Saint George’s School is an independent K-12 school, serving a population of approximately 330 students from the greater Spokane area. The school offers a vibrant and challenging academic program highlighted by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in 11th and 12th grades and complemented by a well-developed set of enrichment offerings. Students thrive due to a low student-teacher ratio and a caring, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and dedicated faculty who are open to collaboration and team building. SGS seeks team members who commit to continue their growth as professionals, both through reflective practice and professional development. Saint George’s School seeks a Head of Upper School. This is a full-time, administrative appointment. The Upper School provides a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum (IB Diploma Programme grades 11-12) for approximately 140 students in grades 9-12, as well as extensive opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service.
Responsibilities: • Serve as a member on the Administrative Team while supporting the goals of the Head of School and promoting the mission of the school. • Provide educational leadership for the Upper School, responsible for its day-to-day operation; to drive engagement, instill trust, and direct the activities of the school instructional and the non-instructional staff in the performance of their duties. • Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; to supervise the teaching process, and to review and evaluate the academic programs. • Assist in programs for the orientation of new teachers, for in-service training of all teachers, and for the evaluation of classroom teachers, to ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of the school operation. • Oversee, review, and make recommendations regarding staffing and budgets for the division. • Awareness of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of the inclusive school community and to develop plans for meeting those needs. • Manage the activities of the department chairs, the sponsors of various student organizations and activities, and faculty committees. • Prepare a master schedule and assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations. • Assist in the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs. • Support the school’s K-12 curriculum alignment and staying abreast of best practices and recommending changes. • Establish and enforce all policies of the division including clear communication of policies through the divisional handbook and curriculum guide. • To assist in the admissions process by interviewing and evaluating applicants for enrollment. • Oversee the college counseling program.
Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, or equivalent, with a demonstrated interest in innovation and keeping at the forefront of educational trends. • Five years of successful experience in academic leadership, preferably at the secondary school level. • Minimum of five years teaching experience in grade 9-12. • Experience with International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme preferred. • An accessible, open, and transparent leader. • An assertive and decisive problem solver. • Excellent people manager, capable of building and motivating a cohesive team and challenging them to excel. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead a diverse school community of teachers, staff, parents, and students. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Demonstrated enjoyment and understanding of adolescent children. • Technology skills as they relate to the position.
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