Director of Sally Borden Program

Administrator / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA

The Director of the Sally Borden Program is a 12-month position responsible for all aspects of this school within a school – a highly integrated model of education for language-based, neurodiverse learners. More can be found about this innovative program here.

Responsibilities include program visioning, development, and oversight. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director supervises all Sally Borden faculty and collaborates extensively with the administration team.

Required Skills:

  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Innovative and optimistic leader who understands and appreciates the unique needs of students with learning differences
  • Utilizes a student-focused approach to program design and decision making
  • Highly collaborative and sees the strength in working effectively as a team
  • Strong understanding of best pedagogical practices for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other associated learning differences
  • Supervises and evaluates Sally Borden faculty using a positive and professional approach to management
  • Relationship builder and understands the importance of partnering with families to deliver the highest degree of education possible to their children
  • In-depth experience reading neuropsychological evaluations and interpreting the data found within them
  • Works in concert with Directors of Enrollment and Outreach to enroll mission appropriate students
  • Oversees and organizes data collection and reporting of student growth
  • Handles sensitive, confidential information appropriately
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Confident communicator and presenter, comfortable speaking to groups
  • Comfortable with technology and is astute in learning new applications and software products
  • Partners with Director of Sally Borden Connect, Director of Auxiliary Programs, and Director of Outreach on Summer Program offerings

Educational requirements:

Ideally, candidates will have a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, Literacy, or in a Special Education field. Certification in Orton-Gillingham and related programs is a plus.

If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Ben Kennedy, Head of School, at


Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff of the school.  Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.


Friends Academy

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