This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.
CalWest’s client school in the Greater Seattle Area is seeking a Director of Middle School to begin July 1, 2023.
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
- 3+ years of related experience with middle grades students, programs, and educators;
- A commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the school;
- Strategic thinking skills and experience designing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable programs;
- Flexibility, sensitivity, and outstanding interpersonal skills necessary to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies;
- A commitment to ongoing professional growth and curiosity, cultural humility, and antiracism, and an understanding of its critical role in academic excellence and student growth;
- Project management skills in implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and managing budgets;
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and punctually;
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
- Strong work ethic and high level of integrity;
- Positive energy and enthusiasm for working in a preK-8th grade, faith-based independent school.
More about this role
- Lead and guide the Middle School program, overseeing all curricular and co-curricular programming;
- Prepare and administer the Middle School annual operating budget;
- In partnership with the Head of School, hire, supervise, support, and evaluate all Middle School faculty;
- In partnership with the Academic Leadership Team, plan and execute faculty and staff professional learning, including Fall and Spring Inservice days, divisional and department meetings, and New Faculty Orientation;
- Interface and communicate with Middle School families in support of student learning and well-being
- Partner with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in reviewing and renewing curriculum, pedagogies, and student experience with a focus on systemic equity and justice;
- Partner with school counselors and learning support specialists to ensure individual student needs are addressed and communicated to the appropriate faculty;
- Address the academic and social-emotional needs of middle school students, including spiritual guidance and disciplinary consequences;
- Manage and support the high school application/selection process;
- Assist the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services in the recruitment and retention of students and families, including Admissions events;
- Build and grow partnerships with other local independent schools, as well as off-campus cultural resource organizations;
- Plan, organize, and execute 8th grade Graduation;
- Supervise and support Student Council advisors; foster and cultivate student leadership.