Compensation commensurate upon experience - $135,000-$175,000/year
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is seeking a Head of Middle School for the 2023/24 School Year!
The Head of Middle School reports directly to the Head of School and works in conjunction with the Upper School administration, faculty & staff to ensure that curricular goals and policies are met and followed for grades 6 - 8. In addition, the Head of the Middle School spends considerable time and attention devoted to the orderly and efficient daily operation of the Middle School division. Positive interactions with students, staff, and parents are essential to the school day. The Head of Middle School works closely with the Head of School on various functions across divisions and all areas of the school. The following represents many of the tasks and responsibilities entailed in that work.
Provides Instructional Leadership within the middle school division, grades 6-8
Oversees day-to-day operations of the middle school division, grades 6-8;
Observes, supervises, and helps evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of the LMPS Academic Plan; supervises the teaching process and reviews and evaluates the academic programs.
Collaborates supervises and supports directors and guides the academic program, including curriculum, faculty hiring, professional development, academic schedule, and faculty evaluation.
Serves as the educational leader of the school, responsible for its day-to-day operations; directs the activities of the members of the staff in the performance of their duties;
Assists the Head of School in internal and external matters and other school functions as deemed necessary by the Head of School.
Direct supervision and support of identified directors
Functions as the primary voice of the school divisions’ mission, programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed;
Creates and maintains approved budget and plans and spends accordingly;
Provides an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, a school climate that is supportive and reflects high morale;
Creates an optimal faculty culture and teaching practices across the school, involving collaborating with division and department heads to design and instill best practices;
Maintains a visible presence on campus;
Serves as an academic leader of the school, oversees adherence to the LMPS Academic Plan, academic advising and college counseling programs; monitors student academic progress; coordinates the efforts of department chairs and faculty committees, etc;
Creates and maintains master schedule with the support of the registrar in compliance with accreditation standards;
Facilitates team meetings and professional development for curriculum and instruction;
Articulates and measures the performance of administrators and faculty related to school goals, department goals, course objectives, materials, methods and means of assessment;
Ensures compliance with legal regulations; maintains the education standards for school accreditation;
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy educational environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with school, legal regulations;
Makes recommendation to the Head of School regarding the hire, retention and assignment of faculty;
Contributes as a member of Administrative Collaborative Team and Curriculum Council;
Assists in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluation of applicants for enrollment;
Maintains an open-door policy with parents, students and faculty;
Establishes programs for the orientation of new teachers, in-service training; conducts regular meetings with faculty; coaches individual faculty members on classroom performance and provides necessary feedback and resources for teacher professional growth;
Establish and maintain relationships with professional placement organizations;
Oversees the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school; assists in the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs; assists in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events; keeps the school community informed of various school programs and activities;
Ensures maintenance of complete academic records for all students;
Oversees and participates in the planning and implementation of grade-level overnight trips. Works closely with DEIJ coordinator to uphold inclusion statement and school mission
Collaborate with the Head of High School in relation to events and logistics that impact both middle and high school.
Qualities and Experiences
Education required: Master’s Degree in the field of education
Relevant experiences desired:
Administrative experience in a high-performing school
Three years experience in a principal (or equivalent) role preferred
Knowledge of International Baccalaureate Program (IB) preferred
Experience interpreting and using standardized test data to inform instruction, and personal learning plans
Knowledge and experience developing and assessing curriculum using curriculum mapping software
Experience with integration of educational technology
Excellent written communication, public speaking, and presentation skills
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.