Drew School is looking to fill a full-time Science faculty and Department Chair position for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Department Chair is responsible for overseeing their department’s curriculum and teaching to the school’s mission. Working with the Academic Dean and the Dean of Faculty, the Department Chair will develop and articulate a clear vision for the department and manage its continual growth and self-reflection - both curricular and professional.
This position requires someone to teach four classes and lead all departmental and curricular planning meetings. We are seeking a science educator with at least eight years teaching experience across all levels of high school. We are also looking for someone who either aspires for leadership roles, or who is currently serving as a Department Chair or other supervisory administrative role within an independent high school.
We are in year two of a five-year curriculum review, and are looking for someone with the skill-set to lead their department in engaging with fundamental questions of what and how we teach. Our science program places a strong emphasis on inquiry-based, hands-on learning, and we value creativity and real-world application of scientific principles. We want to ensure that a new leader in our school also shares these values.
The Drew faculty is collegial and collaborative. We are looking for someone familiar with the culture of independent schools who wants to work within a supportive and collaborative school community.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Provides mentorship and support for teachers in the department, including class observations and meetings to discuss teaching methodology and professional development opportunities
Works with the Dean of Faculty to mentor and evaluate new teachers
Works with the Academic Dean to build a curriculum that aligns with the school’s mission and fosters individual growth in every student
Sets departmental goals and plans meetings to improve programming
Leads hiring of new teachers for the department
Manages department budget
Serves as primary spokesperson for the department
Is a leader who embraces the direction and mission of the school
Is a member of the Academic Council, meeting every two weeks
Qualifications and Skills
Has management or supervisor experience of at least two years
Has experience in an independent school setting
Has experience working with students with learning differences
Is self-reflective and growth-minded
Has the ability to collaborate with adults and students
Is culturally competent and a practitioner of equity and inclusion
Has the ability to maintain standards of professionalism
Duties and Responsibilities Outside of the Department
Lead bi-weekly Experiential Elective classes
Advise a student advising group
Lead a Drew Education for Active Lifelong Learning (DEALL) week experience
Drew School offers a competitive compensation package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Drew School of San Francisco admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.
About Drew School
Drew School is an independent, urban high school in San Francisco enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew engages each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Our school community is centered on experienced, dedicated, and passionate faculty, and engaged, committed students. Drew combines its student-centered curriculum with a focus on experiential learning, global awareness, and local community involvement.