Head of Upper School

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Spokane Area is seeking a qualified Head of Upper 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

  • 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.

More about this role


  • 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.

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Senior Leadership
Job Location: Greater Spokane Area
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent