Lead the Upper School with a one-school, collaborative perspective, communicating effectively with all constituencies of the Collegiate community.
Serve as a constructive, collaborative, and sensitive problem-solver.
Support the school, its leadership, and its mission by serving as a member and contributor to the Administrative Team, the Admission Committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee.
Collaborate with the administrative team and faculty to foster high retention and division cohesion.
Coordinate with the Dean of Faculty, Department Chairs, and Assistant Head of School regarding professional development opportunities, hiring and management of faculty and staff, and faculty evaluation.
Serve as an effective role model for the Upper School faculty and support staff.
Oversee the daily operations of the Upper School and the cultural health of its students and faculty.
Develop and communicate a vision and identity for the Upper School that responds to the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of Collegiate’s Upper School students and supports the overall mission of the school.
Empower faculty to grow as professionals and work to remove obstacles to that growth.
Cultivate a working knowledge of each Upper School student’s experience within the Upper School program in order to foster strong relationships with students and families.
Coordinate with Dean of Students to respond constructively to all major disciplinary matters within the Upper School.
Coordinate with the Admission Office to meet with prospective students and to recruit new students to the Upper School
Oversee the maintenance and use of Upper School facilities and resources.
Evaluate and develop the Upper School academic program.
Facilitate ongoing pedagogical review, professional goals, and development of best practices within the Upper School.
Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the Upper School.
Analyze, interpret, and respond to Upper School standardized test scores.
Oversee the reporting of grades, comments, and records of students.
Manage the academic probation process.
Meet regularly with department chairs to discuss on-going curricular efforts to challenge, engage, and meet the diverse needs and interests of the Upper School students.
Teach up to one course.
Maintain on-going communication with the entire Upper School Community, including weekly letters that highlight recent efforts and achievements and announce upcoming events.
Host regular on-campus forums with Upper School parents to provide programmatic updates, discuss parent questions, and actively listen to parent concerns.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
A professional and personal commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive learning community
High personal integrity and impartiality
An advanced degree and a commitment to lifelong learning
Demonstrated administrative experience
Significant experience with and knowledge of upper school students, their developmental needs, and upper school curriculum
Strong written and oral communication skills
Understanding of the demands of excellent teaching
Understanding of the unique developmental needs of adolescents
Educational leadership experience including collaborative work with administrators, teachers, and parents
Strong organizational and management skills
Fiscal responsibility and dependable budgetary decision making
Warmth, consistency, transparency, and a sense of humor
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following to email@example.com:
Cover letter explaining interest and qualifications for this position
Resume or C.V.
One-page statement of educational philosophy
Three professional references: names, titles, emails, and phone numbers
Any supporting material you deem necessary to get to know you as a candidate
About Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12 independent day school located in the heart of historic Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky.