Director of Studies/Curriculum, Diversity Coordinator, Division Head/Principal
Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school serving day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. Total student enrollment is approximately 525, of which 25% are boarding students.
The Pennington School is seeking applications for the position of Dean of Faculty to take effect July 1, 2019.
Reporting directly to the Headmaster, the Dean of Faculty oversees and supervises approximately 90 full and part-time faculty members to maintain congruency between the School’s 6-12 vision and all academic and non-academic activities. The Dean of Faculty, along with other members of the administrative leadership team, helps to lead the consistent operation of the Upper School and oversees the success and wellness of students by working closely with teachers and administration.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Establish and maintain programs for the orientation of new teachers, for professional development training of all teachers, and for the evaluation of classroom teachers throughout the organization
Work closely with Human Resources on the overall recruitment strategy for the School, ensure the program is aligned for specific needs of the faculty and School vision, make recommendations regarding the recruitment, hiring, retention, and the assignment of faculty
Ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to School policies in all areas of the School’s operation, work in conjunction with HR to assure compliance with all state and federal laws and requirements
Oversee and direct the activities of the department chairs in their roles as faculty supervisors, evaluators, and coordinators of professional development
Oversee the faculty advisors of various student organizations and activities
Conduct regular meetings with faculty and with the department chairs (in collaboration with the Dean of Academic Affairs); to address both routine school matters and allow the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern
Help to coordinate the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the School (in collaboration with the Assistant Head for Community Life)
Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures
Actively engage with NJAIS/NAIS and other professional organizations devoted to instruction and evaluation
Attend on-campus events, especially events directed at prospective families
Teach an academic class and/or coach
Support the School and its leadership
The Pennington School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is full-time, twelve (12) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Pennington School employees.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements and three professional references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An advanced degree in education or related field is required
7-10 years of experience in an educational administrative position is strongly preferred
Strong peer leadership and mentoring skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Familiarity with independent school administrative systems, procedures, and practices
5-10 years of experience working with or teaching students, particularly in independent, day/ boarding, college, or college preparatory settings
Occasional travel to meet with various school constituents and work during evenings and weekends
Ability to work with a wide range of individuals, both students, and adults
Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
About The Pennington School
The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational day-boarding school with 525 students in grades 6–12, and a faculty and staff of approximately 150. The Pennington School is committed to developing individual excellence in all of its students.
The School’s 54-acre campus is ideally situated near Princeton, NJ, just 40 miles from Philadelphia, PA and 60 miles from New York City.