Assistant Upper Division Head Grades 5-8

Administrator / Full-Time

The Park School, Brookline, MA

Assistant Upper Division Head Grades 5-8 


About the Park School


The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA, dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.


The Assistant Upper Division Head is a member of the school’s Upper Division and reports to the Upper Division Head. This full-time, 12-month position partners with the Upper Division Head to cultivate a developmentally appropriate, engaging, and supportive student culture and learning environment where students feel a sense of community with their peers and teachers. The Assistant Upper Division Head will provide guidance and expertise supporting the school’s mission and strategic plan.


  • In partnership with the Upper Division Head, support and implement school and division priorities
  • Support the Upper Division Head in assessing, designing, and implementing student-centered experiences and co-curricular programming. Including;
    • Advisory
    • Affinity/Alliance Groups
    • Clubs
    • Service Learning
    • Student Leadership
  • Partner with classroom teachers, advisors, Grade Level Coordinators, and the Upper Division Head to oversee student behavior plans and the disciplinary process
  • In partnership with the Upper Division Head and the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, ensure that the Upper Division meets the expectations set forth in the DEI Implementation Plan.
  • In partnership with the Upper Division Head and the Director of Academic Support, School Counselor(s), the Director of Student Support, and faculty, as appropriate, to collaborate on academic and social-emotional systems of support 
  • Partner with the Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Instruction and Upper Division Head to support student learning.
  • Organize and facilitate community events for students, including Morning Meetings
  • Attend Parents’ Nights, admission events, and school outreach events as necessary 
  • Lead the Upper Division in the absence of the Division Head
  • Lead professional development for faculty as needed
  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of teaching experience at the middle school level; leadership experience is preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in teaching and learning & experience in working in a culturally diverse community. 
  • Deep understanding of child development, research-based practices, and current trends for students in grades 5-8
  • Motivation for and interest in professional development
  • Ability to think independently along with collaborating in a team environment
  • Skill in differentiating instruction
  • ​​High integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Maintain focus and adaptability  in an energetic and, at times, loud environment
  • Effectively interpret, navigate, mediate, and resolve conflict with students and families in a timely manner. 
  • The ability to hold meetings in person and via supported video conference tools (i.e. Zoom or Google Meet)
  • Proficient or the ability to learn Google tools and other applications as adopted by the school, such as Veracross, SchoolPass, Atlas etc. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • The ability to sit and stand uninterrupted for 30-minute periods of time.
  • The ability to traverse on and across variable surfaces (e.g. level flooring, stairs, turf, gravel, asphalt, etc.).
  • Ability to lead, supervise, and accompany students to all areas of the school campus (including all indoor and outdoor areas), including during day-to-day responsibilities and in case of emergency. 
  • The ability to position oneself  (e.g.,  stand, sit, crouch, and kneel) to support students. 
  • The ability to work outdoors, year-round, in variable weather conditions.
  • The ability to lift and hold 15  lbs overhead. 
  • The ability to occasionally  transport (e.g., move or drag)  25 lbs 
  • The ability to maintain focus and composure in an energetic and, at times, loud environment
Application Information


  • Please visit Park’s career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and leadership/philosophy statement. 
  • Competitive salaries and benefits are offered, including a strong professional development program.
  • An equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning. 
  • Job applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. The Park School will not sponsor an employment visa or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time for this role.

The Park School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender