Head of Middle School

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

CalWest’s client school in Southern California is seeking an experienced Head of Middle School to begin July 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 from an accredited college or university, preferably in Education Administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in educational administration or equivalent managerial expertise.
  • Self-starter with an ability to successfully prioritize and multi-task in an atmosphere in which time sensitive deadlines are the norm, as are interruptions.
  • Ability to delegate, coordinate, and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus (internal and external).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders of the school.
  • Highly ethical and confidential team player.

More about this role


  • Maintain congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all activities within the division.
  • Act as the educational leader of the Middle School division, responsible for its daily operation; direct the activities of the faculty and staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Observe, supervise and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; supervise the teaching process and review and evaluate the academic programs.
  • Provide for the academic guidance of students; maintain complete academic records on all students; oversee the grading and reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
  • Maintain an awareness of the educational, physical, social and psychological needs of the members of the school community, and develop plans for meeting these needs.
  • Oversee and direct the activities of the lead teachers, faculty committees and student organizations and activities.

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Senior Leadership
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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