Location: Hopkins, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Director of Studies/Curriculum
The Blake School seeks to hire a PK-12 Chair for Equity and Instruction for the 2023-24 school year. The chair offers strategic leadership in curriculum and instruction, project management, and diversity, equity and inclusion coaching, playing a critical role in supporting Blake’s ongoing commitment to pluralism.
Strong candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of teaching and learning across a variety of grade levels, familiarity with the theory and practice of intercultural competence, and experience collaborating with faculty to develop curriculum and evolve instruction in support of student identity development.
The PK-12 Department Chair for Equity and Instruction reports directly to the Director of the Office and Equity and Community Engagement and meets regularly with the Associate Head of School and the PK-12 chair group. The chair teaches up to two semesters annually depending on the needs of the school and serves as Blake's coordinator for the School Participatory Action Research Collaboration (SPARC) with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity and lived experience that strengthens our community and empowers students to engage across differences. Blake offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.
- Substantial teaching experience; teaching in multiple content areas and/or divisions preferred
- Advanced degree or work toward an advanced degree in a relevant field
- Knowledge of and commitment to continuous learning about best practices in DEI and curriculum and instruction
- Superb interpersonal and communication skills, relational intelligence, anticipatory judgment
- Logistical and organizational acumen, reflecting the needs of a multi-campus, three-division school, and collaboration skills
- Demonstrated ability to coach adults
- Demonstrated skill in project management
- Demonstrated ability to manage budgets
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About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.