Academic Dean

Administrator / Full-Time

The Woodward School, Quincy, MA

The Woodward School seeks a full-time Academic Dean starting August 1, 2022.  The Academic Dean is a key member of the Academic Leadership Team, which reports to the Head of School.

Since 1894, The Woodward School has been educating and empowering young women in grades 6-12 in downtown Quincy, MA. Woodward is a special place where students develop confidence, find their voice, and express themselves with confidence and poise while becoming part of a unique community and establishing lasting relationships.

Woodward celebrates time-honored practices and traditions like our Science Fair, Founders Night, and Night of the Arts that bring our entire community together, which has been our School’s hallmark since we opened our doors in 1894. This is an exciting time to join this focused and energetic community of learners, educators, mentors, and coaches

The position is responsible for overseeing the planning, delivery, assessment, and ongoing improvement of curriculum and directing appropriate professional development opportunities and supervision of the  academic staff.

  1. Collaborate with faculty and other administrative leadership in the development, evaluation, ongoing improvement and management of Woodward’s academic program in pursuit of student advancement and achievement;
  2. Articulate to the community the School’s mission and goals in all areas of assigned responsibility
  3. Facilitate, through professional activity with teachers and staff, improved student performance as measured by course work, and other assessment data, using evaluative findings to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness;
  4. Provide leadership, and collaborate with faculty and administrators in evaluating, selecting and utilizing instructional resources and various instructional strategies to support student learning.
  5. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students, including arranging tutoring and other support for students in academic need.
  6. Lead and coordinate teacher meetings;
  7. Facilitate faculty compliance with the universal requirements of the school’s curriculum, including grading, exams and schoolwork policies and procedures;
  8. Work with HOS, Registrar and Lead Teachers to confirm grading policies, procedures and grading output every quarter;
  9. Oversee and approve books and materials decisions with faculty and Summer Reading booklet production.
  10. Assist in the planning and implementation of professional development programs designed to fulfill the professional growth of faculty, and participate in appropriate staff development opportunities to increase job performance and effectiveness;
  11. Coordinate continuing evaluation of faculty and curriculum programs within the areas of assigned supervision, report to HOS, and per HOS, implement changes based on those findings;
  12. Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other academic documents required;
  13. Comply with all school policies and procedures and comply with any necessary policies established by federal and state law;
  14. Present a positive role model for students that reflects and supports the mission of the school;
  15. Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors and co-workers that reflects and supports the mission of the school;
  16. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents on matters related to the academic program;
  17. Develop needed professional skills appropriate to personal growth and professional job assignments;
  18. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible;
  19. Demonstrate awareness of school-community culture and needs and engage in appropriate activities to support these.
  20. Assist our college counselor with the school’s standardized testing needs.
  21. Develop and implement an academic success program that will provide coaching and executive functioning coaching to individuals or small groups of students who would benefit.
  22. Assist in the continued development of our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Program.
  23. Oversee and lead the school’s curriculum mapping initiative.
  24. Teach two Middle School History Classes.


Excellent organization, communication, writing, speaking and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of state and local policies and procedures related to curriculum, instruction, graduation requirements, and related areas
Capacity to supervise others in a fashion which leads to quality performance in a team atmosphere  Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
Working knowledge of computer technology and the associated software tools required
Ability to establish strong and positive rapport with both students and adults
Demonstrated passion for academia, teaching and learning

This is a year-round position. With responsibilities concentrated during the school year. Flexibility in the summer. With ample vacation time while attending to summer program and hiring needs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy, diversity statement and a list of five references to  

The Woodward School is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Woodward School

Quincy, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School