Assistant Head of School for Academics

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Assistant Head
Sector
Academics
Job Status
Full-Time
Areas of Responsibility
Curriculum
Teaching and Learning

Please download the coming soon announcement, which contains information on Phillips Brooks School and the position. The period between May 11 and June 11 is an opportunity to express early interest or nominate someone for this role.  Qualified prospective candidates will have an opportunity for an exploratory conversation prior to the summer break.

Coming This Fall: An Exceptional Opportunity for a Leader in Education

Phillips Brooks School (PBS) is conducting a search for its most-senior academic and pedagogical leader. The school seeks applications from accomplished educators who want to take PBS to greater heights of academic excellence and instructional practice as the assistant head of school for academics.

This new role comes at an important inflection point for PBS and other independent schools. Since March 2020, teachers and learners have been required to use new learning models and modalities of instruction. PBS has been successful educating its students during the pandemic thanks to the inventor’s mindset that is part of its academic culture: Drawing on faculty expertise, finding creative ways to deliver the curriculum, and developing strategies to support an on-campus program and a distance learning program. The 2021-2022 school year requires further creativity as schools educate students in the next phase of COVID. PBS remains on a strong footing to realize its dual goal of offering a premier academic program and intentionally teaching essential social-emotional skills required for student resilience and learning independence.

PBS views this time in its history as a transformative opportunity. The school is poised to leverage its strengths and build an ambitious and aspirational future. As a top-notch elementary school, PBS wants to be an educational model that other schools look to for inspiration. The PBS community looks forward to welcoming its new senior leader to achieve this exciting future: assistant head of school for academics (AHoS). Reporting to the head of school, the AHoS will lead the academic program; oversee school-wide instructional practices; recruit, evaluate, and retain a talented faculty; drive academic strategy; and be the leadership thought-partner that puts PBS’s academic program into the center of overall institutional strategy. This position will be an essential member of the administrative team, oversee daily academic operations, and lead the faculty. PBS is excited to onboard this new position on July 1, 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement.

Key dates:

  • Early Expressions of Interest and Nominations: May 11 - June 11, 2021
  • Conversations with Qualified Potential Applicants: Now through mid-June
  • Opportunity Statement Posted: Mid-August
  • Applications Accepted Starting: September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: September 24 at 5:00pm PDT
  • Remote Semifinal Round: Early October
  • In-Person Final Round: Late October
  • Decision Announced: Early-to-Mid November
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement

How to Apply

A full opportunity statement will be posted in mid-August, and applications will be accepted starting on September 1.  The period between May 11 and June 11 is an opportunity to express early interest or nominate someone for this role.  Qualified prospective candidates will have an opportunity for an exploratory conversation prior to the summer break.  Please download the coming soon announcement for instructions on how to express interest or nominate someone.

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