The Overlake School is seeking a dynamic Assistant Upper School Head for the 2020-2021 school year. Overlake’s mission is to inspire excellence, develop intellectual curiosity, teach responsibility, embrace diversity, and foster a compassionate community within its students.
Located on a stunningly beautiful 73-acre campus, the school serves 530 students in grades 5 – 12, of which 305 make up the Upper School. With a deep commitment to the liberal arts, students are asked to explore the unknown, learn by doing, lead by example, and cultivate a spirit of life-long learning. Our educational program is challenging, in-depth and pushes students to become critical thinkers. The goal for students is not only to be successful in college but also to be engaged members of the communities they join.
Responsibilities of Assistant Upper School Head
Upper School Program
Works closely with the Upper School Head to create an effective and collaborative partnership that supports administration, faculty, staff, students, and families
Facilitate consistent communication with parents, specifically around the US calendar, special events, student issues, plans, and progress
Manage and work with faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and students on a variety of student discipline situations
Oversee and monitor student attendance
Oversee and run all facets of SRB (student review board) in regard to student discipline
Oversee student attendance at programs and events
Be the advisor and main contact person to student ASB (student government)
Coordinate with faculty and staff on student activity periods
Manage ASB weekly announcements
Coordinate and help plan several major school events including
Closing and opening day events
Student dances, prom
Plan and coordinate monthly class meetings
Coordinate and manage advising program
Teach and/or coach as necessary
Be a vital member of the administrative team
Coordinate and collaborate with various other areas of the school including admissions, diversity and equity, facilities, teaching and learning, and various co-curricular programs
Oversee athletics and experiential education departments
If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Buhaly our Upper School Head at email@example.com.
Overlake is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, employment, and other school-administered programs. Overlake offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package that applicants can preview at this link - https://www.overlake.org/sites/default/files/documents/staff/EmploymentOverviewFinal.pdf.
The Overlake School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The school serves 530 students in grades 5-12. Founded in 1967, the school has a reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the Pacific Northwest.
Our School Mission
To inspire excellence, develop intellectual curiosity, teach responsibility, embrace diversity, and foster a compassionate community.
Our School Values
Compassion at Overlake is appreciating the experiences of others and drawing upon empathy to express care and support for oneself and others.
Curiosity at Overlake is a journey of inquiry which includes an openness to exploring new possibilities and different perspectives, taking risks, and engaging with the unknown.
Inclusion and Equity
Inclusion at Overlake is the active and intentional process of creating and maintaining a school culture that is welcoming and affirming to all. Equity at Overlake is the means by which we build an inclusive community and strive to examine biases, remove systemic barriers, and interrupt inequitable practices.
Integrity at Overlake is exhibiting honesty and consistently acting according to one’s own values while taking responsibility for the impact of one’s words and actions.
Mutual respect at Overlake is acknowledging and embracing the dignity of oneself and others in the service of fostering a healthy community.
Key characteristics for the person in this position include:
A culturally competent educator and leader,
A growth mindset coupled with an enthusiasm for working in an exciting school,
Desire, interest, and excitement in working with high school students,
Compassion, patience, sense of humor, and good judgment,
Strong organizational and communication skills, and
Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups - teachers, parents/guardians, students, and administrative team.
Successful candidates should possess 5 - 7 years of previous teaching and/or administration experience in an upper school including experience dealing with student conduct. This position requires the person to maintain composure, confidentiality, tact, sensitivity, and flexibility during challenging periods and also the ability to lead, plan, and guide in various areas. This is a 12-month position.
About The Overlake School
The Overlake School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a 75-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The school serves 530 students grades 5-12. Founded in 1967, the school has a reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the Northwest. Overlake believes that diversity is an integral part of its mission. The school therefore actively fosters a diverse community that contributes to its educational richness.