Assistant Head of School

Administrator / Full-Time

Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

Inspire and challenge. 

At Belmont Day School, we foster intellectual curiosity, honor differences, and empower meaningful contribution with excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.

 

Assistant Head of School

 

Belmont Day School seeks an assistant head of school to work closely with the head of school and lead and formally supervise a team of programmatic faculty including: the middle and lower school heads, and the director of curriculum and the associate teaching program and learning support faculty including the school psychologist and counselor in their work with students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

 

This is a senior administrative position that reports to the head of school and serves as a member of the strategic leadership team. This is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt, and benefits-eligible position that begins July 1, 2024.  It is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.

 

Responsibilities:

Strategy and Policy:

  • Support the school and its leadership in planning and completing strategic initiatives laid out in the school’s most recent strategic plan
  • Partner with programmatic leadership to design and deliver faculty training (opening meetings, faculty meetings, professional development days)

 

Supervision, Collaboration, and Evaluation:

  • Directly supervise, evaluate and support both division heads, the director of curriculum and associate teaching program, the learning support and mental health teams.
  • Lead and collaborate with the programmatic leadership team to establish and implement policy, structures, and procedures in alignment with the school’s mission, values, strategic vision, and organizational goals.
  • Stay up to date with educational trends to report and present to faculty and the board of trustees

 

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment:

  • Support the division heads, the curriculum director, and the learning support team in student evaluations and student discipline
  • Serve as an additional resource and coach for faculty in their work to support students on academic and social-emotional concerns
  • Advise teachers in trends, research, and current best practices to create and sustain inclusive, joyful, and effective learning communities
  • Support high expectations of achievement for all students and a culturally responsive school vision, core values, and mission

 

Family and Community Engagement:

  • Create and execute parent forums on best practices and current trends in education
  • Include necessary voices in critical decisions and resolve conflicts in a constructive manner

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

  • Collaborate with the director of DEIB and other members of the programmatic leadership team to ensure best teaching practices through a multicultural frame
  • Build and sustain safe and supportive learning and working environments

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assume all the duties of the head of school when the head is unavailable
  • Other duties as assigned by the head of school

 

Required education and experience: z

Required Education and Experience
● 5+ years in educational leadership
● 3+ years experience as a classroom teacher or as a special educator
● Formal training in school leadership (CAGS, graduate certificate, M.Ed.) or school
administration licensure
● Demonstrated commitment to and experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and
belonging at an institutional level
● Demonstrated cultural and instructional proficiency and able to utilize and develop these
competencies to best serve the community’s needs
● Demonstrate strength in instructional leadership, management, family and community
engagement, and professional culture
● Experience mentoring, supervising, and evaluating others
● Expertise in special education and student learning support
● High level of organization
● Strong collegial and interpersonal skills
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Flexibility, adaptability, and a commitment to being a part of a vigorous and thoughtful learning
community

 

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to careers@belmontday.org with “Assistant Head of School” in the subject line by Wednesday, May 29.

 

 

The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities, and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.

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Belmont Day School

Belmont, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender