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Career Center
Posted
January 22, 2020

Dean of Academics

The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA United States
Independent Co-Ed Day School, Grades 6-12
www.es-la.com
Position Starts: June 30, 2020
Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

The Episcopal School of Los Angeles (ESLA) seeks an experienced, dynamic, and innovative educator to fill the newly-created position of Dean of Academics in this rapidly growing, vibrant school. Reporting to the Head of School and working alongside the Dean of Students (also a newly-created position), Director of Student Life and Diversity, and Chaplain in the daily management of school life, the Dean of Academics will oversee all aspects of grade 6-12 academic curriculum, teaching, and learning at ESLA. As part of the school’s strategic plan, the Dean will lead our review and development of curriculum scope and sequence, implement best practices in faculty evaluation and development, and use data analysis to help drive improvement in classroom delivery and assessment and overall student achievement.

 Who we are . . .

Founded in 2012, the Episcopal School of Los Angeles (ESLA) is an Episcopal, independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Our core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This allows the school to recruit and enroll bright, dedicated students from all walks of life. We are growing a community that reflects the vibrant population of Los Angeles. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook.

ESLA is in a period of exciting growth as it moves back into its renovated permanent campus in early 2020. The school recently received a seven-year term of accreditation from CAIS/WASC and is finalizing a Strategic Plan that will guide its priorities for the coming years.

 We’re looking for...

An experienced, dynamic educator with a background in curriculum development and faculty leadership in middle and upper schools.

The ideal candidate will display some or all of the following characteristics: 

●      Experience designing creative, engaging curricula, and differentiating instruction and assessment for a heterogeneous student body

●      Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher meeting developmental needs of students across grades six through twelve

●      Successful administrative, leadership, and/or teaching experience, preferably in an Episcopal school

●      Experience and a passion for working with a diverse student body with a commitment to equity and inclusion

●      Evidence of being a proactive self-starter

●      A desire to collaborate with and support colleagues, and

●      Flexibility, joy, and a thirst for leading and collaborating with an energetic faculty and staff shaping a young school.

 Responsibilities

●      Curriculum Coordination and Development

Lead curriculum growth and coordination (scope and sequence) in line with the school’s mission, strategic plan, and SLO’s

●      Faculty Development and Support

Observe, evaluate, develop, and nurture a top-notch academic teaching faculty

●      Student Academic Progress

Oversee individual academic progress from entry until graduation

●      Scheduling and Academic Operations

Ensure smooth annual, monthly, and daily operation that supports and enhances the academic program

●      Parent Relations

Communicate proactively with parents on academic matters

●      General Administrative

Collaborate on the school’s lead Administrative Team

Support the work of the Admissions and Development teams, the Chaplaincy, and the Office of Student Life and Diversity

Cultivate a highly visible presence on campus and at school events

Teach, coach, and/or chair a club or council as time allows

 Requirements

●      A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in Educational Leadership or similar is strongly preferred,

●      Minimum of 2-3 years administrative or departmental leadership involving curriculum development and faculty observation, evaluation and mentoring,

●      Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience in public, charter, parochial, or independent schools, preferably in both middle and upper school grades, and ideally in an Episcopal school,

●      Demonstrated knowledge of effective differentiation techniques in delivery and assessment of learning, including the ability to integrate technology to enhance student achievement,

●      Demonstrated work using data to enhance learning outcomes,

●      The ability to lead a faculty through a strategic curriculum development process

●      The inclination and motivation to seek out opportunities to collaborate with peers.

 Compensation & Benefits

●      Salary is competitive with other area independent schools.

●      Full medical, dental, vision, flexible spending benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after 1 year of employment.

●      Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day.

●      Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community. 

 

Contact Information

To Apply…

Please send a cover letter and the following information to hiring@es-la.com

●      Résumé or Curriculum Vitae; Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

●      A written statement that includes, at a minimum, answers to the following questions:

o   Why do you enjoy working with grade 6-12 students and faculty?

o   What work have you done in curriculum development and what have you learned from that experience that you would bring to this position?

o   What work have you done in faculty evaluation and development and what have you learned from that experience that you would bring to this position?

o   What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity and inclusion? How have you demonstrated that commitment, and how would you see yourself demonstrating it here?

o   How would your understanding of the Episcopal tradition inform your leadership in developing the curriculum and intellectual life of the school?

o   What are you eager to learn and develop in yourself as you grow in this profession?

ESLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law.