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Career Center
March 13, 2019

Head of Middle School

All Saints' Episcopal Day School
Phoenix AZ United States
Parish Co-ed Day School, Pre-K through 8th grade, 515 students
Position Starts: June 30, 2019
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Position Summary

All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is seeking a Head of Middle School to provide leadership and expertise in securing and enhancing the quality of its strong middle school program. The Head of Middle School reports to the Head of School and serves as a member of the senior administrative team of the School. 

The Head of Middle School supervises approximately 30 faculty and staff members serving a middle school of 250 students in grades 5–8.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt position. The position provides attractive compensation and benefits in line with regional independent and Episcopal school norms. The start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

Position Requirements

  • Commitment to the mission of All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
  • Master’s Degree in Education or closely related field
  • At least five years of teaching experience or teacher leadership
  • Related and successful prior experience in middle school leadership position(s), preferably in an independent/private school setting  
  • Experienced student-centered educator with a strong knowledge of middle school curriculum and the desire to institute best practices by leading a collaborative team
  • Ability to connect with middle school students
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of this age group and their needs
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attraction to the Southwest region generally and the Phoenix area specifically

 General Position Responsibilities

  • Communicate clearly, positively, and effectively with students, parents, and faculty members
  • Work closely with parents and faculty to support children academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Provide leadership, vision, and professional development for a talented faculty
  • Select and retain, evaluate, and develop faculty members of the highest quality and dedication
  • In conjunction with the faculty and Administrative Team, develop and supervise the educational program and curricula for middle school, in keeping with the mission of the School. Exercise initiative in encouraging thoughtful and effective educational innovation for our challenging program
  • Facilitate efforts to encourage a collaborative faculty and community culture
  • Participate actively and collaboratively as a member of the school’s administrative leadership team
  • Communicate frequently with the Head of School and administrative team about faculty, students, and programming
  • Work closely with the Admissions Office in student recruitment, admission, and retention
  • Serve as key ambassador for middle school with internal and external constituencies
  • Work with the Head of School on high school placement
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Head of School

 All Saints' Episcopal Day School in Phoenix, Arizona, is a parish-affiliated Pre-K through Grade 8 coeducational institution enrolling approximately 515 students.

Situated 10 minutes from downtown in the north-central area of Phoenix, the campus is in an attractive residential area along beautiful tree-shaded streets. The 15-acre campus is shared with All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

All Saints' Episcopal Day School has nurtured the hearts and minds of students since 1963. As an outreach ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, the School expects and promotes the individual’s active commitment to integrity, learning, and academic excellence. The challenging curriculum and close-knit, caring community reflect the traditional Anglican appreciation of cultural, racial, socioeconomic and religious diversity. All children, regardless of their denomination, attend student-led chapel sessions twice a week and take part in religion classes. All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is open and inclusive of all religious traditions and embraces diversity as a value to be sought, including in its employment practices.

All Saints’ is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Arizona Association of Independent Schools.

Contact Information

Application Procedure

Please electronically submit a cover letter, resume and statement of educational philosophy no later than Monday, April 1, 2019, to the following contact person:

Wendy Kyser

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

All Saints’ Episcopal Day School