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Assistant Head of School

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Pacific Crest School
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Seattle, WA
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Published 22 days ago

Position Summary

Pacific Crest School (PCS) is seeking a dynamic, innovative Assistant Head of School starting as early as June 2021. The Assistant Head of School is a member of the PCS administrative team and works closely with the Head of School to oversee the well-being of the School and its community. The PCS administrative team is a roll-up-your-sleeves operation as we keep our administration lean to dedicate as many resources as possible to our educational programs. Therefore, there is a wide range of responsibilities offered in this position, and the ideal candidate will be willing and enthusiastic to assist where needed.

School Overview

PCS, founded in 1985, is an independent, non-profit Montessori school in Seattle serving 220 students in with both an urban campus and working, sustainable farm on Vashon Island. We recruit and retain high-quality employees by offering professional development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, and a close-knit, supportive community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in day-to-day operations and administrative activities
  • Manage and mentor administrative staff as needed
  • Hire, onboard, and coach classroom assistant staff to meet staffing needs
  • Lead and implement a variety of school initiatives and topics from the strategic plan, including capital improvements to school campuses and related development campaigns
  • Oversee administrative compliance with state licensing requirements 
  • Participate in marketing and communications strategy and implementation 
  • Manage aspects of Human Resources along with the Business Manager, including the employee handbook, policies and procedures, and staffing schedules and resources
  • Strategize and plan extra-curricular and summer programs 
  • Demonstrate the importance of personal and professional growth and support administrative and support staff in their growth 
  • Support all aspects of the school as needed when Head of School is off campus

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Educational philosophy consistent with the PCS mission
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship skills
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Computer skills: Google suite, word processing, light Excel/database/project management
  • Professional, personable demeanor with flexibility and integrity
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and Board
  • Commitment to the intellectual, moral, personal, and physical growth of young people
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends, as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain all requirements for Program Supervisor for DCYF-licensed child care centers, including background check clearance, ongoing training, and all necessary education verification and trainings
  • Significant school administrative experience, particularly independent schools
  • Teaching experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • AMI Montessori training and experience, and/or Early Learning training and experience

Position Summary

Pacific Crest School (PCS) is seeking a dynamic, innovative Assistant Head of School starting as early as June 2021. The Assistant Head of School is a member of the PCS administrative team and works closely with the Head of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

PCS offers competitive salary and benefits, including medical/dental/vision, flexible spending account, paid time off, and retirement plan with employer contributions.

PCS offers competitive salary and benefits, including medical/dental/vision, flexible spending account, paid time off, and retirement plan with employer contributions.

Location

On-site
600 NW Bright St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

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