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1023171
Executive
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
October 23, 2017

Randolph School Director

Qualifications:        

1. Elementary school teaching experience
2. Leadership experience in a progressive school setting
3. Bachelor degree required, Master degree preferred

Role:

The Randolph School’s director is the educational leader of a collaborative learning community.  This person is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day and long-term learning experiences of our children, families, and teachers embody The Randolph School’s philosophy.  The director is a listener, a guide, an educator, a decision-maker, a collaborator, an organizer, and a visionary.

The areas of responsibility managed by the director include: teaching and learning; community/outreach/development; as well as working in collaboration with the Administrative Committee as a co-equal in making staffing; finance; and day-to-day operations.

The duties of the director include:  facilitate communication among staff, students, parents, alumni, and the wider community; lead the administrative committee; nurture the philosophy and mission of the school, and, with the staff, seek ways to communicate and support the health and maturation of the school's core vision; participate in program and curriculum reviews and discussions; lead and/or facilitate outreach, work in collaboration with marketing, admissions, and development efforts.  The director is supervised by the board of trustees, and this list of duties may be modified at the discretion of the board.

Responsibilities:

With Teachers: In a spirit of facilitative leadership, the director guides, nurtures, nudges, supports, challenges, and listens to the teachers as individuals, as teaching teams, and as a collective faculty.  The director focuses on adult learning and development as the means to improve children’s learning at Randolph and  facilitates a process of teacher goal-setting and evaluation, working closely with each individual teacher.  The director organizes and facilitates faculty meetings, Teacher Work Days, and other forms of communication, feedback, and learning within the teacher community.

With Parents: The director is highly involved with the parent community,  working closely with the organizational Parent Group, writing for the weekly newsletter, and actively seeks parental engagement and feedback. This person proactively sets the tone and the message and responds to questions and concerns that parents raise.  The approach is one of inclusive dialogue, bringing people together without judgment or defense.

With the Board: The director works closely with board members to envision and implement the short- and long-term goals for the school, helps set the agendas for five annual board meetings; and participates on many of the board committees.  The director reports to the board at each meeting and also solicits advice from board members as situations arise in the school that require their input.

Prospective Randolph Families: The director works closely with the Admissions Coordinator to oversee the admissions process.

Alumni: The director oversees alumni relations, supporting production of the school’s newsletter and social media, and works closely with the Administrative Committee and board’s development/outreach committee to cultivate alumni connections with the school.

Community: The director networks with other organizations and schools in the community and region, meeting regularly with the heads of another local progressive schools.  This person makes sure connections with businesses and non-profits in the community are strong.

Students: The director spends time in classrooms and teaches when possible. This person knows each child in the school well.  S/he, like the teachers, supports all aspects of children’s development at Randolph — their social-emotional, intellectual, physical, and artistic growth matter.  The director is not a disciplinarian, but a problem-solver who helps to resolve challenging situations or conflicts among children when requested by teachers and children to do so. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Dates: Starting no later than July 2018 (possible part-time overlap with current director prior to that date)

Please email cover letter and resumè to: learn@randolphschool.org

THE RANDOLPH SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL OR ETHNIC ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SEX, OR DISABILITY IN ITS EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND OTHER PROGRAMS.




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