Objective: To oversee all activities involving students, faculty, and staff of the Middle School.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide strategic leadership for the Middle School and maintain congruency between the school’s mission and all activities of the Middle School.
Act as the educational leader of the Middle School, responsible for day-to-day operation.
Serve as the chief articulator of the Middle School’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
Recognize and manage the balance between supporting the independence of faculty and overseeing curricular and programmatic coherence and consistency across grade levels, divisions, and departments.
Observe and serve as a consultant to faculty in matters of development and implementation of curriculum, classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
Conduct regular meetings with faculty which deal with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
Establish and conduct regular meetings with the Director of Athletics to ensure successful athletic programming for Middle School students and ensure healthy communication between departments.
Assist in the planning and presentation of school assemblies and programs and in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events.
Work closely with new families to welcome them into the St. Andrew’s community and help them understand the school’s culture.
Serve as a spokesperson for all issues at the Middle School and represent the Middle School and St. Andrew’s in the larger community.
Hire, supervise, and provide strategic direction for Middle School faculty and staff.
Oversee the professional growth and annual evaluations of Middle School faculty and staff.
Develop and manage the Middle School budget.
Work with appropriate departments to plan and conduct standardized assessments and communicate results with appropriate stakeholders.
Collaborate with the Office of Admissions to recruit, enroll, and retain mission-appropriate students.
Ensure effective communication with the Director of Athletics through regularly scheduled meetings and facilitate building mutual understanding between faculty and coaches.
Serve as one of the principal liaisons with the St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association.
Work closely with the Office of Institutional Advancement to support the school’s friend- and fundraising efforts.
Serve on the school’s Senior Leadership Team and appropriate committees.
Stay current on trends in independent schools and curriculum by taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional meetings and conferences.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Limited travel and occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
Five to ten years of experience in a school environment required. Experience in an independent school preferred.
Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and guests.
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience with G Suite preferred.
Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects efficiently and effectively without constant supervision.
St. Andrew’s is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and to providing employment, compensation, promotion, transfer, and unrestricted access to training at all occupational levels. St. Andrew’s prohibits discrimination and harassment due to an applicant’s or employee’s membership in a protected class. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the bases of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices.