Viewpoint School, located on a 40-acre campus in Calabasas, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area is an independent, coed day school enrolling 1,215 students in Grades Kindergarten through Twelve. Founded in 1961, the School has a talented faculty and staff, selective admission, and a highly-regarded academic program with excellent arts, athletic programs and overseas programs. The Middle School, the linchpin division, enrolls 320 students in grades 6-8 and has a faculty to student ratio of 8-1.
Reports to: Associate Head of School
Position Overview: The Head of the Middle School, a member of the Leadership Council, has overall responsibility for all curricular and extracurricular activities for a Middle School as well as the student conduct and faculty/staff development in the division. Excellent communication skills, a collaborative management style, a commitment to Middle School and a proven track record in leadership are essential requirements for the successful candidate.
The Head of Middle School:
• Is a member of the Leadership Council, the Curriculum Committee, and the Admission Committee
• Supervises the members of the Middle School leadership team, including the Assistant Head of Middle School, Dean of Students, and Middle School Counselor
• Oversees curricular review and development
• Supervises the academic and co-curricular programs of Middle School
• Oversees the academic and personal counseling of students and communicates regularly with parents
• Manages the Middle School advisory/human development program
• Establishes standards of conduct in the Middle School and provides accountability to support appropriate student behavior
• Leads and evaluates Middle School faculty and staff and promotes professional development activities appropriate to their needs and goals
• Assists in the recruitment of Middle School faculty and staff by identifying appropriate candidates and assessing their background, experience, and fit
• Promotes the School's image and represents the Middle School in the community
• Maintains and updates the Middle School Curriculum Guide and Student-Parent Handbook
• Works with the Lower School Head and the Upper School Head to facilitate a smooth transition of students and programs from division to division
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Master’s degree in subject matter and/or educational administration.
• A minimum of five years teaching and administrative experience in an independent school environment, preferably as a division head.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong facilitation skills.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and a collaborative leadership philosophy.
Resource Group 175 is conducting this search. Contact: Debbie Reed, email@example.com
and Coreen R. Hester, firstname.lastname@example.org
. All inquiries are confidential. To apply: submit a cover letter, current resume, and at least three references. Full position description will be available in early February.