Reporting to the Directors of Middle and Upper and Upper school, the assistant director works collaboratively with other administrative and teaching colleagues to maintain a learner-centered, inclusive K-12 school community. The assistant director is a member of the Academic Leadership Team, working closely with the three school directors; other assistant directors; the middle and upper school counselor; the academic services coordinator; the head of school, and others.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
executing, overseeing, and evaluating instructional and other programs in the middle and upper school;
supporting (as necessary) the Director of Student Life in guiding students to remain consistent with the values and norms of Wildwood, focusing on an authentic, compassionate, and thoughtful responses when students are held accountable for their actions;
managing special programs and field trips in the context of the larger 6-12 program;
overseeing and updating administrative team systems and supporting teachers’ use of various school systems (learning management system, faculty evaluation system, Google products, organizational documents, etc.);
serving as liaison with registrar to manage student registration and schedules;
supervising faculty with the guidance of middle and upper school directors;
serving as a member of various leadership teams, task forces, and work groups; and
serving as backup for middle or upper school director when necessary.
Collaborating with appropriate others to:
monitor and communicate regarding student progress;
maintain continuity and consistency of the K-12 program;
support directors in providing oversight of curriculum development and classroom implementation of the curriculum;
execute, oversee, and evaluate instructional and other programs in the middle and upper schools;
formulate and review policies and procedures;
support returning and new teachers in their growth and practice, both as individuals and as members of teaching teams;
actively participate in and—with others—lead Wildwood’s efforts to build an increasingly multicultural school community;
conduct admissions interviews and participate in admissions activities as needed.
Candidates for the position should have significant related experience and possess these skills:
excellent oral and written communication skills;
efficiency in time management and organization of large, long-term projects;
a kind, firm, empathetic demeanor;
a collaborative, flexible nature;
and a demonstrated comfort with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About Wildwood School
Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, working with universities and other private and public schools to transform the college process and move away from, “...an outdated system that rewards only the acquisition of information segregated into single subject areas.”
Wildwood is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and welcomes teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and/or experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work surrounding multicultural education, global citizenship, and sustaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Wildwood School i...s an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.
To learn more about Wildwood School, visit our website at www.wildwood.org.