Oldfields School, an all-girls international boarding and day school, grades 8-12 in northern Baltimore County, is looking for an experienced Director of Academic and Programmatic Affairs. This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with a high degree of integrity and a keen interest and deep commitment to the value of a single-sex independent school education.
The Director of Academics and Programmatic Affairs will oversee the practical and strategic aspects of the Oldfields academic program, manage and enhance current systems while leading the School in defining and meeting its long-term strategic goals. The incumbent will maintain strong relationships with a wide range of constituents, including faculty members, department chairs, students and their families working to define and achieve success across the Oldfields curriculum. He/she will provide leadership, awareness and an understanding of the importance of an all-girls secondary school education, while helping to mentor and develop relevant skills within our adult community and advancing an academic program that appropriately challenges each girl to explore and develop as a confident learner. This position reports to the Head of School and serves on the School’s Program Team and Leadership Team.
Specific responsibilities include:
Management of Comprehensive Program:
Oversee and lead the ongoing development of a uniform, detailed curriculum.
Preview prospective student files as part of the student admissions process and provide feedback to the Admissions Committee regarding candidates’ suitability for Oldfields’ academic program.
In partnership with members of Program Team, coordinate an appropriate academic experience for each student, ensuring that she is placed in classes determined by previous academic experiences, assessments, and input from colleagues and families.
Ensure that student accommodations are utilized.
Build the annual master academic schedule for students and teaching faculty.
In partnership with department chairs and the Registrar, generate grades and comments, ensuring that all assessments and evaluations are produced in a timely and professional manner, and that academic records are kept in accordance with the best educational practices.
Execute observations and evaluations for teaching faculty.
Uphold student academic integrity.
Provide support and work collaboratively with advisors to manage parent, faculty, or student concerns or conflicts related to the academic program.
Oversee and manage the academic and departmental budgets with department chairs.
Leadership of Comprehensive Program:
Lead and partner in the implementation of opportunities for ongoing faculty professional development, including off-campus workshops and conferences, new faculty and faculty orientation, and faculty professional development days.
Create and maintain systems that recognize academic effort and achievement, including academic assemblies.
Oversee faculty mentor program.
Partner with Head of School to facilitate weekly Faculty M
In partnership with other members of the Program Team, oversee the School’s signature May Program and seminar series.
Represent the academic program on the Health and Wellness Team.
Participate in the hiring process.
Oversee academic policies outlined in Community Guidebook and Employee Handbook.
Represent the School at gatherings and conferences.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Administrator and Faculty Duties:
Serve as Administrator on Duty.
Manage coverage for absent teachers.
Teach a minimum of one class each term.
Participate in one season of co-curricular responsibilities.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
Demonstrated experience in independent schools, including residential life, advising, and academics.
Administrative leadership experience is recommended, potentially as a head of a department and/or academic program area, including experience with strategic planning, curriculum development, teaching faculty observation and evaluation, and budget management.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
Skilled in promoting a vision, communicating a strategy, and implementing goals.
Interested candidates should send resume, letter of interest, educational philosophy statement and three professional references in pdf format to Oldfields School to email@example.com (we prefer electronic attachments to paper). Onsite interview is required. First round interviews will be conducted during the week of January 28 and finalist interviews in early February. Criminal background checks are performed on all new hires.
Oldfields School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package & on-campus housing is available. Oldfields is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Oldfields School
Oldfields School is an 8th-12th grade all girls international boarding and day school in Baltimore County, Maryland.