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Upper School Assistant Director

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Manhattan Country School | New York, NY
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Manhattan Country School


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Published 22 days ago

August 17, 2020
June 1, 2020

Manhattan Country School (MCS) seeks a part-time (three days a week) Upper School Assistant Director for the 2020-2021 school year who is interested in helping to oversee the curriculum and support children, families and teachers in the Upper School.  The Upper School Assistant Director reports to the Upper School Director and they work closely together in overseeing the program. The Upper School is comprised of 5th-8th grades and will be expanding over the next four years from 85 to 170 students.


Duties and Responsibilities

The role of the Upper School Assistant Director will include the following responsibilities to be carried out in conjunction with the Upper School Director:

  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and record the scope and sequence of the curriculum
  • Support the development of Upper School teachers and identify professional development opportunities geared toward teachers’ growth in all areas 
  • Guide the collaboration between classroom and specialist teachers and the farm in planning and implementing the overall curriculum 
  • Supervise the resource teachers and recruit student teachers
  • Develop the school’s connections with other schools and organizations
  • Design and lead staff meetings
  • Support students in various areas of their development, coordinate learning and social-emotional supports, and communicate to families about their progress 
  • Assist the Upper School Director and administrative staff in overseeing the daily operations of the division and the school at large
  • Might teach an elective class or accompany a teacher on a farm trip


Requirements and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to articulate an educational vision that is in keeping with the school’s mission. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively, be flexible, take initiative, have a sense of humor, enjoy working with children of all ages, demonstrate strong listening and communication skills, be skilled with technology, and be able to think creatively and holistically about ways to strengthen the program and support children and teachers.  

  • Master’s degree
  • At least 5+ years in a lead teaching role with various ages in the Upper School, including mentoring of teachers
  • Expertise in curriculum development using a progressive, developmental approach 
  • Experience teaching students with diverse learning styles and needs
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and managerial skills
  • Experience in a diverse community or working collaboratively to engage youth in community-building, social and environmental justice, and activism is a plus


Manhattan Country School (MCS) seeks a part-time (three days a week) Upper School Assistant Director for the 2020-2021 school year who is interested in helping to oversee the curriculum and support children, families and teachers in the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits and vacation.

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits and vacation.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé and three references to Ellen Porter at eporter@manhattancountryschool.org with “US Assistant Director” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.  


To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé and three references to Ellen Porter at eporter@manhattancountryschool.org with “US Assistant Director” in the subject line. Please, no…

Location

Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024

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