Gillispie School seeks an experienced school administrator to serve as assistant head of school beginning July 1, 2023.
This full-time, 12-month position is responsible for overseeing many aspects of the day-to-day functioning of the school, including serving as dean of students and collaborating with the administrative team.
Application deadline October 31, 2022
First round interview period: November 1, 2022 - December 2, 2022
School visits: December 5, 2022 – December 16, 2022
Final decision: January 15, 2023
Start Date: July 1, 2023
THIS POSITION IS FOR YOU IF:
You feel joyful in a vibrant community focused on educating young children.
You understand that “integrity, compassion, attitude, respect and effort” create environments in which children experience and learn about the interconnectedness of life and the rich diversity of the world's cultures.
You make sure children cherish their own backgrounds and value those of others.
You support expert educators and find ways to cultivate and celebrate their creative work and accomplishments.
You support professional development by helping staff define short and long-term career goals.
You believe that children learn best in a cross-disciplinary, project-based environment.
You like to plan, inspire others, and pay attention to details.
You seek a school community that fosters kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world.
You cultivate a climate of mutual respect, collaboration, and critical inquiry that encourages parents, faculty, staff, and students to preserve and enrich Gillispie’s unique educational community.
Gillispie educators are committed to setting high learning expectations, providing differentiated instruction, and establishing meaningful relationships with each student in a stimulating and purposeful learning environment. They demonstrate a growth mindset and seek out professional development through the use of Gillispie’s $5 million Endowment for Excellence in Teaching. There is tremendous loyalty to Gillispie’s mission and best practices.
The Assistant Head of School will have the following key areas of responsibility:
Act as Head of School in her absence
Attend and contribute to Admin Team meetings
Perform duties as needed at school events held during and outside of the school day
Lead on the hiring process for all academic positions
Co-lead with the CAIS/WASC accreditation reviews
Attend monthly Board meetings and serve on Board committees as requested
Act as School Registrar for the management of SIS and class rosters
Oversee student researchers from UCSD or other local institutions
Review the Faculty/Staff Handbook and Parent/Student Handbook
Oversee the use of Title II and Title IV funds from San Diego Unified School District
Plan and schedule on-campus student events
Assist in overseeing extended care and enrichment programs
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
II. Faculty and Staff
Create and maintain master schedule of classes and duties
Assist in curriculum development and use of project-based learning techniques
Write faculty evaluations
Review and send out elementary progress reports
Ensure grade-level subject benchmarks are reviewed and updated as needed
Attend parent conferences as needed
Approve field trips
Hire and oversee substitutes and extended-care personnel
Provide guidance to the Director of Health & Safety and Front Office Receptionist
Assist Director of Health & Safety in emergency preparedness, drills, and health-related notifications
Plan and co-lead faculty meetings and professional development sessions
Maintain internal school calendar and provide weekly communication to inform faculty and staff
Organize and carry out assemblies
Maintain discipline as the Dean of Students
Assess student progress both academically and behaviorally
Work with the Student Learning Center to address students with learning issues
Oversee implementation of standardized assessments (i.e. MAP and CTP 5 online)
Assess standardized test scores/trends; provide interpretation and trend analysis to teachers and parents
Develop and facilitate social-emotional learning including the Gillispie Values
Sit on Admissions Committee and perform all prospective student assessments for Grades 1-6
Review communications to parents including emergency notifications
As the Dean of Students, address parent concerns
Edit (and sometimes generate content for) Gillispie Sun and Special Notices
QUALIFICATIONS and CHARACTERISTICS
At least two years of school administration experience
At least two years of classroom teaching experience
Experience with prosocial education and/or school counseling
Keen understanding and experience with project-based learning and constructivist approaches
Expertise with databases, SIS, spreadsheets, data analysis, and Google Apps
Experience with hiring, supervising, and evaluating employees
Understanding of appropriate technology integration in elementary settings
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Integrity, work ethic, and ability to take the initiative to lead on multiple projects simultaneously
A master's degree in a relevant discipline and independent school experience are a plus
We offer a generous compensation package that includes health/dental/vision insurance, match retirement contributions, and exceptional professional growth support.
Gillispie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, pregnancy status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, hiring, and other school-administered programs.
More information about our school is at http://www.gillispie.org
Please reply with a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to Alison Fleming, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No calls, please.
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