Director of Middle School

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.

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

  • 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.

Job Type: Administrative
Job Location: Greater Seattle Area
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent