The department chair supports the experience of students and faculty and embraces the vision, mission, core values of the school and the Portrait of the Flint Hill Student. The department chair reports to the Director of Studies and is a ten month faculty position.
The ideal candidate will have...
experience teaching a range of levels/subjects within the discipline at the relevant divisional levels.
a thorough knowledge of methodology and best practices.
a Master’s Degree in education or related field.
the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of teachers.
experience in curriculum development.
experience integrating instructional technology.
an understanding of the development of children as it relates to the teaching/learning process.
exceptional organizational and communication skills.
experience creating a positive working and learning environment.
Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and supervision of content and skill sequences for Grades JK-6 or 7-12 in his/her respective discipline
Ensures continuity of the curriculum across grades and divisions
Reviews and approves proposals for new curriculum and presents proposals to the appropriate Department Chairs’ meeting for consideration and recommendation to the administration
Reviews semester exams or projects for quality and adherence to curricular standards
Reviews department-specific trip proposals to ensure curricular adherence
Seeks opportunities to integrate the curriculum with other disciplines
Seeks opportunities to integrate technology purposefully and effectively into the curriculum
Seeks opportunities to integrate a plurality of viewpoints and perspectives into the curriculum
Oversees the review of textbooks and instructional materials
Research field trip opportunities that support the goals of the curriculum (JK-6)
Serves as the voice of the department in the school community
Establishes (in consultation with department members as needed) the agenda and goals for the department and plans for the implementation and attainment of resulting action items
Provides instructional feedback – via an observation note in Folio – to members of the department, generally at least three times per year.
Facilitates department meetings and meeting opportunities for grade-level groups
Coordinates instructional and grading practices utilized by members of the department
Organizes course placement testing and evaluation
Reviews formal written comments for students, as assigned
Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment, as appropriate
Manages and oversees departmental participation in school admission events
Liaison between Department and Leadership
Represents the department in Department Chair and Curriculum Committee meetings
Facilitates communication between department members and Division Directors and/or the Director of Studies by meeting regularly with administrators and colleagues
Communicates Department Chair or Curriculum Committee information to department members
Recommends instructional materials and technology enhancements to administration
Creates and manages the department budget, as appropriate, in consultation with the Division Head
Provides feedback on teacher performance to the Division Head
Assists the Director of Human Resources and Division Directors in the hiring process (i.e., resume review, interviews, department involvement) to identify “best fit” candidates for the department
Provides continuing support to all department members to assist their professional growth
Mentors new department members in methodology, techniques, resources, and overall practice
Identifies professional development needs and opportunities for department members
Facilitates collaboration and innovation among department members
Teaching load as assigned
Other duties as assigned
About Flint Hill School
Flint Hill School (www.flinthill.org) is a K-12 coeducational day school enrolling 940 students and is situated on two beautiful and well-equipped campuses encompassing 50 acres in the heart of Fairfax County, just 15 miles west of Washington, DC. Founded in 1956, the school community is comprised of families representing more than ninety countries. Flint Hill, whose mascot is the husky, encourages collaboration, energy, activity and learning.