Ojai Valley School - Head of Lower Campus for 2020/21 school year
Founded in 1911, Ojai Valley School is a co-educational independent pre-kindergarten to grade 12 boarding and day school, located on two campuses in Ojai, California. The Lower Campus serves students in grades PreK-8; the Upper Campus grades 9-12. Boarding students from grades 3-12 come from around the world, seeking a challenging secondary and college preparatory education in a nurturing setting that emphasizes charter growth and academic excellence within an inclusive community. The school enjoys a national reputation for excellence in outdoor education, the arts, equestrian, and academics. Students matriculate to selective colleges and universities across the globe.
For its next Head of School, Lower Campus, Ojai Valley Schools seeks an experienced educator with an administrative background, outstanding character, and the ability to inspire a dedicated and talented faculty. The ideal candidate would have experience in a boarding school community and the ability to embrace the school’s culture and traditions, while bringing a vision for future growth and curriculum development. The Head of School, Lower Campus, plays a key role on the school’s leadership team, working directly with the President/CEO, the Head of School, Upper Campus, and other members of a collaborative administrative team.
The Search Committee intends to complete the search by early 2020, with the new Head of School to assume responsibilities by June 1, 2020. Interested candidates should submit application materials at their earliest convenience, and prior to December 1, 2019.
The general duties of the Head of the Lower Campus include (but are not restricted to) the following:
To advocate and articulate the mission and the vision for the school and its future
To monitor and address all matters of the school climate and its culture
To work with the President of the Board of Trustees in carrying out established school policies; to review policies and make recommendations for changes; keep President informed on all aspects of the school’s operation
To understand the workings of a day/boarding school and work effectively with teachers, students, parents and/or guardians in all matters under his/her jurisdiction
To select and hire properly qualified persons to serve as members of the faculty and/or administration
To have direct supervision of the faculty and staff and to coordinate the activities of the faculty. The Head of School shall hold regular meetings of the faculty and staff and see that the general policies of the Board are understood and followed.
To assist and/or supervise with other aspects of the school’s operation, including (but not limited to) facilities maintenance and operation, transportation, summer programs, development, fund raising, admissions and alumni affairs.
To work closely with the Head of School of the Upper Campus (grades 9-12)
For further information about the school, please view our website (www.ovs.org).