Assistant Head of School or Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Innovation

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Academic Leadership Senior Leadership
Job Location: Greater San Francisco Bay Area

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Area, CA is seeking an Assistant Head of School or Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Innovation to oversee student success at the school, ensuring that all parents are well informed about their child’s education, fielding and addressing parent concerns about their child’s education, leading the teaching team and providing teaching support and mentorship as needed, maintaining and developing high quality programs and curriculum, directing professional development in the areas of teaching, pedagogy, and curriculum.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, preferred;
  • Have a minimum five years of teaching experience;
  • A minimum of three years of instructional coaching experience is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing the development of and documentation of curriculum;
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional practices is preferred

More about this role…


  • Acts as an expert on the school’s curricular programs, and maintains extensive knowledge of current research, pedagogy, and best practices in education, especially in the area of progressive education
  • Works with the teaching staff to maintain high standards of instructional practice and child development
  • Works with the Head of School to oversee and administer positive social and emotional guidance for each Serendipity student
  • Maintains and supports the presence of a collaborative community based on professional dialogue about best practice and accountability
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the curriculum, and assists in its implementation
  • Reviews weekly curriculum planning for all members of the teaching staff
  • Provides consistent support for the teaching staff, including daily engagement in classrooms
  • Runs a mentor program for individual staff members as needed
  • Sets agenda and conducts weekly staff meetings
  • Supports professional development opportunities to enhance instructional methods