord Academy education.
Collaborate with IT on academic technology initiatives.
Advance academic and curricular initiatives as a member of the Department Heads group.
Oversee student course registration and add/drop process, as well as mid-year course changes, withdrawals, and audits.
In partnership with the College Counseling Office & Registrar, guide student progress toward graduation requirements and “right fit” course loads.
Oversee Academic Support Center, including management and scheduling of ASC staff/tutors, and ASC budget.
Oversee neuropsych testing and accommodations, including coordinating testing with students and families, reviewing test results with Student Support Services, and developing CA Academic profiles and accommodations.
Together with Academic Dean, provide resources and support for families with concerns around their student’s academic progress.
Manage Concord Academy’s partnership with Global Online Academy.
Coordinate with the Student Life Office to oversee application and progress of students at Semester Away programs.
Carry a half-time teaching load (two courses each semester).
Advise a full complement of students.
Participate fully in the life of the school, fulfilling duty points through committees, clubs, and/or chaperoning school events.
We actively seek applicants who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. The School provides a competitive benefits package and salary is commensurate with experience. All faculty members at Concord Academy participate fully in the life of the School; responsibilities include advising, serving on committees and/or clubs, and periodically providing an adult presence at school events. Coaching an athletic team is welcomed but not required and is remunerated separately. On-campus housing may be available, but it is limited, and faculty members are not required to live at the School.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, transcript, and the names and contact information of three references to: Sarah Yeh Dean of Faculty HR+Directorofstudies@concordacademy.org
About Concord Academy Founded in 1922, Concord Academy is a renowned independent high school for individuals who go on to make their mark on the world. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students thrive in partnership with talented educators, encouraged to find their voices and discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes. With just shy of 400 boarding and day students, the CA community is vibrant, close-knit, and enlivened by a rigorous curriculum with wide-as-you-can-dream opportunities. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website: www.concordacademy.org.
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, thanks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA e...xperience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/