Annie Wright Schools is seeking a Director of the Upper School for Girls, to begin July 1, 2020. The role of Division Director reports directly to the Head of Schools. This position is charged with comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in the Upper School for Girls and is a full time, senior leadership position.
Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
The Division Director:
Directs the activities of the faculty and staff in performing their daily duties.
Evaluates the faculty to ensure professionalism, teaching excellence, community involvement, and engagement with professional development.
Oversees academic records and the communication of students’ academic progress.
Builds the daily academic schedule and make class assignments for faculty; build and disseminate individual student course schedules.
Conducts regular meetings with faculty.
Ensures compliance with the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and co-manage the DP Coordinator, who oversees the Diploma Program across the two Upper School divisions.
Manages the Dean of Students, who executes the co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and who oversees all disciplinary proceedings.
Manages the Learning Specialist, School Counselor, and Director of College Counseling, who oversee learning support, social emotional counseling, and college counseling, respectively.
Writes the Friday Flash, a weekly communication to students and parents and The Week Ahead, a weekly communication to the USG Faculty
Develops and maintains a comprehensive calendar of USG events; keep the entire school community informed of various USG programs and activities.
Leads the hiring process for new USG faculty and staff
Fosters a healthy, positive culture within the student body and amongst the faculty.
Is a visible presence in all areas of the USG and school.
Assists in the admission process at the direction of the USG Admission Director.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Schools
Holds a bachelor’s degree and, ideally, a master’s degree.
Administrative experience at the high school level, preferably within independent schools.
Experience with the IB Diploma Program as an administrator or teacher.
Has excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interface well with varied constituencies.
Has the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks with great attention to detail in an environment with near constant interruptions
Is eligible to work in the United States.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
About Annie Wright Schools
Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.
Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.