The Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty oversees all aspects of the academic program including Chestnut Hill’s curriculum, professional development, and teaching staff feedback programs.
The Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty will:
Oversee all aspects of the school’s academic program and work with all constituencies (including teachers, students, families, administrators, board members, and a curriculum team)
Promote and facilitate achievement of high instructional standards aligned with the school’s mission and educational philosophy.
Schedule and oversee curriculum review cycle that reflects the mission of the school.
Plan and implement professional development initiatives, both individual and collective.
Finalize and oversee faculty feedback and evaluation system.
Plan and facilitate staff meetings, in conjunction with other administrators, specialists and teachers.
Collaborate with Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to enhance students’ character education through relevant programs, affinity groups, and workshops.
Participate in recruitment efforts to attract, develop, and retain a diverse teaching staff and oversee hiring policies, protocols and faculty hiring process, working with Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, teachers and administrators.
Serve as a resource for staff and administrative team with respect to student support; specifically, provide leadership on curriculum as it affects the growth and development of all students.
Partner with the admission team to help communicate the value of a CHS curriculum.
Partner with teaching teams to help communicate the CHS curriculum and student growth to internal constituencies.
Oversee Intern Program Coordinator(s).
Engage with families and teachers seeking guidance, support, and connection.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School.
Equity and inclusion
Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
Critical observation and problem-solving
Employee shows ability to not only gather information but also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.
Significant experience creating, implementing, managing and assessing curriculum.
Experience working with children, experience in early childhood and elementary education preferred.
Deep knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, and child development.
Love of children, and nuanced understanding of their developmental and differentiated needs.
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to listen to, understand and synthesize ideas from a committed staff.
Desire to work as a leader, manager and team player.
Authentic engaged approach to being part of the internal and external community.
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Master’s degree in education or related field.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents the following materials to email@example.com by January 17, 2020:
A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position;
A current resumé;
A one-page statement of educational and leadership philosophy and practice;
A list of at least three professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).
About The Chestnut Hill School
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community, recognizing that these inextricable values are required to optimize learning, a sense of belonging, civility, and compassion. CHS graduates stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. We welcome applications from individuals who are willing to join a warm, inclusive, and joyful school community and are able to contribute to the fulfillment of our mission.
BACK TO TOP
Stay informed by signing up for updates and notifications.