SUMMARY: The Head of Middle School oversees the students, faculty, programs, and academic curriculum in Grades 5 and 6. The overarching goals are as follows: to carry out the mission of the School; to collaborate with the Heads of Lower and Upper School, the Assistant Head, the Director of Teaching and Learning, and the Head of School to ensure a comprehensive and cohesive experience for the students; and to support faculty in their various roles with students.
Maintain an active role in hiring faculty
Guide faculty in their development as teachers, coaches, advisors, and role models
Observe and, in conjunction with department heads, evaluate faculty
Model and develop cultural competency for Middle School faculty
Assist in mentoring and meet regularly with new faculty and interns
Meet regularly with and manage individual faculty members
Collaborate with Director of Teaching and Learning, department chairs, and division heads to assure a comprehensive, cohesive curriculum structure
Oversee, with the Director of Teaching and Learning, the implementation of the curriculum in the Middle School
Provide leadership in continuing to develop and provide an innovative, diverse curriculum in the Middle School
Participate in ongoing professional development
Stay current with the use of educational and administrative technology
Collaborate with the Assistant Head to oversee professional development for Middle School faculty
Oversee day-to-day operation of the Middle School
Assign and supervise coverage for homerooms, recess, lunch, and Help and Work periods
Serve as Folio supervisor for Middle School Dean of Students and Middle School Administrative Assistant
Manage budget and approve expenditures for departments and faculty members
Meet regularly with division heads and academic leadership to coordinate the program
Facilitate division and grade level team meetings, set agenda and record minutes
Attend Senior Team, Administrative Council, and PK-9 meetings
Oversee the academic placement of students
Oversee the process of issuing grades and comments
Communicate directly with parents about the Middle School goals, program, and events
Facilitate communication among parents, students, and faculty
Assist with scheduling for the Middle School
Work in concert with the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life regarding discipline
Oversee homeroom advisors and grade level activities
Support and collaborate with the Student Support Team
Meet regularly with Early Intervention Team
Work with Dean of Students to oversee service learning
An open and collaborative work style, integrity, and a strong work ethic
An eagerness and enthusiasm to work in a boys’ school
The ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters discreetly
Successful completion of background investigations including criminal (CORI) and sex offender (SORI)
HOW TO APPLY:Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Lindy Gruen, email@example.com (no phone calls, please) by Friday, April 5, 2019.
The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.
The Fessenden School encourages applications from candidates with diverse or minority backgrounds.
About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School
250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
The Fessenden School (526 students, Pre-K through 9th Grade) located ten miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest all boys, junior boarding school in the country.
The Fessenden School’s mission is to teach, nurture, and celebrate growing boys; cultivating each boy’s individual potential and developing in balance his mind, character, heart, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.
For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated instruction.