Saint Andrew’s School, a JK-12 boarding and day school in Boca Raton, FL, is looking for a leader of our Design Technology/Media Arts Department. The qualified candidate is a culturally competent team player with proven administrative ability and significant classroom teaching experience. The Department Chair provides instructional coaching for departmental faculty and is responsible for the development and implementation of an aligned sequencing of coursework in both Design Technology and Media Arts. The school has recently expanded its offerings in Design Technology and seeks to develop a coherent, innovative and rigorous JK-12 curriculum. The school also has recently opened the Kessler Digital Media Institute and continues to expand course offerings and develop interdisciplinary experiences to take advantage of the state-of-the-art broadcasting and film-making facilities available on campus.
Position Title: Design Technology/Media Arts Department Chair
Reports to: Dean of Faculty
The Chair of the Department collaborates with the Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Studies and the Lower, Middle and Upper School division heads in the development and delivery of mission-aligned curriculum and instructional practices. The department chair is responsible for leading the successful implementation of high-quality educational programs and managing the professional performance of the faculty in his or her department.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Dean of Faculty to manage the support and development of departmental faculty according to the Guide to Performance Management
Collaborate with the Dean of Studies, division heads and department faculty to develop and implement the scope and sequence of academic coursework, curricular content, course material, and assessment practices
Collaborate with the Dean of Studies and division heads regarding faculty teaching assignments, in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty
Collaborate with the division head and Dean of Studies regarding student placement in department courses
Serve on the hiring committee for departmental faculty
Manage the department budget
Oversee the daily operation of the department
Set departmental goals and hold regularly scheduled department meetings
Work with parents, faculty, and relevant senior administrators when student concerns arise
Manage department representation at school-wide events (i.e. open houses; curriculum coffees)
Coordinate department-specific events (i.e. Poetry House, Math Games)
Teach three sections
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
A strong background in curriculum and instruction
Significant teaching experience
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
Clear written and oral communication skills
Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices, including: selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability or handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws.
About Saint Andrew's School
An independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School seeks to educate students in mind, body and spirit. We welcome students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to join our community.